Nursery Assistant - Part Time
Mini BeastsNursery Assistant this is an exciting opportunity to continue your career with a family of day nurseries located across the South who offer a wide range of activities and learning experience to develop young minds, from messy play and cooking to problem-solving, storytelling, creative play and trips out. We pride ourselves on employee care and career development; as such we offer in house training, flexible working hours, a family friendly policy, Pension & Staff welfare scheme! About the Role Here at Tops Day Nurseries we have an outstanding reputation in delivering the best quality childcare across the South-West, operating 19 nurseries and 11 play club across Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset and Wiltshire. We believe in making an awesome environment for children and grown-ups to learn, develop, play, and have fun and in happy parents who can do what they need to do, whatever that is, whenever it is, while their children are in the best place with awesome stuff! We make a difference to people’s lives. We believe in “reducing, reusing and recycling” and respect for each other, our resources and our world. Together, we can create a sustainable culture in which our children can thrive. This position will involve working in Mini Beasts; a fun packed holiday, breakfast and after school club! This role will involve supporting with the breakfast club in the nursery, dropping children off at the relevant schools in the mornings and picking them up from school for club in the afternoon. If you want the opportunity to progress throughout the business, then Tops is the place for you, as we pride ourselves on progressing our staff through our settings; most of our Nursery Managers and Area Managers started as practitioners at our nurseries and worked their way up! This role is working part time, working 21.25 hours per week, 8am until 9am and 2.45pm until 6pm. About You We are looking for someone who is passionate about child care/development and ensuring each child’s safety is a priority at all times,together with some experience in caring for children, ideally within a nursery setting.You will need to have excellent communication skill and be able to engage effectively with the children and other colleague’s. For this role it is imperative you have a Level 2 Childcare qualification or above, and have post-qualifying experience with children ages 0 to 5 years old. We will provide you with a fantastic support network, and career development opportunities. A clear and valid DBS is paramount and overseas applicants will need a clear and valid certificate of good conduct. Please note we will conduct a suitability check prior to interview. This role requires you to drive a company vehicle, and due to insurance purposes means you need to be at least twenty one years of age, and will need to have held a full driving license for one year. Your Responsibilities and Duties will involve: Supporting in the nursery with the breakfast club Dropping children off at the relevant schools in the mornings and picking them up from school for club in the afternoon. Encourage relationships with local schools, charities, involvements with the community and taking children on trips Contribute to a programme of activities that meet the individual needs and interests of children and the Early Years Framework. Build good working relationships with parents and other family members, alongside management and other colleagues. Assist with daily, weekly and monthly checks around the nursery and assist in making the sure the nursery is clean and safe at all times. You will be extremely positive and outgoing, with a real passion for developing your career as a Childcare professional. To be committed to the safe guarding of all children in the nursery and your direct care (Please note: This is not an exhaustive list of the duties/responsibilities involved) The Benefits of working at Tops Day Nurseries Here at Tops, employee care is very close to our heart and we treat our staff as though they are family….because they are! We have many benefits we offer our employees because we want them to feel appreciated and be looked after, these include: 28 days annual holiday entitlement (pro rata) Annual pay review Staff Welfare scheme Company pension Up to 40% discount for Childcare within Tops Day Nurseries Great career progression Regular supervisions Continuous in-house and external training opportunities Uniform Provided Visit our Tops Day Nursery Recruitment Facebook Page today for all our current Tops vacancies and recruitment news: https://www.facebook.com/TopsRecruiting/ To see how this role could progress your career, please click here.