01 Aug, 2019
Job Purpose: To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children in the nursery. To ensure all individual needs of children are identified and met. To understand the characteristics of effective teaching and learning and implement these with all children. To ensure all Company policies, procedures and operational practices are adhered to at all times. To be a key person to a group of children, planning and implement a programme of activities suitable to their development using the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS).   Person specification Knowledge A full and relevant level three qualification. Knowledge and understanding of planning and providing high quality childcare and education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Knowledge and understanding of supporting children’s behaviour Awareness and understanding and commitment to diversity and equality. Skills An enthusiastic approach to working with early years children Demonstrate good practice in early years care and education Flexibility Committed to working as part of a team Good interaction with children Ability to work closely and constructively with children Recognise that parents/carers are the main educators Ability to model good practice to staff Ability to work in partnership with parents and carers Effective time management and organisational skills Ability to use judgement and common sense, and be able to work on own initiative. Experience Experience of working in childcare setting Have experience of working and caring with babies Experience of observation, planning and assessment and completing learning journeys Hours of work:  Shifts on a rota basis between 7.30am – 6pm. Alpha Nurseries Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and students to share this commitment and this post will be offered subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS and children's barred list check.
Alpha Nurseries Group Diss, UK Bank Staff
01 Aug, 2019
Position:   Day Care Practitioner Hours of work:   Shifts on a rota basis between 7.30am – 6pm. Responsible to:   Nursery Manager Job Purpose: To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children in the nursery. To ensure all individual needs of children are identified and met. To understand the characteristics of effective teaching and learning and implement these with all children. To ensure all Company policies, procedures and operational practices are adhered to at all times. To be a key person to a group of children, planning and implement a programme of activities suitable to their development using the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS). Person specification Knowledge A full and relevant level 3 qualification. Knowledge and understanding of planning and providing high quality childcare and education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Knowledge and understanding of supporting children’s behaviour Awareness and understanding and commitment to diversity and equality. Skills An enthusiastic approach to working with early years children Demonstrate good practice in early years care and education Flexibility Committed to working as part of a team. Good interaction with children. Ability to work closely and constructively with children. Recognise that parents/carers are the main educators Ability to model good practice to staff. Ability to work in partnership with parents and carers. Effective time management and organisational skills. Ability to use judgement and common sense, and be able to work on own initiative. Experience Experience of working in childcare setting Have experience of working and caring with babies. Experience of observation, planning and assessment and completing learning journeys. Alpha Nurseries are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and the company expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be offered subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS and children's barred list check.
Alpha Nurseries Group Kirton, Boston, UK Bank Staff
01 Aug, 2019
Job Description Position:  Day Care Practitioner in Lincolnshire, PE20 1EJ. Hours of work:  Shifts on a rota basis between 7.30am – 6pm. Responsible to:  Nursery Manager Contracted Hours:  30 hours per week Job Purpose: To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children in the nursery. To ensure all individual needs of children are identified and met. To understand the characteristics of effective teaching and learning and implement these with all children. To ensure all Company policies, procedures and operational practices are adhered to at all times. To be a key person to a group of children, planning and implement a programme of activities suitable to their development using the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS).   Person specification Knowledge A full and relevant level 3 qualification. Knowledge and understanding of planning and providing high quality childcare and education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Knowledge and understanding of supporting children’s behaviour Awareness and understanding and commitment to diversity and equality. Skills An enthusiastic approach to working with early years children Demonstrate good practice in early years care and education Flexibility Committed to working as part of a team. Good interaction with children. Ability to work closely and constructively with children. Recognise that parents/carers are the main educators Ability to model good practice to staff. Ability to work in partnership with parents and carers. Effective time management and organisational skills. Ability to use judgement and common sense, and be able to work on own initiative. Experience Experience of working in childcare setting Have experience of working and caring with babies. Experience of observation, planning and assessment and completing learning journeys. Alpha Nurseries are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and the company expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be offered subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS and children's barred list check.
