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Nursery Apprentice - Early Years Practitioner

  • Hornby Day Nursery
  • Hornby, Lancashire
  • £Competitive

We are pleased to announce that we are currently looking for Nursey Practitioners - to join our team. Our nursery is a lively setting with lots of creativity and has a team that is dedicated to the care of children. We are looking for an individual to provide a hands-on, fun, creative and an innovative environment for children. We will consider applicants with a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner and progress them to Level 3 Early Years Educator.

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  • GMFJ Reference
  • Wages
  • Hours
    37.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Approx. Duration
    12 Months

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Education & Training
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Early years practitioner (ST0888)
  • Employer
    Hornby Day Nursery


We are looking for passionate Nursery Practitioner’s to join our friendly professional HDN family. We have recently been awarded Outstanding with Ofsted. We are a 20 minute drive from Lancaster. Why sit in traffic when you can enjoy a relaxing scenic drive to work.

The chance to work with a highly qualified, professional, friendly team in a family run nursery

  • Ideally, you should be able to read stories upside down with at least 3 interruptions per page
  • Possessing the skills required to rapidly count the heads of numerous moving small humans
  • Nose wiping skills are desirable
  • The ability to sing in tune is not necessary, however the ability to sing out of tune in front of a group of tiny people is essential
  • Finally you must be prepared to feel loved, special and important to many small children and their families

This recruitment opportunity offers the successful candidate a competitive hourly rate, whilst working within a highly successful and professional team.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Blackpool and the Fylde College on 01253 504343 (Ref ID: 251217)

Company website : www.hornbydaynursery.co.uk

The ideal applicant:

  • A knowledge of the EYFS and experience of working with children and families. This is not essential training can be given from our highly qualified experienced team
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding

Level 2 a minimum of English and maths grades A*-D (9-3) (or equivalent) are desirable OR willingness to complete Functional Skills Level 1/2 which are a requirement to have or to achieve before EPA Gateway.


The successful candidate will work towards completing the Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Standard from the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education. Delivered by Blackpool and The Fylde College offering expert tuition and exceptional facilities.

Personalised programme

Your B&FC apprenticeship is made up of several different elements and each one reflects your individual abilities and career goals. Our expert tutors and assessors have relevant industry experience and will support you to achieve all your goals.

Off-the-job training

Developing your skills at work is called on-the-job training, 20% of your apprenticeship (equal to one full day a week) will be ‘off-the-job’. This might include attending College, tackling projects, online learning, coaching, shadowing, or training for your job.

Stacks of support

Assessment mostly takes place in the workplace. When you start, you will be allocated a skills coach, who will visit you at least once a month to guide and support you and help you to plan for your future. We will also provide you with specialist support for your English and maths and for any additional needs that you make us aware of.

  • Empathy
  • Caring
  • Friendly
  • High work ethic

On successful completion of the Apprenticeship there will be opportunity to progress to the Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship.

Things to consider:

  • Once you have successfully completed the program you will be submitted for your End Point Assessment. The EPA is an assessment of all the knowledge, skills, and behaviours you have learned throughout your apprenticeship, it confirms you are ready and competent in the career path you have chosen. These assessments have been designed and developed by employers in the industry to reflect the daily work of the business.

  • Please note that as part of your application, you are required to provide a copy of your CV and complete the college based online initial assessments in English and Maths.

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