JOB VACANCIES AT TWINKLES NURSERY

Looking for a new challenge?

Twinkles Nurseries are a group of privately owned day nurseries. Our first nursery opened in November 2003 and since that time we have grown considerably and today we have six nurseries based in Wetherby,  Knaresborough, Boston Spa and three in Leeds . Our nurseries provide high quality child care and early years education for children in a safe, secure, stimulating and fun environment. 

Reasons to join the Twinkles Team: Annual Awards Evening for all employees, Above average holidays, Attendance bonus, Opportunity to progress within the company, Regular training opportunities to name but a few.

Our nurseries have been voted in the top ten Day Nurseries in Yorkshire & Humber
and Twinkles Knaresborough are Harrogate Mumbler Day Nursery of the Year 2014 and again in 2016.

We have listed our current vacancies by location below. Perhaps your next challenge is just around the corner!
Could you be the next addition to the ‘Twinkles Family’?

Boston Spa

No Vacancies

Knaresborough

Nursery Manager 

We are looking for a dedicated Nursery Manager at Twinkles Knaresborough with excellent knowledge of early years practice and child development, who will continually inspire and motivate staff to provide outstanding teaching and learning.  This role will oversee the operation of the nursery to the highest standards, ensuring that the best possible environment and care are provided for young children.

The Nursery Manager will:

  • Promote the Twinkles mission statement and ethos at all times
  • Create a welcoming and family friendly environment.
  • Be a member of the management team and to contribute to the strategic planning, monitoring, evaluation and development of the Nursery.
  • Be responsible at all times for high standards of care and education of children between six weeks to five years in the nursery and five years to eleven years in the Out of School Club in accordance with statutory requirements.
  • Ensure the EYFS is promoted and delivered within the setting and the principles adhered to.
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of the Nursery business, forecasting your profit and loss and managing your staffing levels accordingly.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of Ofsted requirements.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to lead and inspire your staff team, providing support and guidance where needed.

The role will cover office administration and finance of all nursery activities to managing effective staff recruitment, supervision of staff, conducting regular staff assessments, supervision of the planning and preparation of activities to develop all aspects of the child’s individual development in a stimulating atmosphere maintaining staff ratios and ensuring staff are deployed effectively.  Maintain effective liaison with parents.

We believe that our staff are our best asset and have helped us build and maintain an excellent reputation for providing high quality childcare. We employ dedicated, caring, qualified staff and they are the key to our success. As a result, we have a very consistent team at each nursery, providing a welcoming and stimulating environment for young children. Twinkles can offer:

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Annual Awards Evening for all employees
  • Above average holidays
  • Attendance bonus
  • Regular training opportunities
  • Discounted childcare
  • 12-week induction & support programme upon joining the team
  • Paediatric First Aid Training after passing probationary period
  • Heavily subsidised Christmas Party at a quality location

Our nurseries have been voted in the top ten Day Nurseries in Yorkshire & Humber in 2014, 2015 & 2016. Join the Twinkles Team and let us help you shine!!

For further information and to apply,  please contact
The HR Team recruitment@twinklesnurseries.com  Tel: 0113 2434573

Alternatively, you can post your application to:

Claire Rankin
Twinkles Nursery
5 – 8 Church Walk
Leeds
LS2 7EG

Twinkles Nurseries are committed to safeguarding children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS is required for these positions.

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Nursery Manager Job Description

Senior Nursery Practitioner

Twinkles Nurseries have vacancies for Senior Nursery Practitioner to join the team at our brand new Leeds City Centre nursery. The successful candidate will need to be highly motivated, energetic, enthusiastic and committed in providing quality care, support & educational experiences for our children. Strong leadership skills and an excellent knowledge of the EYFS are essential to be able to support your team. Good communication skills are also crucial as the candidate must be able to build a good relationship with children, parents and the nursery team. This role is full time, contracted to 42 hours per week.

Twinkles Nurseries are committed to safeguarding children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS is required for this position.

To apply for this position please contact The HR Team recruitment@twinklesnurseries.com  Tel: 0113 2434573

Nursery Nurse

We currently have a vacancy for a qualified and experienced nursery practitioner. Candidates who apply for this position must have a strong knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and have the ability to plan and organise activities which are in line with the curriculum. Good communication skills are also crucial as the candidate must be able to build a good relationship with children, parents and the nursery team. This role is full time, contracted to a minimum of 30 hours per week with an immediate start.

Twinkles Nurseries are committed to safeguarding children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS is required for these positions.

