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Harcourt Day Nursery – Apprentice Early Years Practitioner

Company Name: Harcourt Day Nursery

Company Address:
2 Harcourt Road

Closing date: 31 March 2022

Brief overview of the role: Harcourt Day Nursery are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, caring and compassionate Apprentice Early Years Practitioner to join their day nursery.

Apprenticeship summary

Working week: Monday – Friday mixture of shifts: 07:30 – 6:30

Total hours per week: 40:00

Weekly wage: £192.40

Expected duration: 13 months

Possible start date: 1 April 2022

Apprenticeship level: 2

Reference number: VAC001822640

Positions: 1 available

About the Employer

Harcourt Day Nursery has been open since 1987 and is located close to the town centre of Harrogate. Catering for children from 3 months to 5 years of age, we aim to provide the best possible care and education for your children to reach their individual goals. 

The nursery is divided up into four sections to cater for the different stages your child will reach whilst in our care: Age Range Babies 3 months to 15 months, Tweenies 15 months to 2 years, Caterpillars 2 years to 3 years, Butterflies 3 years to 5 years. Each section has its own space and the activities are planned for the needs of the children in each group. We introduce appropriate toys, books and games, reflecting positive images and cultures in order to encourage equal development and equality. We want you to feel relaxed, free from worry and be confident your child is being cared for by qualified, experienced staff who will do all they can to ensure your child feels safe and secure in our care. 

Vacancy description

Brief description of responsibilities

  • Following appropriate policies, procedures and systems ensuring the educational, social, physical, emotional, health and welfare needs of the children are always met 
  • To become involved in children’s activities to stimulate and extend their learning 
  • To demonstrate sensitivity towards children and families within the facility 
  • Providing an environment that is safe, stimulating, and challenging, ensuring compliance with ‘The Children Act 2004’ and the ‘Childcare Act 2006’ 
  • Assisting in the admission and induction of new children 
  • Assisting in the maintenance of all necessary records to meet internal, E.Y.D.C.P and Ofsted requirements 
  • To take an active role in the promotion of excellent health and safety practices 
  • To respond effectively to any health and safety issues that may arise and report any necessary matters 
  • To participate in training and meetings as requested by the management team 
  • Performing any other duties commensurate with the general nature of the position requested by the management team 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Interpersonal skills 
  • Communication skills 

Personal qualities 

  • Patient 
  • Creative 
  • Ability to communicate with children 
  • Professional 
  • Enthusiastic 
  • Caring 
  • Hardworking 
  • Punctual 
  • Trustworthy 
  • Energetic 
  • Team player 

Desired qualifications 

No prior qualifications needed as full training will be given. 

Future prospects

For the successful candidate there is an opportunity for further progression and ongoing employment

Training Provider



Zoe Harrop

Training to be provide

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard, which includes:

  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in Maths and English (if required)
  • End-point assessment (EPA)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • If you already have the Level 2 childcare qualification then you can apply and be considered for the Early years Educator level 3. 

Apprenticeship standard: Early Years Practitioner

Job Category: Early Years
Job Type: Apprenticeship
Job Location: Harrogate HG1 5NL

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