Where Children are cherished

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Would you like to work in an  Award Winning Nursery ?

  “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.”

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.  Little Adventurers is an award-winning nursery, just 3 years old and striving for outstanding practice throughout our homely setting.  We are a different kind of nursery and a special place to work.  We know this because our staff and parents tell us so!

We are proud to have won a top 20 Nursery Award London by our parents – placing us in the top 20 of 1,959 nurseries in London!  We won ‘Apprentice Employer of the Year’ Award by Havering College and are one of the first nurseries to achieve our Bronze Healthy Early Years London Award (an initiative to encourage healthy living for children).  We are recruiting for the below positions:

  • Full-time experienced practitioner (40 hrs per wk)
  • Apprenticeship – Levels 2 & 3
  • Bank Staff member – Flexible work to cover for holidays or sickness

 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.

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.

Desirable: Minimum 2-year experience of working in childcare but we would prefer in excess of 2 years.  IT literate with sound knowledge of Microsoft applications.

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”