Job Title: Childcare Apprenticeship - East Midlands

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Weekly Wage: £136.50

Location: East Midlands

Apprenticeship vacancy with Busy Bees

Location: Nottingham, Leicester, Derby

Address: Nottingham

Hours per week: 35

Working times: Monday to Friday between 7:30am to 6:00pm on Rota Basis

Apprenticeship Type: Full Time

Expected Duration: 12 months +

Application Post Date: 31st January 2020

Application End Date: 31st December 2020

Apprenticeship Potential Start Date: March 2020

Apprenticeship Summary

Apprentices form a valid role within our nurseries as employed members of the staff team. It will be expected that apprentices progress from Intermediate Level 2, onto an Advanced Apprenticeship at Level 3, completing both qualifications within 36 months. This starts your progression of career at Busy Bees, hopefully going on to fulfil senior positions within our nurseries.

Successful candidates may be put forward to a Centre of Excellence (Nursery Site) and this may involve travelling to other nursery sites during and after completion of the apprenticeship.

Please find below some of your duties and expectations as an apprentice:

  • Involvement in planning stimulating activities for the children in your care in line with the EYFS
  • Assisting in delivering a high level of quality childcare maintaining a professional and positive outcome for both children and staff
  • Building effective relationships with children, parents and team members
  • Ensuring each child's individual needs are met
  • Contributing to the safeguarding of all children
  • Actively work towards the apprenticeship frameworks provided by BB Training with an expectation of completion within the agreed timeframe
  • Be enthusiastic and proactive in developing own skills within the workplace
  • Demonstrate commitment to continued professional development
  • Communicate with their line Manager regarding the activities and progress within the room

As an Apprentice, you will be working alongside qualified staff who will show you the ropes. You will be assigned a mentor to provide you with support within your nursery, helping you to complete the tasks you need so you can progress in your qualification. You will attend Learning & Development courses at our training centres, where you will be provided with knowledge to develop your personal skills and practice.

Your Training Officer will visit you regularly in your nursery, assessing the work you are doing, providing recognition for your progress and vital guidance on how you can improve.

Apprenticeships are an excellent way to kick start your career with Busy Bees!

Requirements and Prospects

Desired skills
  • Time Management
  • Motivation
  • Commitment to continued professional development
  • Communication
Personal qualities
  • Enthusiasm
  • Kindness
  • Approachable
  • Reliability
  • Confidence
Desired qualifications

No entry qualification required.

Future prospects

Progression on to Level 3 and develop into more senior roles within a nursery.

Things to consider
  • Some successful candidates will be considered for our nurseries that are a Centre of Excellence this will involve travelling to other nearby nursery sites on a temporary/permanent basis
  • As part of all of our apprenticeship Learning & Development courses will be held at training centres which may involve additional travelling from a nursery you have been appointed to

Apprenticeship includes:

Intermediate Apprenticeship for the Children and Young People's Workforce
  • Level 2 Certificate
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Food Safety Certificate
  • Level 1 Functional Skills
  • Level 2 award in Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Children and Young People's Settings
  • Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills.

There is a Gaining Practical Experience Booklet designed to enhance your 'on the job' training, along with opportunities for short courses, such as: Basic Skills, Functional Skills, Equality & Diversity, Behaviour Management, Early Years Foundation Stage, Safeguarding Children, and many more...

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Complete your application using the form below. If you need additional assistance please contact our intake Team on 01543 711153 or email

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