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Nursery Nurse Apprentice St Helens College

St Helens College have a fantastic opportunity for an Early Years Practitioner. The role will involve supporting the team with providing a homely, safe and caring environment where all children can feel happy and develop to their full potential. This will be an ideal opportunity to gain key experience and knowledge in working in a Nursery setting.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, shifts to be decided upon appointment but will be between the hours of 8.45am - 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    25 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    16 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

To provide a homely, safe and caring environment where all children can feel happy and develop to their full potential. Our aims and objectives set out the ways in which we will meet our mission to provide friendly, inclusive care and education for all children and families.

  • To provide a safe and secure environment for children 0-5 years using the Nursery facility and also being responsible for a number of allocated Key Children
  • To plan and carry out age-appropriate activities and experiences surrounding the EYFS framework, taking into consideration all seven areas of learning and Key Children’s individual current stage of development and Characteristics of Effective Learning
  • To complete and keep up to date with Key children’s individual tracker profiles
  • To provide next steps to help children’s progression by using information that has been gathered from children’s individual tracker profiles
  • To work as part of an established team which will include carrying out daily checks both indoors and outdoors, ensuring a clean and well-resourced environment and supporting other members of staff
  • To complete registers on children’s arrival and departure, ensure daily dairies are completed and information is relayed to parents daily
  • To build positive relationships with parents and other family and liaise on a day-to-day basis always maintaining confidentiality
  • Being aware of current protocols for referring children who may require additional support, liaising with the Nursery SENCO and other professionals involved to give full integration into the setting
  • To actively promote and support the safeguarding of children and young people in the workplace, ensuring Setting policies and procedures are always observed
  • Attending regular staff meetings and Early Years training courses that may take place out of normal working hours
  • Being aware of all policies and procedures and ensure they are always adhered to
  • Ensure all necessary paperwork is completed i.e., accident and medication forms

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Early Year Practitioner Level 2
  • Maths and English Functional Skills Level 1 or 2 (if needed)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potentially move onto the level 3 early years apprenticeship or potentially gain permanent employment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Friendly, Nurturing


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

About the employer

We are committed to ensuring every student reaches their full potential by providing an outstanding student experience. Providing quality education since 1896, St Helens College and Knowsley Community College, part of the College Group, is one of the largest further and higher education providers in the Northwest. We support students of all ages, studying at all levels, and provide courses and training to around 10,000 students across four campuses within two local authority boroughs. Our strong progression routes enable students to join us at the age of 16 to study a technical and professional qualification or an apprenticeship, before then continuing their educational journey to degree level study and beyond at our University Centre St Helens. There is also a breadth of provision for adults at St Helens College and Knowsley Community College, whether it is to study a course that will enable a promotion at work, to begin an entirely new career, or simply for personal development. In recent years, over £65 million has been invested in facilities to support our broad and inclusive curriculum, whilst providing a first-class learning experience for our students. Experienced industry tutors and talented students run our commercial facilities, which include a commercial hair and beauty salon, a fine dining restaurant, an automotive hub and a commercial florist. We are actively involved in our local communities, offering high-quality training and education opportunities to both residents and businesses. This collaboration not only enables us to provide excellent work experience, employment and apprenticeship opportunities for our students but also supports employers across the Liverpool City Region to build a skilled workforce for the future. We are committed to ensuring every student reaches their full potential through excellence in education and training, quality curriculum, inclusivity, aspirational learning environments and employer partnerships. We are proud to celebrate students’ achievements on results days and graduation ceremonies, including our 100% BTEC Extended Diploma pass rate and University Centre St Helens' 88% student satisfaction rate - second highest in the Liverpool City Region. Furthermore, we are proud of the dedication and enthusiasm of our staff, who enable them to reach this pivotal moment.


St Helens College


Water Street

St. Helens


WA10 1PP

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Training provider



Jemima Cox

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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