Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries Ltd

Background
Hungry Caterpillars opened in January 1999 in answer to Olivia Foley, the founders, own childcare needs and the inability to find high-quality child care in the local area. Developing an excellent local reputation the group has since expanded across West London into Ealing, Hillingdon, Buckinghamshire & Harrow. Hungry Caterpillars remains a family-run business that responds and develops services to meet the needs of families that it serves.

Working With You
We realise that it is vital that we earn the trust and confidence of you, the parent, and that you are happy with what we do and how we do it. Working together we can produce happy, confident children who thrive and have every opportunity to reach their full potential.

Why Choose Us?
Your child is the most important person in the world to you. They deserve to be encouraged, nurtured, supported and loved every step of the way. At Hungry Caterpillars we constantly ask ourselves “would we want this for our own children or family members?” It’s a great question that guides our practitioners, managers and senior team and ensures your child is at the centre of all that we do.

Our Vision
At Hungry Caterpillars we believe that allowing children access to good quality pre-school education enhances their future life chances. It is a belief that is backed up by research and as such we genuinely want our nurseries to be the best and we want your child’s nursery experience to be a positive, meaningful and above all fun. In addition, we recognise that each child is an individual with their own specific needs. Our staff tailor each child’s care and learning plan to their individual requirements and create an environment that celebrates all that makes them a special individual.

Our Staff Team
We carefully recruit all of our staff to ensure they have the right qualifications and qualities to be a Hungry Caterpillar team member. Rigorous vetting procedures, follow up on references and a full police check ensures that all staff are completely fit for this important role. In addition, we offer all of our team on-going training, a great range of benefits, in-house and industry recognition and the opportunity to progress within the company. Our philosophy is happy staff make a happy nursery.

09 Apr, 2019
Do you have a recognised childcare qualification: NNEB, NVQ/CACHE Level 3 or equivalent. Would you like to work for an award winning employer? Employer of the Year Training and Development Provider of the Year Nursey Group of the Year If you have: Previous experience of supporting a manager in managing day to day operations of a day nursery setting. Solid under 5’s childcare knowledge and experience.  Sound knowledge of Ofsted guidelines and the EYFS. Sound knowledge of safeguarding and child protection procedures. A commitment to equal opportunities and an ability to work effectively with young children and their families. Good communication skills with a positive willingness to learn and develop.  Join our team of enthusiastic and passionate Deputy Nursery Managers. We are a dedicated, family led childcare provider, who believes in offering all of our staff a positive environment in which they can grow and develop. In return for your dedication and commitment we offer: 5 paid days in-house training, every year. Birthday off – in addition to statutory annual leave. Individual career progression and development opportunities. Employee of the month dedicated to your individual nursery. Annual ‘Superstars Awards Day’ celebrating both individual and team achievements On-line recording of children’s Learning Journals. 50% off your childcare fees if your child attends any of our settings BUPA Health Care package, on completion of your probation period, which includes 1000’s of discounts from major retailers Competitive salary in line with qualifications and experience. Bonus for great attendance Everyone that works at Hungry Caterpillars is an important part of our successful team and therefore we ensure you will be respected, appreciated and rewarded for the great work you do. We look to recruit motivated, unique individuals with a passion for helping children and families to achieve their very best. I If you can:       Effectively assist in leading and managing the staff team including providing day to day         guidance, training and support to all practitioners.       Achieve and maintain an inclusive environment, prioritising high standards of care and       education.       Promote and facilitate partnerships with all parents/carers.       Promote a safe environment for all users.       Able to comply with all company policies and procedures including health and          safety.       Able to ensure nursery records are kept up to date and confidential.       Attend meeting and courses as required.       Positively and actively promote the setting.   And would like to build a career ladder with Hungry Caterpillars then please forward your C.V Find further information on our award winning nurseries on our Hungry Caterpillars website Please Note: This post is exempt from the provisions of Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Due to the nature of the above jobs and in line with Hungry Caterpillars safer recruitment requirements, an appropriate level of disclosure under the Disclosure and Barring Service will be obtained.      
Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries Ltd Northolt, Perivale and West Twyford Full time
09 Apr, 2019
Do you have a recognised childcare qualification: NNEB, NVQ/CACHE Level 3 or equivalent. Would you like to work for an award winning employer? Employer of the Year Training and Development Provider of the Year Nursey Group of the Year If you have: Previous experience of managing day to day operations of a day nursery setting. Solid under 5’s childcare knowledge and experience.  Sound knowledge of Ofsted guidelines and the EYFS. Sound knowledge of safeguarding and child protection procedures. A commitment to equal opportunities and an ability to work effectively with young children and their families. Good communication skills with a positive willingness to learn and develop.  Join our senior team of enthusiastic and passionate Nursery Managers. We are a dedicated, family led childcare provider, who believes in offering all of our staff a positive environment in which they can grow and develop. In return for your dedication and commitment we offer: 5 paid days in-house training, every year. Birthday off – in addition to statutory annual leave. Individual career progression and development opportunities. Employee of the month dedicated to your individual nursery. Annual ‘Superstars Awards Day’ celebrating both individual and team achievements On-line recording of children’s Learning Journals. 50% off your childcare fees if your child attends any of our settings BUPA Health Care package, on completion of your probation period, which includes 1000’s of discounts from major retailers Competitive salary in line with qualifications and experience. Bonus for great attendance Everyone that works at Hungry Caterpillars is an important part of our successful team and therefore we ensure you will be respected, appreciated and rewarded for the great work you do. We look to recruit motivated, unique individuals with a passion for helping children and families to achieve their very best. I If you can:       Effectively lead and manage the staff team including providing day to day guidance, training             and support to all practitioners.       Achieve and maintain an inclusive environment, prioritising high standards of care and       education.       Promote and facilitate partnerships with all parents/carers.       Promote a safe environment for all users.       Able to comply with all company policies and procedures including health and          safety.       Able to ensure nursery records are kept up to date and confidential.       Attend meeting and courses as required.       Positively and actively promote the setting.     If you would like to build a career ladder with Hungry Caterpillars then please forward your C.V Find further information on our award winning nurseries on our Hungry Caterpillars website Please Note: This post is exempt from the provisions of Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Due to the nature of the above jobs and in line with Hungry Caterpillars safer recruitment requirements, an appropriate level of disclosure under the Disclosure and Barring Service will be obtained.      
Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries Ltd Chalfont St Peter, UK Full time
09 Apr, 2019
Would you like to work for an award winning employer? NMT:Employer of the Year NMT:Training and Development Provider of the Year NMT:Nursey Group of the Year  Calling all Qualified Childcare Professionals: do you have an NNEB, Childcare Degree, NVQ Level three or equivalent? Are you looking to join a passionate and dedicated team of childcare practitioners? Then Hungry Caterpillars Day Nurseries should be your next professional step. We are a dedicated, hands on family led childcare provider, who believes in offering all our staff a positive environment in which they can grow and develop. We are currently looking for enthusiastic qualified Childcare Practitioners: If you have: Sound knowledge of EYFS. Sound knowledge of safeguarding and child protection procedures. Commitment to equal opportunities and an ability to work effectively with young children and their families. Good communication skills with a positive willingness to learn and develop Are you able to: Ensure planning is completed in line with the EYFS and company requirements, so promoting a positive and enabling child centered environment. Promote a safe environment for all users. Comply with all company policies and procedures including health and safety. Ensure nursery records are kept up to date and confidential. Attend meetings and courses as required. Positively and actively promote the setting.  In return for your dedication and commitment we offer: 5 paid days in-house training, every year. Birthday off – in addition to statutory annual leave. Individual career progression and development opportunities. Employee of the month dedicated to your individual nursery. Annual ‘Superstars Awards Day’ celebrating both individual and team achievements On-line recording of children’s Learning Journals. 50% off your childcare fees if your child attends any of our settings BUPA Health Care package, on completion of your probation period, which includes 1000’s of discounts from major retailers Competitive salary in line with qualifications and experience. Bonus for great attendance If you would like to build a career ladder with Hungry Caterpillars then please forward your C.V Find further information about our award winning nurseries on our Hungry Caterpillars website Please Note: This post is exempt from the provisions of Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Due to the nature of the above jobs and in line with Hungry Caterpillars safer recruitment requirements, an appropriate level of disclosure under the Disclosure and Barring Service will be obtained.          
Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries Ltd West London, Chalfont and High Wycombe Full time
09 Apr, 2019
Job title:               Nursery Practitioner Responsible to:        Room Leader/Nursery Manager Responsible for:      Key children Purpose of the job: To work as a key person and as part of the team under the direction of the manager. To provide safe, high quality education and care for young children which meets the individual needs of children attending the setting. Main duties To assist with the planning of the curriculum using the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum for guidance. To help to set up the playroom(s) for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of the session. To act as a key person to a small group of children, liaising closely and building an effective relationship with parents/carers and ensuring each child's needs are recognised and met. Work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members. To advise the Manager of any concerns e.g. over children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary. To teach children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulating play experiences. To ensure that children are kept safe and that you understand when to follow child protection procedures. To support meal times within the setting. To actively participate at team meetings, supervisor meetings and appraisal meetings. To attend training courses as required and to take responsibility for your development. To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff, which is required as part of the job. To be aware of and adhere to all the setting’s operational policies and procedures, e.g. health and safety, fire precautions, dropping off and collection of children, food safety, cleanliness of the setting etc. To ensure that adequate records are kept and updated regularly. Look upon the nursery as a ‘whole’. Be flexible within your working practises and be constantly aware of the changing needs of the children and nursery. To promote the nursery to current parents and potential customers. To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the Manager, in accordance with the setting’s business plan/objectives.   It is the nature of working in a nursery that tasks and responsibilities are on occasion unpredictable and varied, so to retain flexibility this job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties discussed and directed by the Nursery Manager/Operations Manager.   Person specification Essential criteria Willingness to learn. Level 2 early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent. Previous experience of working with young children. Sound knowledge of child development for children from birth to five years. Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Knowledge of child protection procedures. Good communication skills. An understanding of play based approaches to children’s learning and development. Commitment to equal opportunities. Commitment to working effectively with young children and families. Friendly and flexible approach at work which facilitates the development of effective relationships.   Desirable criteria Level 3 early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent. Willingness to undertake further training. Current First Aid at Work qualification. Current Food Hygiene certificate.  Terms and conditions Hours:           40 per week Salary range: Dependant on qualification and experiences   This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and does require a Disclosure Barring Scheme check. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them.
Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries Ltd Hanwell, London, UK Full time
08 Apr, 2019
Would you like to work for an award winning employer? NMT: Employer of the Year NMT: Training and Development Provider of the Year NMT: Nursey Group of the Year Do you have childcare experienced? Are you looking to join a passionate and dedicated team of childcare professionals? We are currently looking for Unqualified or Level 2 practitioners to join our fantastic teams across the company. We are a dedicated, family led childcare provider, who believes in offering all of our staff a positive environment in which they can grow and develop. In return for your dedication and commitment we offer: 5 paid days in-house training, every year. Birthday off – in addition to statutory annual leave. Individual career progression and development opportunities. Employee of the month dedicated to your individual nursery. Annual ‘Superstars Awards Day’ celebrating both individual and team achievements On-line recording of children’s Learning Journals. 50% off your childcare fees if your child attends any of our settings BUPA Health Care package, on completion of your probation period, which includes 1000’s of discounts from major retailers Competitive salary in line with qualifications and experience. Bonus for great attendance Everyone that works at Hungry Caterpillars is an important part of our successful team and therefore we ensure you will be respected, appreciated and rewarded for the great work you do. We look to recruit motivated, unique individuals with a passion for helping children and families to achieve their very best. If you would like to build a career ladder with Hungry Caterpillars then please forward your C.V   Find further information on our award winning nurseries on our Hungry Caterpillars website   Please Note: This post is exempt from the provisions of Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Due to the nature of the above jobs and in line with Hungry Caterpillars safer recruitment requirements, an appropriate level of disclosure under the Disclosure and Barring Service will be obtained.  
Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries Ltd various Full time
08 Apr, 2019
Would you like to work for an award winning employer? NMT:Employer of the Year NMT:Training and Development Provider of the Year NMT:Nursey Group of the Year   Calling all Qualified Childcare Professionals: do you have an NNEB, Childcare Degree, NVQ Level three or equivalent? Are you looking to join a passionate and dedicated team of childcare practitioners? Then Hungry Caterpillars Day Nurseries should be your next professional step. We are a dedicated, hands on family led childcare provider, who believes in offering all our staff a positive environment in which they can grow and develop. We are currently looking for enthusiastic experienced Room Leaders : If you have: the ability to demonstrate supervisory skills that will ensure the smooth running and implementation of high quality childcare within the room. The ability to effectively lead your team to promote a positive and enabling child centred environment. Sound knowledge of EYFS. Sound knowledge of safeguarding and child protection procedures. Commitment to equal opportunities and an ability to work effectively with young children and their families. Good communication skills with a positive willingness to learn and develop Are you able to: Ensure planning and room layout is completed in line with the EYFS and company requirements Promote a safe environment for all users. Comply with all company policies and procedures including health and safety. Ensure nursery records are kept up to date and confidential. Attend meetings and courses as required. Positively and actively promote the setting. In return for your dedication and commitment we offer: 5 paid days in-house training, every year. Birthday off – in addition to statutory annual leave. Individual career progression and development opportunities. Employee of the month dedicated to your individual nursery. Annual ‘Superstars Awards Day’ celebrating both individual and team achievements On-line recording of children’s Learning Journals. 50% off your childcare fees if your child attends any of our settings BUPA Health Care package, on completion of your probation period, which includes 1000’s of discounts from major retailers Competitive salary in line with qualifications and experience. Bonus for great attendance If you would like to build a career ladder with Hungry Caterpillars then please forward your C.V Find further information about our award winning nurseries on our Hungry Caterpillars website Please Note: This post is exempt from the provisions of Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Due to the nature of the above jobs and in line with Hungry Caterpillars safer recruitment requirements, an appropriate level of disclosure under the Disclosure and Barring Service will be obtained.          
Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries Ltd Northolt, Hanwell and Chalfont Full time
08 Apr, 2019
Would you like to work for an award winning Childcare employer? NMT:Employer of the Year NMT:Training and Development Provider of the Year NMT:Nursey Group of the Year Do you have: Relevant Food Hygiene / Nutrition qualification - level 2 as a minimum Previous experience of preparing a balanced and nutritious diet for children under 5 years A commitment to ensure all the children in the nursery care are suitably catered for in line with individual requirement such a religious, medical or preference. Sound knowledge of allergens and subsequent dietary allergy requirements Knowledge of ‘Safer Food Better Business’ including COSHH and HACCP. Good communication skills with the ability to work as part of the nursery team. Are you able to: Assist with the nursery menu’s in line with the nursery and company requirements. To promote a safe environment for all users. To comply with all company policies and procedures including health and safety. To ensure kitchen records are kept up to date as required To attend meetings and courses as required. To positively and actively promote the setting. Then you may be the right person to join our dedicated and passionate childcare team We are a dedicated, family led childcare provider, who believes in offering all of our staff a positive environment in which they can grow and develop. In return for your dedication and commitment we offer: Birthday off – in addition to statutory annual leave. Individual career progression and development opportunities. Employee of the month dedicated to your individual nursery. Annual ‘Superstars Awards Day’ celebrating both individual and team achievements 50% off your childcare fees if your child attends any of our settings BUPA Health Care package, on completion of your probation period, which includes 1000’s of discounts from major retailers Competitive salary in line with qualifications and experience. Bonus for great attendance Everyone that works at Hungry Caterpillars is an important part of our successful team and therefore we ensure you will be respected, appreciated and rewarded for the great work you do. We look to recruit motivated, unique individuals with a passion for helping children and families to achieve their very best. I Find further information on our award winning nurseries on our Hungry Caterpillars website Please Note: This post is exempt from the provisions of Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Due to the nature of the above jobs and in line with Hungry Caterpillars safer recruitment requirements, an appropriate level of disclosure under the Disclosure and Barring Service will be obtained.        
Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries Ltd High Wycombe, UK Full time
21 Mar, 2019
Are you looking to join a passionate and dedicated team of childcare professionals? Then Hungry Caterpillars Day Nurseries Ltd is the place for you. We are a team, dedicated to offering all our children a positive, safe,  child centred environment where both they and you can grow and develop. Hungry Caterpillars aims to meet each and every child and adult’s individual needs with a positive and caring approach. We do this by working together to build realistic and effective goals which enhance the effective relationships we have built within our nurseries. We are currently looking for enthusiastic Level 3 Childcare Practitioners.  If you would like to build a career ladder with Hungry Caterpillars then please forward your C.V to us or complete the attached application form.  See attached Job Description for specific job information.       
Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries Ltd West London, Chalfont and High Wycombe Full time
01 Mar, 2019
Hungry Caterpillars are opening a ****** BRAND NEW NURSERY*** in January 2018 in Academy Gardens in Northolt, UB5. We are looking for nursery practitioners, unqualified, level 2 and 3 and a deputy manager. We have a number of great benefits including a free uniform, a paid day off for your birthday and 50% off childcare if you place your child in one of our nurseries and much more! Apply now!
Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries Ltd Northolt, United Kingdom Full or Part Time