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 personally help to close the gap and increase the life chances of the children you work with.

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Closing date: 30 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £16,640.00

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

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday; between 8am and 6pm (breaks to be confirmed).

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    21 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000239629

  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

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 Standard
  • NCFE Diploma for the Early Years Workforce
  • Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid OR Level 3 Award Emergency Paediatric First Aid
  • Apprentices will achieve an Early Years Educator 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 lunch breaks (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 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 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 in-house 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

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

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

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

Contact

Courtney Pring

courtneypring@bestpracticenet.co.uk

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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