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Early Years Educator Apprenticeship SNAPDRAGONS NURSERIES LIMITED

Early Years Educators work with and care for children from birth to 5 years. They play a massive role in supporting children to have the best start to their education. As an Early Years specialist, you will personally help to close the gap and increase the life chances of the children you work with.

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Closing date: 25 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £8,580.00

    Pay based on £5.50 an hour for the first 6 months and £6.50 an hour thereafter. £250 joining fee, payable 6 months after joining. Level 3 £250 bonus, payable a month after written confirmation of qualification and a further £250 6 months after this.

  • Working week

    If you are under 18 years old, you will be contracted 30 hours a week/5 days a week. Hours:8am – 1pm and 1pm – 6pm. If you are over the age of 18, you will be contracted 40 hours a week/4 days a week. Hours: 8am – 6pm, 8am – 1pm and 1pm – 6pm.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    24 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000080425

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Working alongside qualified Early Years Practitioners and professionals, you will work towards your own Early Years Educator Level 3 qualification. 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.

What do we need from you?

  • Reliable & flexible - contributing positively to the development of the team environment
  • Creative & observant - creating a fun and stimulating environment that builds on the interests of the children to help them progress
  • Responsible & trustworthy - ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the children is at the forefront of your practice
  • Committed & motivated - working hard to keep on top of coursework and observations. Utilising the support and expertise of your colleagues and our Early Years Apprentice Mentor

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

On successful completion of your apprenticeship, you will be awarded:

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship
  • NCFE Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (EYE)
  • Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid OR Level 3 Award Emergency Paediatric First Aid
  • Apprentices will achieve an EYE qualification which has been approved to count towards the EYFS level 3 child: staff ratios

Here are some more great reasons to join the team:

We want to improve your work/life balance:

  • Paid lunchbreaks (yes, you will get paid just for eating your lunch!)
  • Almost seven weeks of paid annual leave and an extra paid day off on your birthday
  • Family friendly policies including generous childcare discounts so your own children can attend (30% minimum discount)

We want to help you look after yourself:

  • Feeling poorly? We pay enhanced company sick pay for when you can't come in to work
  • Need more help? Our staff have 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme provided by Health Assured
  • Not sure where to begin? We have a dedicated inhouse well-being team to help you!
  • Feeling hungry? There are always plenty of snacks available
  • Cycle to work scheme keeps you and the environment health

We want to recognise all of your hard work and dedication:

  • £300 ‘Recommend a friend’ bonus and enhanced rewards for featured jobs
  • Employee nominated reward scheme with real world gifts
  • Free annual party to celebrate with your team

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We want to help you progress:

  • Wide ranging opportunities for training and career progression including Level 5 Early Years Lead Practitioner, EYITT, ECT, Level 3 Early Years SENCO & Forest School

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 4/C) Desired

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. Find out more about our ethos and values on our website.

Employer

SNAPDRAGONS NURSERIES LIMITED

Address

First Field Way

Patchway

Bristol

BS34 5TN

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Training

Training provider

BEST PRACTICE NETWORK LIMITED

Contact

Rachel Davis

racheldavis@bestpracticenet.co.uk

01174504736

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)


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