Joining an experienced team, you will carry out all aspects of childcare including daily observations, contribute to learning plans and ensure children develop skills. You should be comfortable communicating with team members, parents/carers, officials and, most importantly, children.

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

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Closing date: 05 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Minimum £5.50 per hour. You will be provided with some uniform, onsite parking available, a Christmas bonus, pay reviews, introductory bonus and a discount on childcare if required.

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday with shifts between 7.30am and 6.00pm. Working time will include college attendance and time each week to complete college work as required.

    Total hours per week: 32.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Key roles and responsibilities:

  • Adhering to welfare requirements
  • Keeping children safe from harm
  • Supporting children with self-care
  • Carrying out daily observations in the online learning journal and updating learning profiles and daily diaries
  • Contributing to planning ideas
  • Attending courses and commitment to completion of college assignments
  • Carrying out daily tasks assigned by the room leader
  • Completing house training as discussed with the nursery manager

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

  • Early Years Educator level 3 apprenticeship. Apprenticeships will attend college every 6 weeks for an activity day at one of the campuses. College transport is available
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required

They will also be visited in the workplace by their college instructor mentor who will discuss progress with them and their line manager/workplace mentor. 

The business also provides access to Noodle Now training courses, along with witchcraft abuse, FGM, prevent and behaviour management.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

It's anticipated on successful completion of this apprenticeship that the apprentice would stay with the team on a full-time basis, there may also be opportunity to progress to a level 4 qualification.

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, An interest in the industry, Ability to learn from peers, A desire to learn


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

Things to consider

Please consider how you will get to work each day. Our children play outside in all weather, so you must be prepared for and enjoy teaching outdoors in the rain and sunshine alike.

About the employer

Bowden House has been established for 18 years and is considered a high quality setting which is well respected in the local community by families and the teaching professionals. We are passionate about our children and our workforce and are committed to supporting our students. We are registered to have 35 children in the setting at anyone time and have three rooms for babies, toddlers and the pre school. We carry out weekly extra curricula activities attending Footy Tots Spanish and Boogie babes classes and like to get the children out in to the community attending story time at the library, going on local walks and enjoying a ride on the bus. Visitors are invited in to the setting to teach the children about safety, being healthy and learning about the wider community.








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Training provider



Apprenticeships Team



Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply through Buxton & Leek College.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 05 Oct 2023