Early Years Educator Apprentice - Childcare Level 3, Maghull Bumbles Nursery

Bumbles Nursery are a family run business with settings based in Sefton and Liverpool. We have a fantastic opportunity at this outstanding nursery to join the team at their Maghull setting to complete a level 3 early years apprenticeship. You will be leading play activities and carrying out observations on key children. £6.40 hourly rate.

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

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Closing date: 24 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,312.00 to £23,795.20

    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 - Friday. Shifts to be confirmed at offer stage.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Bumbles Nursery's aim is to support children in all aspects of learning so that when they leave for the next chapter in their journey of life, they are confident around their peers, able to socialise and therefore adapt comfortably into their next setting.

We are a family run business where staff happiness and wellbeing is our biggest priority. We believe if our staff team are happy and motivated, this will be shown our our children's development and confidence.

As a level 3 Apprentice you will be expected to:

  • Plan and carry out child initiated and adult led play activities supporting children’s individual needs and interest
  • Provide play activities which encourage and promote children’s numeracy, literacy and language development
  • Undertake the role of the key person to help children feel safe, secure and valued
  • Carries out observations and use these effectively to understand the changing needs of their individual key children

The training you will be getting

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Bumbles Nursery will provide you with all of the on-the-job training you need to up-skill in your role, and your 20% off-the-job learning will be incorporated as part of your working day.

You will be working towards the Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours Level 3
  • Diploma for the Early Years Educator Level 3
  • Award in Paediatric First Aid or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required). This will be delivered through Bumbles Nursery's dedicated training provider, Realise Realise is an established training provider that’s enjoying an exciting period of growth following a management buyout and rebrand in late 2020. We’ve invested heavily in our people and culture, and we want to grow our teams by finding people who share our passion and enthusiasm for creating a better future

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Our professional, expanding and knowledgeable staff team are
always given the opportunity to further their careers with us. We always look to promote from within and will guide and support you in your endeavours to further yourself. You could go on to - Level 5, Room Leader, Third in Charge, Deputy Manager, Eco School Leader or even Forest School Leader.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


Other Basic Maths (Grade n/a) Desired
Other Standard English (Grade n/a) Desired

Things to consider

DBS and subscription required, can be applied for, if successful. Expected to travel to and from work by own means.

About the employer

Catering for children from 3 months old and providing one member of staff for every three children.Our Baby Bee staff offer a relaxed, caring, homely environment with the peace of mind for all children.A wide range of activities are always available for fun and learning of their initial life skills. Even at this early stage, children really enjoy messy play, painting, water and sand, imaginary play, books with bright pictures and song and rhythm time.


Bumbles Nursery


Broadwood House 31 Northway


L31 7BG

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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

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 24 Jun 2024