Alpha Nurseries Group Kirton, Boston, UK Full time
01 Aug, 2019
We are looking for a bank staff member in Stamford. The successful applicant will need to have an excellent understanding of the EYFS and have a strong passion for a child centred approach to play and learning. As a bank staff member you are a key member of the nursery team responsible for delivering high quality care and learning opportunities for children, based on the needs and interests of those children. Job Description Position:   Care Practitioner Hours of work:   Shifts on a rota basis between 7.30am – 6pm. Responsible to:   Nursery Manager Job Purpose: To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children in the nursery. To ensure all individual needs of children are identified and met. To understand the characteristics of effective teaching and learning and implement these with all children. To ensure all Company policies, procedures and operational practices are adhered to at all times. To be a key person to a group of children, planning and implement a programme of activities suitable to their development using the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS). To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons they are responsible for or come into contact with. Person specification Knowledge A level 3 qualification and a willingness to achieve EYPS. Knowledge and understanding of planning and providing high quality childcare and education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety management. Knowledge and understanding of supporting children’s behaviour Awareness and understanding and commitment to diversity and equality. Skills An enthusiastic approach to working with early years children Demonstrate good practice in early years care and education Flexibility Committed to working as part of a team Good interaction with children Ability to work closely and constructively with children Recognise that parents/carers are the main educators Ability to model good practice to staff Ability to work in partnership with parents and carers Effective time management and organisational skills Ability to use judgement and common sense, and be able to work on own initiative. Experience Experience of working in childcare setting Have experience of working and caring with babies Experience of observation, planning and assessment and completing learning journeys Self-awareness Has a balanced understanding of self and others Has a realistic knowledge of personal strengths and weaknesses Can work flexibly Shows a realistic appreciation of the challenges of working with children Ability to safeguard and promote the welfare of children Understands the importance of safeguarding and protects all children whatever their personal circumstances Can show an ability to contribute towards a safe environment Is up to date with eh law and current events Can show they have followed ‘best practice;’ guidelines’ Shows a personal commitment to safeguarding children *Alpha Nurseries Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and students to share this commitment.*
Alpha Nurseries Group Tallington, Stamford, UK Bank Staff
01 Aug, 2019
Job Summary Position: Day Care Practitioner in Felixstowe Hours of work: Shifts on a rota basis between 7.30am – 6 pm. Responsible to: Nursery Manager Contract:   30 hours Job Purpose: To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children in the nursery. To ensure all individual needs of children are identified and met. To understand the characteristics of effective teaching and learning and implement these with all children. To ensure all Company policies, procedures and operational practices are adhered to at all times. To be a key person to a group of children, planning and implement a programme of activities suitable to their development using the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS). To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons they are responsible for or come into contact with. Skills An enthusiastic approach to working with early years children Demonstrate good practice in early years care and education Flexibility Committed to working as part of a team Good interaction with children Ability to work closely and constructively with children Recognize that parents/carers are the main educators Ability to model good practice to staff Ability to work in partnership with parents and carers Effective time management and organizational skills Ability to use judgment and common sense, and be able to work on own initiative. * Knowledge A level 3 qualification and a willingness to achieve EYPS. Knowledge and understanding of planning and providing high-quality childcare and education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety management. Knowledge and understanding of supporting children’s behavior Awareness and understanding and commitment to diversity and equality. Experience Experience of working in childcare setting and some leadership experience within a daycare setting Have experience of working and caring with babies. Experience of working in consultation with staff in planning, developing, monitoring and evaluating curriculum and frameworks. *Alpha Nurseries Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers, and students to share this commitment.*
Alpha Nurseries Group Felixstowe, UK Part time
01 Aug, 2019
Job Summary Position:   Day Care Practitioner - Bank Staff Hours of work:   Shifts on a rota basis between 7.30am – 6 pm. Responsible to:   Nursery Manager This will be a zero contract but we do have a minimum of 6 hours available per week. This will be in Braintree. Are you an enthusiastic and experienced Day Care Practitioner / Bank Staff looking for a new challenge, look no further, have a read of the roles and responsibilities you could be taking on! Job Purpose: To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children in the nursery. To ensure all individual needs of children are identified and met. To understand the characteristics of effective teaching and learning and implement these with all children. To ensure all Company policies, procedures and operational practices are adhered to at all times. To be a key person to a group of children, planning and implement a programme of activities suitable to their development using the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS). To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons they are responsible for or come into contact with. Skills An enthusiastic approach to working with early years children Demonstrate good practice in early years care and education Flexibility Committed to working as part of a team Good interaction with children Ability to work closely and constructively with children Recognize that parents/carers are the main educators Ability to model good practice to staff Ability to work in partnership with parents and carers Effective time management and organizational skills Ability to use judgment and common sense, and be able to work on own initiative. Knowledge A level 3 qualification and a willingness to achieve EYPS. Knowledge and understanding of planning and providing high-quality childcare and education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety management. Knowledge and understanding of supporting children’s behavior Awareness and understanding and commitment to diversity and equality. Experience Experience of working in childcare setting and some leadership experience within a daycare setting Have experience of working and caring with babies. Experience of working in consultation with staff in planning, developing, monitoring and evaluating curriculum and frameworks. Are you an enthusiastic and experienced practitioner looking for a new challenge? We are a new setting that is expanding quickly. We are Looking for flexible individuals that can use their initiative well and work well as part of a team. Initially, this will be on a supply basis but we will be looking at permanent contracts as the nursery numbers increase. *Alpha Nurseries Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers, and students to share this commitment.*
