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Apprentice Nursery Practitioner- The Learning Tree


£192.40 per week     Thirsk

The Learning Tree
Learning Provider:
FW Solutions
Learning Delivery Site:
At the setting

Vacancy Description

We are looking for an enthusiastic Apprentice Nursery Practitioner to join our team and progress their career in childcare. Situated in Thirsk, our purpose-built classroom gives children aged 2-11 a fantastic environment to learn and develop and you can too!

Duties will include:

  • To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social, and intellectual care for children placed in the setting
  • Uphold impeccable levels of hygiene
  • Maintain accurate children’s records
  • Work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members making them feel welcome whenever they enter the nursery.
  • Demonstrate good practice with regard to special needs and inclusion.
  • Ensure that children are kept safe and you understand safeguarding procedures
  • Have a good understanding of the Fundamental British Values and Prevent Duty.
  • Ensure the nutritional needs of the children are met
  • Comply with the statutory framework for the EYFS and relevant legislation including the Children Act 1989 and 2004.
  • Positive management of children’s behaviour
  • Ensure that the provision of childcare meets the needs of the individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds and stages of development
Vacancy Title:
Apprentice Nursery Practitioner
The Learning Tree
Employer Description:

The Learning Tree Nursery, was established over thirty years ago (with Kid’s Club introduced in 1995) by volunteers living in the Carlton Miniott community. The aim was to provide low cost quality day care for nursery age children in the Thirsk and surrounding area. Today, we promote active learning through a range of guided activities, as well as self-motivated activities. Our children have a wide choice of materials to choose from. We have a comfy reading corner where children may sit and read or relax. We encourage children to enjoy books and have story time every day. We also provide a range of props such as puppets to support storytelling. We have a private outdoor space with a garden, where children are encouraged to grow and care for plants. Bug hotels provide plenty of space for minibeasts! All children love messy play! We have an outdoor kitchen where they can make mud pies, plus a sand pit and soil play areas. Perfect for little imaginations!

Vacancy Location:
  • YO7 4NJ
Working Week:
Monday to Friday - Shift times TBC Total hours per week: 40 hours a week
Weekly Wage:
Number of Vacancies:
Closing date for Applications:
28th August 2022
Possible start date:
5th September 2022
Training to be provided:

Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard.

Apprenticeships are delivered in the workplace and at least 6 hours of your working week 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, which includes:

Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours
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)
Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)

Learning Provider:
FW Solutions
Learning Provider Description:
FW Solutions is an independent provider delivering apprenticeships and vocational training, specialising in the Early Years and Education sectors.

The company was born out of the Directors’ 40 years collective experience working in community settings throughout West and North Yorkshire and later delivering teaching and training in the Early Years sector. As a family run business, the company lives and breathes childcare from the roots upwards. We have now grown our business to deliver childcare and education training across Yorkshire and the North East. We pride ourselves on having a team of long serving staff with industry experience.

Contact details:

Call Us
01423 536 672

Email Us

Find Us
Windsor House, Cornwall Road, Harrogate, HG1 2PW

Vacancy type:
Expected Duration:
18 Months
Skills required:
  • Communication skills
  • Organisation skills
  • Team working
  • Creative
  • Initiative
  • Non judgemental
  • Patience
  • Passion for Childcare
Qualifications required:
  • GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3/D) desirable
  • GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3/D) desirable
  • NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Childcare (Grade Pass) desirable
Personal qualities:
  • Non judgemental
  • Patience
  • Passion for Childcare
  • Punctual
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 the Level 5 Early Years Lead Practitioner apprenticeship standard. 

Employer Name:
The Learning Tree
Contact Name:
Jack Clifton
Application Method:
Please apply via FW Solutions website
Apprenticeship Sector:
Short Vacancy Description:

We are looking for an enthusiastic Apprentice Nursery Practitioner to join our team and progress their career in childcare. Situated in Thirsk, our purpose-built classroom gives children aged 2-11 a fantastic environment to learn and develop and you can too!

Reality check:

While the work can be really fun and rewarding, shifts can be long and demanding.  Some days are harder than others.  Tasks like mealtimes and cleaning up are less fun than looking after the children but form an integral part of the role.