Nursery Nurse apprenticeship SCALLYWAGS PRE SCHOOL

We are looking for a dedicated and driven candidate to join our busy team. If you are looking to gain the experience whilst obtaining an early year's qualification, then this is the right role for you. You will be a positive role model to children through your daily practice and identify your key children who may be in need of additional support.

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Closing date: 30 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday - all year round. Daily hours to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 May 2024

  • Date posted

    01 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To contribute to ensure playroom is organised, clean and inviting
  • To contribute to ensure that planned activities carried out are in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • To ensure the statutory framework is adhered to at all times
  • Ensure children in your key group are continually assessed through regular completion of development books, trackers, transitions, 2 year old checks and any other relevant assessment
  • Ensure you work in a close partnership with parents/carers
  • To ensure an effective key worker system between yourself and your key children
  • To contribute to effective communication between yourself and other staff members
  • Ensure you follow policies and procedures on a daily basis
  • Work effectively and professionally with other agencies when necessary
  • To ensure health and safety and fire procedures are understood and adhered to
  • To be a positive role model to children through your daily practice
  • To identify your key children who may be in need of additional support and liase with the appropriate person

The training you will be getting

  • Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • First Aid Training
  • 20% off the job training 
  • Tutor support through smart assessor

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Full time role considered on completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade A*-C (4-9)) Essential

About the employer

Little Scallywags Day Nurseries consists of seven settings around the Birmingham and Staffordshire area. The nurseries are a family run business and benefit from the skills and experience of a strong management team, including nursing, qualified teacher status and family support.




Little Scallywags Day Nursery

72 Longmeadow Cres


B34 7NG

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience



Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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