Alpha Nurseries Group Braintree, UK Bank Staff
01 Aug, 2019
We are looking for a bank staff member in Stoke -on-Trent. The successful applicant will need to have an excellent understanding of the EYFS and have a strong passion for a child-centered approach to play and learning. As a bank staff member, you are a key member of the nursery team responsible for delivering high-quality care and learning opportunities for children, based on the needs and interests of those children. Job Summary Position:  Day Care Practitioner - Bank Staff Hours of work:  Shifts on a rota basis between 7.30am – 6 pm. Responsible to:  Nursery Manager Hourly Rate:  £7.70 p/h Job Purpose: To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children in the nursery. To ensure all individual needs of children are identified and met. To understand the characteristics of effective teaching and learning and implement these with all children. To ensure all Company policies, procedures and operational practices are adhered to at all times. To be a key person to a group of children, planning and implement a programme of activities suitable to their development using the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS). To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons they are responsible for or come into contact with.   Skills An enthusiastic approach to working with early years children Demonstrate good practice in early years care and education Flexibility Committed to working as part of a team Good interaction with children Ability to work closely and constructively with children Recognize that parents/carers are the main educators Ability to model good practice to staff Ability to work in partnership with parents and carers Effective time management and organizational skills Ability to use judgment and common sense, and be able to work on own initiative. Knowledge A level 3 qualification and a willingness to achieve EYPS. Knowledge and understanding of planning and providing high-quality childcare and education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety management. Knowledge and understanding of supporting children’s behavior Awareness and understanding and commitment to diversity and equality. Experience Experience of working in childcare setting and some leadership experience within a daycare setting Have experience of working and caring with babies. Experience of working in consultation with staff in planning, developing, monitoring and evaluating curriculum and frameworks.   *Alpha Nurseries Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers, and students to share this commitment.*
Alpha Nurseries Group Stoke-on-Trent, UK Bank Staff
01 Aug, 2019
Job Title: Deputy Nursery Manager Hours of work: On a rota basis between 7.30 am – 6pm. Responsible to: Nursery Manger Contract: 37.5 hours per week Job Purpose: To assist the Manager in the management of the nursery. To ensure a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care is provided for children placed in the nursery To lead and support staff in the nursery. To implement the daily routine within the nursery.   Person specification Knowledge A level 3 qualification and a willingness to achieve EYPS. Knowledge and understanding of planning and providing high quality childcare and education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety management. Knowledge and understanding of supporting children’s behaviour Awareness and understanding and commitment to diversity and equality. Skills An enthusiastic approach to working with early years children Demonstrate good practice in early years care and education Flexibility Committed to working as part of a team. Good interaction with children. Ability to model good practice to staff. Provide evidence of ability to manage, lead and support a team. Ability to work in partnership with parents and carers. Effective time management and organisational skills. Provide evidence of child protection, equal opportunities, first aid and food hygiene training. Demonstrate good inter-personal skills including the ability to use judgement and common sense, and be able to work on own initiative. Experience Experience of working in childcare setting and some leadership experience within a day care setting Have experience of working and caring with babies. Experience of working in consultation with staff in planning, developing, monitoring and evaluating curriculum and frameworks.  
Alpha Nurseries Group Ipswich, UK Full time
01 Aug, 2019
Position: Day Care Practitioner Hours of work: Shifts on a rota basis between 7.30am – 6pm. Responsible to: Nursery Manager Job Purpose: To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children in the nursery. To ensure all individual needs of children are identified and met. To understand the characteristics of effective teaching and learning and implement these with all children. To ensure all Company policies, procedures and operational practices are adhered to at all times. To be a key person to a group of children, planning and implement a programme of activities suitable to their development using the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS). To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons they are responsible for or come into contact with. Person specification Knowledge A full and relevant level three qualification. Knowledge and understanding of planning and providing high quality childcare and education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Knowledge and understanding of supporting children’s behaviour Awareness and understanding and commitment to diversity and equality. Skills An enthusiastic approach to working with early years children Demonstrate good practice in early years care and education Flexibility Committed to working as part of a team Good interaction with children Ability to work closely and constructively with children Recognise that parents/carers are the main educators Ability to model good practice to staff Ability to work in partnership with parents and carers Effective time management and organisational skills Ability to use judgement and common sense, and be able to work on own initiative. Experience Experience of working in childcare setting Have experience of working and caring with babies Experience of observation, planning and assessment and completing learning journeys Knowledge A level 3 qualification and a willingness to achieve EYPS. Knowledge and understanding of planning and providing high quality childcare and education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety management. Knowledge and understanding of supporting children’s behaviour Awareness and understanding and commitment to diversity and equality. Skills An enthusiastic approach to working with early years children Demonstrate good practice in early years care and education Flexibility Committed to working as part of a team. Good interaction with children. Ability to model good practice to staff. Provide evidence of ability to manage, lead and support a team. Ability to work in partnership with parents and carers. Effective time management and organisational skills. Provide evidence of child protection, equal opportunities, first aid and food hygiene training. Demonstrate good inter-personal skills including the ability to use judgement and common sense, and be able to work on own initiative. Experience Experience of working in childcare setting and some leadership experience within a day care setting Have experience of working and caring with babies. Experience of working in consultation with staff in planning, developing, monitoring and evaluating curriculum and frameworks. *Alpha Nurseries Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and students to share this commitment.*
