Childcare Apprenticeship - Level 3 Hopscotch Day Nursery

The Childcare apprenticeship is for 13 months. You will be supported by an assessor from SWIFT Childcare as well as a mentor within the nursery. This apprenticeship requires dedication, commitment and punctuality for you to be successful. You will be providing an excellent range of activities. This apprenticeship will open doors to childcare roles.

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Closing date: 29 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Apprentices are required to be flexible to meet the needs of the business, and punctuality is key. Working as part of a team and using your own initiative are essential. Monday - Friday, Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    27 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Supporting the development of the childcare provision
  • Providing an excellent range of activities that ensures the child learns whilst having fun
  • Assisting in meeting OFSTED requirements
  • Being a team player
  • Providing challenging and stimulating activities for children appropriately
  • Responsibility for equal opportunity in delivery
  • Supporting children’s learning and development
  • Supporting children’s self-help needs. Being creative and enthusiastic
  • Following safeguarding rules and regulations

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

  • Level 3 - Advanced Diploma Early Years Educator - Your apprenticeship will last for 13 months
  • You will be supported by an assessor throughout your apprenticeship, as well as a mentor within the nursery. Apprentices must successfully evidence a First Aid qualification approved by EYFS

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Developing into a Level 3 practitioner, with the potential of a position upon successful completion.   

Other prospects could include applying for:

  • Room Leader Positions
  • Possible Management training
  • Springboard into Primary Education
  • Paediatric nursing
  • Continuous development in current nursery setting

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 and above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 and above) Essential

About the employer

Hopscotch is a small friendly Day Nursery, which has been providing complete care for children since 1990. The premises have been converted from a traditional schoolhouse and provide extremely spacious surroundings. Hopscotch Day Nursery are registered with the local authority and Ofsted for children up to 5 yrs. The nursery pride themselves on being able to offer quality care by understanding that your children’s happiness is paramount. They provide every opportunity for children to form a good foundation to aid their development. Most importantly they offer children tender loving care; understanding that every child is an individual and each child is treated as one. at Hopscotch believe this encourages children to develop to their full potential. There are three nursery rooms where the children are divided into their appropriate groups according to age and ability. Disney Room and Little Monkey’s Room caters for the younger children whilst Jungle Room offers care for older children. All staff work towards ‘The Early Years Foundation Stage’ and make reference to the national standards where appropriate. With good transport links, Hopscotch Day nursery is located close to Belmont train station, and is easily accessible by train, bus and car.


Hopscotch Day Nursery





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Training provider

Swift ACI


Kirsty Mcdougall

020 3137 1470

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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