Hopscotch Pre-school and Playgroup are keen to recruit an Apprentice Nursery Assistant who has a strong passion for providing outstanding care and development for all children and has a genuine desire to pursue a career within childcare.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    12pm-6pm, Monday to Friday but must be flexible

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    15 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a well-established childcare setting towards an appropriate work based learning qualification supported by experienced and qualified staff. We believe that apprentices are a key factor to the company's future growth. We want to recruit a Nursery Assistant Apprentice onto the Level 2 Children and Young People's Workforce qualification or Level qualification.

Duties and responsibilities you will be trained to carry out:

  • Promote children's social and emotional development
  • Promote children's sensory and intellectual development
  • Contribute to the protection of children
  • Establish and maintain relationships with parents
  • Plan, implement and evaluate routines for children
  • Provide for the nutritional needs of children
  • Promote the physical growth and development of children
  • Promote the language development of children
  • Health and Safety
  • Equal opportunities
  • Confidentiality
  • Working as part of a team

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills both verbal and written
  • Good personal organisational skills 
  • Good time keeping

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic
  • Able to use own initiative
  • A genuine desire to pursue a career within childcare

Qualifications required

  • GCSE grade A*- D qualification in Maths and English or working towards Level 2 Functional Skills (or equivalent)

Future prospects

For the right person upon successful completion of the apprenticeship employment may considered if available

Things to consider

Upon successful appointment to the position, a full DBS check will have to be carried out before commencing work

About the employer

Hopscotch Pre-school is an Ofsted Outstanding Early Years Provider offering pre-school education for 2 year olds and upwards following the Early Years National Curriculum with a team of highly qualified, friendly and approachable staff.




Broad Street

Long Eaton

NG10 1JH

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Training provider

  • City & Guilds Level 2 Intermediate NVQ Diploma in Children and Young People's Workforce or Level 3 Advanced Early Years Educator
  • Functional Skills in Literacy, Numeracy & ICT if not exempt
  • Employer Rights & Responsibilities

Full in-house training on all aspects of the role:

  • One to one support from the employer
  • Support from a college assessor 
  • Onsite assessments
  • 20% of the job learning
  • College day release when required

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Central College Nottingham


Nick Proverbs

Other information

The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 18 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training. * Please note that anyone under the age of 18 will only work a maximum of 40 hours per week. Any role which exceeds these hours on advert will be amended accordingly to fall in line with the legislation. * * Please note if the successful applicant is found prior to the closing date the vacancy maybe withdrawn early.* This apprenticeship is work based learning therefore most of the time you will be working at the employers address. Depending on your training you will only need to attend college in Nottingham for initial assessments, enrolment and a few other rare occasions.

Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link provided to apply. If you require assistance with applying for this Apprenticeship please contact us on 0115 9457260 or email on

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Oct 2017