Alpha Nurseries Group Dover, UK Full or Part Time
01 Aug, 2019
Job Description Position:  Nursery Practitioner Hours of work:  Shifts on a rota basis between 7.30am – 6pm. Responsible to:  Nursery Manager Job Purpose:  To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children in the nursery. To ensure all individual needs of children are identified and met. To understand the characteristics of effective teaching and learning and implement these with all children. To ensure all Company policies, procedures and operational practices are adhered to at all times. To be a key person to a group of children, planning and implement a programme of activities suitable to their development using the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS). To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons they are responsible for or come into contact with. Main duties and responsibilities:  To be a positive role model and maintain a positive attitude at all times with children, parents visitors and work colleagues to ensure that the Company values are maintained. Supervise and support children at all times. Recognise all children as individuals, ensuring their needs are recognised and met. Ensure that practice and provision in the nursery meets the requirements of the EYFS. Read, understand and implement all Company policies, procedures and operational practices. Ensure that any changes to policies, procedures and operational practices are adhered to within the required timescale. Contribute to maintaining a clean, safe, attractive and welcoming environment. Prepare and supervise activities. Observe, evaluate and record children’s developmental progress and plan the next steps for their learning, and keep a record on your key children’s development for parents. Work in partnership with parents and other family members and encourage their Ensure that the nursery offers an inclusion environment to all staff, parents and children. Ensure confidentiality, where appropriate, is maintained. Attend team meetings and any identified training. Ensure the environment and equipment are safe and standards of hygiene are high, reporting any issues to the Manager immediately. Provide support and direction to pool staff, apprentices and students. Liaise with the SENCO to ensure children with additional needs are supported effectively and IEP’s are met. Act immediately and appropriately to any Child Protection concerns, following the procedure in the Safeguarding Children Policy. Take an active role in nursery projects, special events and information sharing meetings with parents/carers. Be flexible and prepared to help in other areas of the nursery, with domestic duties, or duties which may be reasonably required of you, as identified by the Nursery Manager. Promoting the Company All Employees within Alpha Nurseries Group are expected to promote the company and its ethos whenever possible, the company will attend a number of events throughout the year and as part of your role you are expected to help out at these events, we would expect 12 hours per year minimum on a voluntary basis to support the promotion of the company. This could be in the evenings and at weekends. These hours are in addition to any you may do during normal office hours. The Company is committed to making any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job role and the working environment that would enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition. You are entrusted with confidential and sometimes sensitive information about Alpha Nurseries Group, and the people who work there; we hope that you will always remember this and respect the trust we place in you. This job description represents the broad framework of responsibilities and duties of the post, which may change as the services develops. Following discussion and agreement with the post holder it may therefore be amended as necessary. Person specification Knowledge A full and relevant level three qualification. Knowledge and understanding of planning and providing high quality childcare and education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Knowledge and understanding of supporting children’s behaviour Awareness and understanding and commitment to diversity and equality. Skills An enthusiastic approach to working with early years children Demonstrate good practice in early years care and education Flexibility Committed to working as part of a team Good interaction with children Ability to work closely and constructively with children Recognise that parents/carers are the main educators Ability to model good practice to staff Ability to work in partnership with parents and carers Effective time management and organisational skills Ability to use judgement and common sense, and be able to work on own initiative. Experience Experience of working in childcare setting Have experience of working and caring with babies Experience of observation, planning and assessment and completing learning journeys Knowledge A level 3 qualification and a willingness to achieve EYPS. Knowledge and understanding of planning and providing high quality childcare and education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety management. Knowledge and understanding of supporting children’s behaviour Awareness and understanding and commitment to diversity and equality Skills An enthusiastic approach to working with early years children Demonstrate good practice in early years care and education Flexibility Committed to working as part of a team. Good interaction with children. Ability to model good practice to staff. Provide evidence of ability to manage, lead and support a team. Ability to work in partnership with parents and carers. Effective time management and organisational skills. Provide evidence of child protection, equal opportunities, first aid and food hygiene training. Demonstrate good inter-personal skills including the ability to use judgement and common sense, and be able to work on own initiative. Experience Experience of working in childcare setting and some leadership experience within a day care setting Have experience of working and caring with babies. Experience of working in consultation with staff in planning, developing, monitoring and evaluating curriculum and frameworks. Emotional awareness Aware of the range of emotions in self and others Shows concern for others Listens to and understands other people’s