Early Years Apprentice

Bee Curious Childcare


Closes in 5 days (Tuesday 30 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 28 March 2024


Do you want to be part of an outstanding Nursery provision? At Bee Curious Childcare we are keen to employ the ‘right person’. Personality, enthusiasm and ambition are the most important qualities within our practitioners. You will receive a Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Qualification.

Annual wage
£12,480 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Early years educator (level 3)
Monday to Friday - Shifts to be confirmed during interview

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 5 August


1 Year 6 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Qualification
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths if required
  • Delivery method and  location of training to be confirmed

Where you’ll work



CW12 4FY


An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Early years educator (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Recognise when a child or a colleague is in danger or at risk of abuse and act to protect them in line with safeguarding policy and procedure.
  • Apply legislation, policy and procedure to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of children in the setting (for example, food safety, diets, starting solid food, allergies, COSHH, and accidents, injuries, and emergencies).
  • Apply the principles of risk assessment and risk management within documentation and practice.
  • Teach children to develop skills to manage risk and maintain their own and others safety.
  • Use a range of communication methods, including technology, with other professionals to meet the individual needs of the child.
  • Develop and maintain effective professional, collaborative relationships with others involved in the education and care of the child.
  • Undertake the role and responsibilities of key person.
  • Recognise and apply theories of attachment to develop effective relationships with children.
  • Provide sensitive and respectful personal care for children from birth to 5 years.
  • Advocate for all children’s needs, including children which require SEND or EAL support.
  • Promote and facilitate children’s interpersonal communication to develop their social interactions and relationships.
  • Support children to develop a positive sense of their own identity and culture.
  • Support children to understand and respond to their emotions and make considered choices about their behaviours.
  • Assess the responsiveness of the environment for effective child-centred experiences in line with curriculum requirements.
  • Create inclusive, child-centred, dynamic, innovative, and evolving physical environments both indoors and outdoors.
  • Create inclusive and supportive emotional environment that enables the child to feel safe, secure, respected and experience a sense of wellbeing; maintaining and prioritising the individual child’s voice.
  • Apply strategies that support children’s ability to manage change, transition, and significant events.
  • Analyse observation evidence to assess and plan holistic individual learning based on a comprehensive understanding of the child’s needs and interests.
  • Facilitate and support child-centred opportunities and experiences based on the setting's curriculum and pedagogy.
  • Provide adult led opportunities and experience based on the setting's curriculum and pedagogy.
  • Use reflection to develop themselves both professionally and personally.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Essential qualifications

    NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent in:

    • Childcare (grade Pass)

    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • Maths and English (grade 5/C)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience
    • Enthusiastic
    • Ambitious
    • Passionate

    About this company

    Bee Curious Childcare continues to provide the same high-quality childcare in a Curiosity Approach accredited setting, therefore we are looking for qualified, reliable and motivated individuals to join our team. You will support the nursery manager and deputy, providing high quality activities for the children in their care. Working in partnership with the children's parents, your role will entail caring for the children's individual needs and making sure that they are safe at all times. You will learn all about the EYFS and how children learn. Bee Curious are an accredited 'Curiosity Approach’ setting and will be working towards attaining the same Ofsted rating as was recently awarded to Bee Curious Childminding (Outstanding in all areas).

    https://www.beecuriouschildcare.co.uk/ (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    After completion of your apprenticeship you will potentially have the opportunity to progress onto full time positions within the business.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Maxim Business Training



    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000240903.

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    Closes in 5 days (Tuesday 30 July at 11:59pm)

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