Toad Hall, Hitchin, Apprentice Nursery Nurse

Positions: x2

Weekly Wage: £164.00

Working week:
Monday - Friday, working various shifts from 8.00am - 6.00pm (40 hours)

Apprenticeship duration: 
12 months

Apprenticeship level: 
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Hitchin, SG5 1RT

Start date:
As soon as possible

Toad Hall, Hitchin, Apprentice Nursery Nurse


If you’ve decided you’d like to work in early years, applying for an apprenticeship with Toad Hall Nurseries is the perfect way to kick-start your career. Whether you’re finishing school or looking for a career change, you’ll be a motivated person who is eager to learn and gain experience of working in an early years setting.

With a thirst for knowledge and an eagerness to experience life in a childcare setting, you’ll have bags of enthusiasm for early years. You’ll be able to manage a varied workload comprising days spent working at the nursery, combined alongside study with a tutor.This is an exciting opportunity for individuals wanting to gain experience to begin a career in early years.

You will be supported at every step, learning from our experienced nursery workers and gaining experience of all aspects of early years care. The apprenticeship includes training for an intermediate, advanced or higher qualification, to take you to the next step in your career.We are currently recruiting for a variety of roles across our nurseries. In return we provide: -

  • Pension and occupational sick pay for employees over 22 years old.
  • Paid time off for dependents once you have passed probation
  • Opportunity to gain further qualifications
  • Discount and savings at over 1000 retailers through Toad Hall Rewards
  • Inspiring training and career development with a growing company
  • Monthly staff recognition scheme
  • Annual Christmas party for all Toad Hall staff

Your day-to-day tasks would include:

  • Being aware and demonstrating a clear understanding of own role and areas of responsibility
  • To support children’s learning and development with children from all age ranges of the Early Years
  • To support children’s development skills, working to plan activities, recording observations and their progress
  • To understand and comply with all nursery policies and procedures, and relevant legislative requirements, informing management immediately of any instances of non-compliance or variations in practice
  • Once confident in role, to assume the role of a key person to a group of children and work in partnership with parents/carers, catering for all children’s individual needs; observing, planning and evaluating development activities; keeping accurate records and maintaining regular contact and communication with parents
  • Attending staff meetings and any training that is in house
  • To regularly update the children's daily diaries
  • To ensure that the ratios are adhered to at all times
  • To assist with the wall displays and decoration
  • To assist with the nappy changing routines & personal hygiene

Toad Hall Nursery Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants invited to interview will be required to provide evidence of their right to work in the UK and complete a suitability declaration. Successful applicants will also be required to have an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and where appropriate, provide a certificate of good conduct before starting work with Toad Hall.

Future prospects description
A permanent position as a qualified nursery assistant to then undergo the advanced apprenticeship.

Training provided
Successful candidate will be provided with the opportunity to complete a fully certified intermediate Apprenticeship in Children and Young Peoples Workforce  which will cover the following frame work:

  • QCF in Children and Young Peoples Workforce 
  • Principles in Children and Young Peoples work force
  • Employers Rights and Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills in ICT, Math and English
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skill 

This Apprenticeship is funded for the duration of 12 months

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