Apprentice Nursery Nurse

Job Description

Employer Description

Rainbow Day Nursery provides pre-school childcare in Dartford. The position with this nursery offers the opportunity to train and develop with a team of qualified and experienced staff. The nursery operates all year round and is located near to a mainline station.

Travel information:

12 minute walk from Dartford train station
3 minute walk from Highfield Road Magistrates Court Bus stop (stop T) (routes 3, 34, 414 and more)
4 minute walk from Instone Road bus stop (stop R) (routes 429 and 477 Shoppers Heaven)

Description of Vacancy

Assist other members of the team within the nursery whilst gaining knowledge and skills to develop you own childcare career. Help to create a calm and welcoming environment where children can feel safe, secure, loved and have a sense of belonging. Help in building on children’s individuality, learning and supports all areas of development.

Main Responsibilities:
• To assist with the daily routine in the playroom
• To assist with the curriculum planning and delivery of EYFS

Main Duties:
• To assist and instigate activities suitable for the age range of the children within the unit
• Keep records of key children up to date
• Liaise with parents / carers and staff members
• Undertake domestic duties within the unit
• Attend training sessions outside normal working hours
• Undertake all ad hoc duties and projects within the nursery.


£240 per week
£6.40 per hour 


Monday to Friday
37.5 hours a week
20% paid time during working hours is given to complete training, referred to as "Off the Job Training"

Skills Required

  • Good maths and English skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to work in an organised and structured way
  • Good telephone manner
  • Polite and professional
  • Ability to work as part of a team

Personal Qualities

  • Confident
  • Friendly
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Punctual
  • Enthusiastic
  • Well organised
  • Good attention to detail

Qualifications Required

GCSE Level 9-4 (or Grade A-C) in English and Maths, or equivalent qualifications in these subjects.

Training Provided

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard - This occupation is found in a range of private and public settings including; full day care, children's centres, pre-schools, reception classes, playgroups, nursery schools, home based provision, hospitals, social care settings, out of school environments and local authority provision to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements set by government for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 in both indoor and outdoor environments.

Regular work-based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

Additional Detail

As of 1st April 2024, the NMW for Apprentices is £6.40 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus 20% time spent in training.

Important Information

The employer has asked that you do not contact them directly. Doing so could jeopardise your application. You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst waiting for your first wages to be paid.

KT&A: Kent Training & Apprenticeships are part of Kent County Council and are leading training organisation with over 30 years successful experience. KT&A specialise in high quality work-based training, delivered by qualified staff with personal experience of working in the skill area they teach.