Nursery Assistant Apprenticeship

Lesley Vincent

Are you looking to start a fulling and rewarding career in Childcare? Join our fabulous, bright and friendly nursery that provides diverse learning opportunities for children and a fun working environment!

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Closing date: 18 Jul 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

Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm, 35 hours per week

Total hours per week: 35.00

Apprenticeship duration

12 Months

Possible start date

31 Jul 2017

Date posted

24 Mar 2016

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number



1 available

Your main duties would be:

  • To greet parents in a warm, welcoming and professional manner as they are dropping off or collecting their children.
  • To provide a safe, stimulating and fun environment for all children within the group room.
  • To complete any required planning and record keeping in line with Leap Frogs  policies and procedures.
  • To ensure the safety and well-being of all children at all times through adherence to Leap Frogs safe working systems.
  • To prepare healthy and nutritious snacks.
  • To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Well developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good communication and observation/listening skills
  • Experience in working with young children
  • Knowledge of games and activities for young children

Personal qualities

  • Desire to develop skills and knowledge
  • Reliable and Flexible
  • Good Time keeping
  • Happy and Friendly person

Qualifications required

GCSE Grade C/D or above in Maths and English or equivalent. 

Work experience in a childcare/youth setting.

Future prospects

The successful candidate can go on to further training or an apprenticeship at Level 3, or into employment.

Things to consider

Candidates who do not have the relevant work experience or qualifications could be offered another course at First Rung.


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.


Lesley Vincent


Church Hill


N21 1JA

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Training provider

Level 2 in Children and Young People's Workforce, Functional Skills in Maths, English, ICT, Paediatric First Aid.

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Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by FIRST RUNG


Beverley Woodhouse

Other information

This vacancy is being recruited for by First Rung on behalf of the nursery.


The nursery WILL NOT answer any questions regarding the role or the Apprenticeships.

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From October 1st 2015 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

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Closing date: 18 Jul 2017