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Our Nursery Apprenticeship Programmes are designed to help people start their journey in the world of work and the world of education.

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Lifelong learning is at the heart of our way of working. And it applies to early careers as much as it does to early years. Our Level 2 and Level 3 Early Years Apprenticeships and our Level 5 Lead Practitioner Apprenticeship are delivered in work – and in partnership – with specialists in Apprenticeship training. This blended approach to learning and earning will give you the skills and hands-on training you need to deliver the highest quality of inspirational education and care for every child.

Front of House Apprenticeships

Front of House is the first impression of N Family. Children and parents deserve the very best experience, and your dedication to the highest quality service will shine through. Our Apprentice Front of Houses will be working closely with the Front of House Manager, gaining insight from their experience and complementing this with ‘off the job’ training to build your customer service and organisation skills.

We offer a range of apprentices to all our Front of House team members, depending on their experience. These include:

  • Customer Service Practitioner L2
  • Customer Service Specialist L3
  • Business Administrator L3
  • Team Leader or Supervisor L3

Who we’re looking for

You will be a creative and highly organised individual with impeccable people skills, always looking to go the extra mile for our customers. You will be assisting the Front of House Manager with the nurseries’ budget, consumables stock management, sales and occupancy and procurement. You will be a dynamic individual with a passion for operations, who isn’t fazed by a fast-paced and ever-changing environment! You will be solution-focused and a real team player. This will allow you to make your mark and help N realise our vision of being the highest quality and most loved, early years education group in the UK.

Salary

At N, all salaries are significantly above the market average and are banded against role type and level. Working closely with your manager, together you can plan for growth and development, which will increase your salary.

To find out more about our salary bandings, click here.

To find out more about our benefits, click here.

Level 3 Chef Apprenticeship

This Apprenticeship is offered to N Family Club’s qualified Chefs who already hold the Level 2 Production Chef or equivalent qualification and who wish to develop their existing skills and knowledge in kitchen operations and nutrition, as well as business and commercials.

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for people with a thirst for learning, who have a desire to learn more about working in the kitchen and gaining the skills needed to progress and develop..

Salary

At N, all salaries are significantly above the market average and are banded against role type and level. Working closely with your manager, together you can plan for growth and development, which will increase your salary.

To find out more about our salary bandings, click here.

To find out more about our benefits, click here.

Kitchen Assistant Apprenticeship

With ambitions and a genuine interest in becoming a Chef, as an Apprentice kitchen Assistant you’ll learn every aspect of what it takes to run a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen. With an appetite for learning and an interest in childhood nutrition, you’ll go beyond to assist with cooking fresh and inspiring food for every child in the nursery. You’ll focus on the health and hygiene of your kitchen. Being outstandingly outstanding at everything from pot-washing to managing weekly orders and stock rotation. And your funded level 2 Production Chef Assistant programme will give you all the tools, and the paid-time out, you need to build a great career.

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for great listeners, brilliant learners and people who take pride in the highest standards of care in what they do. You’ll build a strong working relationship with the Chef, earning as you’re learning, and developing skills across the entire kitchen spectrum. You’ll be brimming with enthusiasm and will ideally have some experience working in a similar environment. Most importantly, your genuine interest in building a career as a Chef will be complimented by your attitude to ‘make it happen’.

Salary

At N, all salaries are significantly above the market average and are banded against role type and level. Working closely with your manager, together you can plan for growth and development, which will increase your salary.

To find out more about our salary bandings, click here.

To find out more about our benefits, click here.

Level 5 Lead Practitioner Apprenticeship

The Level 5 Lead Practitioner Apprenticeship is designed for experienced practitioners looking to advance their career and who are able to demonstrate how to be an effective role model of play-based learning, supporting others in the development of their practice, and being responsible for the quality of the learning and development in their setting. This apprenticeship prepares you for a leadership role within the organisation.

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for people who want to build on their skills with an eye on developing an unbelievable career in children’s education.

Salary

At N, all salaries are significantly above the market average and are banded against role type and level. Working closely with your manager, together you can plan for growth and development, which will increase your salary.

To find out more about our salary bandings, click here.

To find out more about our benefits, click here.

Level 2 & 3 Nursery Apprenticeship

The Level 2 Early Years Practitioner (15 months) and Level 3 Early Years Educator (18 months) nursery apprenticeships have been created to help you develop the skills and confidence you need to kick-start your career as an Educator. Like the children we educate, your experience will include working in different nursery rooms and across a wide spectrum of activities within the N Curriculum including Forest School, The N Passport, Spanish.

Twenty percent of your time will be dedicated to ‘off the job’ training, learning the knowledge, skills and behaviours within the apprenticeship standards. You will also have a dedicated tutor and mentor to support you throughout your training. Once you have completed your apprenticeship you will have a full and relevant qualification that will support you throughout your career in early years. From here your career can develop into a specialism of your choice or into management.

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for people with a thirst for learning, an open mind and a passion for bringing the very best out in the children you’ll look after.

Salary

At N, all salaries are significantly above the market average and are banded against role type and level. Working closely with your manager, together you can plan for growth and development, which will increase your salary.

To find out more about our salary bandings, click here.

To find out more about our benefits, click here.

Support Office Apprenticeships

We offer a range of business and leadership specific apprenticeships for our Non-Educators and Support Office teams. These are easily accessible, there are no age restrictions and prior qualifications are not a barrier as the apprenticeship will support you to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed in your role. The apprenticeships include:

  • Customer Service (Level 2 and Level 3)
  • Business Administration (Level 2 and Level 3)
  • Team leader/Supervisor (Level 3)
  • Learning and Development Practitioner (Level 3)
  • Associate Project Manager (Level 4)
  • Learning and Development Consultant (Level 5)
  • Operations /Departmental Manager (Level 5)
  • Professional Coaching (Level 5)
  • HR Support (Level 3)
  • HR Consultant Partner (Level 5)

Interview tips

Presenting the very best version of yourself means preparing yourself for an interview in the best way possible. We want to see you at your very best, so please have a read through the following hints and tips. And good luck!

Be on time

Being on time means that you’ll be more relaxed when you meet us. Which means you can be yourself, rather than the rushed and slightly out of breath version.

Be prepared

Doing your homework on us as a nursery group, the role and the location helps massively. When you’re more prepared, you’re more likely to succeed.

Be passionate about the future

We want to see and feel your passion for education. And we’d love to hear your thoughts on how we help children in a changing world. Whatever your skill is, tell us about it in the most knowledgeable and proud way.

Be yourself

We like people who are good, honest, humble and straightforward people. And we know that the interview situation is often stressful. Please do your homework, but please, please be yourself.

Be proud

We want to know what you’ve achieved in your life so far. And[4] whatever experience you have, we want to hear about those moments that make you most proud.

Be ready for Q&A

Surprise us with your questions. This is a great opportunity to learn more about us.

Application process

We know how daunting it can be to apply for a new job, so we’ve simplified our application process to make it as easy as well, 1,2,3.

Apply

Whether it’s through our careers site or a job board, you can apply with your CV and an additional letter if you want to. You can find find some basic CV templates here to help you get started: https://jofibo.com/cv-templates

Respond

If you are successful, one of our team will arrange a phone call to talk to you about the role and to arrange an interview.

Interview

The Nursery Manager will interview you. The interview will be in person and you will have an opportunity to spend some time in the rooms with the teams and the children.

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