feelings Encourages others to express themselves openly Is sensitive and tries to tackle the cause of a problem Listens to personal comments without becoming defensive In highly stressful situation, can keep own feelings in check, take constructive action and calm others down Has a range of mechanisms for dealing with stress, can recognise when to use them and does so Shows respect for others feelings, views and circumstances Working within professional boundaries Accepts responsibility and accountability for own work and can define the responsibilities of others Recognises the limits of own authority within the role Seeks and uses professional support appropriately Understands the principle of confidentiality Shows professional curiosity Self-awareness Has a balanced understanding of self and others Has a realistic knowledge of personal strengths and weaknesses Can work flexibly Shows a realistic appreciation of the challenges of working with children Ability to safeguard and promote the welfare of children Understands the importance of safeguarding and protects all children whatever their personal circumstances Can show an ability to contribute towards a safe environment Is up to date with eh law and current events Can show they have followed ‘best practice;’ guidelines’ Shows a personal commitment to safeguarding children *Alpha Nurseries Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and students to share this commitment.*
Alpha Nurseries Group Dover, Kent, UK Full or Part Time
01 Aug, 2019
Alpha Nurseries Group are looking for a bank staff member. We wish to recruit a well-presented, enthusiastic and caring individual to join our friendly and professional nursery team, who has a strong passion for developing outstanding childcare and children’s learning.  The successful applicant will need to have an excellent understanding of the EYFS and have a strong passion for a child centred approach to play and learning. As a bank staff member you are a key member of the nursery team responsible for delivering high quality care and learning opportunities for children, based on the needs and interests of those children. Job Description Position:  Care Practitioner Hours of work:  Shifts on a rota basis between 7.30am – 6pm. Responsible to:  Nursery Manager Location:  Stamford, PE9 4RJ Job Purpose:  To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children in the nursery. To ensure all individual needs of children are identified and met. To understand the characteristics of effective teaching and learning and implement these with all children. To ensure all Company policies, procedures and operational practices are adhered to at all times. To be a key person to a group of children, planning and implement a programme of activities suitable to their development using the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS). To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons they are responsible for or come into contact with. Main duties and responsibilities:  To be a positive role model and maintain a positive attitude at all times with children, parents visitors and work colleagues to ensure that the Company values are maintained. Supervise and support children at all times. Recognise all children as individuals, ensuring their needs are recognised and met. Ensure that practice and provision in the nursery meets the requirements of the EYFS. Read, understand and implement all Company policies, procedures and operational practices. Ensure that any changes to policies, procedures and operational practices are adhered to within the required timescale. Contribute to maintaining a clean, safe, attractive and welcoming environment. Prepare and supervise activities. Observe, evaluate and record children’s developmental progress and plan the next steps for their learning, and keep a record on your key children’s development for parents. Work in partnership with parents and other family members and encourage their Ensure that the nursery offers an inclusion environment to all staff, parents and children. Ensure confidentiality, where appropriate, is maintained. Attend team meetings and any identified training. Ensure the environment and equipment are safe and standards of hygiene are high, reporting any issues to the Manager immediately. Provide support and direction to pool staff, apprentices and students. Liaise with the SENCO to ensure children with additional needs are supported effectively and IEP’s are met. Act immediately and appropriately to any Child Protection concerns, following the procedure in the Safeguarding Children Policy. Take an active role in nursery projects, special events and information sharing meetings with parents/carers. Be flexible and prepared to help in other areas of the nursery, with domestic duties, or duties which may be reasonably required of you, as identified by the Nursery Manager. Promoting the Company All Employees within Alpha Nurseries Group are expected to promote the company and its ethos whenever possible, the company will attend a number of events throughout the year and as part of your role you are expected to help out at these events, we would expect 12 hours per year minimum on a voluntary basis to support the promotion of the company. This could be in the evenings and at weekends. These hours are in addition to any you may do during normal office hours. The Company is committed to making any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job role and the working environment that would enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition. You are entrusted with confidential and sometimes sensitive information about Alpha Nurseries Group, and the people who work there; we hope that you will always remember this and respect the trust we place in you. This job description represents the broad framework of responsibilities and duties of the post, which may change as the services develops. Following discussion and agreement with the post holder it may therefore be amended as necessary. Person specification Knowledge A level 3 qualification and a willingness to achieve EYPS. Knowledge and understanding of planning and providing high quality childcare and education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety management. Knowledge and understanding of supporting children’s behaviour Awareness and understanding and commitment to diversity and equality. Skills An enthusiastic approach to working with early years children Demonstrate good practice in early years care and education Flexibility Committed to working as part of a team Good interaction with children Ability to work closely and constructively with children Recognise that parents/carers are the main educators Ability to model good practice to staff Ability to work in partnership with parents and carers Effective time management and organisational skills Ability to use judgement and common sense, and be able to work on own initiative. Experience Experience of working in childcare setting Have experience of working and caring with babies Experience of observation, planning and assessment and completing learning journeys Self-awareness Has a balanced understanding of self and others Has a realistic knowledge of personal strengths and weaknesses Can work flexibly Shows a realistic appreciation of the challenges of working with children Ability to safeguard and promote the welfare of children Understands the importance of safeguarding and protects all children whatever their personal circumstances Can show an ability to contribute towards a safe environment Is up to date with eh law and current events Can show they have followed ‘best practice;’ guidelines’ Shows a personal commitment to safeguarding children *Alpha Nurseries Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and students to share this commitment.*
