Nursery Nurse Apprentice with Shanklin Day Nursery

30 May 2024

What’s the JOB?

Nursery Nurse Apprentice

WHO is it with?

Shanklin Day Nursery


443 London Road, Leicester, LE2 3JW

WHAT does it pay?

£7.00 per hour (40 hours)

WHAT are the HOURS?

Monday to Friday shifts between 7.30am and 6pm.

What Qualification will I GAIN?

Early Years Practitioner Level 2 OR Early Years Educator Level 3

How LONG will it TAKE me?

16-18 months

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:
  • -Assignments, training & development activities
  • -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 Shanklin Day Nursery?

Shanklin Day Nursery and Pre-school in Stoneygate, Leicester is a small, family run day nursery. We have been established since 1994 and provide a loving, stimulating and educational environment for children aged 0-5 years.

Our experienced and highly qualified staff ensure that every day is fun, interesting, and rewarding at Shanklin Day Nursery.

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

DAY to DAY, you will….

  •  Provide a safe, caring, stimulating educational environment.
  • Deliver an appropriate play based Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum that enables children to make individual progress.
  • Help ensure the preschool nursery meets Ofsted requirements at all times.
  • 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.
  • Plan activities which ensure each child is working towards the early learning outcomes.
  • Ensure records are properly maintained, e.g., daily attendance register, accident and incident book, risk assessments.
  • Liaise closely with parents/carers, informing them about the nursery and its curriculum, exchanging information about children’s progress and encouraging parents’ involvement.
  • Work in partnership with senior management to update and review the self-evaluation and improvement plan.
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties as directed, in accordance with the preschool aims and objectives.

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
  •  Logical
  •  Team working
  • Organisation
  • Creativity
  • Initiative
  • Problem Solving
  • Non judgemental
  • Patience      


  • 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 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?

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
£7.00 per hour
Shanklin Day Nursery
Apprenticeship Course
Early Years Practitioner Level 2
16 months
CT Skills
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