Apprentice Nursery Assistant with Little Toes Day Nursery

14 December 2023

Job Title:                                                Apprentice Nursery Assistant

Employer:                                              Little Toes Day Nursery

Location:                                                Bathley Lane,


                                                                       NG23 6HN


Pay:                                                          £5.28 per hour (increasing to £6.40 as of 01/04/2024)

Daily Hours:                                           Monday to Friday shifts between 7.30am and 6pm.

Total Weekly Hours:                             40


Qualification:                                         Early Years Educator Level 3

Duration:                                                 18 months


·         Continued professional development

·         Speech and language

·         Equality and diversity

·         Partnership working

·         Planning and implementing activities for children

·         Learning development, observations, and theories

·         Safeguarding

·         Supporting positive behaviour

·         Health, safety, and welfare

·         Transitions


How an apprenticeship works:

As an Apprentice, you will be employed, just like anyone else at the company, the only difference is that you spend some of your week studying towards a qualification.


Typically, you will have a teams meeting once a month (2-3 hours) with your assigned Trainer Assessor unlike the usual assumption that you will attend college for one day a week. Throughout the month, you will be expected to complete different assignments and independent study as discussed in this meeting in preparation for the next month. Each week, you will spend a minimum of 6 hours in a number of different Training, Learning & Development Activities that all develop your Knowledge, Skills & Behaviours which will be completed in your place of work during your working hours- so no homework!! These 6 hours will be agreed with your manager and can be set as a whole day or split throughout the week, whatever works best for you!

After approximately 6 months, you will be set mock activities by your Trainer Assessor to help you prepare for your End Point Assessment (EPA). This will include Multiple Choice Questions, Presentations of your work and Q&A’s. You will receive lots of one-to-one support to prepare you for this!

CT Skills is always sure to provide full support from your Initial Application to your final EPA! As we are a training provider, all of our vacancies are for immediate start and available all year round, so please consider this when you are applying!



About The Employer: Little Toes Day Nursery

At Little Toes, we care for children from babies of 0–1-year-old, toddlers of 1-2 years, children ages 2-3 years old and children ages 3 years and older. We provide a range of age-appropriate resources and activities to encourage their development right up until they are ready to join preschool!

Who We Are

We are a family-run business with a passion to provide exceptional childcare within a home-from-home setting!

We decided to do things a bit differently here at Little Toes Nursery by creating a space which fosters early learning in a fun and engaging environment, where children can safely explore the world around them as they work towards key developmental milestones.

We believe our innovative approach gives children a bright and positive start in life as we encourage both exploration and discovery as well as emotional intelligence and building friendships.


About the Role:

As an Apprentice Nursery Assistant, you will ensure a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children placed in the nursery. You will also give support to other personnel within the nursery and implement the daily routine in the base room.

Daily Duties:

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


Apprenticeships are very demanding as you are working towards a qualification whilst working full time! You will need to be committed and motivated as there is lots of self-guided work involved.


·         Communication

·         Logical                                

·         Team working   

·         Organisation

·         Creativity

·         Customer care  

·         Initiative              

·         Problem Solving

·         Non judgemental

·         Patience



Desired Experience and Qualifications:

·         GCSE or equivalent English and Maths Grade 4/C or above.

·         Early Years Level 2 Qualification



Future 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.


Future Careers:

·         Nursery Nurse

·         Childminders

Please go to https://www.ctskills.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Early-Years-Educator-Overview-L3.pdf for more information.


INTERESTED? Before you apply….

·         Make sure you’ve fully read and understood the advert, the company, and the qualification.

·         Are you committed to completing the apprenticeship qualification?

·         Do you meet the eligibility criteria?

·         Have you explained in your CV/Cover letter why you are applying and what interests you about this qualification?

·         Is your CV up to date and relevant to this role? If you need help with this, please use our CV template: https://www.ctskills.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Candidate-CV-Advice-Template-1.docx

What happens next?

If you’re application is successful, you will receive a phone call from our Recruitment Consultant. So, please ensure that this is apprenticeship programme is of interest to you as it will be a minimum 12-month commitment. If you are interested in an apprenticeship but unsure what you would like to do, please contact us for advice: https://www.ctskills.co.uk/contact-us/

After this phone call, you will be requested to complete a supporting statement that will be added to your CV before being sent to the employer. You will then be sent English and Maths assessments and a Basic Information Form to complete. The assessments must take at least 30 minutes and you need to achieve a Level 1 or above to be put forward for the position. You will also be asked to complete a Knowledge, Skills & Behaviours assessment (KSB) to recognise any prior learning related to the qualification.

Early Years Level 2
Work Level
Level 3
Employment Type
Full Time
£5.28 per hour
Little Toes Day Nursery
Apprenticeship Course
Early Years Educator Level 3
18 months
CT Skills
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