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

Senior Nursery Practitioner

Twinkles Nurseries have vacancies for Senior Nursery Practitioner to join the team at our Boston Spa 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

 

Out of School Club Assistant

We are looking to appoint an Out of School Club Assistant 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

Knaresborough

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

 

Kitchen Assistant

We are looking to appoint a part time kitchen assistant at our Knaresborough nursery. The role will be 10 hours a week working 2 hrs a day between 3:00pm until 6:00pm. The kitchen assistant will:

Food preparation

  • Assist in the preparation and presentation of food.
  • Assist in the ordering of stock
  • Dish washing
  • Prepare all food items within agreed cooking methods and portion controls, ensuring minimal food wastage.
  • Implement and maintain the Nursery’s food standards, and work with the Nursery Chef and Nursery Manager to improve where possible.
  • Ensure the food safety of children with allergies and special diets.

Health and Safety

  • Ensure correct use of materials and equipment, and ensure all areas are kept clean and tidy.
  • Maintain highest levels of cleanliness and hygiene within the kitchen area, and ensure that the cleaning schedule is completed on a daily basis.
  • Carry out a deep clean as directed by the Nursery Chef.
  • Ensure compliance with the Company’s Health & Safety policy, COSHH regulations and all statutory health and safety requirements.
  • Report immediately any machinery faults to the Nursery Chef.
  • Co-operate with the employer on all issues relating to health, safety and welfare.
  • Maintain a high standard of personal cleanliness and hygiene.

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

Leeds Church Walk

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

Wetherby

Senior Nursery Practitioner

Twinkles Nurseries have vacancies for Senior Nursery Practitioner to join the team at Wetherby 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 Manager

We are looking for a dedicated Nursery Manager at Twinkles Wetherby 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

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

 

Out of School Club Assistant

We are looking to appoint an Out of School Club Assistant 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

Leeds White Rose

 

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 40 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

HEAD OFFICE

Finance Assistant
Purchase Ledger
15-20 hours per week over 3-4 days, 9.30am to 2.30pm

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Finance Assistant (Purchase Ledger) to join our finance team based at our head office in Knaresborough.

We have six nurseries across Yorkshire:

  • Twinkles White Rose
  • Twinkles Leeds
  • Twinkles Oxford Place
  • Twinkles Boston Spa
  • Twinkles Wetherby
  • Twinkles Knaresborough

The role is focused on providing a service to the whole company, addressing issues of a finance nature and providing relevant information to meet internal and external demands.  These services may include but are not limited to; reporting and controlling income management, financial reporting, intercompany journals, purchase/sales ledger and bank reconciliations.

 

Principal Duties/Tasks and responsibilities

  • Support the Finance Manager using Quickbooks Online accounting system
  • Input invoices to credit terms and accounting data/journals into the accounting system with speed and accuracy
  • First line contact on the phone for Finance
  • Financial account management and intercompany journals
  • Bank reconciliations and petty cash reconciliations
  • Resolution of finance and payroll related queries
  • Deal with supplier queries in and efficient and effective manner
  • Input supplier and payroll payments on the online banking system
  • Filing and document management
  • Any other duties that may be deemed appropriate to this role

 

Personal Specification

  • Basic understanding of accounting processes and procedure
  • Good level of competence in Excel, Word and Outlook and computerized accounting software (training for Quickbooks Online will be provided).
  • Accurate keyboard skills
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving ability
  • Calm and professional disposition, enthusiastic and self-motivated

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

 

Finance/Head Office Administrator
Fixed Term Maternity Cover Contract –
15-20 hours per week over 3-4 days, 9.30am to 2.30pm

We are currently looking for an Administrator to join our Twinkles Head Office team. This role will provide consistent and effective administrative support, on time and to the required specification. Working closely with management and other team members, you will be flexible and proactive to deliver support.

Main duties will include:

  • Bank reconciliation.
  • Purchase ledger duties
  • Assisting with payroll
  • Maintaining data management systems
  • Undertaking audits and evaluations
  • Assisting with procurement to ensure best value
  • Implementing approved insurances, and handling any claims that arise

 

Person Specification:

  • Promote and develop a welcoming atmosphere
  • Have experience at using Microsoft office
  • Have previous experience in administration and the running of an office
  • Aim for and achieve noticeable improvements in administration
  • Manage own workflow ensuring the best use of resources
  • Have a good knowledge of administrative systems and procedures and contribute towards developing and improving them
  • Be aware of appropriate and effective administration policies, systems, processes and procedures

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 Oxford Place

Senior Nursery Practitioner

Twinkles Nurseries have vacancies for Senior Nursery Practitioner to join the team at our Oxford Place 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

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