Apprentice Nursery Practitioner – Great Ouseburn – YO26 9RG


Great Ouseburn Primary School

Vacancy Description

You will be provided with the chance to “earn and learn” in a small village primary school. You will be given the opportunity to gain and develop new skills and experiences, whilst working towards a Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard for the Early Years Educator.


Duties will include:

  • To meet the requirements of the EYFS framework
  • To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social, and intellectual care for children placed in the setting
  • To give support to other personnel within the setting
  • Operate a programme of activities suitable to the age range of children in your area in conjunction with other staff
  • Work with all staff to ensure children settle well
  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team
  • To be flexible within working practices of the setting. Be prepared to help where needed, including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the setting, e.g. preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment etc.
  • Recording accidents. Ensure they have been signed by another member of staff before the parent receives it
  • Look upon the setting as a “whole” and be constantly aware of the needs of children
  • Ensure children are collected by someone known to the setting
  • To respect the confidentiality of information received
  • To develop your role within the team.
  • To ensure the setting provides a high-quality environment to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds and stages of development
  • To actively promote and support the safeguarding of children and young people in the workplace, ensuring organisation policies and procedures are observed at all times.


Specific Childcare Tasks:

  • The preparation and completion of activities to suit the child’s stage of development;
  • To ensure that mealtimes are a time of pleasant social sharing;
  • Washing and changing children as required;

Providing comfort and warmth to an ill child;

Vacancy Title:
Apprentice Nursery Practitioner
Great Ouseburn Primary School
Employer Description:

Our ethos is that all children should come to school to be motivated and inspired to achieve amazing things. Through an exciting, practical and child-led curriculum we promote a love of learning and develop resilient learners who are well prepared for the next stage of their education. We believe in the power of genuine relationships between staff, children and parents. We champion all children and insist they achieve their true potential with no excuses.

Vacancy Location:

Great Ouseburn Community Primary School, Main Street, Great Ouseburn, York, YO26 9RG

Working Week:
Term time only Total hours per week: 32.5
Weekly Wage:
£3.90 (apprentice NMW)
Training to be provided:

Apprenticeships are delivered in the workplace and 20% of your working hours will be dedicated to ‘off the job training’. You will be allocated a Teaching & Learning Co-ordinator (TLC) and will have access to our online study area where you will find all your study materials. Your TLC will provide you with personal tutorial support and on-programme assessment at pre-arranged times.


End point assessment by an independent assessment organisation and comprises of two activities – knowledge test and portfolio-based professional discussion.


You will be working towards the Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard (Knowledge and Understanding, Skills and Behaviours).


You must complete the following approved qualifications mandated in the standard:

  • Pearson Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
  • Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid. (RQF) or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF)
  • English and maths Level 2 (if not already achieved)
Vacancy type:
Expected Duration:
18 months
Skills required:

Ability to work as part of a team. You need to show the ability to develop excellent communication and relationships with children, parents and colleagues.

Qualifications required:

Maths and English GCSE graded C/4 or above (or equivalent) would be an advantage.


Level 2 Childcare qualification is essential.

Personal qualities:

You must be well presented and reliable.

You will be required to apply for an Enhanced DBS check from the Disclosure Barring Service.

Future Prospects:

Achievement of the Advanced Apprenticeship will enable apprentices to access higher level jobs within the wider childcare sector, e.g. Room Leader, Nursery Supervisor or Nursery Manager. There is also opportunity for apprentices to go on to further study at higher levels, particularly working towards Levels 4 and 5 Foundation Degrees in Early Years.