Children and Young Peoples Workforce Apprenticeship Busy Bees Childcare Ltd

An exciting opportunity at Busy Bees Enfield has risen to begin your career in the childcare sector with Busy Bees Early Years Training Academy. Become an apprentice in one of our fun and friendly nurseries working with children aged from birth to five years.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 20 Dec 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

    40 hours per week shifts between 7.30am and 6.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    22 Dec 2017

  • Date posted

    20 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Apprentices form a valid role within our nurseries as employed members of staff, with many progressing onto an Advanced Apprenticeship then progressing in their career at Busy Bees, fulfilling senior positions within our nurseries.

Please find an example of some of your duties below:

  • Involvement in planning stimulating activities for the children in your care
  • Assisting in delivering a high level of quality childcare
  • Building effective relationships with children, parents and team members
  • Ensuring each child's individual needs are met
  • Contributing to the safeguarding of all children
  • As an Apprentice, you will be working alongside qualified staff who will show you the ropes.
  • You will be assigned a mentor to provide you with support within your nursery, helping you to complete the tasks you need so you can progress in your qualification.
  • You will attend short courses at our training centres, where you will be provided with knowledge to develop your personal skills and practice.
  • Your Training Officer will visit you regularly in your nursery, assessing the work you are doing, providing recognition for your progress and vital guidance on how you can improve.
  • Apprenticeships are an excellent way to kick start your career with Busy Bees!

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You must be motivated to achieving your qualification to a high standard
  • You must be committed to childcare and developing your career with Busy Bees
  • You will be expected to develop an ability to use your own initiative, with guidance

Personal qualities

  • You must be presentable with a caring nature
  • You must demonstrate a commitment and enthusiasm to providing quality childcare

Qualifications required

  • You must ensure grades are detailed on your application form. Please include predicted grades

Future prospects

On completion of your apprenticeship you will become an Early Years Educator with Busy Bees and have the opportunity to apply to progress on to an Advanced Apprenticeship.
Many Advanced Apprentices have progressed on to fulfil roles such as:

  • SENCOs, Room Managers, Nursery Mentors and Assistant Managers
  • There are also opportunities as a Busy Bees employee to progress on to further childcare qualifications or a management apprenticeship

Things to consider

  • You will be required to have a DBS check (police clearance to work with children).
  • You need to be committed to developing your English, Maths and ICT skills.
  • You are not only applying for an apprenticeship but for a job too, therefore you will be required to adhere to company policies and procedures.
  • There are limited places and two stages to our interview process.
  • The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Busy Bees is the leading provider of Childcare in the UK. Established in 1984, with over 30 years experience and over 329 nurseries nationwide, we constantly strive to maintain and improve the excellent care and education we provide to all the children in our nurseries.

A successful apprenticeship programme is central to our success and we are committed to growing our own talent and continuously developing staff to help them reach their potential.


Busy Bees Childcare Ltd


2 Florey Square


N21 1UJ

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Training provider

  • Intermediate Apprenticeship for the Children and Young People's Workforce

This includes:

  • Level 2 Certificate
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Food Safety Certificate
  • Level 1 Functional Skills
  • Level 2 award in Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Children and Young People's Settings, whilst developing your Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills

There is a Practical Experience Booklet designed to enhance your 'on the job' training, along with opportunities for short courses, such as:

  • Basic Skills
  • Functional Skills
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Behaviour Management
  • Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Food Hygiene and many more

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Busy Bees Childcare Ltd


Apprenticeship Team 01543711153

Other information

Please only apply to Busy Bees once. Recruitment is dealt with nationally, therefore where there are several nurseries accessible to you, you will be considered for all.

This apprenticeship vacancy is reliant on government funding, therefore your application will be subject to eligibility criteria.
You are required to access one of our training centres for short course sessions throughout your training.

These are a compulsory part of your training. Training venues are currently:

  • Burntwood - Staffs
  • Preston - Lancashire
  • St Albans - Hertfordshire
  • Maidenhead - Berkshire
  • Thurrock - Essex
  • Crawley - West Sussex
  • Nottingham - Nottinghamshire
  • Bristol
  • Darlington
  • Ashford - Kent

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply online through Busy Bees Website by following the link below: Click on the apprenticeship tab vacancies tab; where you can apply online and the system will take you step by step through the application process. If this is not possible or you would like some more information please contact our recruitment team on 01543 711150

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

Apply now

Closing date: 20 Dec 2017