Nursery Practitioner

Creative Explorers Day nursery
North London, UK
20 May 2019
23 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Hello from Creative Explorers!

We are fun, versatile and enthusiastic nursery spread across 2 sites:
  • Baby and Toddler - from birth to 3 years
  • Preschool - from 3 to 5 years

We welcome families and employees from all over the world and value our unique differences and experiences.

We currently have over 20 employees (both full and part time) employed across the two sites and are looking to grow our teams further.

About the role:

Creative Explorers is a busy nursery which aims to deliver high end childcare, in addition to highly skilled practitioners. We support our employees to be successful in their career paths and offer opportunities for progression into leadership roles.

We have a number of Level 2 and 3 Nursery Practitioner roles available across all the age groups and are keen to meet people with a strong childcare background (at least 3 years) who are looking for a challenge and are looking to progress into a leadership role.

The Nursery Practitioner will report directly to the Heads of the Rooms and also the Managers. They will work alongside them to ensure new and existing children and their families are supported throughout their nursery life.


We use a play based approach to children's learning and development in which you will undertake a 'Key Person' role requiring you to:
  • assess the different stages of your key children's learning in line with the EYFS
  • use an online journal system called Tapestry in which you will be trained on how to observe, support and extend children's learning daily
  • use your observations to plan appropriately for children using their current interests as guidance
  • work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members to ensure a smooth transition from home to nursery

Skills and experience:
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to develop effective relationships with colleagues, parents and outside agencies
  • Creative abilities
  • Level 2 or 3 Childcare qualification or above
  • At least 3 years experience within an Early Years childcare setting
  • Experience as a Key Person


Creative Explorers puts fun at the heart of everything we do. We want our employees to enjoy coming into work each day and want to be part of a team that progresses and grows together.

There is scope for progression and therefore this role would suit someone who wants to gain more experience of a busy setting and is willing to take direction and advice.


Our operating hours are Monday to Friday 7.30am-6.00pm. Many of our staff work 4 days/week so they can enjoy a 3 day weekend or mid-week day off.

We run monthly social events for staff to join and bond with one another outside of work hours.

Salary information: Depending on the level of experience and qualification, we offer a competitive hourly rate between £9 - 11/hour. The is open to discussion during interview

Working Week:

Monday - Friday, 07:30-18:00, 4 or 5 days per week


We are located only a few minutes walk from Hornsey overground station. We are also accessible via the W3, 144, 41 and 91 buses.

We are a 15 minute walk from Turnpike Lane underground station (Piccadilly Line).

Our Preschool site has a private car park at its rear which staff are able to utilise.

  • NVQ Level 2 or 3, or above
  • 3+ Years experience in an Early Years setting
  • Key Person experience

Please note, this Job is located in Haringey, London

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