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 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’?

Interested in joining our team? Submit your CV here…

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Knaresborough

Nursery Manager

An amazing opportunity for a Nursery Manager has arisen at our award winning, private day nursery based in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. Twinkles Knaresborough is part of the Twinkles Nurseries group, with six nurseries across West and North Yorkshire.

This is a full time, all year round position, working 43 hours per week on a shift rota basis. The nursery is open 7.30am-6pm, Monday to Friday. You will be responsible for the day to day running of the setting, overseeing all operations. The successful Nursery Manager will be passionate and enthusiastic about working with children in all aspects of their care, learning and development and be highly skilled and professional. You will have the ability to motivate the team and liaise with parents, Senior Managers, Ofsted and other professionals as necessary and ensure that all legal and statutory requirements are implemented.

We require an experienced Manager who shares our vision to be wonderful in every way. Someone who is bursting with enthusiasm and passion. You will have a natural affinity with parent partnerships and be focused on delivering excellent standards of care and education. You will be an exceptional team leader, who can role model and monitor to maintain a very high quality nursery in both care and education. You will be able to lead and inspire your future team as they in turn lead children through their amazing journey of learning and discovery; guiding and enabling them as they grow and develop.

Responsibilities

Your responsibilities will be varied and far reaching including:

  • Achieving and maintaining the highest standards of care & education
  • Leading and managing the staff team effectively
  • Supporting the management of staff recruitment and retention
  • Managing & monitoring occupancy levels effectively
  • Ensuring all policies are implemented and adhered to at all times
  • Developing and maintain our excellent partnerships with parents
  • Excellent knowledge of Safeguarding and Child Protection

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum Level 3 in Childcare and a BA (Hons) or EYP an advantage but not essential
  • Minimum 2 years post- qualification experience and previous supervisory experience
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of the EYFS
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to work to targets and deadlines and within the Twinkles Company expectations
  • Knowledge of health and safety legislation
  • Knowledge and experience of delivering OFSTED standards
  • Strong people management skills with the ability to lead and motivate a staff team
  • Knowledge and understanding of equal opportunities
  • Passion for delivering outstanding childcare and learning
  • Lots of energy and a positive ‘can do’ attitude

Twinkles offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension scheme
  • Recognition of length of service with holiday incentives
  • Extensive ongoing training opportunities
  • Outstanding supportive working environment
  • Annual awards evening
  • Generous 50% discount on childcare
  • Attendance bonus
  • Above average holidays
  • 12 week induction & support programme upon joining
  • Heavily subsided Christmas Party at a quality location

All enquires are completely confidential. 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. Twinkles Nurseries works in partnership to ensure we promote a safe working culture for families, children and all nursery practitioners.

Nursery Nurse

Twinkles Nurseries are now looking for dedicated qualified Nursery Nurses to join the team in our excellent location in Knaresborough.

Special offer for those who join our nursery in Knaresborough this month

£250 Bonus (T&Cs apply) and a 40% discount in childcare

The positions are permanent, full time at a top Nursery that will dedicate its time to fully support you in developing new skills and career progression

Our requirements:

If you are to be successful you will need to be an energetic and enthusiastic individual, with an understanding of safeguarding and EYFS, who can adapt quickly and become an integral member of the team.

We want to recruit someone who wants to exceed their expectations, hard working with great communication and interpersonal skills as you will be working with children age 6 months to 5 years, so you must have a love of working with children, have a calm demeanour and great levels of spoken and written English.

Please be aware that if you are to be successful you will be subject to an enhanced DBS check as Twinkles Nurseries are committed to safeguarding children and expect all staff to volunteer to share this commitment

Leeds Church Walk

Nursery Nurse

Twinkles Nurseries are now looking for dedicated qualified Nursery Nurses to join the team in our excellent location in Leeds, Church Walk

The positions are permanent, full time at a top Nursery that will dedicate its time to fully support you in developing new skills and career progression

Our requirements:

If you are to be successful you will need to be an energetic and enthusiastic individual, with an understanding of safeguarding and EYFS, who can adapt quickly and become an integral member of the team.

We want to recruit someone who wants to exceed their expectations, hard working with great communication and interpersonal skills as you will be working with children age 6 months to 5 years, so you must have a love of working with children, have a calm demeanour and great levels of spoken and written English.