Alpha Nurseries Group Stamford, UK Full or Part Time
01 Aug, 2019
Day Care Practitioner Hours of work:  Shifts on a rota basis between 7.30am – 6pm. Responsible to:  Nursery Manager Job Purpose:  To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children in the nursery. To ensure all individual needs of children are identified and met. To understand the characteristics of effective teaching and learning and implement these with all children. To ensure all Company policies, procedures and operational practices are adhered to at all times. To be a key person to a group of children, planning and implement a programme of activities suitable to their development using the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS). To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons they are responsible for or come into contact with. Main duties and responsibilities:  To be a positive role model and maintain a positive attitude at all times with children, parents visitors and work colleagues to ensure that the Company values are maintained. Supervise and support children at all times. Recognise all children as individuals, ensuring their needs are recognised and met. Ensure that practice and provision in the nursery meets the requirements of the EYFS. Read, understand and implement all Company policies, procedures and operational practices. Ensure that any changes to policies, procedures and operational practices are adhered to within the required timescale. Contribute to maintaining a clean, safe, attractive and welcoming environment. Prepare and supervise activities. Observe, evaluate and record children’s developmental progress and plan the next steps for their learning, and keep a record on your key children’s development for parents. Work in partnership with parents and other family members and encourage their Ensure that the nursery offers an inclusion environment to all staff, parents and children. Ensure confidentiality, where appropriate, is maintained. Attend team meetings and any identified training. Ensure the environment and equipment are safe and standards of hygiene are high, reporting any issues to the Manager immediately. Provide support and direction to pool staff, apprentices and students. Liaise with the SENCO to ensure children with additional needs are supported effectively and IEP’s are met. Act immediately and appropriately to any Child Protection concerns, following the procedure in the Safeguarding Children Policy. Take an active role in nursery projects, special events and information sharing meetings with parents/carers. Be flexible and prepared to help in other areas of the nursery, with domestic duties, or duties which may be reasonably required of you, as identified by the Nursery Manager. Promoting the Company All Employees within Alpha Nurseries Group are expected to promote the company and its ethos whenever possible, the company will attend a number of events throughout the year and as part of your role you are expected to help out at these events, we would expect 12 hours per year minimum on a voluntary basis to support the promotion of the company. This could be in the evenings and at weekends. These hours are in addition to any you may do during normal office hours. The Company is committed to making any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job role and the working environment that would enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition. You are entrusted with confidential and sometimes sensitive information about Alpha Nurseries Group, and the people who work there; we hope that you will always remember this and respect the trust we place in you. This job description represents the broad framework of responsibilities and duties of the post, which may change as the services develops. Following discussion and agreement with the post holder it may therefore be amended as necessary. Person specification Knowledge A full and relevant level three qualification. Knowledge and understanding of planning and providing high quality childcare and education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Knowledge and understanding of supporting children’s behaviour Awareness and understanding and commitment to diversity and equality. Skills An enthusiastic approach to working with early years children Demonstrate good practice in early years care and education Flexibility Committed to working as part of a team Good interaction with children Ability to work closely and constructively with children Recognise that parents/carers are the main educators Ability to model good practice to staff Ability to work in partnership with parents and carers Effective time management and organisational skills Ability to use judgement and common sense, and be able to work on own initiative. Experience Experience of working in childcare setting Have experience of working and caring with babies Experience of observation, planning and assessment and completing learning journeys Knowledge A level 3 qualification and a willingness to achieve EYPS. Knowledge and understanding of planning and providing high quality childcare and education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety management. Knowledge and understanding of supporting children’s behaviour Awareness and understanding and commitment to diversity and equality Skills An enthusiastic approach to working with early years children Demonstrate good practice in early years care and education Flexibility Committed to working as part of a team. Good interaction with children. Ability to model good practice to staff. Provide evidence of ability to manage, lead and support a team. Ability to work in partnership with parents and carers. Effective time management and organisational skills. Provide evidence of child protection, equal opportunities, first aid and food hygiene training. Demonstrate good inter-personal skills including the ability to use judgement and common sense, and be able to work on own initiative. Experience Experience of working in childcare setting and some leadership experience within a day care setting Have experience of working and caring with babies. Experience of working in consultation with staff in planning, developing, monitoring and evaluating curriculum and frameworks. Emotional awareness Aware of the range of emotions in self and others Shows concern for others Listens to and understands other people’s feelings Encourages others to express themselves openly Is sensitive and tries to tackle the cause of a problem Listens to personal comments without becoming defensive In highly stressful situation, can keep own feelings in check, take constructive action and calm others down Has a range of mechanisms for dealing with stress, can recognise when to use them and does so Shows respect for others feelings, views and circumstances Working within professional boundaries Accepts responsibility and accountability for own work and can define the responsibilities of others Recognises the limits of own authority within the role Seeks and uses professional support appropriately Understands the principle of confidentiality Shows professional curiosity Self-awareness Has a balanced understanding of self and others Has a realistic knowledge of personal strengths and weaknesses Can work flexibly Shows a realistic appreciation of the challenges of working with children Ability to safeguard and promote the welfare of children Understands the importance of safeguarding and protects all children whatever their personal circumstances Can show an ability to contribute towards a safe environment Is up to date with eh law and current events Can show they have followed ‘best practice;’ guidelines’ Shows a personal commitment to safeguarding children *Alpha Nurseries Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and students to share this commitment.*
