Early Years Educator Level 3 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 lead play and reading activities, as well as assist with feeding, changing and overall upkeep of the nursery.

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Closing date: 11 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £250 1 month after qualified £250 after 6 months (if not in notice period).

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday between 8.00am - 6.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    21 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • You will work as part of a team, planning and supervising child-initiated and adult-led activities which are based around the needs and interests of each individual child
  • You will be supporting children to develop numeracy and language skills through games and play
  • You will work collaboratively and build strong relationships with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the needs of each child
  • You will be ensuring the safeguarding and welfare of the children in the room at all times

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 and Flexible - contributing positively to the development of the team environment
  • Creative and Observant - creating a fun and stimulating environment that builds on the interests of the children to help them progress
  • Responsible and Trustworthy - ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the children is at the forefront of your practice
  • Committed and 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

The training you will be getting

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
  • Functional skills in maths and English (if required)

What to expect at the end of your 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 and Forest School

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

Things to consider

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 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 healthy. 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.

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.




Ellsbridge House

Bath Road, Keynsham


BS31 1TL

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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


Courtney Pring


0117 235 5256

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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