Early Year Practitioners

  • Job Reference: 00002275-1
  • Date Posted: 2 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Emscote House
  • Location: Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Education & Childcare
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

A new benefit for colleagues will provide up to 20 extra paid days off work in addition to their annual leave entitlement. A focus on colleague well-being now extends beyond competitive salaries, free breakfast and lunch whilst at work, Perkbox discounts and Thrive mental health support, and allows colleagues more time to enjoy a better work-life balance. To see the extensive list of benefits visit www.childbasecareers.com/benefits.

Roles within the nursery are:

Qualified practitioners (Level 2 & 3):

You will join us as a Nursery Practitioner (qualified) on a full-time basis (40 hours a week) and will work a variety of shifts between the hours of 07:30-18:30, Monday-Friday, all-year-round. 

We are offering an annual salary of £24,710.40-£30,867.20 per annum, pro rata.  On an hourly rate this equates to:

  • £14.31-£14.84 if you’re qualified to level 6 or above.
  • £13.50-£14.84 if you’re qualified to level 3, 4 or 5.
  • £11.88 if you're qualified to level 2.

Just some of the benefits we have to offer you include:

  • Up to 50 paid days off work.
  • Childcare discount from day one; 50% for your children and/or 20% for your grandchildren.
  • Perkbox access offering various retail discounts and reduced ticket prices on days out.
  • ‘Recommend a friend’ bonuses of £1,000 every time you successfully refer someone to join our partnership.
  • Complimentary breakfast, lunch and refreshments when you are at work.
  • Thrive Mental Health App, Employee Assistance Scheme, Occupational Health Service and private medical care.
  • Career progression and opportunities for future promotion, across our partnership.

Childcare Apprenticeships:

We are seeking a very special person to join us in this role.  Someone who:

  • Is naturally nurturing, caring and compassionate to others.
  • Has an interest in child development and how children learn.
  • Can be a positive role model to the children in their care.
  • Enjoys contributing within a team environment. 

This early years apprenticeship will commence in July 2024 and will teach you how to provide outstanding care and education to young children.  Your main responsibilities will be to:

  • Work as part of a team to create and maintain safe and supportive learning environments across the nursery, plan and implement opportunities to enhance children’s development, and complete observations linked to the early years curriculum.
  • Interact positively with all nursery users and work in partnership with colleagues and parents to ensure all children’s individual needs are met at all times whilst they are in your care.
  • Adhere to nursery routines and policies and to seek guidance from your leadership team as required.
  • Successfully manage your time to ensure you submit your coursework by the deadlines set by your trainer/assessor.

Nursery Cook / Chef:

You will join us as the Nursery Cook/Chef on a full-time basis (37.5 hours a week) and will work a variety of shifts between the hours of 09:00-18:00, Monday-Friday, all-year-round. 

We are seeking a very special person to join us in this catering role.  Someone who:

  • Has experience of preparing and cooking raw-ingredients in-line with a set menu, to produce a range of different meals that cater for varied dietary requirements, in a professional kitchen environment.
  • Is able to accurately record temperature checks, produce essential reports on allergy management and food wastage, and will work in conjunction with the central health, safety and environment support team as required.
  • Can effectively line-manage a kitchen assistant to ensure that a clean, safe and tidy 5-star kitchen is maintained, ensuring appropriate COSHH and allergy management protocols are implemented at all times.
  • Can manage a budget, champions healthy eating and enjoys working in a busy, team-orientated environment.

Just some of the benefits we have to offer you include:

  • An annual salary of £23,166-£28,584 (when working 37.5 hours).
  • Up to 50 paid days off work.
  • Childcare discount from day one; 50% for your children and/or 20% for your grandchildren.
  • Perkbox access offering various retail discounts and reduced ticket prices on days out.
  • ‘Recommend a friend’ bonuses of £1,000 every time you successfully refer someone to join our partnership.
  • Complimentary breakfast, lunch and refreshments when you are at work.
  • Thrive Mental Health App, Employee Assistance Scheme, Occupational Health Service and private medical care.

Relief Nursery Practitioner:

As a Relief Nursery Practitioner you will play an important role in contributing towards the on-going success of our company.  You will provide relief cover for team holiday, training and other staff leave, and you will work with all age groups (0-5 years) across the nursery.  Some shifts will be offered to you in advance and others will become available at short notice.  The flexible nature of this 0-hour role means, if you are offered a relief shift on a day when you have other commitments, you can simply decline the shift. 

As relief cover requirements for the nursery change from week-to-week, we are seeking new relief team members who can work varied shifts between the hours of 07:30am-18:30pm, on at least two days each week ideally. 

We are seeking a very special person to join us in this role.  Someone who:

  • Is naturally nurturing, caring and compassionate to others.
  • Has some experience of caring for children under five, ideally in a nursery environment, and has an interest in child development and how children learn; you may currently be undertaking an early years or teaching qualification at college or university.
  • Can be a positive role model to the children in their care.
  • Enjoys contributing within a busy, team environment. 

We are offering an hourly pay rate of:

  • £11.88-£13.15 if you’re qualified to level 3 or above.
  • £11.83 if you’re qualified to level 2.
  • £11.77 if you’re not early years qualified.

Just some of the benefits we have to offer you include:

  • Perkbox access offering various retail discounts and reduced ticket prices on days out.
  • ‘Recommend a friend’ bonuses of £1,000 every time you successfully refer someone to join our partnership.
  • Complimentary breakfast, lunch and refreshments when you are at work.
  • Thrive Mental Health App, Employee Assistance Scheme, Occupational Health Service and private medical care.
  • Career progression and opportunities for future promotion, across our partnership.

Successful applicants will need to provide ‘right to work in the UK’ documentation and evidence of any qualifications essential to the role, undertake a DBS check and provide satisfactory references, prior to commencing employment with us.  If your application is successful, our recruitment and compliance team will be there to support you through our onboarding process, every step of the way.