Early years educator apprentice - Childcare level 3 Busy Bears Nursery Ltd

Busy Bears is looking for a Level 3 apprentice to support with day to day running of the setting. You will play activities supporting children’s individual needs and interests. Direct bus routes and chance to develop in a highly reputable nursery.

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

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Closing date: 28 Jul 2023

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

    Open Monday - Friday, shift times and days to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    25 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

During your apprenticeship you will be expected to;
Plan and carry out child initiated and adult led
play activities supporting children’s individual needs and interests
Provide play activities which encourage and promote
children’s numeracy, literacy and language development
Undertake the role of the key person to help
children feel safe, secure and valued
Carry out observations and use these effectively
to understand the changing needs of their individual key children and plan for
the interests in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage
Carry out care routines such as nappy changing,
toileting, hand washing and feeding routines with care, respect and compassion
Work in partnership with other professionals,
parents, colleagues and children to meet the individual needs of children
Ensure the welfare, well-being and safety of
children is promoted and report safeguarding issues and concerns to the person
in charge
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What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Busy Bears Nursery's will provide you with all of the on-the-job training you need to up-skill in your role, and your 20% off-the-job learning will be incorporated as part of your working day. You will be working towards the Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship standard, which includes: • Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours • Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator • Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required) This will be delivered through Busy Bears Nursery's dedicated training provider, Realise. Realise is an established training provider that’s enjoying an exciting period of growth following a management buyout and rebrand in late 2020.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

At the end of the apprenticeship you will be a highly trained Early
Years Educator. Depending on the setting
in which you work you could progress onto becoming a room leader or taking on additional specialisms such as Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator or the Designated Safeguarding Lead.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Patience


NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Early Years Practitioner (Grade Level 2) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential

Things to consider

You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check as part of the employers safer recruitment process

About the employer

Busy Bears Nursery is a 48 place setting located in Kings Heath (Birmingham) We are an Ofsted registered setting for children aged from 3 months to 11 yearsAt Busy Bears we offer an holistic approach to learning. Our staff view every moment as a learning opportunity. Wherever the children decide to play they will be able to develop their learning in all areas of development.


Busy Bears Nursery Ltd


40 Vicarage Road, Kings Heath


B14 7RA

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Jul 2023