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Nursery Apprentice

Welsh Government
Green Giraffe Nursery The Green Giraffe Nursery, Unit 2, Dunleavy Drive, Cardiff Bay CF11 0SR
Apprenticeship rates
Closing date
2 Feb 2022

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Health & Social Care
Public Sector / Government
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Intermediate
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About the apprenticeship


To contribute a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children placed in the nursery.
To implement the daily routine in the base room.
Work with children, contribute to a programme of activities suitable to the age range of children in your area in conjunction with other staff.
Liaise with parents and other family members.
Maintaining health and safety, safeguarding, food and hygiene and all other policies and procedures within the nursery.
Support all staff and engage in good team working.

Additional information

We are a high quality, Welsh and English, fully Organic, Montessori style Day Nursery situated in the city centre of Cardiff and Cardiff Bay. We are have just opened two new nurseries in the city centre and we require an experienced nursery professional to join our team.
We aim to recruit the best in the business. Therefore you need to be highly motivated and passionate about delivering exceptional childcare and wonderful learning experience.
We invest wholeheartedly in our staff, supporting and encouraging them to learn and grow by providing them with up-to-date training and advice .
If you are passionate about childcare, eager and willing to learn then we want to hear from you. We follow a Montessori style of teaching, provide fresh, home-cooked organic meals and use natural materials as much as possible. We have a big emphasis on outdoor play and forest schools are we are lucky to have parks close by.
You might be completing your level two or looking for a placement for your level 3. We offer a place in a busy Nursery, caring and educating children from 3 months to 5 years.. If you are looking for a nursery where you can learn and grow to be an excellent early years professional and you have the motivation and goals to grow and progress within the early years sector, The Green Giraffe Nursery is the nursery to do so.



Ability to communicate well and build strong relationships with adults and children and families
Candidate should have calm, gentle and loving nature
To be able to demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team
Good organisational skills.
Demonstrates creative ability.
Excellent Time management.
Ability to problem solve and use initiative in challenging situations
Displays a passionate, enthusiasm and love for working with young children and babies
The candidate should be reliable , trustworthy and dependable and always willing to be flexible
Candidates must have a willingness to learn, progress, develop and take on new challenges
Ability to write legibly
Good presentation skills
Computer literate
Demonstrate a professional demeanour inside and outside the workplace
Ability to deal with conflicts and concerns in a professional and calm manner.
Excellent punctuality and attendance
Apprentices should be respectful, polite and courteous individuals.
Provides a gentle, loving care approach when caring for babies and young children
Excellent observational skills


Secondary education GCSE Maths and English A-C or equivalent

A levels are desirable but not essential

A valid paediatric first aid qualification is desirable but not essential

Basic food hygiene certificate desirable but not essential

Valid safeguarding/ child protection certificate desirable but not essential


Welsh Spoken Skills: Yes Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Children's Care Learning and Development (CCLD) Level 2 and 3

About the employer

Green Giraffe Nursery The Green Giraffe Nursery,
Unit 2, Dunleavy Drive,
Cardiff Bay
CF11 0SR

Disability confident

Yes, we are 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

This will be arranged by the Early Years Quality Manager at the Nursery


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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