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 

Deputy Manager

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated and enthusiastic Deputy Manager for our nursery in Oxford Place, Leeds, who will have a positive attitude and provide excellent standards of care for children and parents.

The position is permanent on a full time basis, working 42 hours per week.

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

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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

 

Twinkles Nurseries are looking for Nursery Practitioners to join our team at our nursery in Oxford Place, Leeds

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

Boston Spa

Twinkles Nurseries are looking for Nursery Practitioners to join our team at our nursery in Boston Spa

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Special offer for those who join our nursery in Boston Spa in July.

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

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

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

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.


Twinkles Nurseries are looking for a Senior Nursery Practitioner to join our team at our nursery in Knaresborough on a 43 hours per week contract

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Qualified to a minimum of level 3 and previous experience in a childcare setting is 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
  • 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 Church Walk

Twinkles Nurseries are looking for Nursery Practitioners to join our team at our nursery in Church Walk, Leeds, on a casual contract.

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

Wetherby

Twinkles Nurseries are looking for Nursery Practitioners to join our team at our nursery in Wetherby

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Special offer for those who join our nursery in Wetherby in July.

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

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

Nursery Nurse – Wetherby

Twinkles Nurseries are looking for Nursery Practitioners to join our team at our nursery in Wetherby

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

Leeds White Rose

Twinkles Nurseries are looking for Nursery Practitioners to join our team at our nursery in White Rose, Leeds

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

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