Apprentice Early years Educator -Mini Bees Nursery, London, E8 3SD MINI BEES NURSERY

Are you looking to excel - working in partnership with the management to ensure the daily running and administration of the nursery, delivering flexible, high quality, education and care that meets the needs of young children and their families? If so Apply now!

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Closing date: 05 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The wage may be increased with prior experience and qualifications

    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 Friday between 7.30am to 6.30pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    28 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Model and support high quality interaction, which extends children’s learning and thinking
  • Stay vigilant and support all staff to provide high quality interaction, to plan, prepare and participate in a range of activities that promote each child’s physical, intellectual, and emotional needs to enable each child to reach their full potential
  • To ensure that the planned activities come from the children’s next steps, observations, and interests, as the EYFS framework requires
  • To ensure the calm, smooth running of the room using staff delegation as appropriate
  • Ensure that the environment is well set out and that the resources are excitingly presented and accessible
  • Organise and supervise meals and mealtimes ensuring they are a time of pleasant social sharing
  • To ensure where appropriate, all children to use cutlery, serve themselves, and sit at the table during meal and snack times as an important element of planning to support learning and development
  • To help children acquire self-help skills, including dressing, feeding, toilet training, and awareness of personal hygiene as an important element of planning to support learning and development
  • Lead and implement positive management of children’s behaviour
  • To act as a key person for a group of children
  • Develop and maintain positive and effective relationships with all the parents and other appropriate agencies
  • Provide a good role model for all members of staff, students and volunteers and help new staff fit in with them
  • Use your observations and reflective practice to plan and implement improvements to provision for individual and groups of children
  • To keep up to date with developments in childcare through regular training and reading as appropriate
  • To support (pick-ups) between the nursery and school ensuring information is relayed to you from the school regarding their child’s day
  • To ensure that all children are safe at all times while on the premises
  • To provide feedback to the Room Leader/ Nursery Manager on issues relating to the nursery day

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard, which includes:

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Apprentices must successfully complete the Level 3 Award in
    Paediatric First Aid. (RQF) or Level 3 Award in Emergency
    Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • For the successful candidate there is the possibility of ongoing employment upon completion of the relevant qualification

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Early Years Practitioner (Grade Level 2) Desired
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-5) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-5) Desired

About the employer

YOUR CHILD'S JOURNEY TO SUCCESS - NURSERY IN HACKNEY Welcome to Mini Bees Nursery, the exceptional childcare provider in Hackney. Our unique child-centered methodology and nurturing environment foster growth and development. Ignite your child’s potential through personalized care and a commitment to lifelong learning. We understand that the early years are pivotal, shaping the trajectory of a child’s future. We surpass expectations, offering a unique child-centered methodology combined with personalized care. Our outstanding nursery offers a safe and stimulating space for exploration and engagement. Experience the difference at Mini Bees, where open communication and a supportive community are paramount. Join us on a remarkable journey of boundless opportunities and extraordinary achievements. Choose Mini Bees Nursery in Hackney, for an exceptional early years education.




1 - 9 Sidworth Street


E8 3SD

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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

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