Snapdragons: Advanced Baby Practitioners


Could 2019 be the year you become part of Snapdragons Nurseries’ success?

We have immediate vacancies for Advanced Baby Practitioners to join our growing and dynamic Nursery group, and seek inspiring and talented people join our newest, exciting Nursery setting at Redland, and our highly successful Nursery at Horfield. The ideal candidates for this role will be familiar and highly competent with the use of advanced activities and strategies in the care of under twos. You will understand signs of attachment, how to provide an enabling environment and how to establish strong routines.  Experience of working with this age group is essential. Equally important is your enjoyment in caring for our youngest children and your strong desire to have a positive impact on them.

Have you got the skills needed to inspire and enrich a young child’s life, creating foundations that will guide them through their whole life?

Use this opportunity to show how passionate you are about childcare and demonstrate this in a positive and welcoming environment.

Could you be the passionate, dedicated candidate we’re looking for, with at least two years’ experience in childcare? Do you hold a Level 3 qualification specific to Early Years as defined by the Department for Education:

The posts are full time (40 hours per week), Monday to Friday, all year round and you will be entitled to 6.6 weeks holiday, including Bank Holidays (although we may consider part time applicants who could work 2 / 3 / 4 full days per week all year round).

We offer an attractive full-time rate of pay of £19,500+ per annum (depending on experience and qualifications) with starting dates as soon as possible and flexible interview dates available.

All our settings provide fantastic working environments for child-friendly (the least we ask…) women and men! A great team spirit and happy colleagues are at the heart of who we are and what we do – nurturing warm, friendly and supportive surroundings for our staff and the children in our care.

Our retention figures speak for themselves – over 46% have been with us for more than two years and over 8% have stayed for more than 10 years (with 10 happy campers still with us more than 15 years on)!

Exciting company growth means great career prospects for ambitious people looking to excel – join us as an Advanced Baby Practitioner and you could be running a setting within a few short years…

We only recruit the very best team members in exchange for competitive salaries along with excellent benefits and rewards, including:

  • 6.6 weeks paid holiday a year
  • Nursery closures between Christmas and New Year (meaning never working over the Christmas break)
  • Additional paid leave on your Birthday
  • ‘Refer a Friend’ Bonus
  • Glitzy Christmas Party with fabulous food, entertainment, vouchers, prizes and taxis!
  • Paid First Aid Training

The nursery at Redland is growing and will expand to meet the needs of the community. It is registered for children between the ages of 0 – 5 years and opens from 7.30am to 6.30pm daily, 51 weeks of the year. The nursery at Horfield is registered for 120 children between the ages of 0 – 5 years and opens from 7.30am to 6.30pm daily, 51 weeks of the year.

If you would like to apply for one of these exciting opportunities, please complete our online application by visiting or informal enquires can be directed to Mrs Nicki Jones or Mrs Pam Gray on 01225 791122.

Snapdragons are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.

*These posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check and two satisfactory employment references. They are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

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