Springboard your career with Spring’s apprenticeship scheme!

At Spring, we know the value of potential. We know that not all the best people have the experience they need to get the job of their dreams straight away. Because of this, when we spot potential, ambition and talent in people who are passionate about creating the best start for children, we pay for their training to become qualified through our apprenticeship programme.

Springboard your future…an opportunity to grow with us

Our apprenticeship programme can be a stepping stone to a rewarding career in early years education. At the end of your apprenticeship, we guarantee you an interview for any vacancies in our nurseries. With the learning and experience gained during your apprenticeship, you will be best placed to step into a rewarding career within our Spring family. From there, the opportunities for further learning and progression along your chosen career path are endless…


As well as having a great time in a fun environment, you will be an employee of the Spring family. This means:

  • You will work for a national children’s charity, Action for Children (our parent company), and can learn from nearly 150 years’ experience of delivering ground-breaking services to children.
  • You will be part of a fresh, new growing network of nurseries where you will be respected as an individual and your ideas will be welcomed.
  • You will be supported to develop and grow with us…the possibilities are endless!
  • You will be rewarded for your work and contributions to our family. That means you’ll receive all our employment benefits, which we think are pretty amazing!
  • Check out more details about our benefits here.

With an apprenticeship at Spring you’ll get:

  • A competitive salary while you are training
  • 1 to 1 tutor and online support
  • Access to e-learning modules
  • Mentor / buddy from day one
  • Dedicated time to study, helping you with your work/life balance
  • Off-site training days
  • Volunteering opportunities with Action for Children – numerous days per year
  • A place in our talent pool and guaranteed interview for Spring vacancies once you are qualified

We are proud to be a ‘Care Leaver Friendly Employer - Gold Partner. We have applied the covenant principals across all our Nations to support care experienced people to get a job in our organisation and thrive while you are employed by us

As part of our promise and commitment we offer a guaranteed interview and constructive feedback to applicants who identify as care experienced and who meet the minimum criteria for the role.

Please click here to see our applicants guide

Action for Children are committed to interviewing applicants with a disability or health condition who meet the minimum criteria for the job.

The aim of this commitment is to encourage positive action, encouraging people with a disability to apply for jobs and provide an opportunity to demonstrate their skills, talent and abilities at the interview stage.

If you have a disability or health condition and need to discuss reasonable adjustments for any part of this recruitment process, so you have the best opportunity to demonstrate that you can do the job or wish to discuss how we will put in place any adjustments if you were to be successful, please email and a member of our team will be happy to help you.