Nursery Nurse Apprentice

Sandfield Park Day Nursery

A Nursery Nurse Apprentice is required to maintain a safe secure environment for all the children. You will also ensure that the emotional, social, intellectual and physical needs of the children are met and that all policies and procedures are adhered to. Full training will be provided.

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Weekly wage


Total hours per week

40 hours

Expected duration

20 months

Possible start date

09 Mar 2020


Duties include:

  • To maintain a safe secure environment for all the children
  • Ensure that the emotional, social, intellectual and physical needs of the children are met
  • Ensure that all policies and procedures are adhered to
  • Report to senior members of staff if any problems or seeking advice
  • Adhere to all staff rotas and breaks including nappy changes, cleaning, laundry, garden and staff room duties
  • To keep records of work, and plan and carry out observations
  • Ensure that all registers are completed and presentable stored away in the correct files so can be found when required
  • To be able to work towards and maintain all standards
  • To follow the Early Years Foundation stage framework, being responsible for your key children’s recording and development. All records are to be up to date, observations recorded and activities to be age appropriate and challenging. Next steps are to clearly be identified, use the EYFS book when gathering information to support all evidence
  • To attend all staff meetings and training evenings, and days
  • Be prepared for supervision and or reviews
  • Ensure that any concerns or further action support is addressed
  • To ensure the health and safety is maintained at all times, signing in and out books are complete (this includes when leaving for a cigarette break)
  • To be fully aware of the Nursery Safeguarding Policies and procedure, having a great understanding of how to report a concern and where to seek contact numbers from as well as identifying signs and symptoms
  • Ensure that children’s teaching and learning is effective

Working week

Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 6:00pm, on a rota basis. Shifts will be confirmed by the employer.

40 hour per week

Date posted

13 Feb 2020

Apprenticeship Level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship


1 available

Requirements and prospects


  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as within  a team structure to enhance the experiences of the children
  • Able to communicate and engage effectively with children, families, carers and colleagues
  • Well organised and able to cope and prioritise conflicting demands and made decisions effectively and confidentiality


  • GCSE English and maths at Grade 4 / C or above or equivalent is preferred

Personal Qualities

  • Friendly and approachable manner
  • Be a reliable member of the team working co-operatively and with flexibility
  • Be prepared to undertake professional development as required

Future Prospects

  • Possibility of advanced level apprenticeship or permanent employment

About the employer

Sandfield Park Private Day Nursery Ltd is a purpose built building, ideally situated in half an acre of well-maintained gardens in a quiet corner of Sandfield Park in West Derby.  Our award winning Nursery was established in October 2000 and is owned by Mr Anthony Murphy.

Sandfield Park Private Day Nursery Ltd provides a stimulating, safe, child centred environment, ideal for your children to be nurtured in their formative years. The personal, social, emotional and intellectual development of each child is of paramount importance to us and our highly trained, dedicated and caring staff adopt an attitude of welcoming friendliness.

We welcome children from 6 weeks old to 5 years and provide full and part time day care.  We recognise and celebrate that all children are individuals and we encourage them to become independent and confident.


Sandfield Park Day Nursery


Sandfield House
North Drive
L12 1LG

Training provider

  • The successful candidate will be visited once every 4 weeks by an assessor in the workplace
  • NVQ in Children and Young People's Workforce
  • Depending on prior qualifications you will also be required to work towards Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths
  • Work based learning

Training framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Alder Training Limited


Steven Molyneux

0300 123 8088

Application instructions

Application closing date: 01 Mar 2020

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