JOB VACANCIES AT TWINKLES NURSERY

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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 a happy, safe and welcoming environment where children can enjoy rich, stimulating activities appropriate to their age and stage of development. We believe that every child is unique, naturally curious and eager to learn about the world around them and it’s our dedicated and passionate practitioners who provide the support to enable each and every child to reach their full potential. After all, we are building the stars of the future!

We know that our staff team are our best asset and we value them highly. That’s why we work hard to ensure that you enjoy every day and that you are fully supported to be the very best that you can be. As well as our very own HR team, dedicated to supporting our teams well-being, there’s a 12 week in depth induction process to help you settle into your new role and ensure that you feel like part of the Twinkles Team!  We promote continuous professional development for all our staff and provide lots of opportunity for training, both internal and external and we aim to provide clear career progression for the ambitious members of our team. Did you know nearly all of our Management team were promoted from within, starting off as Nursery Nurses before working their way up?!

There’s lots of other fantastic reasons to join Twinkles Nurseries, and these include:

Annual Awards Evening for all our employees

A range of contracts to help you achieve a happy work life balance

A generous 40% discount off your childcare

Attendance bonus, awarded every 6 months

Full uniform provided

Travel & expenses for training

Pension

Free online training

Annual pay reviews

Free paediatric first aid training

Additional holiday for long standing employees

Interested in joining our team? Submit your CV here…

Leeds Oxford Place 

Nursery Practitioner – Oxford Place

We are looking for a Nursery Practitioner to join our friendly team at our nursery in Leeds Oxford Place.

Qualified to a minimum of Level 3 and previous experience in a childcare setting is preferred, but not essential.

As part of the job role you will be required to provide exciting activities to inspire Awe and Wonder in the children you are looking after, as well as enabling them to develop in all areas of the EYFS and supporting their emotional wellbeing. A good knowledge of both the 7 areas of Learning and Development and the COEL is essential, as you will be using these every day! You will also be required to have a good understanding of Safeguarding and be able to work with the rest of the team to meet Ofsted requirements and Twinkles expectations, as we pride ourselves on providing high quality childcare. Good communication skills are also required including good levels of written and spoken English. A Friendly personality will enable you to build positive relationships with parents, colleagues and other professionals. You will be working with children age from 3 months to 5 years, so energy and enthusiasm are a must, along with the ability to adapt quickly to become an integral part of the Twinkles team.

Twinkles can offer:

* Competitive rates of pay
* Annual Awards Evening for all employees
* Loyalty holidays scheme
* Attendance bonus
* Career progression for ambitious team members
* Regular training opportunities
* Discounted childcare
* Full uniform provided
* 12 week induction & support programme upon joining the team
* Paediatric First Aid Training after passing probationary period
* Heavily subsidised Christmas Party

Twinkles Nurseries are committed to Safeguarding children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS and two satisfactory references are required for this position.

Knaresborough

Nursery Practitioner – Knaresborough

We are looking for a Nursery Practitioner to join our friendly team at our nursery in Knaresborough.

Qualified to a minimum of Level 3 and previous experience in a childcare setting is preferred, but not essential.

As part of the job role you will be required to provide exciting activities to inspire Awe and Wonder in the children you are looking after, as well as enabling them to develop in all areas of the EYFS and supporting their emotional wellbeing. A good knowledge of both the 7 areas of Learning and Development and the COEL is essential, as you will be using these every day! You will also be required to have a good understanding of Safeguarding and be able to work with the rest of the team to meet Ofsted requirements and Twinkles expectations, as we pride ourselves on providing high quality childcare. Good communication skills are also required including good levels of written and spoken English. A Friendly personality will enable you to build positive relationships with parents, colleagues and other professionals. You will be working with children age from 3 months to 5 years, so energy and enthusiasm are a must, along with the ability to adapt quickly to become an integral part of the Twinkles team.

Twinkles can offer:

* Competitive rates of pay
* Annual Awards Evening for all employees
* Loyalty holidays scheme
* Attendance bonus
* Career progression for ambitious team members
* Regular training opportunities
* Discounted childcare
* Full uniform provided
* 12 week induction & support programme upon joining the team
* Paediatric First Aid Training after passing probationary period
* Heavily subsidised Christmas Party

Twinkles Nurseries are committed to Safeguarding children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS and two satisfactory references are required for this position.

 

Kitchen Assistant – Knaresborough

We are looking to appoint a part time Kitchen Assistant at our nursery in Knaresborough. The role will be 7.5 hours a week working 1.5 hrs a day between 16:00pm and 18:00pm.

The kitchen assistant role includes:

Food preparation

* Assisting in the preparation and presentation of food
* Assisting in the ordering of stock
* Dish washing
* Preparing all food items within agreed cooking methods and portion controls, ensuring minimal food wastage
* Implementing and maintaining the nursery’s food standards, and working with the Nursery Chef and Nursery Manager to improve where possible
* Ensuring the food safety of children with allergies and special diets

Health and safety

* Ensuring correct use of materials and equipment, and ensure all areas are kept clean and tidy
* Maintaining highest levels of cleanliness and hygiene within the kitchen area, and ensure that the cleaning schedule is completed on a daily basis
* Carrying out a deep clean as directed by the Nursery Chef
* Ensuring compliance with the Company’s Health & Safety policy, COSHH regulations and all statutory health and safety requirements
* Reporting immediately any equipment faults to the Nursery Chef
* Co-operating with the employer on all issues relating to health, safety and welfare.
* Maintaining 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 and two satisfactory references are required for this position.

