Early Years Educator Apprenticeship - Bubbles Nursery BUBBLES NURSERIES LIMITED

A fantastic opportunity to join an great nursery with a unique approach to education. Bubbles Nursery are looking for new apprentices to join them towards becoming their next educators and teachers. You will be fully supported throughout your journey! The role includes ensuring children’s physical needs are met, plus much more.

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Closing date: 05 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, Shift pattern to be discussed on interview

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    19 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    10 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To attend team meetings and participate in sharing ideas
  • Under supervision provide all aspects of care for children including washing, changing and feeding
  • To assist with meeting the personal, social and emotional needs of individual children
  • To provide adult interaction with children in the nursery
  • To attend all training relevant to the role and deemed appropriate by the manager/training provider
  • To be aware of the nursery’s confidentiality policy and all other policies the manager deems appropriate
  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team
  • To attend out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, parents evening, fundraising events etc.
  • Contribute to good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness in the nursery
  • To undertake such other duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature, as may be determined by the trainee’s supervisor from time-to-time
  • The trainee’s duties must at all times be carried out in compliance with the nursery’s equal opportunities policy
  • Look upon the nursery as a "whole" where can your help be most utilised? Be constantly aware of the needs of children
  • To respect the confidentiality of all information received
  • To ensure the provision of a high-quality environment to meet the needs of all individual children
  • To develop and maintain strong partnerships and communications with parents/carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs
  • To be aware of the high profile of the nursery and to uphold its standards at all times
  • To be aware of all emergency and fire evacuation procedures
  • To understand that, as part of training, you will be required to move to other parts of the nursery

The training you will be getting

  • 19 months expected duration to complete, working towards your Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification. (All learning is delivered online/ remote)
  • Paediatric first aid qualification

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • A full-time role will be considered on completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Creative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

About the employer

Bubbles Nurseries was conceived by Clare Standen and Nicola Richardson who share a passion for delivering high quality childcare and pre-school education, who individually have achieved success and recognition in the sector. They decided to bring their knowledge, experience and passion together in the form of an innovative and imaginative children’s day nursery. Bubbles first opened the doors on their Eltham nursery in November 2015. Since then Bubbles Eltham has gone from strength to strength gaining an excellent reputation and we are immensely proud to announce we have been awarded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in March 2018. Building on the success and learning from our experience at Eltham we opened our second nursery in Bexley in September 2017.




68 Crofton Avenue



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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


Owen MacKinnon


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

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