Joining an experienced team, you will carry out all aspects of childcare including daily observations, contribute to learning plans and ensure children develop skills. You should be comfortable communicating with team members, parents/carers, officials and, most importantly, children.

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

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Closing date: 30 Aug 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 Thursday with shifts between 7.30am and 6.00pm. Working time will include college attendance and time each week to complete college work as required.

    Total hours per week: 32.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    02 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Key roles and responsibilities:

  • Adhering to welfare requirements
  • Keeping children safe from harm
  • Supporting children with self-care
  • Carrying out daily observations in the online learning journal and updating learning profiles and daily diaries
  • Contributing to planning ideas
  • Attending courses and commitment to completion of college assignments
  • Carrying out daily tasks assigned by the room leader
  • Completing house training as discussed with the nursery manager

The training you will be getting

  • Early Years Educator level 3 apprenticeship. Apprenticeships will attend college every 6 weeks for an activity day at one of the campuses. College transport is available
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required
  • Paediatric first aid qualification

They will also be visited in the workplace by their college instructor mentor who will discuss progress with them and their line manager/workplace mentor. 

The business also provides access to Noodle Now training courses, along with witchcraft abuse, FGM, prevent and behaviour management.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • It's anticipated on successful completion of this apprenticeship that the apprentice would stay with the team on a full-time basis, there may also be opportunity to progress to a level 4 qualification

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, An interest in the industry, Ability to learn from peers, A desire to learn


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

Things to consider

Please consider how you will get to work each day. Our children play outside in all weather, so you must be prepared for and enjoy teaching outdoors in the rain and sunshine alike.

About the employer

Bowden House has been established for 18 years and is considered a high quality setting which is well respected in the local community by families and the teaching professionals. We are passionate about our children and our workforce and are committed to supporting our students. We are registered to have 35 children in the setting at anyone time and have three rooms for babies, toddlers and the pre school. We carry out weekly extra curricula activities attending Footy Tots Spanish and Boogie babes classes and like to get the children out in to the community attending story time at the library, going on local walks and enjoying a ride on the bus. Visitors are invited in to the setting to teach the children about safety, being healthy and learning about the wider community.








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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


Apprenticeships Team



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

Please apply through Buxton & Leek College.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Aug 2024