Alpha Nurseries Group Ossett, UK Full time
01 Aug, 2019
Job Title: Nursery Manager Hours of work: 37 ½ hours a week between 7.30am – 6pm. Responsible to: Senior Manager Job Purpose and Main Responsibilities: Promote high standards of quality within the nursery in respect of the environment, resources and experiences offered to children, to ensure all children attending nursery receive rich and stimulating experiences appropriate to their age, stage of development, and individual needs. Responsibility to ensure that the nursery complies with all company policies and procedures, relevant legislation, local authority and OFSTED requirements. Ensure that practice and provision in the nursery meets the requirements of the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. Responsible for the effective daily management of the nursery. Ensure that children are kept safe and that staff understand and, when necessary, follow Safeguarding Procedures. Promote and facilitate partnerships with parents/carers and other family members to ensure high levels of involvement and customer satisfaction. Have a full understanding of the Ofsted inspection process and the standards required to ensure the nursery receives a good or outstanding Ofsted judgement. Support the development of good practice with regards to special needs and inclusion. Create and maintain a culture of self evaluation and reflective practice throughout the nursery. Responsibility for running the setting as a viable business with expected levels of income, occupancy, budgetary control and that bad debt is minimal and managed correctly. Ensure that all agreed quality and safety standards are maintained in the nursery at all times. Ensure that all paperwork is completed on time, accurately, and kept up to date to ensure the smooth running of the setting. Responsible for keeping own knowledge and skills up to date, including Company policies and procedures, Ofsted requirements and all relevant legislation. Person Specification Knowledge Have Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or A relevant level 5 qualification and a willingness to work towards gaining EYPS. Knowledge and understanding of planning and providing high quality childcare and education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Knowledge and understanding of the OfSTED inspection process. Knowledge and understanding of health & safety legislation. Knowledge and understanding of supporting children’s behaviour. Knowledge of SEN Code of Practice. Awareness and understanding and commitment to diversity and equality issues. Skills Good level of literacy and numeracy. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Ability to use IT systems An enthusiastic approach to working with early years children. Demonstrate good practice in early years care and education. Flexibility. Committed to working as part of a team, encouraging and fostering staff personal and professional development. Good interaction with children. Skills in monitoring and evaluating all areas within the nursery. Ability to model good practice to staff. Provide evidence of ability to manage, lead and support a team. Ability to work in partnership with parents and carers. Effective time management and organisational skills. Provide evidence of child protection, equal opportunities, first aid and food hygiene training. Demonstrate good inter-personal skills including the ability to use judgement and common sense, and be able to work on own initiative. Ability to liaise with other professionals and outside agencies Experience A minimum of 2 years post qualification experience of working in a childcare setting and some managerial experience within a day care setting Have experience of working and caring with babies. Experience of recruitment, induction and supervision of staff. Experience of working in consultation with staff in planning, developing, monitoring and evaluating curriculum and frameworks. Experience of using effective financial, administrative, monitoring and evaluation systems. Able to demonstrate good knowledge of business needs.
Alpha Nurseries Group Downham Market, UK Full time
01 Aug, 2019
Deputy Nursery Manager We are looking for an individual who is passionate and willing to step forward in their practise and continue to develop grow and learn. An individual who can bring a range of expertise and skills to help us continue and develop our practise, with a strong commitment to providing the very best. We passionately believe that our children deserve the best and want someone that shares that drive for excellence. We will offer you the chance to work as part of a friendly staff team, alongside a skilled and dedicated manager who will offer you regular support and guidance. Responsible to: Nursery Manger Job Purpose: To assist the Manager in the management of the nursery. To ensure a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care is provided for children placed in the nursery To lead and support staff in the nursery. To implement the daily routine within the nursery. Person specification Knowledge A level 3 qualification and a willingness to achieve EYPS. Knowledge and understanding of planning and providing high quality childcare and education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety management. Knowledge and understanding of supporting children’s behaviour Awareness and understanding and commitment to diversity and equality. Skills An enthusiastic approach to working with early years children Demonstrate good practice in early years care and education Flexibility Committed to working as part of a team. Good interaction with children. Ability to model good practice to staff. Provide evidence of ability to manage, lead and support a team. Ability to work in partnership with parents and carers. Effective time management and organisational skills. Provide evidence of child protection, equal opportunities, first aid and food hygiene training. Demonstrate good inter-personal skills including the ability to use judgement and common sense, and be able to work on own initiative. Experience Experience of working in childcare setting and some leadership experience within a day care setting Have experience of working and caring with babies. Experience of working in consultation with staff in planning, developing, monitoring and evaluating curriculum and frameworks. Alpha Nurseries are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and the company expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment This post will be offered subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS and children's barred list check.
