Where Children are cherished

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Would you like to work in an award-winning nursery where children come first?

Our nursery is just 3 years old and and in that time we have built  an excellent reputation within our local community.  We are proud of our recent awards which include:-

  • Winning a Top 20 Nursery Award out of 1,959 nurseries by Daynurseries.co.uk & voted for by parents
  • Awarded Apprentice Employer of the Year by Havering College. We were selected as an outstanding example in providing the support and the professional environment necessary for our apprentices to progress in their role and studies. We also supplement the minimum apprentice wage.
  • Awarded our Healthy Early Years Silver Award for promoting health, wellbeing & school readiness in our setting
  • Featured for Best Practice by the national publication Nursery World for “We’ve Explored Tubes” – an example activity of how we extend and challenge our pre-school children (19th March – 1st April 2018 Nursery World edition)

 We are looking to recruit the following members of staff:

Fulltime 40 hrs per week Nursery Practitioner with exceptional experience with pre-school children

Fulltime 40 hrs per week Nursery Practitioner – with experience across all ages

Part-time 3.30 to 6.30 pm x 5 days – Experienced Nursery Practitioner to help with our tea time shift

Nursery Apprentice – Our current apprentices are all qualified and working in our nursery and we now seek a new nursery apprentice to join our very special and elite nursery team

If you are an enthusiastic nursery practitioner eager to deliver best practice who strives to continue your own learning journey in early years, then we would love to hear from you.   We know from what staff and parents tell us that we are a very special and very different kind of nursery who put children at the centre of everything we do.

Little Adventurers offer high quality childcare to children from 3 months to 5 years and our aim is to be considered an extension to each of our little one’s own family. Our ethos is to provide a home from home environment where children are cherished as they learn and develop.

We have a fantastic staff team and recruit high calibre professionals to work in our nursery, where children’s individual needs are at the heart of all we do and where children are encouraged to discover, explore and investigate the world around them. We are family run and passionate about Early Years education, striving to deliver best practice throughout our setting.

Requirements

We are seeking the above nursery practitioners to complete our highly regarded and wonderful staff team.  Individuals must be experienced, caring and professional with a sound understanding of the EYFS, an ability to support children’s learning and development in a creative and flexible way as well as sharing our nursery’s ethos and aims (please see our website for details.)  Applicants should also have strong communication skills with children and adults, a comprehensive knowledge of child development and the key person approach.

In return, we offer our staff the opportunity to be involved in a friendly and growing nursery which values their staff; providing excellent support and communication.  We are an innovative and creative team, constantly striving to further develop our nursery with leadership from a Manager who has over 30 years’ experience.  We are committed to the ongoing professional development of each staff member and have pleasure in offering an excellent staff benefits package.

Start date: 1st September 2018

Staff Benefits include:

  • 6-month induction programme
  • Pension
  • In-house training & access to further training courses
  • Continuing Professional Development opportunities
  • Excellent career & progression opportunities
  • 2 staff parties a year
  • Approachable & open-door policy of management
  • Staff team building events
  • Quarterly restaurant vouchers
  • Annual staff questionnaires where staff ideas are progressed
  • Regular all staff management presentations
  • Excellent transport links

Qualifications

Essential:  For fulltime roles a Level 2 or 3 early years qualification or above. Minimum GCSE (or equivalent) Grade C in English and Maths. A passion for childcare and being open to new ideas.  For part time roles we would consider applicants who do not necessarily have early years qualifications but have the aptitude, experience or passion for working in early years.  For nursery apprentices we look for a passion to study childcare and the right aptitude and dedication to complete the Level 2 and 3 qualification.

Desirable (for full time & part time staff not apprentices) : Minimum 1-year experience of working in childcare but we would prefer in excess of 2 years.  IT literate with sound knowledge of Microsoft applications.

“Little Adventurers is unlike any nursery I’ve worked in before; here the children really do come first and routines are flexible and spontaneous, as they would be in the home.  It’s such a lovely place to work.”

Quote by new member of staff December 2017

All posts subject to satisfactory references.

Full details of our current positions can be found on our website http://www.littleadventurersnursery.co.uk/join-us/

For a preview of our wonderful nursery please visit our Facebook page and watch our short film    www.facebook.com/littleadventurersnursery

For independent parent reviews on our nursery please visit https://www.daynurseries.co.uk/daynursery.cfm/searchazref/65432217023

For further information & an application pack please email [email protected] preferably with a covering letter, stating the position you are interested in applying for together with your CV.

Our staff are so important to us and we have high staff morale throughout the team. Here are a few comments from our fantastic team :

“Working here with Ginny and the team has been a reminder to me about why I wanted to be in childcare – to give high quality care in a loving and supportive environment.”

“I can truly say that Little Adventurers is the most warm, fun and loving nursery”

 I love being part of an enthusiastic, loving and brilliant team!”

” Little Adventurers in my opinion has the best home away from home feeling and provides rich learning experiences.”

“This nursery is so different from others I have worked in; the homely atmosphere has a positive effect on the children and staff…”

“I feel privileged and proud to be part of the Little Adventurers Team”