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

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 8275303

 

 

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.

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.

For further information and to apply,  please contact The HR Team recruitment@twinklesnurseries.com   Tel: 0113 8275303

Senior Nursery Practitioner

Twinkles Nurseries have vacancies for Senior Nursery Practitioner to join the team at Twinkles Knaresborough. 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 8275303

 

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 8275303

Leeds Church Walk

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 8275303

 

Temporary Senior Nursery Practitioner – Maternity Cover

Twinkles Nursery Leeds are looking for a Senior Nursery Practitioner to provide maternity cover in our baby room. 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, temporary and 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 these positions

To apply for this position please contact The HR Team. recruitment@twinklesnurseries.com Tel: 0113 8275303

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 8275303

Wetherby

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.

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.

For further information and to apply,  please contact The HR Team recruitment@twinklesnurseries.com   Tel: 0113 8275303

 

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 8275303

 

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 8275303

 

Chef

successful candidate 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.

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 8275303

Leeds White Rose

Nursery Nurse

We currently have a vacancy for a qualified and experienced nursery practitioner to work in our baby room. 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, 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 8275303

HEAD OFFICE

HR Assistant

Twinkles Nurseries are currently recruiting an experienced HR Assistant to join our busy Human Resources Team.  The successful candidate will provide consistent, effective and high levels of administration and associated services, on time and to the required specification.

The HR assistant will have experience of working in a busy HR environment and a sound working knowledge of all HR functions and current relevant legislation. You will provide support to the HR manager and colleagues to realise the Company vision and strategic objectives.

Qualities, Skills & Attributes

  • Previous experience of HR, Recruitment, Induction and Training administration
  • Working knowledge of Employment Law and current relevant legislation
  • Previous experience in managing complex recruitment drives, sourcing candidates and working on multiple vacancies simultaneously
  • Discretion and reliability, ability to handle sensitive and personal information professionally and confidentially
  • Confident and advanced experienced in use of PC, including Microsoft Office Suite
  • The ability to work without close supervision, organise and prioritise workloads and work to strict deadlines
  • Excellent communications skills with the ability to interact comfortably with people at all levels
  • Focused on continuous improvement, forward thinking, suggesting additional value adding activities that could be built into the role

Flexible and adaptable, you will use your own initiative to:

  • Keep up to date with Employment Law and current relevant legislation
  • Aim for and achieve noticeable improvements in all HR functions
  • Control workflow ensuring the best use of resources
  • Contribute to the design, implementation and review of appropriate and effective HR policies, systems, processes and procedures.
  • A relevant HR qualification would be beneficial but candidates with HR experience will be considered.

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 8275303

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 8275303

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