Apprentice Nursery Assistant with Nightingale Nursery

21 May 2024

What’s the JOB?

Apprentice Nursery Assistant

WHO is it with?

Nightingale Nursery


123 Park Lane, Castle Donnington, DE74 2RS

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?

·         WORK Full Time, PAID Full Time

·         1-2-1 Monthly Sessions (via Teams) with your dedicated Tutor – NO college!

·         6 hours a week Apprenticeship Study Time, to focus on:

o   Assignments, training & development activities

o   Hours are agreed with your manager, either split across the week, or on a set day

·         Regular PROGRESS Reviews with your Tutor & Manager – you will ALWAYS know how you are doing

·         Final Assessment(s) inc. multiple choice tests, projects & presentations –  with full support from CT Skills!

So, WHO are Nightingale Nursery?

Nightingale Nurseries have spacious, comfortable, and enriching learning environments. They have been designed to facilitate stimulating and safe learning opportunities for children as they progress through the Early Years.

Each home room is warm, light, safe and inviting with interactive displays that celebrate the children’s successes and demonstrate their learning journeys. Over time we have built up a diverse bank of resources which means we are able to follow the children’s interests and offer an individual learning experience for each child.

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

WHAT’S in it for ME?

At Nightingale Nursery, you will gain hands on experience in caring for children whilst also working towards and industry recognised qualification. This position will kick-start your career in childcare and allow you to watch a child’s first steps and be a trusted role model!

DAY to DAY, you will….

  • Help set up activities for the children.
  • Support children to engage in activities and participate with others.
  • Support children at mealtimes and assist with eating/drinking.
  • Get involved in creative and messy play with the children.
  • Help children to sing, read, count, and join in with imaginative play.
  • Ensure children are safe and supervised at all times.
  • Help to plan activities and games.
  • Tidy away after an activity is finished.
  • Any other duties requested by the 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 ….

·         Communication               

·         Team working   

·         Organisation

·         Creativity            

·         Initiative              

·         Problem Solving

·         Non judgemental             

·         Patience              

·         Numeracy


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

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

What AFTER the Apprenticeship?

You could progress into ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Nursery Assistant (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
Nightingale Nursery
Apprenticeship Course
Early Years Practitioner Level 2
16 months
CT Skills
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