Early Years Level 5 Apprenticeship – Tops Bournemouth

  • Permanent
  • South West
  • up to £27,476.80 annually GBP / Year
  • Salary: up to £27,476.80 annually

Website Tops and Aspire

We are currently looking to recruit a Level 3 Childcare practitioner to join us at Tops Day Nurseries to complete the Level 5 Early Years Lead Practitioner Apprenticeship whilst working in one of our senior or room manager positions. This is a unique opportunity for an aspiring nursery practitioner to start their journey into early years leadership and management positions.

Employees benefit from being in the heart of Bournemouth, with convenient transport links directly outside the Nursery, a popular activities centre being opposite and Castlepoint Shopping centre a stone throw away!

The 131 place nursery is comprised of 4 different rooms: The Nest, Explorers, Investigators and Preschool which allows the activities to be altered to the desired age group! The nursery run a number of extra-curricular activities including Tops Forest School, cooking school, Boogie Mites, yoga, meditation and much more!

If you want to play a pivotal role in educating the next generation in an award winning, sustainable day nursery… join our family today!

The fully funded Early Years Lead Practitioner programme will develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours to be proactive and influential, skillfully leading day to day practice at an operational level.

At Tops Day Nurseries we believe in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible world for all. We aim to achieve this through educating the children of today, so that they in turn can influence the way future generations live.

We are the first children’s nursery chain in the UK to achieve B Corp accreditation, as well receiving UK’s most prestigious business award, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.


£400 Welcome Bonus. Why not be rewarded with a massive incentive to kick off the start of your journey with Tops Day Nurseries. All successful candidates are eligible
Health & Wellbeing. We know that sometimes life can be a bit tricky, or you might need a little guidance and support. We offer Counselling session, Yoga Therapy, Mental Health First Aider on call, private medical scheme and so much more!
Relocation Packages. You love the role, but distance is the problem, do Not panic! We are offering to support successful candidate up to £3000 relocation packages (for Managers only)
Childcare Discounts. It is not always easy to cover the costs of childcare, so we are really pleased to offer you a generous up to 60% discount within Tops Day Nurseries to support your family’s needs.
Birthdays Off. Sure, Birthdays with colleagues can be fun but we give you the day off to celebrate, YOU! Plus, the longer you collaborate with Tops Day Nurseries, the more your holiday entitlement grows.



What you will learn?

Undertaking this apprenticeship will develop your ability to reflect and build on practice through on-going professional enquiry and action research.

Learning phases includes:

Leadership and management
Child development and theory
Health and wellbeing
Health and safety
Equality, diversity, inclusion and SEN
Partnership working
You will learn how to:

Support and promote children’s early education and development
Be responsible for supporting the quality of learning and development in their setting
Engage with sector developments both locally and nationally
Skilfully lead day-to-day practice at an operational level
Safeguard and promote the health, safety and welfare of children
Work in partnership with the key person, colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals
Gain a regulated recognised qualification that can be used to progress onto a Level 6 qualification with Anglia Ruskin University.
Minimum requirement:

Must have GCSE’s in English and Maths at Grade C (4) or above or able to achieve Level 2 English and Maths whilst on programme
Must have held a residency in the UK for the last three years
Must have Level 3 Early Years Educator or Equivalent Qualifications / Experience

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