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 

Early Years Practitioner

Twinkles Nurseries are looking for an Early Years Practitioner to join the friendly team at our nursery on Oxford Place, in Leeds City Centre. Qualified to a minimum of level 3 and previous experience in a childcare setting is 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
*   40% discount on childcare fees for own children
*   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. Twinkles Nurseries works in partnership to ensure we promote a safe working culture for families, children and all nursery practitioners.

Knaresborough

Early Years Practitioner

Twinkles Nurseries are looking for an Early Years Practitioner to join the friendly team at our nursery in Knaresborough.
£250 Welcome Bonus* available for a limited period! *t&c apply
Qualified to a minimum of level 3 and previous experience in a childcare setting is 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
*   40% discount on childcare fees for own children
*   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. Twinkles Nurseries works in partnership to ensure we promote a safe working culture for families, children and all nursery practitioners.

Room Leader – Maternity Cover

Twinkles Nurseries are looking for a Room Leader to join the friendly team at our nursery in Knaresborough.

£250 Welcome Bonus* available for a limited period! *t&c apply
Qualified to a minimum of level 3 and previous experience in a childcare setting is 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.

As a room leader you will be required to support & lead a small team of Early Years Practitioners and will oversee the smooth running of your room to ensure that the requirements of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage are met. In addition, as part of the management team, you will support the Early Years Practitioners in your room to provide the high standards that Twinkles expect, in line with the Ofsted Handbook and the Good & Outstanding Grade Descriptors. You should also demonstrate a passion and drive for continuous development within the team, to enhance the children’s learning and experience whilst at Twinkles.

Twinkles can offer:

*   Competitive rates of pay
*   40% discount on childcare fees for own children
*   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. Twinkles Nurseries works in partnership to ensure we promote a safe working culture for families, children and all nursery practitioners.

*Please note that whilst this is a Maternity cover role, it will lead to a permanent Early Years Practitioner position within the Twinkles Group.

Kitchen Assistant

We are looking to appoint a part time kitchen assistant at our nursery in Knaresborough. The role will be 10 hours a week working 2 hrs a day between 16:00pm until 18:00pm. The kitchen assistant role will require you to:
Food preparation

*   Assist in the preparation and presentation of food.
*   Assist in the ordering of stock
*   Wash dishes & load the dishwasher
*   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

Leeds Church Walk

Room Leader

Twinkles Nurseries are looking for a Room Leader to join the friendly team at our nursery on Church Walk in Leeds City Centre
Qualified to a minimum of level 3 and previous experience in a childcare setting is 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. As a room leader you will be required to support & lead a small team of Early Years Practitioners and will oversee the smooth running of your room to ensure that the requirements of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage are met. In addition, as part of the management team, you will support the Early Years Practitioners in your room to provide the high standards that Twinkles expect, in line with the Ofsted Handbook and the Good & Outstanding Grade Descriptors. You should also demonstrate a passion and drive for continuous development within the team, to enhance the children’s learning and experience whilst at Twinkles.

Twinkles can offer:

 *   Competitive rates of pay
 *   40% discount on childcare fees for own children
 *   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. Twinkles Nurseries works in partnership to ensure we promote a safe working culture for families, children and all nursery practitioners.

Wetherby

Early Years Practitioner

Twinkles Nurseries are looking for an Early Years Practitioner to join the friendly team at our nursery in Wetherby.

£250 Welcome Bonus* available for a limited period! *t&c apply
Qualified to a minimum of level 3 and previous experience in a childcare setting is essential.
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e 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
 *   40% discount on childcare fees for own children
 *   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. Twinkles Nurseries works in partnership to ensure we promote a safe working culture for families, children and all nursery practitioners.

Leeds White Rose

Early Years Practitioner – Casual Contract

Twinkles Nurseries are looking for an Early Years Practitioner to join the friendly team at our nursery located adjacent to the White Rose shopping centre in Leeds.  This will be on a 0 hours contract, with shifts changing each week depending on the requirements of the nursery.

Previous experience in a childcare setting is desirable but not essential, however an interest in working with children and supporting their development is most definitely required!

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
  • 40% discount on childcare fees for own children
  • 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. Twinkles Nurseries works in partnership to ensure we promote a safe working culture for families, children and all nursery practitioners.

Boston Spa

Early Years Practitioner

Twinkles Nurseries are looking for an Early Years Practitioner to join the friendly team at our nursery in Boston Spa.

£250 Welcome Bonus* available for a limited period! *t&c apply
Qualified to a minimum of level 3 and previous experience in a childcare setting is 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
*   40% discount on childcare fees for own children
*   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. Twinkles Nurseries works in partnership to ensure we promote a safe working culture for families, children and all nursery practitioners.

Room Leader – Maternity Cover

Twinkles Nurseries are looking for a Room Leader for our Baby Room to join the friendly team at our nursery in Boston Spa.

£250 Welcome Bonus* available for a limited period! *t&c apply
Qualified to a minimum of level 3 and previous experience in a childcare setting is 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.

As a room leader you will be required to support & lead a small team of Early Years Practitioners and will oversee the smooth running of your room to ensure that the requirements of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage are met. In addition, as part of the management team, you will support the Early Years Practitioners in your room to provide the high standards that Twinkles expect, in line with the Ofsted Handbook and the Good & Outstanding Grade Descriptors. You should also demonstrate a passion and drive for continuous development within the team, to enhance the children’s learning and experience whilst at Twinkles.

Twinkles can offer:

*   Competitive rates of pay
*   40% discount on childcare fees for own children
*   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. Twinkles Nurseries works in partnership to ensure we promote a safe working culture for families, children and all nursery practitioners.
*Please note that whilst this is a Maternity cover role, it will lead to a permanent Early Years Practitioner position within the Twinkles Group.

Out of School Club Assistant

We are looking to appoint an Out of School Club Assistant at our Nursery in Boston Spa for a minimum 10 hours per week, to provide 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 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.

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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