Brief overview of the vacancy role

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.

Vacancy Description

At Snapdragons you will be working towards the Early Years Educator Level 3 alongside your daily roles and responsibilities.

No two days are the same in childcare, but here are a few roles that you will be carrying out;

– 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.

Why work for Snapdragons?

– Paid Lunchbreaks (yes, you will get paid for just eating your lunch!)

– Almost seven weeks of paid annual leave, and an extra paid day off for your birthday!

– Enhanced company sick pay.

– Plenty of snacks available throughout the day!

Throughout the duration of your apprenticeship – you will be entitled to 20% off the job training.

Desired personal Qualities

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.

Future Prospects

Ongoing training and development including a wide range of opportunities to progress your career in Childcare including; Level 5 Early Years Lead Practitioner, EYTIT, ECT, Level 3 Early Years SENCO and Forest School.

As well as your Paediatric Frist Aid Training paid for.

Training to be provided

Early Years Educator Level 3
Functional Skills Maths and English.


ZH2 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship L3

Expected duration


Paid hours per week


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