Childcare Apprenticeships

Nursery Nurse Apprentice

Have you always wanted to work with children and truly make a difference in the lives of little people? If so, then please read on as we have fantastic opportunities for aspiring nursery nurses to join us and enter the world of early years education.


Duties/responsibilities to include:

  • Assisting in meal times
  • Personal care (nappy changing, feeding, caring)
  • Establishing a relationship with the children
  • Key responsibilities to individual children
  • Preparing learning journeys
  • Creating visual displays for the nursery setting
  • Organising the setting, ensuring all is safe, clean, and well presented
  • Attend team meetings and contribute to relevant ideas
  • Be able to understand and implement the settings confidentiality policy
  • Contribute towards an effective and supportive team environment
  • Setting up the nursery in the mornings and also closing down in the afternoons

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

GCSE (or equivalent) grades A*-C/9-4 in English and maths or Level 1 Functional Skills desired.

Personal qualities

  • Commitment
  • Punctual
  • Friendly
  • Reliable
  • Willingness to learn
  • Motivated
  • Flexible with hours
  • Must be able to use own initiative
  • Practical approach

Qualifications required

  • Experience of working in a work environment/nursery setting is desirable
  • Good communication skills
  • Verbal and listening skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Creative thinking skills

Future prospects

Further training and full time employment

Things to consider

A DBS check and location

Training to be provided

  • Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English, maths, and ICT (where applicable)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • The chance to progress onto the Level 3 Diploma for Early Years Educators.

About the employer

Pumpkin Patch Nursery

We are an ‘Outstanding’, award winning nursery which follows the Reggio Emilia and Scandinavian approach where children are given the freedom, space and responsibility to make their own choices. The nursery benefits from onsite artists (Atelieristas), Ateliers (art studios) and a team of outside leaders who lead on our Forest School program.   Pumpkin Patch is in a large detached house with an extensive garden and caters for 80 children aged 0-5 years.


Pumpkin Patch Nursery, 37 Preston Drove


East Sussex