Apprentice Nursery Assistant NIGHTINGALE NURSERIES LTD

At Nightingale Nursery, you will gain hands on experience in caring for children whilst also working towards and industry recognised qualification. This position will kick-start your career in childcare and allow you to watch a child’s first steps and be a trusted role model!

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 05 Jul 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, shifts between 7.30am and 6.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    21 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Help set up activities for the children.
  • Support children to engage in activities and participate with others.
  • Support children at mealtimes and assist with eating/drinking.
  • Get involved in creative and messy play with the children.
  • Help children to sing, read, count, and join in with imaginative play.
  • Ensure children are safe and supervised at all times.
  • Help to plan activities and games.
  • Tidy away after an activity is finished.
  • Any other duties requested by the manager.

The training you will be getting

  • You will be working towards your Early Years/Childcare Level 2 qualification (an industry recognised Qualification) which is delivered via monthly 2–3-hour lessons with your assigned Trainer Assessor (TA) via teams.
  • Throughout the month, you will complete self-led study which will include assignments, worksheets, projects, etc. and blended learning and development activities/training with your manager and shadowing team members.
  • All learning will be completed in your workplace and during your working hours.
  • Units that you will be studying include exploring roles & opportunities, supporting SEN or disabilities, supporting effective communication, supporting health & safety, child development up to 7 years, working with parents & professionals, supporting activities and educational programmes, promoting wellbeing, and safeguarding young children.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • You could progress into ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Nursery Assistant (with an increase in salary!) or consider other options, just take a look;

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

Things to consider

INTERESTED? Before you apply, ASK yourself? • Are you happy with the role, company, and qualification? • Can you commit to the timeframe? • Do you meet the eligibility criteria? (GCSE Maths & English 4 or above & UK Residency) • Can you start immediately, or do you have other commitments such as education or work? • Is your CV up to date and relevant? What NEXT? • If successful, you’ll receive a phone call from our Recruitment Team • NEXT, you’ll be asked to write a supporting statement (this will be added to your CV) • You’ll complete an English and Maths assessment

About the employer

Nightingale Nurseries have spacious, comfortable, and enriching learning environments. They have been designed to facilitate stimulating and safe learning opportunities for children as they progress through the Early Years. Each home room is warm, light, safe and inviting with interactive displays that celebrate the children’s successes and demonstrate their learning journeys. Over time we have built up a diverse bank of resources which means we are able to follow the children’s interests and offer an individual learning experience for each child.




Park Lane

Park Lane, Castle Donington


DE74 2RS

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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


Recruitment Team

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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

Employer's Application Instructions

Please complete the application form and of course attach your up-to-date CV. This will give us the best chance of being able to contact you. Your CV should be a word document or pdf that we will be able to edit if we decide to take your application further- not an image.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 05 Jul 2024