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Apprentice Nursery Practitioner GILDERDALE FOREST SCHOOL LTD

Gilderdale is a unique nursery following the ethos of a Forestry School you will be joining a team who are passionate about early years education and outdoor learning. At Gilderdale you will experience an environment where staff and children have fun are creative and hard working.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80 to £19,760.00

    National Minimum wage appropriate to age of successful candidate

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    You will work between 8am and 6pm across Monday to Friday-Shifts to be confirmed The candidate must be flexible on working days and working hours within this role and must be willing to change days, extend their hours and cover staff holidays

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    25 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Good knowledge and understanding of child protection and safeguarding.
  • Following EYFS guidelines an understanding of the EYFS and Ofsted framework advantageous.
  • Promote learning through play, demonstrating knowledge of inspirational practitioners and theories around this.
  • To be responsible for the care, welfare, health, safety and security of children, supervising activities and routines, giving specific help to individual children to ensure that they remain focussed.
  • To plan, organise and carryout planned activities and experiences for children.
  • To communicate with parents and other visitors in a calm, friendly and efficient manner.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

The apprentice will be working towards the Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship and full Training and CPD will be provided.

Apprentices must successfully complete a first aid qualification in line with the requirements of the EYFS Framework

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full time employment on completion of the Apprenticeship for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Enthusiasm, Positive attitude, Good written & verbal skills


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4 GCSEs 4-9 (A*-C)) Essential

Things to consider

Candidates must be able to travel to the employer premises, please check travel arrangements prior to applying for the role

About the employer

At Gilderdale Forest Nursery follows a range of approaches and ideas from theorists which recognises the importance of the environment and how this has a big impact on their development, well-being and learning. Promoting the well-established Scandinavian outdoor and forest kindergartens approaches in our nursery, giving the children the chance to learn and explore no matter what the weather! The Forest school at Gilderdale Nursery the children engage in a wide range of activities through a ‘hands on’ approach, in a very special and unique environment. They learn new skills by using tools, building dens and exploring the natural world around them. Creating lots of risk takers and independent children. Forest schools gives children the freedom to take risks, challenge themselves, initiate their own learning and take ownership. But most importantly, it provides the children with opportunities to enjoy themselves! Being in the outdoors exposes children to natural elements which supports their development in all areas of learning







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Training provider



Apprenticeship Recruitment Team


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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