Brief overview of the vacancy role

Bright Horizons are searching for a Nursery Apprentice who will be responsible for delivering exceptional care and education for children whilst undertaking an apprenticeship qualification in childcare. The successful candidate will play an active part in creating a stimulating environment for each child’s individual needs.

Vacancy Description

The role of the Apprentice is to support children’s development in partnership with parents, offering contributions to observations and planning for next steps. An Apprentice works alongside the nursery team to build strong partnerships with parents/carers and other professionals. It will also include the following responsibilities :

– Support and promote diversity and equality

– Ensure you work as part of a team towards a common goal sharing ideas and feedback to create consistency

– Demonstrate the HEART principles in everyday working life

– Demonstrate a proactive approach using your initiative and showing resilience to take responsibility for getting things


– Work collaboratively, demonstrating appropriate behaviour and expectations

– Work in partnership with parents/ carers and other professionals

– Create the right environment to offer a unique experience for our parents and children

– Demonstrate and ensure good practice and compliance with the revised EYFS Framework through adherence to BHFS

policies and procedures

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

– Practice positive behaviour management techniques

– Meeting the individual dietary, health, comfort and care needs of each individual child

– Have a child centred approach, ensuring the activities on offer meet the children’s needs and are age appropriate

– Contribute to children’s records through observation

– Attend staff meetings and training sessions

– Work alongside your assessor including attending all training required for completion of the formal qualification

– Have ability to manage own time to complete required coursework in the given timeframe

– Drive own development through active participation in appraisals, one to ones and requesting supervisions where


– Promote the nursery to current parents and potential customers, taking a BOLD approach to stand out amongst


– Use reflection to proactively take on board new ideas and initiatives including feedback to enhance own development

At Bright Horizons you will be working towards a Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship standard over the course of 15 months.

Desired personal Qualities

– Able to have empathy and an ability to understand a child’s view
– Show resilience and determination to succeed in the face of pressure and difficulties
– Ability to identify concerns and resolve complex dilemmas in a fair, open and reasoned manner
– Ability to communicate clearly with both children and adults using a variety of techniques
– Ability to work as part of a team
– Have the ability to reflect on and respond positively to direction to improve own performance
– Know when to seek advice and support
– Demonstrate a proactive approach and take responsibility for getting things done
– Ability to self-manage, manage own time, be flexible, adaptable and embrace new ways of doing things

Future Prospects

Progress onto the Level 3 Early Years Educator

Training to be provided

Early Years Level 2 Apprenticeship
Functional Skills in Maths and English


Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship L2

Expected duration


Paid hours per week