Early Years Apprenticeship BRIGHT LITTLE STARS LTD

Bright Little Stars Nursery in Barnet are looking for apprentices to join our friendly team. Full training will be given so no experience necessary – all we ask is that you have a passion for working with children. You will undertake a shared responsibility for the care of children, health, safety and cleanliness throughout the nursery.

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Closing date: 26 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £6.47 per hour

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, shifts tbc

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To undertake a developmental programme leading to an Early Years Qualification as part of an apprenticeship which is achieved within the given timescale
  • To actively participate in your own development plan working through the qualification with the qualification provider and with the nursery setting too
  • To undertake induction training in the nursery with a named mentor
  • To keep your mentor informed of your progress and to raise any concerns or issues with them
  • To support the nursery staff to observe, plan and maintain accurate children’s records
  • To develop a sound understanding of safeguarding policies
  • Undertake a shared responsibility for the care of children, health, safety and cleanliness throughout the nursery

The training you will be getting

  • Over the course of 15-months, you will study units such as health & safety in a childcare setting, holistic child development, safeguarding in a childcare setting, child development, communication with children, purposeful play and educational programmes, supporting children with special educational needs, collaborative working in early years childcare, wellbeing principles for children and at higher levels, child protection, data, supporting key life transitions and behaviour management (these modules may differ)
  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship programme, you will achieve a Level 2 qualification and a TQUK Diploma in Early Years
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required
  • We and our employer partners are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, so a DBS check will be required for this role. To make you aware, this position is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all convictions, cautions and bind-overs, including those regarded as ‘spent’ must be declared, and you will be asked about these during the recruitment process

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Opportunity to be a permanent member of staff if a position is open

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

- Excellent rates of pay and a 6 monthly discretionary bonus upon qualifying to Level 3 - Up to 35 days annual leave - 20 days holiday, 8 bank holidays, 1 pro-rata birthday day, 1 bonus day and up to 5 further days with years of service (depending on position) - Option to carry over up to 5 annual leave days, at the end of each year - Support for higher level qualifications through the BLS Staff Development - Programme with paid study days - Senior Team and Management Internal Training Programme - Two training and one planning inset days onsite. Further internal and external training sessions through the year - On-going internal company support from a Qualified Ofsted Inspector - Free wholesome, hot lunches available in the staff room - Free uniform provided - Three complementary team building activities and parties a year! - Workplace pension with employer contribution of up to 3% - Employee assistance programme - Staff childcare discount and salary sacrifice scheme for parental staff

About the employer

The setting is purpose built and specifically designed to meet the needs of children from 6 months – 5 years. Our sincere desire is to provide exceptional care and learning whilst supporting each child to reach their own individual potential in a happy, healthy and safe learning environment. Bright Little Stars Nursery offers career development and training for all our employees as well as the opportunity to work in a fantastic setting with a new staff team.




177 Leicester Road



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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 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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