Apprentice Nursery Assistant with Little Toes Day Nursery

11 March 2024

What’s the JOB?

Apprentice Nursery Assistant

WHO is it with?

Little Toes Day Nursery


Bottesford, NG13 0AN

WHAT does it pay?

£6.40 per hour

WHAT are the HOURS?

Monday to Friday shifts between 7.30am and 6pm.


WHAT Qualification will I GAIN?               Early Years Practitioner Level 2

How LONG will it TAKE me?                       16 months

WHAT will I LEARN about?

·         Exploring roles and opportunities

·         Supporting SEN or disabilities

·         Supporting effective communication

·         Supporting health and safety

·         Child development up to 7 years

·         Working with parents and professionals

·         Supporting activities and educational programmes

·         Promoting wellbeing

·         Safeguarding young children



HOW does the Apprenticeship work?

·         1-2-1 meeting once a month with your Tutor (2-3 hours) via Teams (you’ll learn part of 1 module)

·         You will not attend college for one day a week!

·         6 hours of your working week will be spent on apprenticeship work, this includes:

o   (assignments, independent study, training & development activities)

·         These hours will be agreed with your manager, either split across the throughout the week, or on a set day

·         After 6 months, you’ll start preparing for your End Point Assessment (EPA) doing mocks of:

o   multiple choice tests, presentations of your work and Q&A’s

·         With CT Skills, you’ll get lots of 1-2-1 support from application until the completion of your apprenticeship!

So, WHO are Little Toes Day Nursery?

We are a family-run business with a passion to provide exceptional childcare within a home from home setting. We started Little Toes Day Nursery West Bridgford in February 2017, starting out as a Creche service providing short sessional childcare for the nearby health facilities before becoming Ofsted registered in August 2017.

Our nurseries offer safe, nurturing surroundings for children aged from 6 weeks through to 5 years. Inspired by the work of Anna Ephgrave’ focusing highly on the children learning through play, children take the lead in their learning in our homely settings.

For more information, visit https://www.littletoesnurseries.co.uk/

WHAT’S in it for ME?

By joining our team at Little Toes, you will gain hands-on experience in the childcare sector, and you will get to see young children take their first steps! This is the perfect opportunity for you to kick-start your career caring for and supporting young people.


DAY to DAY, you will….

  • Contribute to a programme of activities that meet the individual needs and interests of the children.
  • Record children’s learning and development journeys, and communicate these with parents, carers, and other key adults.
  • Be actively engage in great team working.
  • Liaise with and support parents, carers, and other family members.
  • Participate in the high-quality care and supervision of all children.
  • Attend activities that are out of working hours (e.g. staff meetings, training, and events etc.)
  • Be flexible and to be prepared to help where needed (including domestic jobs e.g. preparing meals, and cleaning toys etc.)
  • Follow the ethos of the nursery, creating a warm and friendly environment.
  • Work alongside the Nursery Owner, Nursery Manager, and staff team.
  • Ensure that EYFS is promoted efficiently and that its policies are followed correctly.
  • Ensure great customer service.
  • Help with the smooth running of the Nursery.
  • Read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role as deemed appropriate by the Nursery Owner/Nursery Manager.

WHAT Skills do I NEED?

Apprenticeships are very demanding; you’re working towards a qualification whilst working full time! You’ll need to be committed and motivated as there is lots of self-guided work involved. PLUS, you need GOOD …..


                     Good team working skills

                     Basic knowledge of health and safety

                     Positive Attitude

                     Basic knowledge of safeguarding






·         GCSE or equivalent English and Maths grade 4/C or above

·         UK Residency (MUST have lived in the UK for 3 years+)

·         Childcare experience e.g., babysitting, taking care of younger family members.

What AFTER the Apprenticeship?

You could progress into ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Nursery Assistant or Early Years Practitioner (with an increase in salary!) or consider other options, just take a look;  https://www.ctskills.co.uk/apprenticeship-courses/childcare/


INTERESTED? Before you apply, ASK yourself?

·         Are you happy with the role, company, and qualification?

·         Can you commit to the timeframe?

·         Do you meet the eligibility criteria? (GCSE Maths & English 4 or above & UK Residency)

·         Can you start immediately, or do you have other commitments such as education or work?

·         Is your CV up to date and relevant? If not, use this: https://www.ctskills.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Candidate-CV-Advice-Template-1.docx

What NEXT?

·         If successful, you’ll receive a phone call from our Recruitment Team

·         NEXT, you’ll be asked to write a supporting statement (this will be added to your CV)

·         You’ll complete an English and Maths assessment

Work Level
Level 2
Employment Type
Full Time
£6.40 per hour
Little Toes Day Nursery
Apprenticeship Course
Early Years Practitioner Level 2
16 months
CT Skills
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