Apprentice Nursery Nurse with Pear Tree Day Nursery

28 March 2024

What’s the JOB?

Apprentice Nursery Nurse

WHO is it with?

Pear Tree Day Nursery


Chapel Street, Bignall End, Stoke-on-Trent, ST7 8QD

WHAT does it pay?

£6.40 per hour

WHAT are the HOURS?

Monday to Friday (4 days out of 5) shifts between 7.30am & 6pm


WHAT Qualification will I GAIN?               Early Years Practitioner Level 2 OR Early Years Educator Level 3

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 Pear Tree Day Nursery?

Pear Tree Day Nursery exists today because of the genuine passion for childcare of its owners. Together, they have worked in the industry for the past 21 years, having completing an apprenticeship at Level 2 and 3 and created Pear Tree Day Nursery after realising there was a need for childcare in the local area. 5 years later, they opened another building to separate age ranges and now they support almost 100 families!

Pear Tree Day Nursery offers trust-worthy childcare services, are trusted by the families they support and are committed to provide children with a comfortable, secure, and stimulating environment in which they can flourish.


For more information, visit www.peartreenursery.com

WHAT’S in it for ME?

This is the perfect opportunity for you to gain hands on experience with young children. You will support and care for the children and watch them take their first steps!

Plus, you’ll be joining a small family run nursery (staff will support and nurture you, and, you’ll get to enjoy team building events together including meals, bowling, walks, task master nights!) where children are at the heart of everything; in fact they were recently awarded OUSTANDING by OFSTED!


DAY to DAY, you will….

·         Engage and interact with children

·         Plan for their learning and development; document learning

·         Follow policies, procedure and health and safety

·         Liaise with parents

·         Work as part of team and with other professionals.

·         Safeguard children

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               

·         Organisation

·         Team working   

·         Creativity            

·         Initiative              

·         Patience              





·         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
Pear Tree Day Nursery
Apprenticeship Course
Early Years Practitioner Level 2 OR Early Years Educator Level 3
16-18 months
CT Skills
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