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Buddle Nurseries are looking for an apprentice to undertake their Level 3 qualification in Early Years. We are a group of nurseries passionate about developing new talent in the early years industry and would like to recruit an enthusiastic and confident apprentice to train alongside our supportive and friendly team.

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Closing date: 28 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £138.60 to £267.30

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday - Friday; shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Sep 2021

  • Date posted

    31 Mar 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Duties include:

  • You will be working alongside a team of 10 other Early Years Practitioners in a newly refurbished city centre setting for children aged 0-4
  • You will be expected to assist your assigned mentor in the daily care needs of the children such as serving meals, personal care and hygiene and independence skills
  • You will also be involved in the planning of exciting, engaging and meaningful learning activities and you will start to learn how you can use your observations of the children to identify what they need to achieve next to become successful future learners
  • As you progress towards the achievement of your level 3 qualification you will be assigned some key children to observe and assess with the support of your mentor
  • You will build strong relationships with parents and other professionals and undertake a program of mandatory and voluntary training to enable you to become a highly proficient and motivated early years practitioner
  • You will attend team meetings and regular supervision sessions with the nursery manager and be instrumental in sharing your ideas and vision for the setting

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good verbal and written English
  • Good time management skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Organised 
  • Problem solving skills
  • Pragmatic

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiasm
  • Reliability
  • Confidence
  • Initiative 
  • Flexibility

Desired qualifications

Maths & English grade 4/C desired, but not essential 

Future prospects

Prospects of permanent employment for exceptional candidates.

About the employer

Butterflies Nursery in Stafford became part of Buddle Nurseries in December 2020. We are making significant improvements to the nursery to ensure we are delivering the best Childcare in Stafford.




Victoria Park



ST16 2QP

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The Childcare Company


Lauren Coughlan 07516909278

Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA

The Childcare Company is an Ofsted ‘Grade 2 Good’ established leading National training provider delivering high quality apprenticeships in partnership with childcare employers to support the development and growth of our workforce.

An apprenticeship is a skills and knowledge learning journey through a standard programme in the sector they work in. Supported by their employer and their sector skilled Development Coach an apprentice will travel through their apprenticeship journey learning new skills, knowledge developing them as an individual and a valued member of staff.

Our delivery of training is through blended learning - supported by one of our sector specialists tutors they will deliver teaching sessions using various methods including face to face teaching, Skype, facetime, telephone and peer virtual classroom whilst using our interactive multi-sensory teaching resources. Teaching sessions are normally bi-weekly or monthly depending on the learner’s preferred learning style. (Please note due to COVID 19 there are currently no face to face teaching taking place). 

Additionally, the Development Coach will provide the support required to ensure the learner enjoys and ultimately successfully achieve their goals and complete their training. We want them to feel our team are approachable at any stage of their learning journey.

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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