Level 3 Early Years Apprenticeship BE HAPPY CHILDCARE SERVICES LIMITED

We are looking for an apprentice to join the Be Happy Team at our nursery based in Slough. You will be supporting the nursery nurses and deputy manager to ensure the smooth running of the nursery whilst also studying for the Level 3 Early Years Apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, shifts TBC, 49.2 weeks of the year including inset days

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To assist with the operation of a programme of activities suitable to the age range of children in your area in conjunction with other staff
  • To keep a proper record of achievement file on your key children, for parents/carers
  • Work with parents/carers of special-needs children to give full integration in the setting
  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team
  • Liaise with and support parents/carers and other family members
  • Work alongside the team to ensure that the philosophy behind the Company’s ‘mission statement’ and ‘ethos’ is fulfilled
  • Recording accidents correctly. Ensure the manager has initialled the report before the parent receives it
  • Ensure a child is collected by someone known to Setting
  • Respect the confidentiality of information received

Specific Child Care Tasks:

  • The preparation and completion of activities to suit the child's stage of development
  • To ensure that mealtimes are a time of pleasant social sharing
  • Washing and changing children as required

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

Over the course of 18 months, you will study units such as health & safety in a childcare setting, holistic child development, safeguarding in a childcare setting, child development, communication with children, purposeful play and educational programmes, supporting children with special educational needs, collaborative working in early years childcare, wellbeing principles for children and at higher levels, child protection, data, supporting key life transitions and behaviour management (these modules may differ).

  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship programme, you will achieve a Level 3 qualification and a TQUK Diploma in Early Years
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required

We and our employer partners are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, so a DBS check will be required for this role.

To make you aware, this position is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all convictions, cautions and bind-overs, including those regarded as ‘spent’ must be declared, and you will be asked about these during the recruitment process.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Once you have completed the Level 3 Early Years Educator, there are positions within the nursery to be promoted to Room Leader

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

Be Happy Childcare is a well-established and reputable childcare centre located in Burnham. We strive to create a warm, nurturing, and fun environment for children between the ages of 1 to 5 years old. Our dedicated team of professionals is committed to providing high-quality care and educational experiences for our little ones. We believe in fostering children's holistic development through play, creativity, and social interactions. At Be Happy Childcare, we value diversity, inclusivity, and teamwork. Join our team and make a positive impact on children's lives!




Wymers Wood Road




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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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