Hiring Now: Nursery Nurse Needed

Little Troopers Day Nursery

Hello, we ae hiring.


Minimum NVQ Level 2 or equivalent in Children’s Care, Learning and Development

Annual Salary

£21,500k to £25,500k

We are committed to offering the Oxford Living Wage to employees aged 25 years and over.

Closing Date

Friday 27th January 2023

Interview Dates

Interviews will take place week commencing 30th January 2023

The Nursery

We are a privately run day nursery established in 2006 and rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. We are registered for children aged 10 months to 5 years and located in a residential area one mile from Oxford City Centre.

Due to a recent company restructure and increasing demand for quality Early Years places, we have created a new and exciting opportunity for a passionate person to be part of our nursery team.

The Position

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, confident, committed, and passionate individual, with excellent communication & organisational skills and a ‘hands-on’ attitude to work tasks. As a nursery, we believe that all of our staff should feel valued and be part of a supportive and caring nursery team of Early Years professionals, where your voice is appreciated and respected.

Candidate Criteria

The successful candidate will be working with a small group of children aged 10 months to 3 years. They must be able to provide a high quality, caring, and stimulating environment, where our children can thrive while they learn, develop, and have fun.

Working as part of a small team, the successful candidate will report directly to the Room Leader. However, as a member of the nursery’s 18 employees, they will also be expected to support the Nursery Management in the day to day running of the nursery.

The successful candidate will have already gained some experience in childcare and is now looking to move on from their current role.

Essential Criteria

It is ESSENTIAL that candidates have the following qualities, skills, and knowledge:

•A minimum childcare qualification of NVQ level 2 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development or equivalent.

•Some experience working with children aged 5 years and under.

•Committed to supporting the delivery of quality; abiding by the nursery’s policies and procedures including the Safeguarding of Children and Health & Safety at work.

•Previous experience working as part of team.

•Enthusiastic to develop their knowledge and experience.

Desirable Criteria

It is DESIRABLE but NOT ESSENTIAL that candidates have the following qualities, skills, and knowledge:

•A childcare qualification of NVQ level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development, or equivalent.

•Previous experience working with children aged between 10 months and 3 years.

•Maths and English GCSE’s (or equivalent) at grade C (Level 4) or above.

Continued further support, training and development will be given to the successful candidate.

Staff Benefits

Staff benefits include:

·33 days paid annual leave (including bank holidays and our one-week closure between Christmas and New Year).

·A training & development program to help the successful candidate to progress further in their career development, including full financial funding to obtain an NVQ level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development.

·Further financial support should you wish to gain higher qualifications in Children’s Care, Learning and Development.

·Company pension.

·24-hour employee wellbeing support through our partnership with Croner.

·Freshly prepared hot lunches.

·Staff uniform.

·Regular social events.

·Excellent career opportunities.

·Working within a supportive and nurturing team environment.

We offer a competitive salary package to the successful candidate that reflects their experience, skills, and qualifications.

To Apply

To apply for the position, please click on the link and complete the online application form through our nursery website https://www.littletroopers.co.uk/staff-vacancies/

Further details about our nursery, working with us, the position, including a job description and a person specification can be found on our website. If you would prefer us to email you an application pack, please contact us.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Preferred candidates will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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