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Nursery Apprenticeship Snapdragons

We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate to join our friendly team at our Keynsham nursery. Snapdragons are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.

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

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Closing date: 23 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    If under 18 years old, you will be contracted 30 hours, work 5 days a week. Hours include 8am - 1pm and 1pm - 6pm. If you are over 18, you will be contracted 40 hours, and work 4 days a week. Hours include 8am - 6pm, 8am - 1pm and 1pm - 6pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    65 weeks

  • Possible start date

    30 Sep 2021

  • Date posted

    26 Mar 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

Your mission is to provide exceptional early years care in a safe, nurturing and fulfilling environment whilst inspiring children to unlock their full potential through key skills and values which will establish them as gifted citizens of the world.

  • Be a reliable member of a team, working co-operatively and with flexibility, contributing positively to the development of the team environment
  • Work within the EYFS principles, adhere to and positively promote Snapdragons Nurseries policies and procedures
  • Treat each child as an individual and have a general understanding of childcare and child development
  • Observe each child's progress and report on interests and achievements, looking for progression and continuity
  • Share information about children's achievements and play with room staff
  • Develop positive and trusting relationships with children, parents, carers, staff and outside agencies
  • Assist with the supervision of children at play (indoor and outdoor), at rest and at mealtimes
  • Interact with children in an appropriate and structured way
  • Play alongside and with children to support their play
  • Under the guidance of the room leader, and following the guidelines of the EYFS framework and nursery policy, assist with planning activities
  • Offer ideas and suggestions about activities and opportunities for children's play
  • Under the guidance of the room leader, assist with the creation of an enabling and attractive environment
  • Learn how to set up resources and activities in a way that is stimulating and excitingly presented for children
  • Ensure that the play area is clean and tidy at all times
  • Strictly adhere to the agreed nursery behaviour management policy and procedures, promoting positive behaviour at all times
  • Ensure that the designated member of staff for safeguarding or manager, is aware of any incidents affecting the welfare of the children in your care
  • Commit to developing and maintaining a multicultural, anti-racist, non-sexist environment respecting the children's individual differences and diversity

Both contracts will include an additional 5 hours for off the job training.

You will be paid £5 an hour for the first 6 months and then £6 an hour thereafter.

At Snapdragons Nursery, you will be working towards an Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship standard over the course of 15 months.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills

Personal qualities

  • You must be enthusiastic
  • Able to work well in a team

Desired qualifications

During your work-based apprenticeship you will be allocated time to complete any relevant computer-based learning. If you don't already hold GCSEs graded 4/C or above or equivalent in English and maths, you will be required to study for functional skills alongside your early years qualification.

Future prospects

Future training and opportunities.

Things to consider

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW):

About the employer

Snapdragons opened in January 1998 in a farmhouse in Atworth, in response to local demand for high-quality full daycare. It developed an excellent local reputation and has since expanded into Bath, Bristol and other sites in Wiltshire. Snapdragons is a family-run business that can react quickly to local needs but, more importantly, can respond personally to the families that it serves. We genuinely want our nurseries to be the best and we want nursery experiences to be memorable and fun. We realise that it is vital that we earn the trust and confidence of you, the parent and that you are happy with what we do and how we do it. Together we can produce happy and confident children who enjoy living in a culture that nurtures and values the importance of a happy childhood and gives children the opportunity to maximise their full potential and become well-rounded citizens of the world.





Grosvenor Place



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd


  • Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship
  • Functional Skills in maths and English

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 23 Sep 2021