SM

Start the next chapter of your career and choose SM to help your learning story unfold.

Start the next chapter  of your career and choose SM to help your learning story unfold.

At SM, we are committed to investing in our team XY, providing opportunities for development and helping your individual story unfold. Whatever stage of your career you’re at and in whatever role, we’d love to hear from you.

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Choose SM

At SM we enable every member of our team to concentrate on what they really love: understanding children and helping their special stories unfold.

Dedicated educators

Our team of inspirational people all share a commitment to early years learning.

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Helping you grow

At SM we aim to nurture your personal development and extend your opportunities for learning.

Being seen and heard

We thrive by sharing knowledge and ideas across our community, feeling valued and working together towards a shared goal.

Celebrating individuality

We don’t want you just to fit in, we want you to be yourself too.

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Benefits

We believe in a culture that helps our team thrive by putting recognition and appreciation at the heart of what we do. We’re really proud to offer you benefits to reward your dedication, performance and hard work.
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Performance and salary reviews

Our dedicated learning and development support helps you reach higher and accomplish more. We’ll review pay annually and provide performance-related pay for individuals as well as performance bonuses for nurseries.

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Treating yourself

Snuggle up on the sofa, catch up with friends or take a duvet day. We’ll give you an extra day off each year for your own wellness. You’ll also get exclusive access to Perkbox, a retail and leisure discount platform.

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Support when you need it

Our SM Support Fund helps team members in times of unexpected financial adversity and our Employee Assistance Programme is there if you need one-to-one confidential counselling.

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Time out

We reward your dedication through holidays that increase with your length of service.

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Help with childcare and sickness

A 50% discount to help towards your own childcare costs and company sick pay if you become unwell.

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Special bonuses

Every time you refer a friend to SM, we’ll reward you with our £500 refer a friend bonus.

Testimonials

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Personalised learning & development

A love of learning is central to our ethos, fostering both curiosity and self-confidence in children whilst giving you the opportunity to reach your full potential. Whatever stage you are at in your story, with SM there’s an opportunity for you.
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Time to think

We have two dedicated days a year for team training which gives you the time and space to focus on training, refreshing knowledge, planning and team activities.

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Rewarding success

Our Promotion Development Programme makes sure there are promotional opportunities across our team

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Specialise your skills

You can take on championing a cause or concentrate on mental health first aid, special educational needs support, social media or anything else that ignites you. 

The apprenticeship path

Apprenticeships are a great way to receive hands-on training, right from the get-go. You’ll gain knowledge, skills and that all important experience you’ll need to progress in your career. If you want to choose the apprenticeship path, we partner with training company Realise for all our apprenticeship courses.

We currently have over 80 educators on our apprenticeship path who are completing Level 2, 3 and 5 Early Years apprenticeships. You can also expand your knowledge and open up new opportunities by completing an Early Years Business Administration apprenticeship with SM.

Whichever path you choose, our programmes nurture your personal growth and welcome you to a community of passionate people, all working together towards a shared goal.

If you are interested in the apprenticeship path, please fill out the form below and we will be in touch.

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