24 October 2023

Apprenticeship Job Title:           Apprentice Nursery Assistant

Apprenticeship Qualification:     Early Years Practitioner Level 2 OR Early Years Educator Level 3


How does the Apprenticeship work?


As an Apprentice, you will be employed, just like anyone else at the company, the difference is that you will be studying towards a qualification.


You’ll spend a minimum of 6 hours a week (of your total working hours) in a number of different Training, Learning & Development Activities that all develop your Knowledge, Skills & Behaviours in line with your Apprenticeship Qualification. These will include (for example) staff meetings, online courses, shadowing other team members, as well as a monthly online (via MS Teams) study workshop, basically a lesson, with your Tutor, lasting between 2 and 3 hours, during which you will be taught a particular subject / topic / module.


Any work that you are set within this session is then expected to be complete for the next month’s session. You will be given time each week to do this within your working day/week – so no homework!! This will all prepare you for your End Point Assessment (EPA) once you have completed all the learning required.  As CT Skills is a training provider, all our vacancies are for immediate starts so please consider this when you are applying.



WHO is the Apprenticeship with?




Castle Lane Nursery

Working Address



9 Great Bowden Road, Market Harborough, LE16 7DE

Daily Working Hours:

4 days per week, shifts between 7.30am and 6pm Monday-Friday.

Weekly Hours:

37.5 hours per week across 4 days – working days to be confirmed.

Hourly Rate:




About The Employer:

At Castle Lane Day nursery, all staff are qualified first aiders, and this is updated every 2 years. All staff have completed their safeguarding qualification and on-going training is provided to everyone, to ensure that their knowledge stays fresh.

The staff at Castle Lane are committed to ensuring that your child develops in a safe and stimulating environment.

All staff are supported to progress onto the next level with training and we currently have a number of staff who are completing both their level 3 qualification and level 4 management qualification. We currently employ 2 staff holding a degree in early childhood and a member of staff who has completed her Early Years Teacher Status.


About the Team:

The staff team are an enthusiastic and dedicated team, who will support both child and parent to reach their full potential. Staff receive regular training opportunities to widen and develop their knowledge in child development.

About the Role:

This role will give you the opportunity to work across all age groups, spending time in our baby room, toddler room and pre-school. You’ll provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social, and intellectual care for all children, ensuring they are safeguarded, and their welfare and safety is promoted. You’ll support other team members, and to work as part of a team in order to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, learn and develop.

And day to day you will be responsible for:

  • Assisting with planning and implementing a wide range of activities that will encourage the child’s all-round development, in a group and individual basis.
  • Following planned activities and routines.
  • Maintaining high standards of hygiene and encouraging children to do the same.
  • Ensuring children are always given the highest level of care.
  • Ensuring that the unit is always in line with the company’s Health & Safety Policy.
  • Pro-actively involving children in group sessions.
  • Maintaining good two-way relationships with parents; giving verbal feedback, encouraging parental involvement, maintain a positive attitude.


Skills Required:


·         Communication

·         Attention to detail                          

·         Team working   

·         Organisation

·         Creativity


·         Initiative             

·         Problem Solving

·         Non judgemental            

·         Presentation

·         Patience              

·         Numeracy



Minimum Qualifications Required e.g.:

·     GCSE – English and Maths (Grade C or above)



And the Long-Term Opportunities?

As with any apprenticeship opportunity – if you prove yourself to be a valuable member of the team there could be the potential of a permanent post within the business.

Work Level
Level 2
Employment Type
Full Time
£5.28 per hour
Castle Lane Day Nursery
Apprenticeship Course
Early Years Practitioner Level 2
12 months
CT Skills
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