Nursery Apprentice

Brighton, East Sussex
£ 13,409
10 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016
Contract Type

Our nurseries provide care for children from different cultures and backgrounds as well as with varying needs. We are proud of our staff who are highly qualified and have a wealth of experience to be able to support the children and families who access our nurseries. They work closely with health visitors in our Children's Centres teams to support some of the most vulnerable families in the city, as well as providing childcare for working families. 

Our nurseries include: 
Acorn Nursery in North Portslade Children's Centre, Bright Start Nursery in central Brighton, Cherry Tree Nursery in Hollingdean Children's Centre, Jump Start Nursery in Moulsecoomb Children's Centre, and Roundabout Nursery co-located with our Children's Centre in Whitehawk. 

We are looking for apprentices to work in all our nurseries and be part of our team. You will receive support from City College Brighton to gain a level 3 Early Educator qualification and have dedicated mentoring time from the council’s Early Years team. 

Applicants must have both Maths and English GCSE grade C or above and have a genuine interest in working with young children. 

On completion of a satisfactory probation period you will become a key person for a group of children, settling new children into the nursery, and building relationships with families and other professionals working with them. You will plan activities, carry out observations and keep assessment records relating to the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. 

Hours per week: 30-37 hours per week depending on location. 
Fixed-term until May 2018 

Closing-date for applications: 31st October 2016 @12midnight 
Interviews: To be confirmed 

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Contact details

For further information please contact – Sheila Inwards 01273 294525 or email or Eleanor Macy 01273 296052 or email 

We are holding an Open Evening for candidates to find out more about our nurseries, meet some of our nursery managers and hear from the college about what the apprenticeship will cover. This will be held at City College in Pelham Street, Brighton, on Wednesday 19th October at 6.30pm, finishing at 8.30pm. To book your place, please email with your name and contact details. 

Additional information

Brighton & Hove City Council does not accept CV or resume. 

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check. 

You can apply for this role online. Download the job details at the bottom of the advert which includes the person specification and job description. You will need this to complete the application. As you go through the application, it will explain what information you need to provide and why. Don’t forget, please read the guidance notes (attached below) to help you put across your experience, skills and abilities necessary for the job you apply for. 

Government funding received, does not allow those with university degrees and equivalent to train as apprentices. 

If you want to find out if you are eligible for funding prior to making your application, you can call free on 08000 150 400, or email the National Helpdesk for Apprentices at

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