Apprentice Nursery Assistant Leapfrog Nursery School

Leapfrog Nursery School are looking for an enthusiastic, caring and motivated individual to join their team of professionals, providing a high standard of childcare for children between the ages of 6 months - 5 years.

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Closing date: 05 Nov 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

    Monday to Friday 8-3.30

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    07 Dec 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available


  • To work towards a knowledge and understanding of the Foundation stage curriculum and its implementation in a nursery environment.
  • To work under the direction and supervision of the Nursery Managers and senior practitioners.
  • To maintain at all times the high professional standards of the nursery.
  • To attend curriculum planning meetings as directed by the nursery managers.
  • To assist in the supervision of activities and create a caring, safe and stimulating environment for all the children.
  • To make written observations of children when directed by staff.
  • To use observations to inform staff about children’s progress or record concerns.
  • To provide information about children which may be relevant in parent meetings.
  • To assist staff in attending to the children’s personal needs and provide good role models for the toileting process, hand washing etc.(Trainees will only be permitted to attend to children’s personal needs after sufficient training and the Nursery Manager(s) feel they are competent to do so).
  • To promote the philosophies of the nursery, particularly with regard to children with additional needs.
  • To immediately report any accidents or incidents that may occur during nursery hours to the Nursery Managers or senior staff.
  • To attend and participate in staff training, parent meetings and promotional events.
  • To be welcoming and pleasant to all children and their parents on arrival to and departure from the nursery.
  • To be helpful and supportive to other professionals and visitors to the nursery.
  • To set up the nursery in the morning and clear up at the end of the session, ensuring that all parts of the nursery, kitchen and reception areas are left safe, clean and tidy.
  • To be available as requested by the Nursery Managers for out of hours work during the holidays for clearing out cupboards, cleaning toys and planning.
  • To maintain the condition and appropriate storage of the toys and equipment and advise the managers regarding any breakages or shortfall in equipment.
  • To maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • To attend supervision sessions with the appointed mentor/coordinator.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Team work.
  • Hardworking.
  • Patient.

Personal qualities

  • Good communication skills.
  • Caring.
  • Enthusiastic.
  • Passionate.
  • Ambitious.
  • Motivated.

Qualifications required

  • C in Maths and English Language GCSEs are a industry requirement (or equivalent).

Future prospects

Further training and potential full-time employment.

Things to consider

Childcare is a very demanding industry with long hours and early starts. It requires you to be active and standing for the majority of the day. It is also a very rewarding job, as you will have an invaluable impact of the development of the children.

About the employer

Leapfrog Nursery School has been well established in Winchmore Hill since 1998. Our nursery Principal, is an early year's specialist teacher who grew up in Winchmore Hill and understands the needs and aspirations of the local community. At Leapfrog we pride ourselves in providing children with the essential Early Years experiences which lay foundations for their future learning. Through carefully chosen activities we facilitate children's learning by concentrating on developing and extending children's interests. Our staff work alongside and in partnership with children and their parents to gain valuable insight into the children's learning and understanding. Our unique children are at the centre of our approach to early years teaching. We give children the opportunity to explore, be creative and curious,express themselves, observe, question and discuss, build relationships and have control over the direction of their learning. Leapfrog has three nurseries all within a few minutes of each other. Each nursery has its own Manager and Deputy Manager, responsible for the day to day running of the nursery. Our Principal, Assistant Principal and Business Manager support the management teams and are responsible for strategic planning, policy development and as a leadership team ensure that all nurseries provide a first class start to your child's education. You will be warmly welcomed to come and look around our nurseries. Our Nursery Managers will explain the Early Years Curriculum, show you how we plan and record children's progress, discuss parental involvement and any other queries you may have. Please call the nursery directly to make an appointment so that the Nursery Manager can ensure she can allocate sufficient time to spend with you and your child. We look forward to working with you


Leapfrog Nursery School


St. Pauls Hall

Church Hill


N21 1JA

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Training provider

  • Level 2/3 Childcare.
  • Functional Skills Maths, English and ICT if required.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Care First Training Limited


Johan 01277725972

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Closing date: 05 Nov 2017