Nursery and Childcare Roles

 

There are many roles we recruit for across many settings. All roles will be a little different as all settings are different and each of the companies we recruit for have a slightly different flavour and community they represent. All the team members in a setting are contributors to the culture and style of the setting. All the companies we represent encourage their teams to share their creativity and uniqueness so that every setting is a celebration those within it; the children, teams and families.

What colour is your rainbow and what do you have to contribute to the story of the setting you work in? We look for candidates who want to share what’s special about them and the talents they hold within.

Role Profiles

The following role profiles give a brief and general picture of the roles that we recruit for. It is in no way extensive and all applicants will be given a job description for the job they apply for on application.

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  • Volunteers and work experience

    The managers of the companies we recruit for are often approached by potential candidates for voluntary workers and work experience. They welcome these applicants on a case by case basis, provided the unpaid work is with the intention of seeking or trying out a future in early years care and education. Unpaid staff are subject to the same vetting procedures as paid employees.

  • Part time, cover staff and flexible working roles

    Many of the settings we recruit for have part time roles that may suit students, parents, people who just want to work less.
    Breakfast helpers, lunch cover, end of day support are all roles that come up from time to time. If you want to work part time in an ongoing role or on a regular part time role, make contact. Some of these roles won’t be advertised, but often they can solve a problem a manager is thinking about and your position preference could be the right solution at the right time.

  • Apprentice

    Apprenticeship roles are either full time or part time with college days attended out of work. If you are thinking about going to college to do your early years qualifications, earning money while you do it through an apprenticeship is a great way of going about it. Instead of costing you money, you get to earn while you learn and come out a much more employable candidate- both qualified and experienced.

  • Nursery Practitioner

    This is our qualified team member role and as a nursery practitioner you will be providing high standards of childcare and education, including providing a safe, caring environment to enable the development of the whole child through individual attention and group activities. You’ll be working under the guidance of your Team Leader and ultimately under the direction of the setting Manager, following the guidelines set down by your nursery group, Ofsted and the National Standards/EYFS.

  • Team Leader

    A Team Leader is an ‘example’ Nursery Practitioner and the first level of the leadership roles. With the added leadership responsibility, comes the responsibility to ensure that a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care is delivered for children under your supervision and the nursery as a whole. You lead, give support and direction to your team, set and implement the daily routine.

  • Deputy Manager

    Again, this role is an ‘example’ Nursery Practitioner, with senior responsibility across the whole setting. You will provide expert knowledge and skills in developing children to ensure compliance with the Children’s Act and to follow the guidelines set down by Ofsted and the National Standards/EYFS to enable all children to be developed in a safe and secure environment to reach their full potential.
    You work under the direction of the setting Manager and deputise as and when required. Your role involves problem solving practice issues and demonstrating what good practice looks like.

  • Nursery Manager

    A nursery or setting Manager provides leadership for the whole setting, expert knowledge and skills in developing children to ensure compliance with the Children’s Act and to follow the guidelines set down by Ofsted and the National Standards/EYFS, to enable all children to be developed in a safe and secure environment to reach their full potential. A manager promotes the aims and objectives of their company.

  • Area Manager

    An Area Manager is key in developing the nurseries they oversee to ensure that settings are up to date and working above and beyond the expectations of the company, our families and legislative requirements.
    An Area Manager works closely with the Operations Manager in guiding and supporting nursery managers through the full scope of management and leadership of their settings, with a particular focus on new settings and settings which are struggling to achieve Company, Ofsted and/or client expectations.

  • Operations Manager

    An Operations Manager is responsible for the overall operational budget adherence, performance, compliance and development of their company operations. They set the expectations and culture of the organisation and ensure the rest of the management team is leading and managing with the same expectations and expert knowledge and skills in developing children to ensure compliance with the Children’s Act and to follow the guidelines set down by Ofsted and the National Standards/EYFS, to enable all children to be developed in a safe and secure environment to reach their full potential.

  • Nursery cook

    A Nursery or Preschool Teacher is qualified to a Qualified Teacher Status or Early Years Teacher Status, with a relevant Bachelor’s Degree. These roles are often combined with a team leader role. A qualified teacher is required to be responsible for curriculum innovation and development for their group with successful systems extending to leadership in the setting. They are ‘example’ teachers in both planning and assessment and teaching practice.

  • Maintenance Team

    The companies we recruit for, from time to time need additional maintenance people. Everything from light weight gardeners to builders are employed at different times depending on the maintenance of their settings. All maintenance people are welcomed to share their skills and apply for roles.