Apprentice Nursery Practitioner – Woodlands Day Nursery – Harrogate


Woodlands Day Nursery
Learning Provider:
FW Solutions Ltd.

Vacancy Description

You will be provided with the chance to “earn and learn” in a privately owned childcare provider in Harrogate. You will be given the opportunity to gain and develop new skills and experiences, whilst working towards a Level 3 qualification in Childcare: Advanced Apprenticeship for the Early Years Workforce.

Duties will include:

  • To meet the requirements of the EYFS framework
  • To work with babies and young children
  • To work towards and achieve qualifications in childcare
  • To be a part of a team and support other staff
  • Assist on trips and activities
  • Assess Children’s development
  • Supervise sleep times
  • To ensure that the provision of childcare meets the needs of the individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds and stages of development
  • To promote and work to Health and Safety standards and upkeep hygiene and cleanliness standards at all times
  • To provide and promote a high standard of childcare.

Please note there is a 12 week induction/probationary period and knowledge of safeguarding and online training must be done within 12 week probationary period.

Vacancy Title:
Apprentice Nursery Practitioner
Woodlands Day Nursery
Employer Description:

Woodlands Day Nursery has been owned and managed by Funcare since 2000. Conveniently located on the Wetherby Road, on the corner of Wedderburn Road we have a homely atmosphere and varied and challenging outdoor play areas. We also pride ourselves on our warm and happy nursery, which is staffed by the nicest people who love children and are highly motivated and qualified. We have previously been awarded a North Yorkshire County Council GOLD award for quality (twice!!), and ‘Outstanding Practice’ awards from OFSTED for keeping children safe, being healthy and involving parents as partners.

Vacancy Location:


Wetherby Road



Working Week:
Monday to Friday between 7.30am and 6.30pm Total hours per week: 40.00
Weekly Wage:
Number of Vacancies:
Possible start date:
Training to be provided:

Apprenticeships are delivered in the workplace. You will be allocated a personal Teaching and Learning Co-ordinator and will have access to our on- line study area where you will find all your assessment materials.

Your Teaching and Learning Co-ordinator will provide you with personal tutorial support and assessment at pre-arranged times.

Assessment is through a variety of methods including observations in the workplace, witness testimonies, product evidence and professional discussions. All evidence will be logged to your electronic portfolio.

  • Functional Skills Level 1 and 2 in ICT
  • Employment Rights & Responsibilities are delivered via a workbook and completed in the workplace
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills are embedded in the main qualification
  • Level 2 qualification
Learning Provider:
FW Solutions Ltd.
Learning Provider Description:

FW Solutions Ltd was established in December 2008 by Company Directors Sandra and Rodney Hardy. The concept of the company originated from the director’s forty years collective experience of training and teaching, particularly within the childcare sector. Today this vision has developed into the provision of outstanding training in a range of professions across different sectors.

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:

We are looking for applications from individuals who have the following skills:

  • 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
  • You must have good time management skills; you must be a punctual person and be on time for work
Qualifications required:
  • Maths and English GCSE graded C or above (or equivalent) is essential
  • Level 2 Qualification in Childcare would be an advantage
  • Experience with children is essential
Personal qualities:
  • You must be well presented and reliable
  • Successful candidates will have a lot of patience and have a caring approach
Future Prospects:

Achievement of this pathway will enable apprentices to access higher level jobs within the sector, e.g. Nursery Supervisor, Nursery Manager, Pre-school Manager/Co-ordinator, etc. There is also opportunity for apprentices to go on to further study at higher levels, particularly working towards Foundation Degrees in Early Years. This in turn will support the achievement of early Years Professional Status (Graduate level).

Employer Name:
Woodlands Day Nursery
Contact Name:
Application Method:
Please apply via FW Solutions website.
Apprenticeship Sector:
Short Vacancy Description:

A hardworking and enthusiastic Nursery Practitioner is required at a successful Children’s day nursery in Harrogate. This is an excellent opportunity for any individual interested in starting a career in Childcare.

Additional Application Form Q1:
Do you hold a current Paediatric First Aid certificate?
Additional Application Form Q2:
How do you intend on travelling to work?
Reality check:

Please consider the location of this setting before applying.