Nursery Nurse Apprenticeship SUNFLOWER NURSERY LTD

Working in a childcare setting with children ranging from ages 0–5. You will be working towards an Advanced Diploma Early Years apprenticeship which will last for 14 months. This apprenticeship requires dedication, commitment & punctuality for you to be successful.

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Closing date: 01 Sep 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

    The average working week will be 30 plus hours, Monday - Friday, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    01 Jul 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Creating fun, engaging and safe environment for the children
  • Teaching within the EYFS requirements
  • Partaking in a range of indoor and outdoor activities
  • Supporting the children with a range of self-care needs such as feeding and personal hygiene
  • Communicating with other team members and parents
  • Working in a childcare setting with children ranging from ages 0–5
  • Also, being able to liaise with external customers, parents, and provide a high level of service for the childcare setting
  • Apprentices are required to be flexible to meet the needs of the business, and punctuality is key
  • Working as part of a team and using own initiative are essential

The training you will be getting

  • You will be working towards an Advanced Diploma Early Years
  • Your apprenticeship will last for 14 months, where you will be supported by a dedicated assessor throughout your apprenticeship, as well as a mentor and other staff within the nursery
  • This apprenticeship requires dedication, commitment & punctuality for you to be successful
  • This apprenticeship will open doors to a variety of future roles & career paths within the childcare sector
  • Training will take place in the workplace
  • You will need to attend online training with your assessor for 10 days out of your 13-month apprenticeship, for your classroom-based learning and you will be working within the nursery for the rest of the time with the support of your dedicated childcare assessor
  • You will complete a qualification in Paediatric First Aid

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Developing into a Level 3 Practitioner, with the potential of a full-time position upon successful completion. Other prospects could include applying for:

  • Room Leader positions
  • Possible management training
  • Springboard into primary education
  • Paediatric nursing
  • Continuous development in current nursery setting

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

You will need to attend online training with your Tutor for 1 day a week for the first 8 weeks of the apprenticeship. A laptop/PC will be essential for your online classroom-based learning. You will be working the remainder of the time within the nursery with the support of your dedicated childcare assessor and the staff in the nursery. Vacancy Description: • Supporting the development of the childcare provision. • Providing an excellent range of activities that ensures the child learns whilst having fun. • Assisting in meeting Ofsted requirements. • Being a team player. • Providing challenging and stimulating activities for children appropriately. Responsibility for equal opportunity in delivery. • Supporting children’s learning and development. • Supporting children’s self-help needs. • Being creative and enthusiastic. • Following safeguarding rules and regulations.

About the employer

At Sunflower Nursery, every member of our team is meticulously chosen for their ability to provide warm and consistent care, reflecting a profound understanding of children’s intellectual, emotional, and physical needs. In adherence to Ofsted criteria, each staff member undergoes a thorough selection process, including reference checks from their most recent employers. Additionally, we conduct regular Barring Service and Enhanced Disclosure checks to ensure compliance with safety standards. The majority of our team members hold qualifications in Child Care Learning and Development, with several attaining degree-level qualifications. We actively encourage the pursuit of formal qualifications for those not already qualified. Our commitment to excellence is evident in the comprehensive training our staff receives, covering crucial areas such as Safeguarding, Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene, Moving and Handling, and Fire Safety. We assess individual training needs and provide continuous support, offering additional training where necessary. At Sunflower Nursery, we prioritize the ongoing professional development of our team to ensure the highest quality of care for the children entrusted to us. At Sunflower Nursery, we recognize the essential elements required for your child to flourish and prepare for the next stages of their learning journey. Our commitment to their holistic development is reflected in the enjoyable indoor and outdoor facilities, engaging activities, abundant resources, and nourishing meals we provide. Our primary focus is on ensuring the health, safety, and welfare of every child in our care. We invest significant effort in creating an environment where your child not only progresses but thrives, experiencing an enjoyable and enriching learning journey. At Sunflower Nursery, we believe in laying the foundation for a lifetime of curiosity, growth, success, and enjoyable learning journey!




99 Albert Road



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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


Stuart Beer


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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