Please be aware that if you are to be successful you will be subject to an enhanced DBS check as Twinkles Nurseries are committed to safeguarding children and expect all staff to volunteer to share this commitment

Wetherby

Nursery Deputy Manager 

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated and enthusiastic Deputy Manager on a fixed 12 months contract to cover maternity starting on 2nd January 2020 , for our nursery in Wetherby, who will have a positive attitude and provide excellent standards of care for children and parents.

The position will require working 2 days in rooms and 2 days supernumerary.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A sound working knowledge of the EYFS curriculum and the ability to support/lead a team and promote good practice across the nursery at all times.
  • Have an understanding of staff induction, supervision, and appraisal processes
  • Ensure a positive atmosphere in which the team feel supported and valued
  • Will be qualified with a minimum of NVQ Level 3 in a recognised childcare qualification
  • Have leadership or management experience in running a private day nursery/ childcare setting.

Benefits:

  • 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

Our nurseries provide a high quality early years’ provision for children aged six weeks to five years old. Three of our six settings also offer out of school care to children aged five to eleven. We look to create a home from home, a place where children can flourish under the care of our experienced, dedicated and passionate Early Years Educators. With a team of over 160 staff, Twinkles Nurseries have been recognised as leading childcare providers in the Yorkshire region.

Please be aware that if you are to be successful you will be subject to an enhanced DBS check as Twinkles Nurseries are committed to safeguarding children and expect all staff to volunteer to share this commitment

Nursery Nurse

Twinkles Nurseries are now looking for dedicated qualified Nursery Nurses to join the team in our excellent location in Wetherby.

Special offer for those who join our nursery in Wetherby this month:

£250 Bonus (T&Cs apply) and a 40% discount in childcare

The positions are permanent, full time at a top Nursery that will dedicate its time to fully support you in developing new skills and career progression

Our requirements:

If you are to be successful you will need to be an energetic and enthusiastic individual, with an understanding of safeguarding and EYFS, who can adapt quickly and become an integral member of the team.

We want to recruit someone who wants to exceed their expectations, hard working with great communication and interpersonal skills as you will be working with children age 6 months to 5 years, so you must have a love of working with children, have a calm demeanour and great levels of spoken and written English.

Please be aware that if you are to be successful you will be subject to an enhanced DBS check as Twinkles Nurseries are committed to safeguarding children and expect all staff to volunteer to share this commitment

Leeds White Rose

HEAD OFFICE

Nursery Nurse – Bank Staff

Twinkles Nurseries are now looking for dedicated qualified Nursery Nurses to join the team in our excellent location in Knaresborough.

We will provide free transportation from a fixed point in Leeds to Knaresborough

The paid hours will be counted with the travelling time

The interviews will take place in Leeds

The positions are permanent, full time at a top Nursery that will dedicate its time to fully support you in developing new skills and career progression.

Our requirements:

If you are to be successful you will need to be an energetic and enthusiastic individual, with an understanding of safeguarding and EYFS, who can adapt quickly and become an integral member of the team.

We want to recruit someone who wants to exceed their expectations, hard working with great communication and interpersonal skills as you will be working with children age 6 months to 5 years, so you must have a love of working with children, have a calm demeanour and great levels of spoken and written English.

Please be aware that if you are to be successful you will be subject to an enhanced DBS check as Twinkles Nurseries are committed to safeguarding children and expect all staff to volunteer to share this commitment

Leeds Oxford Place

Nursery Nurse

Twinkles Nurseries are now looking for dedicated qualified Nursery Nurses to join the team in our excellent location in Oxford Place, Leeds.

The positions are permanent, full time at a top Nursery that will dedicate its time to fully support you in developing new skills and career progression.

Our requirements:

If you are to be successful you will need to be an energetic and enthusiastic individual, with an understanding of safeguarding and EYFS, who can adapt quickly and become an integral member of the team.

We want to recruit someone who wants to exceed their expectations, hard working with great communication and interpersonal skills as you will be working with children age 6 months to 5 years, so you must have a love of working with children, have a calm demeanour and great levels of spoken and written English.

Please be aware that if you are to be successful you will be subject to an enhanced DBS check as Twinkles Nurseries are committed to safeguarding children and expect all staff to volunteer to share this commitment

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