Childcare Apprenticeship in Oxford Ladygrove - Intermediate (Level 2)


Busy Bees Childcare Ltd

Training Provider:


Weekly wage £166.00
40.0 hours per week Monday to Friday on a rota basis. Potential start is 7:30 am and latest finish time 6:00 pm.
duration: 3 years
start: 31 July 2020
Intermediate (Level 2)
Children and Young People's Workforce (apprenticeship standard)
30 June 2020 (application closing date)
This could be the start to the progression of a childcare career at Busy Bees - hopefully going on to fulfil senior positions within our nurseries - and includes an intermediate Apprenticeship in the Early Years Practitioner Level 2 standard


Apprentices form a valid role within our nurseries as employed members of the staff team. It will be expected that apprentices progress from Intermediate Early Years Practitioner Level 2, onto an Advanced Early Years Educator 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. 

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!

Future Prospects

Once you have completed the Early Years Practitioner level 2 qualification you will progress on to the Early Years Educator standard level 3.  In total this will take 3 years opening you up to a variety of childcare progression routes to you.

Reality Check

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.

Skills Required

  • Time management
  • Motivation
  • Commitment to continued professional development
  • Communication

Qualities Required

  • Enthusiasm
  • Kindness
  • Approachable
  • Reliability
  • Confidence

Qualifications Required

No formal entry qualifications required.

Training Provided

Intermediate Apprenticeship for the Level 2 Children and young Peoples Workforce

This includes:

  • Level 2 Certificate
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Food Safety Certificate
  • Level 1 Functional Skills
  • Level 2 award in Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) in Children and Young People's Settings
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

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...

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