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Early Years Apprentice Babushka Teacher Led Childcare

You will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in working with children 0-5 years of age. You will gain hands on experience in an Ofsted registered homebased childcare setting whilst being supported by an experienced Tutor to build a portfolio to evidence your knowledge, skills and behaviours.

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Closing date: 15 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual 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

    Monday – Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm Weekly Rota (Term Time Only)

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    20 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    18 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To ensure that all children attending the setting are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating play experiences appropriate to their age and stage of development.
  • Assist with the care and supervision of the children with regard to their physical, emotional and intellectual needs.
  • Play a part in their education, health and wellbeing and be able to build and maintain close working relationships with parents and colleagues.
  • Inspire, plan and create learning activities for children under the EYFS curriculum including outdoor activities.
  • To observe and keep an up to date record of achievement file on key children, for parents/carers including learning logs and personal profiles.
  • To respect the confidentiality of information received.
  • To support all staff and actively engage as a positive member of the team.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Diploma: Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce.
  • Standard: Early Years Educator.
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English if required.
  • Work towards a First Aid certificate. 
  • The programme will consist of face-to-face tutor led knowledge sessions at Taunton or Ilminster once per fortnight. Apprentices will spend a minimum of six hours on independent study at a venue to be agreed with the employer on the alternate week.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Successful completion of the apprenticeship can lead to progression onto the Early Years Foundation Degree and may lead to employment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


Other Diploma in Early Years Practitioner (Grade Level 2 Pass) Desired

Things to consider

Apprenticeship offers are subject to two references. You will need to consider transport to and from venues. You will also be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check performed by the employer.

About the employer

Babushka is a high quality, home-based childcare service for 1-5 year olds. We are not just a nursery, we don’t just mind children, we deliver Teacher Led Childcare (TLC). We aim for a warm, friendly and relaxed ‘home from home’ feel with education and care at the heart of everything we do. We have developed a fantastic indoor and outdoor learning environment which endeavours to extend children’s thinking, to stimulate their imaginations and encourage them to ‘learn how to learn’. We are qualified teachers and professionals who specialise in Early Years Education, so you will be supported throughout your apprenticeship.


Babushka Teacher Led Childcare




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Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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