Childcare Apprenticeship - Thirsk MISS STEPHANIE PARKINSON

Ash Park Childcare are looking for a Nursery Assistant Apprentice, you will be studying toward your Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 21 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday-Friday (Shifts TBC).

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 May 2024

  • Date posted

    12 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Join our team at Ash Park Childcare and embark on an exciting apprenticeship role that offers a dynamic opportunity to kickstart your career in childcare. As an apprentice, you'll be immersed in a supportive environment where you'll learn essential skills and knowledge to become a proficient childcare provider. Under the guidance of experienced mentors, you'll engage in hands-on experiences, gaining invaluable insights into early childhood education and development. This role presents a unique chance to grow professionally while making a meaningful impact on the lives of young children. Apply now and become an integral part of our passionate team dedicated to nurturing the next generation. 

Your role will include; 

  • To support fellow educators/practitioners to deliver the setting’s curriculum and standard of
  • practice.
  • To work towards an early year’s qualification with support from the senior member of staff and Paragon Skills
  • To seek support from members of the team to assist your learning.
  • To work closely with children aged 0-5 years old, looking after their daily needs such as feeding, nappy changing and toileting.
  • To work as part of a team to deliver and meet the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage for all children.
  • To plan, provide and support age-appropriate play opportunities in line with the curriculum and individual needs of the children in your care.
  • To ensure the safeguarding and welfare of all children in your care.
  • To observe, assess and record children’s learning and development progress.
  • Provide an enabling environment that meets the needs of each unique individual child.
  • To build and maintain positive relationships with parents/carers.
  • To adhere to and follow the setting’s policies and procedures.
  • To attend regular team meetings.
  • To ensure standards of health and safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times.
  • To attend additional training events and meetings as identified by the Setting Manager for training
  • requirements.
  • To liaise and work in partnership with external agencies (both statutory and voluntary) to support children within the setting as appropriate.
  • To undertake any other duties as deemed necessary by the Setting Manager


The training you will be getting

Paragon Skills is a leading national Apprenticeship training provider, supporting over 4,000 learners and 1,500 organisations. Paragon Skills has some of the highest success and achievement rates in the industry.

It has an Ofsted Grade 2 Good rating and an overall achievement rate of 71.4%, exceeding the national average of 65.6%. Using a blended approach, learners are always at the forefront of our priorities. All learners are assigned a Personal Tutor who will be their main point of contact.

This involves regular catch-ups, check-in emails and calls. Your employer will agree to give you 20% of your working hours solely towards your study.

This will give you every chance to achieve the highest grade possible! On completion of this 18 month apprenticeship you will have gained;

  • Level 3 Ealy Years Educator Apprenticeship qualification 
  • Functional skills in English and maths if required
  •  Apprentices must successfully complete a first aid qualification
  • Blended on/off the job training and location to be confirmed

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Possibility of recruiting at the end of the apprenticeship if the candidate has shown willing and commitment during their apprenticeship leading to a qualified role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills


Other Childcare (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

Working hours Please note that anyone under the age of 18 can only work a maximum of 40 hours per week. Any role which exceeds these hours should be amended accordingly, to fall in line with the legislation.

About the employer

AshPark Childcare is a well-known and established Nannying and Childcare service that has ventured into a Nursery setting. Steph, the Director of Ash Park, is a local Farmer's daughter, who has always had a love for working with children since leaving school.




Ash PArk Childcare , Marage Road



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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 21 May 2024