Little Adventurers is an award winning nursery
- Winner of a Top 20 Nursery Award out of 1,959 nurseries by Daynurseries.co.uk & voted for by parents
- 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)
- 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.
“My passion is that each child should grow up knowing how special they are, having super confidence and self-esteem- something so many of us adults still struggle with. As children go through my nursery, I want them to have roots and wings- roots to know who they are and the special place they have in the world, and wings to exercise what they’ve learnt in their ongoing journey of life.
I’m committed to creating a nursery which embraces each unique child, celebrates small steps as big successes and supports each little person to flourish.” Ginny Andreas, Nursery Manager
Little Adventurers is an individual private day care nursery offering 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.
We are currently recruiting for:
A part time (1 day per week – Fridays) nursery cook
A full-time qualified nursery practitioner (40 hrs per week)
Nursery Apprentice (Level 3) Early Years & Childcare
Bank Staff member
Nursery Cook role, main duties to include:
- Preparing nutritionally balanced and attractive family-style meals for children aged 3 months to 5 years.
- Planning menus on a rotational basis with the nursery manager taking into account all dietary needs
- Maintaining highest standards of cleanliness and health and safety at all times and in all areas
For Practitoner roles:
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.
6-month induction programme
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
For our nursery cook position, we are looking for an individual with the below preferred qualification:-
- Food Hygiene certificate level 2/3
- Food Allergy awareness training
- First aid certificate
For Practitioner roles:
Level 2 or 3 early years qualification. 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.
Desirable: For fulltime position, a minimum of 1-year experience of working in childcare but we would prefer in excess of 2 years. IT literate with sound knowledge of Microsoft applications.
For the apprenticeship position we look for candidates who have the ability and motivation to study & complete the qualification. Some experience of caring for or working with children aged 0 to 5 in a voluntary or paid capacity is desirable but not essential. A positive approach to learning and willingness to take direction. Candidates must have a passion for early years education, be punctual, reliable and professional. We would like candidates to have Maths and English GCSE grade C equivalent or above.
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”