Early Years Apprenticeship at Busy Bees Stowmarket (Level 3) BUSY BEES DAY NURSERIES (TRADING) LIMITED

Busy Bees Childcare are a long standing and leading childcare, delivering outstanding care across the UK. We are offering you an opportunity to apply for an Early Years apprenticeship (Level 3), to start a career in childcare and various career progression roots and further training upon completion. Duties include: planning stimulating activities for the children in your care in line with the EYFS, and building effective relationships with children, parents and team members.

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

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    All of our staff team at Busy Bees are able to access, amazing training and development opportunities, access to our Employee Assistance Programme, which provides expert information, guidance and support on all kinds of issues and retail discounts.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday with shift patterns between 7:30am and 7:00pm dependent on the needs of the nursery. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2024

  • Date posted

    07 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Planning stimulating activities for the children in your care in line with the EYFS
  • Promote the health and wellbeing of children
  • Communicating with young children
  • Assisting in delivering a high level of quality childcare maintaining a professional and positive outcome for both children and staff
  • Building effective relationships with children, parents and team members
  • Ensuring each child's individual needs are met
  • Work towards the apprenticeship standards provided by Busy Bees Education and Training with an expectation of completion within the agreed timeframe 
  • Completing a wide range of bespoke child care courses and short training sessions to ensure that the highest quality childcare practice is delivered.

The training you will be getting

Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

This Level 3 course is for anyone interested in building a career in the children and young people’s workforce.

This includes learning the following:

  • EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage)
  • Safeguarding
  • How to promote equality and diversity
  • Young children’s development
  • Importance of play
  • Communicating with babies and young children
  • Supporting the health and wellbeing of children
  • Supporting children with special educational needs (SEND)
  • How to effectively support numeracy and literacy development in children.
  • Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Promote the health and wellbeing of children
  • Food and Hygiene (short course)
  • Be able to support all organisational processes and procedures
  • How to promote the wellbeing and resilience for young children

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • By completing the Early Years Level 3 Apprenticeship, this confirms that you have gained the relevant skills and behaviours alongside competence under supervision in these areas and serves as a progression pathway to the required successful career in childcare
  • A possible permanent position as an Early Years Level 3 qualified member of staff upon completion of apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Creative, Patience, Time Management, Motivation, Professional Development, Enthusiasm, Kindness, Approachable, Reliability, Confidence


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade Grade C/4 or FS Level 2) Desired

Things to consider

Applicant must be able to successfully obtain a DBS if successfully offered the vacancy. This will be payable by the Busy Bees Company

About the employer

A secondary catholic academy catering for all families across Derby City. Part of the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust.




The Buntings


IP14 5GZ


Intake Team


01543 711150

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Sep 2024