Nursery Practitioner for The Priory Day Nursery, Filton
Are you passionate about childcare and child development?
Would you like to be part of a supportive team and work in a homely environment?
Do you enjoy working in a child led way?
Bristol Childcare is an established family-run business with three nurseries across Bristol.
We are recruiting for a qualified nursery practitioner to join our team at The Priory in Filton. The role is full-time: 40 hours per week, year-round. The nurseries are open from 7.30am until 6pm and candidates must be available to work during those times.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join our friendly team in our busy and thriving, but homely, nursery. You will work with the children as part of a team setting up an engaging environment; responding to the children’s needs; working with families as a Key Person and observing, assessing and supporting each child’s development “in the moment”.
YOU WILL NEED
A sense of fun and a love of working with children.
Good communication skills with children, parents and colleagues, and the ability to work in a busy environment.
An approved Level 2 or Level 3 childcare qualification.
The successful applicants will also actively promote and support the safeguarding of children and young people in the workplace, ensuring nursery policies and procedures are observed at all times.
- Excellent rates of pay and contributory pension.
- Paid lunchbreak and uniform provided.
- Up to 28 days’ holiday entitlement including bank holidays (increasing to 31 after 2 years).
- Flexible shift patterns
- Continuing professional development, training and support for all levels and qualifications.
A small chain of family run day nurseries in Bristol offering flexible childcare. We are a supportive and an equal opportunities employer.
Committed to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. Full DBS (enhanced and check of the barred list) and reference checks are made for all our staff. All roles are exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
Closing date for applications is Friday 13 August 2021. Salary offer will be dependent on applicant’s experience and qualifications. Please contact Saffia Bullock on 01454 614273 or email@example.com for an application pack.
CPD – Cascade Training
Continuing professional development is important to us at Bristol Childcare. All staff have a Professional Development form where Priorities for Improvement are recorded. We also have Room and Nursery Development Plans.
We recognise that training can take many forms, including external courses; reading; videos and conversations. Part of our CPD is Cascade Training, which takes place twice a year on a Saturday morning. The whole BCC team comes together to learn from each other. We’ve discovered that it’s a really dynamic way to share ideas, enthusiasm, motivation and to develop and learn as a group.
“It was a really enjoyable Cascade. I really enjoyed the maths and singing presentations.”
“I came away feeling energised”
“The training was really good on Saturday, lots of new things to try out at nursery”
A Supportive Environment
“Family” is a core part of our ethos and the feeling of teamwork and support permeates all that we do. We look after our staff in all the ways that we can. We are mental health aware. We aim to create a happy, healthy working environment. We have high standards and expectations, because we work with children and we want the best for those in our care, but you will be valued and appreciated. There is a comprehensive system of supervision and appraisal and all staff are encouraged to ask for help when they need it.