Nursery Apprentice Highfield Day Nursery

To meet the needs of babies, toddlers and pre-school children. Manage behaviour in a way which promotes their welfare and development while being responsible and safety conscious at all times. Be flexible and adaptable to the needs of the children and the setting.

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Closing date: 29 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Friday 8.30am -3pm (30 mins lunch)

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 May 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Ensuring the care and supervision of the children with regard to their physical, emotional and intellectual needs.
  • Demonstrate a genuine care for children.
  • Be flexible and adaptable to the needs of the children and the setting.
  • Working as part of a team.
  • Be responsible and saftey conscious at all times.
  • Be keen to acquire knowledge and understanding of babies, toddlers and pre-school children.
  • Act in a professional and welcoming manner with children and their parents.

The training you will be getting

Working towards completing Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard. The apprentice will achieve NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner on completion.

Work based learning with adhoc workshops at Hertford Regional college.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There will be opportunities for progression and a permanent position subject to performance.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Enthusiastic, Reliable


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-D (9-3)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-D (9-3)) Essential

Things to consider

Working schedules change on a regular basis depending on other staff availability and needs of the nursery. You will need to be local, or drive or have someone that can drive you to work. Public transport is not an option. We do have early starts and late finishes, but apprentice would not be doing long hours. No weekends.

About the employer

We provide full day care, Pre-school education as well as being a nursery school.


Highfield Day Nursery


Riverside House

Station Road


SG11 2PB

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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


The Apprenticeship 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

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