Nursery Apprentice Buttercups Nursery

We are looking for two apprentices to join our busy team. You will contribute to a high quality caring environment for children. This includes creating a warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally through individual attention and group activities.

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Closing date: 15 Jul 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 Friday with shifts between 8am-4pm.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    7 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Main Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Attend College and complete assignments on time
  • To attend team meetings and input ideas
  • Under supervision, provide all aspects of care for children including washing, changing and feeding
  • To assist with meeting the personal and emotional needs of individual children
  • To provide adult interaction with children in the nursery
  • To be aware of the nurseries confidentiality policy
  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team
  • To attend ALL out of working hours activities, eg training, monthly staff meetings, parents evening, Leavers Service, Christmas Party etc
  • To input and contribute to ideas regarding implementation of policies and procedures such as Early Years Foundation Stage
  • The work involves some manual handling of persons and equipment in the nursery
  • Noise, some outdoor work and hygiene requirements impact on the normal working environment with regular nappy changing duties
  • Manual handling of play equipment involved in outdoor play with children
  • Contribute to good standards of hygiene and cleanliness in Nursery
  • To undertake such other duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature, as may be determined by the trainee’s supervisor from time to time
  • The trainee’s duties must at all times be carried out in compliance with the nursery’s Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Look upon the nursery as a “whole” where can your help be most utilised, be constantly aware of the needs of children
  • To respect the confidentiality of information received
  • To be aware of the high profile of the nursery and to uphold its standards at all times
  • To understand that as part of training, you will be required to move to other parts of the nursery
  • To be flexible in hours and duties in order to meet the needs and requirements of the nursery
  • To keep abreast of new childcare legislation and practices

The training you will be getting

You will achieve the following qualifications:

  • Early Years Educator Level 3
  • Functional Skills maths (if required)
  • Functional Skills English (if required)

Training will take place one day a week at Strode College.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

A permanent role as part of the nursery team may be available upon completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Caring


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3) Essential

Things to consider

Please make sure you have the required grades (predicted) and that you can viably travel to the place of work and Strode College

About the employer

​ A child’s first step into nursery is also a first step to independence, at Buttercups our goal is to encourage that independence through educational activities that are fun and stimulating. It’s a big exciting world out there and we want children to leave for their next steps in life equipped for the journey.


Buttercups Nursery






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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


Lyndsey Bath

01458 844681

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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