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Early Years Apprentice HOPSCOTCH BATH LTD

Hopscotch is a small, independent nursery with a very friendly team. We are looking for a fun and enthusiastic character with a warm and caring nature towards young children to complete their level 3 Nursery Apprenticeship. We expect someone eager to learn about child development and help our current team across all ages, from 12 months to 4 years.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay is up for negotiation and dependent on performance.

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    The nursery is open Monday to Thursday 7.30am to 6pm and Fridays 7.30am to 4pm. You will work between 35 to 40 hours per week on different shifts varying between 7 and 9 hours a day.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    13 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Providing the best possible care and education through a high standard of practice.
  • Promote and support the development of an innovative approach to children’s learning, based on a model that includes a respectful image of children as competent and capable, in an inclusive environment.
  • To provide a stimulating, safe, caring and inclusive environment. To ensure all children’s social and emotional and physical well – being.
  • Supporting the team throughout the day with general task such as setting up activities, lunch times and supporting practitioners with nappies.
  • To support children in all 7 areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage through stimulating and fun activities planned around the children’s individual interests.
  • To develop strong working relationships with parents as partners in their child’s development.
  • To liaise with colleagues to plan and implement developmental programmes for the children.
  • To proactively promote an inclusive environment in the setting welcoming all children and ensuring no child is discriminated on the grounds of disability, race, gender or cultural background.
  • To facilitate a creative and innovative range of play and learning experiences for children, making full use of the indoor and outdoor environment throughout the year.
  • To ensure that all Safeguarding Children Board procedures relating to child protection are adhered to as necessary and have a valid DBS.
  • To attend monthly staff meetings as necessary.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Level 3 Early Years Practitioner
  • Work based training
  • The college assessor will visit you at work, observe your practise and set assignments for you to complete.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Progress into higher education, completing a foundation degree gaining a level 4 or 5. 
  • Continue on to graduate gaining a level 6 qualification. 
  • Progress even further into teaching. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English, Mathematics & ICT (Grade 4 or above) Desired

About the employer

Hopscotch is a small, unique and ethical nursery dedicated to providing the best possible care and education. We have high expectation for our staff and believe all our children should be given the best possible care day to day.








Mathilda Norris

01225 448191

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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