To apply for this position please contact The HR Team recruitment@twinklesnurseries.com  Tel: 0113 2434573

 

Leeds Church Walk

Relief Chef

Twinkles Nursery Leeds are looking to recruit for relief chef on a two month fixed term contract (in the first instance).

You will be responsible for providing nutritionally balanced, freshly prepared meals for children in our care. You will also be totally responsible for the safe and hygienic management of the nursery kitchen.

We are looking a chef who demonstrates flexibility together with an understanding of the nutritional needs of children. You will be expected to hold at least a Level 2 Food and Hygiene certificate and have previous experience of working in a busy kitchen.

As a chef working with us, you can expect a competitive salary, excellent training and development as well as a caring and passionate place to work.

Main duties would include, but are not limited to;

  • To provide balanced and nutritional meals for all children attending the nursery, including providing separate meals for children with specific dietary requirement.
  • To adhere to the Policies & Procedures of the Nursery and compliance with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health-Food Safety, Health and Safety and within the guidelines of Ofsted.
  • To ensure that all relevant records are kept in line with Health and Safety and Food Hygiene to satisfy the Environmental Health Department.
  • To prepare and serve meals appropriate for special diets using allergy reports and liaising with childcare team and carers as required.
  • To Liaise with childcare team with regard to food required for children’s activities and special events in the nursery.
  • To ensure that hygiene and cleanliness within the kitchen is of the highest standard in accordance with Environmental Health requirements and legislation
  • To ensure that all foods are ready at the specified time and correctly served, making sure that the correct food is served to children with known allergies.
  • To ensure systems for stock rotation are implemented. Ordering stock in line with requirements, keeping accounts and budget control. Maintaining correct stock levels, ensuring stock rotation and ensuring all stock is clearly labelled to include expiry dates.
  • To ensure the regular removal of waste materials to the designated waste store.
  • To ensure appropriate work wear is worn and guidelines with regard to food handling on a personal level are adhered to.
  • To be aware of COSHH and to follow relevant guidelines.

To apply for this position please contact The HR Team recruitment@twinklesnurseries.com  Tel: 0113 2434573

Twinkles Nurseries are committed to safeguarding children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS is required for these positions.

Wetherby

Out of School Club Assistant

We are looking to appoint 2 x Out Of School Club Assistants at our Nursery in Wetherby.

The successful candidates will be enthusiastic and committed, with the ability to develop, support and deliver age appropriate activities to meet the individual development needs of the children.  Good people skills are essential to enable you to build positive relationships with the children, their parents and the other members of the Twinkles team.

The Out of School Club Assistant will:

  • Work with the team to ensure excellent care, play opportunities and activities in a homely, nurturing, and safe environment.
  • Liaise with parents and staff in order to ensure we provide effective communication.
  • Ensuring the safeguarding and welfare of children in the club.
  • The Out of School Club will run 3.15pm to 6pm on weekdays in term times, and full days during the school holidays. We provide care for pupils from 5 years to  11 years inclusive.

Twinkles Nurseries are committed to safeguarding children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS is required for these positions.

To apply for this position please contact The HR Team recruitment@twinklesnurseries.com  Tel: 0113 2434573

 

Senior Nursery Nurse

We are looking for an Out of School Club Senior Nurse with experience of leading a room to join our team at Twinkles Wetherby.  The Out of School Club Senior Nursery Nurse will, lead the team to ensure excellent care, play opportunities and activities in a homely, nurturing, and safe environment.  Applicants should be enthusiastic and committed, with a strong knowledge of the EYFS. Good people skills are essential to enable you to build positive relationships with the children, their parents and the other members of the Twinkles team.  The successful candidate must hold a relevant level 3 or above qualification.

To apply for this position please contact – The HR Team recruitment@twinklesnurseries.com  Tel: 0113 2434573

Leeds White Rose

No Current Vacancies

HEAD OFFICE

 

We have no current vacancies

Leeds Oxford Place

Nursery Nurse

We currently have a vacancy for a qualified and experienced nursery practitioner. Candidates who apply for this position must have a strong knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and have the ability to plan and organise activities which are in line with the curriculum. Good communication skills are also crucial as the candidate must be able to build a good relationship with children, parents and the nursery team. This role is full time, contracted to a minimum of 30 hours per week with an immediate start.

 

Twinkles Nurseries are committed to safeguarding children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS is required for these positions.

 

To apply for this position please contact The HR Team recruitment@twinklesnurseries.com   Tel: 0113 2434573

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