Nursery Apprentice Mama Bears - Fishponds - Thicket Avenue

If you are looking to enter into a career in childcare then an apprenticeship with Mama Bear's Day Nursery and Pre-school could be for you!

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

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Closing date: 02 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, shift work. 7am - 4pm, 8am - 5pm, 9am - 6pm. Exact shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Jul 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

At Mama Bears, you will be working towards a Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship standard over the course of 15 months!

As an Apprentice you will be trained to undertake the same responsibilities as an Early Years Practitioner (Nursery Nurse).


- You will work as part of a team planning, monitoring and evaluating activities for children from birth to approximately five years of age

- You will be responsible for the care and education of the children in the room within a key person structure

- Ensuring the safeguarding and welfare of the children in the room at all times is essential

- You will work to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework

- To support qualified staff with daily routines in the nursery

- To learn the skills of a nursery nurse, (on the job), working practically as part of the team

- To learn how to provide high quality childcare to our children

- Understand the importance of keeping everyone safe and the part you play

- To never be left unsupervised with the children

- To gain a good understanding of child development and how this is important when caring for children

- To contribute/complete children's observations and records when required - create consistency

- To build positive relationships with the children, families, colleagues and internal/external professionals

Because of the nature of this job it will be necessary for an enhanced criminal record disclosure to be undertaken.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff and volunteers are required to share this commitment.

The key dates are to be used as a guide only. The vacancy closing date will be extended.

The training you will be getting

Early Years Educator Apprenticeship L3 including a Paediatric First Aid qualifications and Functional Skills in Maths and English. Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Ongoing training and learning with potential for employment within the industry, or seek further education as a qualified Early Years Educator.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team Working, Organisation Skills


Other None required (Grade None required) Desired

Things to consider

The key dates provided should be used as a guide only. Should the position be filled, the vacancy will be closed.

About the employer

We are a family run childcare organisation based in the South West with day nurseries. Our nursery group has grown on our reputation of outstanding and affordable childcare available to all families. We're passionate about providing babies, toddlers and preschool children with the best start in their early education and work diligently to ensure that this results in safe and happy children in our care. At Mama Bear's enjoyment and fun are linked with discovery and learning. Staff are sensitive


Mama Bears - Fishponds - Thicket Avenue


Thicket Avenue

BS16 4EH

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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

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

Apply now

Closing date: 02 Aug 2024