Nursery Nurse Apprentice

Shenfield Day Nursery

Shenfield Day Nursery are looking for an enthusiastic, caring individual to join their team of professionals in caring for their provision of children.

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Closing date: 05 May 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage


Working week

35 hours per week (Monday-Friday)

Apprenticeship duration

12 months

Possible start date

06 May 2017

Date posted

27 Oct 2015

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number



1 available

  • To assist the nursery staff, under guidance, to provide a high standard of care for the children in the Nursery at all times.
  • To work in partnership with parents, carers and other adults to create and maintain an open, honest and respectful relationship. Recognising that parents/carers are the child’s primary carers and as such their views and opinions must be held in high regard.
  • Create an environment in which children are safe from abuse. Ensure that any suspicion of abuse is promptly and appropriately responded to. Follow the Local Safeguarding children’s boards procedures alongside the nursery policies at all times.
  • To assist the nursery staff, under guidance, to plan and implement a suitable range of activities and experiences based on the appropriate curriculum or framework. 
  • To maintain accurate records relating to the child, under guidance form senior staff.
  • To assist if required in other areas of Shenfield Day Nursery as required.
  • Operate as part of a staff 'team', recognising the professionalism of others.
  • Undertake certain domestic tasks, e.g. Children's laundry, cleaning of nursery room, Wc' and floor, ensuring the highest level of hygiene is maintained.
  • Attend staff meetings/training events outside of nursery hours as required.
  • To attend all training days and complete all work as necessary within the set timescales.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Caring
  • Enthusiastic
  • Passionate
  • Ambitious
  • Motivated

Qualifications required

  • GCSE's C or above preferable (or equivalent)

Future prospects

  • Possible Permanent Position

Things to consider

  • A DBS Check will be required

About the employer

Shenfield Day Nursery provides full day care for children aged 3 months to 5 years, in homely converted premises, situated approximately ½ mile from Shenfield mainline station.


Shenfield Day Nursery


11 Hutton Road



CM15 8LA

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Training provider

  • Childcare Level 2/3 and functional skills in English, Maths and ICT if required

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Care First Training Limited


Emily Laurenza

Other information

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.30 per hour from the 1st October 2015. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training

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Closing date: 05 May 2017