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Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprentice Hopscotch Nursery & Preschool

We are looking for a fun and enthusiastic Level 3 Early Years apprentice with a warm and caring nature towards young children. We expect someone eager to learn about child development and help our current team across all ages, from 12 months to 4 years. This would be a great opportunity to continue your career in childcare.

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Closing date: 12 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Depending on performance this may change.

    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

    Monday to Friday various shifts.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    17 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties will include:

  • Observing each child's progress and reporting on interests and achievements, looking for progression and continuity.
  • Sharing information about children's achievements and play with room staff.
  • Developing positive and trusting relationships with children & parents.
  • Assisting with the supervision of children at play (indoor and outdoor), at rest and at mealtimes.
  • Interacting with children in an appropriate and structured way.
  • Playing alongside and with children to support their play.
  • Offering ideas and suggestions about activities and opportunities for children's play.
  • Learn how to set up resources and activities in a way that is stimulating and excitingly presented for children.


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

  • Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator.
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required.
  • Paediatric First Aid.
  • End Point Assessment: Knowledge Test & Professional Discussion.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possible permanent employment on completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Knowledge of safeguarding, Enthusiastic, Caring, Energetic


GCSE or equivalent English and maths (Grade A-C/9-4) Essential
Other Level 2 Early Years Practitioner (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

Please consider how you will travel to the place of work, particularly if you rely on public transport.

About the employer

We’re a small independent nursery with a very friendly team. We’re based all in one room with children from 12 months to 4 years, so you get to experience working across all ages. We are 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.


Hopscotch Nursery & Preschool





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Training provider



Laurie Wills

07970 707698

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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