Nursery Apprentice BEARCARE (NOTTM) LTD

Bear Care Day Nurseries are looking to recruit Nursery Apprentices across their sites at Arnold, Stapleford, and Carlton & Gedling. As a Nursery Apprentice, you will be given full support and training to develop your knowledge, skills and experience in all aspects of childcare.

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Closing date: 04 Mar 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 - Friday, Working shifts of maximum 8 hours per day between 7.30am and 6.00pm on a rota basis. Hours to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Ensure children are within a safe and caring environment,
    under close staff supervision
  • Assist staff to ensure children’s individual care plans and
    routines are met
  • Provide and support stimulating activities to enhance
    children’s development
  • Interact positively with children, parents, visitors and other
    staff members

The training you will be getting

  • You will achieve a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Qualification
  • Apprentices who have not achieved the equivalent of level 2
    qualifications in maths and English, will need to achieve level 1
    functional skills in these and work towards level 2 functional skills

Apprentices will be allocated a Trainer Assessor and training will be planned and delivered in conjunction with the employer to meet the individual needs of the apprentice. The apprentice will spend 20% of their working hours in off the job activities and training. On the job and off the job training will be delivered in the workplace.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Opportunity for ongoing permanent employment and/or progression to further levels of training upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Non judgemental, Patience, Friendly, Reliable, Timekeeping


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-3 (A-D)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 9-3 (A-D)) Essential

Things to consider

Due to the nature of this role the successful applicant must be able to undertake and provide a clear enhanced DBS check and provide references satisfactory to the employer.

About the employer

Bear Care day nurseries, located in Nottinghamshire at Arnold, Carlton and Stapleford, have been a family run business for over 30 years. Originally established in 1984, we have grown and developed to cater for the numerous changes in the child care field. We pride ourselves in offering children time and space to explore, experiment and develop at their own pace by giving them a range of experiences to promote language development, reading, writing and numeracy skills.




68 Mansfield Road



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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


Learner Engagement Team


Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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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