We are hiring!

Early Years Practitioner Required for our beautiful & homely, family-run nursery environment near Ripon…


Applicants must be fully qualified with a minimum Level 3 in Childcare & Education – Early Years Educator, and be responsible for all practitioner duties for ages 0 to 5 years.

The part time position of 22-32hrs p/week between the hours of 7.30 and 18.00 is available from September 2018.

Appletrees Day Nursery is a beautiful, family run 18 place nursery on the edge of Ripon, North Yorkshire. We are looking for a fun and enthusiastic, child-focused practitioner with lots of energy who can contribute a variety of skills to our experienced and fabulous team.

Applicants must be fully qualified with a minimum level 3 in childcare and education. A strong knowledge of child development 0-5 years and the EYFS is essential. A creative practitioner with a love of the outdoors would enjoy this position. Due to the location of the nursery, a car owner/driver would be beneficial, although we are half an hour on foot from Ripon.

The part time position is available from September or earlier for the right candidate, offering 20 to 32 hours per week following varied shift patterns, including early finishes and late starts, between the hours of 7.30am and 6pm. Competitive salary, based on ability, qualification and experience.

Other benefits include a contributory pension scheme, free nursery meals, access to regular training, 1 hour non contact time per week, paid weekend rates for attending occasional weekend training, 28 days paid holiday and the opportunity to work with a small, dynamic, friendly staff team.

Appletrees Day Nursery is committed to the safeguarding and well-being of all children in our care – all staff will require an enhanced DBS certificate.

What our team say…

“I feel valued as a member of the team, my thoughts and ideas are listened to and supported”

“The shifts work well as we finish early some days and start late on others”

“I have time out to do my planning and assessments for my key children”

“Staff have specialist roles which are of great support to the team and children”

“Our monthly 1-2-1 meetings really help develop my practice, professional development is an important focus at Appletrees”

“It’s a really friendly atmosphere, a lovely place to work, a real family”

“We enjoy team get togethers and treat days from the manager – lots fun!”

“Great outdoor opportunities for learning walks, den building – fab outdoor spaces to play in right on our doorstep!”

“Meal times with the children are lovely and social and as staff we get to enjoy the delicious food too!”


Closing date August 2018

Please contact Lucy at lucy@appletreesdaynursery.co.uk or 01765 603644 to request an application pack. Appletrees day nursery, Woodlands, Green Lane, Littlethorpe, North Yorkshire, HG4 3LR

Appletrees Day nursery is committed to the safeguarding and wellbeing of all children in our care – all staff will require an enhanced DBS certificate.