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Apprentice Early Years Educator - London - SE23 1JN - Ref: ZH Busy as Bees

Busy as Bees Nursery and Pre-School has a fantastic opportunity for a driven and passionate individual to join the team as an Apprentice Early Years Educator. Childcare Level 2 qualification required or if you have experience working with children before we will welcome your application.

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Closing date: 31 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    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

    You will be working Monday to Friday, which may change to cover the opening times of the nursery. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    16 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    10 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The main duties for this job role are as follows:

  • Provide a full and varied plan of safe, entertaining, and creative play, to ensure each child reaches their full potential
  • Recording observations and updating individual children records
  • Put forward ideas for planning topics and activities
  • Check all toys and equipment in the nursery always considering health and safety
  • Ensure that all daily routines are followed
  • Prepare snacks for children within the setting
  • Adhere to all the nurseries policies
  • Ensure that confidentiality is always applied to children, staff, parents, and carers
  • Be responsible for setting up, carrying out and evaluating activities
  • Carry out activities and cleaning duties when required within the nursery
  • Ensuring the premises are clean and tidy in preparation for the following day
  • Attend regular meetings with other staff members
  • Flexibility to be shown by all staff, to cover in other rooms as and when required
  • Carry out any request made by the manager immediately 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills, ability to communicate on all levels (to children, carers, parents and or guardians)
  • Previous experience or qualification is advantageous 

Personal qualities

  • A happy, positive attitude and approach to work always
  • Ability to always use own initiative and common sense
  • To provide a caring environment for all children
  • A passion for working with children

Desired qualifications

Should you have already attained a level 2 qualification (or equivalent) and you are looking to progress onto level 3 ideally you will have GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English.

If you do not hold the level 2 qualification but have relevant and workplace experience then please do apply.

Future prospects

Upon successful completion of your apprenticeship placement, you may be offered a full-time position subject to the needs of the business.

About the employer

Busy as Bees Nursery and Preschool is a warm, delightful children's nursery, situated in Brockley rise. Our purpose is to ensure children in our care are developing to the best of their abilities within an environment that promotes their creativity and individuality. We provide a superb environment, which allows the children to develop their interests and be challenged. Our nursery offers a friendly environment and homely feel away from home. Our staffs are always there to listen and support both you and your child to settle into nursery life as quickly and smoothly as possible. Our friendly, experienced and highly qualified staffs are on hand to conduct a personal nursery tour at a time to suit you alternatively; you can pop in on one of our open days.


Busy as Bees



Brockley Rise


SE23 1JN

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Eden Training Solutions


Zoe Harrop 07764966274

Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Apprentices must successfully complete the Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid. (RQF) or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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