We’d love to hear from you if you’re passionate about caring for children and contributing to their learning and development. Don’t worry if you don’t feel as if you have hit all the points mentioned below - remember everyone has to start somewhere and we’d love to support you in your development here at Bright Horizons as an apprentice.

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

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Closing date: 05 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. Shift patterns vary between 7.30am - 6.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    17 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Plan and structure activities to support the development of children within our care
  • Ensure each individual child's needs are met
  • Work as part of a team and build relationships with staff, children and parents / carers
  • Contribute effectively to the safeguarding of all children
  • Structure your workload and strive to achieve your apprenticeship completion by the deadline set

The training you will be getting

  • Early years educator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 3 Diploma Early Years Educator
  • Level 2 English Functional Skills if required
  • Level 2 mathematics Functional Skills if required
  • Paediatric first aid
  • Level 2 ICT Functional Skills
  • Level 2 Certificate Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Training and training location to be confirmed

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon successful completion of your level 3 qualification, we can then get you into a further role within a Bright Horizons nursery
  • We also have various accredited training programmes, such as our Room Leader programme to support you with your career

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Initiative, Compassionate, Time management


Other No Entry Qualification Required. (Grade N/A) Desired

Things to consider

• You may have to travel to close by nurseries. • Your hours of work may begin at 7:30am.

About the employer

Bright Horizons are on a mission to change the future for children, families, and the people we work with, for the better. We are passionate about delivering excellence, with 98% of our 300 nurseries being rated either Good or Outstanding by Ofsted, and we care about our people, having been voted Great Place to Work for the last 17 consecutive years and with various talent programmes for all career stages, to support our colleagues to grow and develop within Early Years. Find out more at JR-094268 Highams Park




16 Handsworth Avenue


E4 9PJ

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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: 05 Apr 2024