Apprentice Nursery Practitioner with Kids Corner Nursery

17 May 2024

What’s the JOB?

Apprentice Nursery Practitioner

WHO is it with?

Kids Corner Nursery


315 Gwendolen Road, Leicester, LE5 5FS

WHAT does it pay?

£6.40 per hour (Average 30 hours per week)

WHAT are the HOURS?

Monday to Friday shifts between 8.30am and 4.30pm.

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 Kids Corner Nursery?

Kids’ Corner Nursery began in 2012. Hafsa and Mariam, two best friends who had great working careers in childcare, struggled to find flexible care for their children. They then took their ambition and expertise into creating a fun, flexible, affordable loving environment for all Children. The very first customers were their own children.


Kids’ Corner Nursery provides excellent childcare throughout the year for babies, toddlers, and pre-school children.  We have carefully selected our managers and staff to ensure a high level of commitment and to provide your child with a safe and comfortable environment, ultimately keeping your child happy at all times.

For more information, please visit https://kidscornernursery.net/

WHAT’S in it for ME?

The main duty within this role is to promote the physical, social, and emotional development of each child within your remit and contribute towards their care and supervision.

If you’re successful with your application, you will be getting involved in the planning and running of playtime, meeting, and greeting the parents and making sure the play areas are clean and safe. This position will kick-start your career in childcare and give you the opportunity to see young children take their first steps!

DAY to DAY, you will….

·         Supporting supervision of children aged 0-8.

·         Supervising and monitoring the safety of children in your care.

·         Helping children to keep good hygiene.

·         Organising activities or implementing a curriculum that allows children to learn about the world and explore interests.

·         Developing schedules and routines to ensure that children have enough physical activity, rest, and playtime.

·         Watching for signs of emotional or developmental problems in children and bringing the problems to the attention of parents – vigilant safeguarding activities, Keep records of children’s progress, routines, and interest.

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 ….

·         Exceptional customer service skills.

·         Good communication skills.

·         Report writing and note taking skills.

·         Resilience.

·         Awareness of safeguarding.

·         A genuine desire to work in the childcare sector.

·         The ability to communicate on a variety of levels (between parents, children, and colleagues)

·         Have a good sense of humour.

·         Ability to work under pressure.


·         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
Kids Corner Nursery
Apprenticeship Course
Early Years Practitioner Level 2
16 months
CT Skills
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