Leeds Church Walk

Nursery Practitioner – Church Walk

We are looking for a Nursery Practitioner to join our friendly team at our nursery in Leeds Church Walk.

Qualified to a minimum of Level 3 and previous experience in a childcare setting is preferred, but not essential.

As part of the job role you will be required to provide exciting activities to inspire Awe and Wonder in the children you are looking after, as well as enabling them to develop in all areas of the EYFS and supporting their emotional wellbeing. A good knowledge of both the 7 areas of Learning and Development and the COEL is essential, as you will be using these every day! You will also be required to have a good understanding of Safeguarding and be able to work with the rest of the team to meet Ofsted requirements and Twinkles expectations, as we pride ourselves on providing high quality childcare. Good communication skills are also required including good levels of written and spoken English. A Friendly personality will enable you to build positive relationships with parents, colleagues and other professionals. You will be working with children age from 3 months to 5 years, so energy and enthusiasm are a must, along with the ability to adapt quickly to become an integral part of the Twinkles team.

Twinkles can offer:

* Competitive rates of pay
* Annual Awards Evening for all employees
* Loyalty holidays scheme
* Attendance bonus
* Career progression for ambitious team members
* Regular training opportunities
* Discounted childcare
* Full uniform provided
* 12 week induction & support programme upon joining the team
* Paediatric First Aid Training after passing probationary period
* Heavily subsidised Christmas Party

Twinkles Nurseries are committed to Safeguarding children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS and two satisfactory references are required for this position.

Wetherby

Nursery Practitioner – Wetherby

We are looking for a Nursery Practitioner to join our friendly team at our nursery in Wetherby.

Qualified to a minimum of Level 3 and previous experience in a childcare setting is preferred, but not essential.

As part of the job role you will be required to provide exciting activities to inspire Awe and Wonder in the children you are looking after, as well as enabling them to develop in all areas of the EYFS and supporting their emotional wellbeing. A good knowledge of both the 7 areas of Learning and Development and the COEL is essential, as you will be using these every day! You will also be required to have a good understanding of Safeguarding and be able to work with the rest of the team to meet Ofsted requirements and Twinkles expectations, as we pride ourselves on providing high quality childcare. Good communication skills are also required including good levels of written and spoken English. A Friendly personality will enable you to build positive relationships with parents, colleagues and other professionals. You will be working with children age from 3 months to 5 years, so energy and enthusiasm are a must, along with the ability to adapt quickly to become an integral part of the Twinkles team.

Twinkles can offer:

* Competitive rates of pay
* Annual Awards Evening for all employees
* Loyalty holidays scheme
* Attendance bonus
* Career progression for ambitious team members
* Regular training opportunities
* Discounted childcare
* Full uniform provided
* 12 week induction & support programme upon joining the team
* Paediatric First Aid Training after passing probationary period
* Heavily subsidised Christmas Party

Twinkles Nurseries are committed to Safeguarding children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS and two satisfactory references are required for this position.

Leeds White Rose

Nursery Practitioner – White Rose

We are looking for a Nursery Practitioner to join our friendly team at our nursery in Leeds White Rose.

Qualified to a minimum of Level 3 and previous experience in a childcare setting is preferred, but not essential.

As part of the job role you will be required to provide exciting activities to inspire Awe and Wonder in the children you are looking after, as well as enabling them to develop in all areas of the EYFS and supporting their emotional wellbeing. A good knowledge of both the 7 areas of Learning and Development and the COEL is essential, as you will be using these every day! You will also be required to have a good understanding of Safeguarding and be able to work with the rest of the team to meet Ofsted requirements and Twinkles expectations, as we pride ourselves on providing high quality childcare. Good communication skills are also required including good levels of written and spoken English. A Friendly personality will enable you to build positive relationships with parents, colleagues and other professionals. You will be working with children age from 3 months to 5 years, so energy and enthusiasm are a must, along with the ability to adapt quickly to become an integral part of the Twinkles team.

Twinkles can offer:

* Competitive rates of pay
* Annual Awards Evening for all employees
* Loyalty holidays scheme
* Attendance bonus
* Career progression for ambitious team members
* Regular training opportunities
* Discounted childcare
* Full uniform provided
* 12 week induction & support programme upon joining the team
* Paediatric First Aid Training after passing probationary period
* Heavily subsidised Christmas Party

Twinkles Nurseries are committed to Safeguarding children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS and two satisfactory references are required for this position.

Boston Spa

Out of School Club Leader – Boston Spa

We are looking to appoint an Out of School Club Leader at our nursery in Boston Spa to provide care for pupils from 5 years to 11 years inclusive.

The contract will be on a permanent basis with minimum 22.5 hours per week. Shifts are Monday to Friday, working 7:30 to 9:00 and 15:00 to 18:00

The successful candidate 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 Leader will:

* Work with the existing team, to ensure excellent care, play opportunities and activities in a homely, nurturing, and safe environment are provided
* Encourage and support others to make the best use of their abilities
* Show different leadership styles to ensure positive team development
* Ensure practitioners adopt good practice at all times, maintaining the highest quality of care
* Liaise with parents and staff in order to ensure we provide effective communication
* Ensure the safeguarding and welfare of children in the club

Twinkles Nurseries are committed to Safeguarding children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS and two satisfactory references are required for this position.

 

Out of School Club Assistant – Boston Spa

We are looking to appoint an Out of School Club Assistant at our nursery in Boston Spa. The position is a minimum 10 hours per week, providing care for pupils from 5 years to 11 years inclusive.

The successful candidate 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 existing team to provide 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
* Ensure the safeguarding and welfare of children in the club

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

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