Busy Buddies Day Care is a new nursery. We are a friendly team offering places from ages 3 months to 5 years. As the apprentice you will provide opportunities to learn through play, provide a secure and stimulating environment where children can develop emotionally and intellectually as well as physical, and socially, in their own time and more.

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Closing date: 19 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Shift days and times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    03 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Daily Duties include:

  • Engaging with the children.
  • Admin – EYFS, planning and learning diaries.
  • Ensuring resources are planned and stocked.
  • Assisting at mealtimes with the children.
  • Feeding back to parents about the child’s day.
  • Cleaning and prepping for the next day.
  • Your time will be spent ensuring the children feel safe and secure.
  • Changing nappies.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification
  • Paediatric First Aid qualification
  • Functional skills in maths and English – if applicable and depending on your prior attainments and being able to provide evidence of these.
  • 1 day per week at college.
  • Observations to be completed in the workplace to assess competence.
  • End Point Assessment.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Full time position may be offered to the right candidate within the nursery once you have completed your course.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Initiative, Flexible, Independent working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4/C or equivalent) Essential

About the employer

Busy Buddies Day Care is a new nursery opened in September 2020, we are a friendly team offering places from ages 3 months to 5 years, we are open from 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday, closed bank holidays and a week at Christmas. The nursery is surrounded by lovely scenery of cows / sheep in the fields right next to the nursery, where the children can go and see the cows. The children can be outside most of the day – weather permitted; we also have our own forest school. The children have plenty of outdoor play, where they can explore all the different environments.




Busy Buddies Nursery

Cowslip Lane

Hewish BS24 6AH

BS24 6AH

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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


Sharna Brinkley


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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