Apprentice Nursery Nurse with Park Hall Day Nursery

11 March 2024

What’s the JOB?

Apprentice Nursery Nurse

WHO is it with?

Park Hall Day Nursery


Stoke-on-Trent, ST7 1LX

WHAT does it pay?

£6.40 per hour

WHAT are the HOURS?

Monday to Friday shifts between 8am 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 Park Hall Day Nursery?

Park Hall Day Nursery offers trust-worthy childcare services in Church Lawton. Our warm and friendly staff are always glad to welcome children and their families with a genuine smile.

We take pride in the professional long-term relationships we have with our existing families. We understand that children need a comfortable, secure, and stimulating environment in which to flourish and that is exactly what we strive to provide. 


For more information, visit https://parkhalldaynursery.co.uk/

WHAT’S in it for ME?

This is the perfect opportunity for you to gain hands on experience with children under the age of 2. You will support and care for the children and watch them take their first steps! If you are interested in pursuing a career in childcare, this will be an amazing experience to start it!


DAY to DAY, you will….

·         Provide a safe, caring, stimulating educational environment, both indoors and outdoors, at all times.

·         Develop partnerships with parents/carers to increase involvement in their child’s development.

·         Understand and work to preschool nursery policies and procedures, including how to deal with child protection issues appropriately and how to respond to incidents, accidents, complaints, and emergencies.

·         Be responsible for any tasks delegated by the Deputy Nursery Manager/Nursery Manager.

·         Complete all academic aspects of the apprenticeship.

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               

·         Attention to detail           

·         Team working   

·         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+)

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

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
Park Hall Day Nursery
Apprenticeship Course
Early Years Practitioner Level 2
16 months
CT Skills
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