Apprentice Nursery Assistant Level 3 - Ealing BUTTERCUPS NURSERY LTD

Take your first steps into a rewarding career in Early Years education. Earn while you learn. Develop the potential in children through on-the-job training and gain your nationally recognised qualification on the way. As a member of the team, you will support children to learn, develop and thrive, on a level 3 apprenticeship.

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

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 08:00 to 17:00.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    02 Jun 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You as an apprentice will:

  • Contribute to a warm & stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially & educationally through individual attention & group activities
  • Give support to other team members
  • Be constantly aware of the children's needs
  • Must be in compliance with the nursery’s equal opportunities policy
  • Develop strong partnerships and communications with parents/carers
  • Be aware of sections 7 and 8 of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Commit to Safeguarding children

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

Apprentices will be required to attend college at least x1 day per week either at Uxbridge, Harrow or Hayes Campus completing necessary mandatory training and units associated with the apprenticeship. 

The apprentice will be required to complete:

  • Work towards gaining a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Skills, Knowledge, and Behaviours
  • Standard and End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Functional Skills in English, maths, and ICT (if required)
  • First Aid

Other training will be provided by the employer as required to enable the fulfilment of the job role.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possibility of a full-time, permanent position at the end of training with prospects of career progression to more experienced roles, together with opportunities for sponsorship to acquire higher early year’s education qualifications.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Logical, Team working, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9 / C-A*) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9 / C-A*) Essential

About the employer

Buttercups is a group of eight, independent, boutique nurseries, all based in West London. With more than 70% of our nurseries graded 'Outstanding' by OFSTED, parents place their children in our care feeling comfortable, happy, confident and relaxed knowing they are in a secure, loving and learning environment.




Buttercups Day Nursery & Montessori School, 9 Florence Road


W5 3TU

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Sep 2023