Apprentice Early Years Practitioner BLUE BIRDS NURSERY LTD.

Bluebirds Nursery Limited are looking for a hardworking, caring and dedicated Childcare apprentice to work within their nursery.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week


    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    24 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Working within a company that has aspirations to grow and become successful, you will be assisting with the care of children from 5 months and up.  You will be assisting with the school run and assisting with a wide range of activities held after school and during the school holidays.

The ideal candidate will be looking for a long-term aspiration to become a nursery manager and seek a career within the childcare sector.

Your duties will be to assist and support the nursery manager with the following duties:

  • Be committed to the provision of high quality care of children. 
  • Be committed to own professional development and be responsible for own learning.
  • Be involved in planning on a short/long term basis to enhance the provision and development of children.
  • Establish and maintain good relationships with parents/children
  • Use skills of observation to assess child development and complete/maintain records accordingly.
  • To be involved in care of children and provide stimulating activities and learning opportunities.
  • Ensure facilities and equipment are available for each child and is in safe working order.
  • Ensure that the nursery is clean and hygienic at all times and ensure daily cleaning is done along with any other cleaning as requested.
  • Work as part of a staff team within the nursery to ensure the overall aims of the organisation are achieved.
  • At all times represent the organisation in a positive manner.
  • Undertake other duties as required for the effective running of the nursery.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Work to full potential
  • Creative skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good Level of Math's and English

Personal qualities

This nursery is looking for an apprentice who wants to work with them for the long term and work towards becoming a nursery manager.

  • Aspirations for a career within the childcare sector
  • Loyal
  • Positive Attitude
  • Care & Enthusiasm
  • Hardworking
  • Dedicated

Qualifications required

  • GCSE A to E in Maths and English or equivalent qualification     
  • Access to the Internet and PC is mandatory as all coursework is submitted to your assessor via an online electronic portfolio.

Future prospects

On completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship, individuals will have the opportunity to apply to progress on to the Advanced Apprenticeship in Early Year Educator.

Things to consider

You should make sure you are able to travel to the company and college before you apply for this vacancy. Make sure your travel costs are realistic for your apprentice salary. Please look at to plan your journey. To prepare yourself for interview please make sure you have researched this role before applying to familiarise yourself with typical duties and have a look at the company’s website. ALL applications must be done through DO NOT CONTACT THE EMPLOYER DIRECTLY. This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment.

About the employer

Bluebirds Nursery Limited are looking to recruit an Apprentice Early Years Practitioner. The nursery looks after children between the ages of 5 months and 10 years old and organises activities during the school holidays and after school.





Woodhall Road



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Training provider

Competency/ Knowledge qualification: This qualification is delivered through practical and written assignments which are carried out in the workplace and apprentices will be required to produce work tasks and build an e-portfolio of evidence.  

  • Functional Skills at level 1 in Maths, English and ICT delivered in the classroom
  • Employment Rights & Responsibilities are delivered via a workbook and completed in the workplace
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills are embedded in the main qualification

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by City Training Services


Charlotte Greenwood 01274 728316

Employer's Application Instructions

If you would like to be considered for this role then please apply online at and you will be invited to sit an initial assessment at City Training Services. If you have previously applied, please call our recruitment team on 01274 728316 and quote the NAS reference number. ***Please ensure that you quote the reference number of the vacancy you wish to be considered for within the ‘Additional Information’ section of the Application Form***

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 02 Oct 2017