Apprentice Early Years Educator- Wendy House Day Nursery, York, YO24 1HR Wendy House Day Nursery

We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed Level 2 qualified Practitioner to join the team here at Wendy House Day Nursery. Can you interact and engage with children at all times, receive guidance, enthusiastic and motivated whilst progressing in your childcare career? Apply now if yes!

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Closing date: 02 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    The setting is open Monday to Friday 8.00am to 6.00pm and the successful candidate will work 30 hours during this times- TBC

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    23 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To contribute to the creation of a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for all children and learn how to do this
  • To carry out the policies, procedures and ethos of the setting, to promote positive values and attitudes, ensuring these are being carried out throughout the setting
  • To demonstrate and then ensure that they are responsible for the needs of all children in their designated room, following systems to ensure consistent, high-quality care
  • To be vigilant and protect children from harm or abuse, reporting any concerns immediately - in accordance with safeguarding or whistle blowing policies
  • To learn and then ensure that they can use resources effectively, maintaining ratios in their room
  • To learn how to reflect on their practice and routines, tailoring them to meet the individual needs of each child throughout the day for their key children
  • To learn how to plan and ensure that there is a provision of a stimulating range of developmentally appropriate activities and ensuring their room is well-resourced and creatively set-up
  • To learn how to and then carry out observations and the assessment of children’s learning and development, ensuring records are kept up-to-date, are of a high standard and are shared effectively – includes Individual Education Plans for children with Special Educational Needs
  • To develop genuine bonds with their key children and support their team’s key person system responsibilities, when this skill has been learnt
  • To work in partnership with all parents/carers, building and maintaining relationships that encourage trust, open communication and involvement in nursery life whist remaining professional at all times and maintaining confidentiality
  • Having a mentor to show them what this looks like in practice before they are left to do this on a one to one with families and children

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • First Aid Training
  • On and off the job training and location to be confirmed

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • For the successful candidate, there is the opportunity of ongoing employment and further progression 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Early Years Practitioner (Grade 2) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-5) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-5) Desired

About the employer

Over 28 Years Experience We are a small and caring nursery environment for up to 20 children with several well equipped play rooms, a quiet room for sleeping and an outstanding outdoor play area. The Wendy House has been providing day care and education for children for over 28 years. We are committed to developing and nurturing young children and enabling them to thrive in a safe environment through play and learn based activities. We are registered and inspected by OFSTED, having just been inspected (March 19) we have yet again achieved the rating GOOD. Our team of mature and fully qualified Early Years practitioners plan for and implement a range of age appropriate fun and stimulating activities to meet the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum framework. The EYFS focuses on: each child’s unique abilities and skills, the creation of positive relationships between children, parents, and the setting, all bound together by an enabling environment which fosters learning and development across the seven areas of the curriculum. Our nursery school is less than three miles from the centre of York and within easy reach of the neighbouring areas of Dringhouses, Acomb and Bishopthorpe. Most of our children move on to local schools, including; Dringhouses Primary, Woodthorpe Primary, Hob Moor Community Primary, Hob Moor Oaks, Bishopthorpe Infant School and Knavesmire Primary.


Wendy House Day Nursery


28 St Helens Road



YO24 1HR

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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


Sally Baldwin


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

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