Do you want to earn while you learn in a friendly, supportive, innovative company? 

Why not join us at Bright Little Stars as a Nursery Apprentice?

What will I learn on my BLS apprenticeship?

You will learn how to:  

  • Work with children of different ages between 6 months and 5 years
  • Successfully care for children
  • Create stimulating environments both in- and outdoors for children
  • Safeguard children including Child Protection and Health and Safety
  • Work with a diverse culture of people
  • Build positive partnerships with parents/carers
  • Work as part of a team
  • Excel as an Early Years Practitioner

How will I be trained?

  • A number of options are available to Apprentices. Some attend college once a week, others attend study days at weekends – whichever route you choose you will be offered full support from BLS.
  • You will receive on-the-job training and guidance
  • You will be appointed with “A Buddy” (an experienced Level 3 qualified practitioner)
  • You will have access to a tutor/assessor, whether you attend college or study groups who will visit you at the Nursery

What qualification will I achieve at the end of my Apprenticeship?

  • Level 2 – Intermediate
  • Level 3 – Advanced
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT

What do I need?

  • A clear DBS
  • Passion for working with children
  • Strong communication skills
  • Dedication
  • Motivation
  • Good timekeeping and organisational skills
  • An enthusiastic, flexible, can do attitude
  • To live within a 40-minute commutable distance

What are the benefits to completing my Apprenticeship with BLS?

  • Higher salary on completion of Level 2
  • Excellent rates of pay
  • Eligibility for the BLS bonus scheme on completion of Level 3
  • Support for Higher Level qualifications
  • 20 days holiday plus 8 bank holiday which increases with service
  • One annual leave bonus day a year
  • New uniform provided
  • Access to a laptop onsite
  • Free lunches on site
  • Three days onsite training during inset days
  • Team building events throughout the year


  • Harrow: 51 Sheepcote Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 2JL
  • Mill Hill: 1 Dove Close, Bunns Lane, London, NW7 2AQ
  • Stanmore: Stanmore Business and Innovation Centre, Howard Road, Honeypot Lane, Stanmore, Middx, HA7 1BT (OPENING AUTUMN 2017)
  • Watford: 80 Sheepcot Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD25 0EA

How do I apply?

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