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Apprenticeship Nursery Nurse

Welsh Government
The Mill Childcare Centre Ltd 5, Lon Parcwr Ruthin Denbighshire LL15 1BX
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Closing date
11 Oct 2022

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About the apprenticeship


To undertake the general care of children under school age, although older children as well in school holidays if needed.
To change nappies, support toilet training, feed young children, support any personal needs necessary for the well-being of each child
Complete daily records through the use of ICT tablets/laptops and build up healthy professional working practise with other team members, children and families.
To set up activities and carry out activities- with support and through training. (Both indoors and outdoors)
To keep the rooms, you work in clean, tidy and organised as part of a team's daily task.
To learn all areas of a Nursery Assistants workload through team support and training. This job is mainly learning ‘on the job' but will include some college-based learning.

Additional information

Being both English and Welsh speaking is an advantage but not essential. We are based in Ruthin so you need to be able to have either your own transport or be able to get here for 8am. (shifts differ but could be 8-5.30 or 8.30-5.45 for example) We are close to the bus stops as very near to Tesco in Ruthin.



You must be keen and enthusiastic and willing to complete a childcare qualification alongside the hand on work in the nursery. You need to be willing to learn and take instruction well. We need someone with a bubbly person with a cheerful personality as working with children is hard work but children love to have fun!


You need to have decent grades in English and Maths and Welsh would be an advantage. (GCSE level)


Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Training provider:
Coleg Cambria

Training provider course:
Level 2 Childrens Care Play Learning and Development

About the employer

The Mill Childcare Centre Ltd
5, Lon Parcwr
LL15 1BX

Disability confident

No, we are not part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

Via the nursery- must visit for interview


Why an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer.  A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.

At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.

What apprenticeships are available?

We don’t currently have any apprenticeship opportunities open as we have now closed our scheme for 2019. If you’d like to keep updated on the vacancies that we’re advertising, you may want to visit our jobs board:  Welsh Government External Vacancies Board.

If you’d like to receive Job Alert e-mails that let you know when we’re advertising a role that suits your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the jobs board, and you’ll see the ‘Create Job Alert’ link.  Click this, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alerts.  You’ll need to log in or create an account as part of this process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you:

  • will be at least 16 years of age at the time of making your application
  • will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
  • will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements to apply.

ALS eligibility

Please note that ALS our training providers have their own eligibility in order to provide the funding required to undertake an apprenticeship. You may not be eligible to apply if:

  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in ICT, Software, Web and Telecoms or a similar subject
  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration, Customer Service or a similar subject

What are the benefits?  

How much will I be paid?

You will earn £19,240 a year while training. When you pass your apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent job at the Welsh Government. Within 2 years of starting your apprenticeship you could be earning £22,500. 

You will get 31 days holidays as well as 10 public and privilege days. We offer flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance. You will also be eligible for membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme

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