Nursery Practitioner Apprenticeship BUTTERCUPS CHILDCARE LTD

We are looking for someone who has a naturally caring nature and a keen interest in learning about how children grow and develop. You should be kind and patient. We are a small friendly nursery and in the baby room there will only be 2 or 3 other members of staff. This also means that you will get lots of help and support from your team. You will assist them in caring for the babies in the room which includes nappy changing, feeding, giving bottles, providing fun activities (linked to their developmental needs) going on walks in the local community, playing outside, messy play, singing songs and looking at books.

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Holiday entitlement of 28 days per year. We have a ‘employee of the month award ‘ this is voted for by your colleagues and the winner each month gets a gift up to the value of £50.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday Shifts either 8 am – 4.30pm or 9am – 5.30pm. (Exact shifts TBC) One day per week in college.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • You will be working alongside qualified staff who have experience of working with young babies
  • There is also a little bit of cleaning of the tables and highchairs and sometimes the toys that the babies have used
  • You will learn how to observe babies and use our online developmental journal and records

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

  • You will achieve an Apprenticeship in Early Years level 2 via work mentor and Cambridge Regional College 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • From being Early Years practitioner, you can go on to be a Room leader to Deputy Manager and Manager 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3 or D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3 or D) Essential

Things to consider

Uniform is provided. We do take the children out to play every day in all weathers

About the employer

Buttercups childcare currently run a day nursery and an out of school club. We have been in Bar Hill for 24 years altogether. We have 72 places in the nursery and 30 places at the out of school club.







CB23 8DY

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Training provider




01223 418778

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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