Alpha Nurseries Group Ipswich, UK Full time
01 Aug, 2019
  Job Summary Position: Day Care Practitioner Hours of work: Shifts on a rota basis between 7.30am – 6 pm. Responsible to: Nursery Manager Contract: 30 hours Job Purpose: To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children in the nursery. To ensure all individual needs of children are identified and met. To understand the characteristics of effective teaching and learning and implement these with all children. To ensure all Company policies, procedures and operational practices are adhered to at all times. To be a key person to a group of children, planning and implement a programme of activities suitable to their development using the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS).   Person specification Knowledge A full and relevant level 3 qualification. Knowledge and understanding of planning and providing high-quality childcare and education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Knowledge and understanding of supporting children’s behavior Awareness and understanding and commitment to diversity and equality. Skills An enthusiastic approach to working with early years children Demonstrate good practice in early years care and education Flexibility Committed to working as part of a team. Good interaction with children. Ability to work closely and constructively with children. Recognize that parents/carers are the main educators Ability to model good practice to staff. Ability to work in partnership with parents and carers. Effective time management and organizational skills. Ability to use judgment and common sense, and be able to work on own initiative. Experience Experience of working in a childcare setting Have experience of working and caring for babies. Experience of observation, planning, and assessment and completing learning journeys. Alpha Nurseries are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and the company expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be offered subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS and children's barred list check
Alpha Nurseries Group Diss, UK Full time
01 Aug, 2019
Job Title: Deputy Nursery Manager Hours of work: On a rota basis between 7.30 am – 6 pm. Responsible to: Nursery Manager Are you an enthusiastic and experienced Deputy Manager looking for a new challenge, look no further, have a read of the roles and responsibilities you could be taking on! Job Purpose: To assist the Manager in the management of the nursery. To ensure a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care is provided for children placed in the nursery To lead and support staff in the nursery. To implement the daily routine within the nursery.   Person specification Knowledge A level 3 qualification and a willingness to achieve EYPS. Knowledge and understanding of planning and providing high-quality childcare and education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety management. Knowledge and understanding of supporting children’s behavior Awareness and understanding and commitment to diversity and equality. Skills An enthusiastic approach to working with early years children Demonstrate good practice in early years care and education Flexibility Committed to working as part of a team. Good interaction with children. Ability to model good practice to staff. Provide evidence of the ability to manage, lead and support a team. Ability to work in partnership with parents and carers. Effective time management and organizational skills. Provide evidence of child protection, equal opportunities, first aid, and food hygiene training. Demonstrate good interpersonal skills including the ability to use judgment and common sense, and be able to work on own initiative. Experience Experience of working in childcare setting and some leadership experience within a daycare setting Have experience of working and caring for babies. Experience of working in consultation with staff in planning, developing, monitoring and evaluating curriculum and frameworks. Alpha Nurseries are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and the company expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be offered subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS and children's barred list check.
Alpha Nurseries Group Kirton, UK Full time
01 Aug, 2019
Position : Nursery Cook Settings: Bluebells IP4 & Kesgrave IP5 Hours of work: 16hours per week, times to be agreed with the manager Responsible to: Nursery manager Job Purpose: To provide well balanced and nutritious lunches for the children, following all food safety regulations. Main Duties: To cook lunch for the children on a daily basis Follow a set menu to provide a nutritious well balanced weekly menu taking into account all dietary needs To be responsible for carrying out and recording all health and safety checks in the kitchen including fridge, freezer and food temperatures. Clean the kitchen following the agreed schedule To following all health and safety and environmental health regulations reporting to the manager any necessary action required Ensure the kitchen and equipment are clean and safe and standards of hygiene are high Complete the weekly shopping list To keep accurate records using the ‘Safer Food Better Business’ Pack Attend identified training Maintain confidentiality at all times Any other duties, which may be reasonably required of you, as identified by the Nursery Manager To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons they are responsible for or come into contact with. Person Specification Knowledge A Level two qualification in Food Safety To have knowledge and understanding of environmental health regulations A knowledge and understanding of health and safety A knowledge and understanding of infection control. A knowledge and understanding of healthy eating To have an awareness of nutritional needs of young children. Skills Effective communication skills Flexibility Initiative Ability and commitment to work as part of a team Reliability and motivation Able to take responsibility Ability to do relevant health and safety checks and keep up to date records. Experience Experience of working to Health and Safety regulations Experience of working to COSHH regulations Experience of providing healthy, well balanced nutritious meals Some previous cooking experience in a commercial kitchen *Alpha Nurseries Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and students to share this commitment.*
Alpha Nurseries Group Ipswich, UK Part time
01 Aug, 2019
Job Description Position:   Day Care Practitioner Hours of work:   Shifts on a rota basis between 7.30am – 6 pm. Contract:   35 hours per week Responsible to:   Nursery Manager Job Purpose: To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children in the nursery. To ensure all individual needs of children are identified and met. To understand the characteristics of effective teaching and learning and implement these with all children. To ensure all Company policies, procedures and operational practices are adhered to at all times. To be a key person to a group of children, planning and implement a programme of activities suitable to their development using the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS). Person specification Knowledge A full and relevant level three qualification. Level 3 Safeguarding along with SEND status would be preferable Knowledge and understanding of planning and providing high quality childcare and education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Knowledge and understanding of supporting children’s behaviour Awareness and understanding and commitment to diversity and equality. Skills An enthusiastic approach to working with early years children Demonstrate good practice in early years care and education Flexibility Committed to working as part of a team Good interaction with children Ability to work closely and constructively with children Recognise that parents/carers are the main educators Ability to model good practice to staff Ability to work in partnership with parents and carers Effective time management and organisational skills Ability to use judgement and common sense, and be able to work on own initiative. Experience Experience of working in childcare setting Have experience of working and caring with babies Experience of observation, planning and assessment and completing learning journeys Alpha Nurseries Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and students to share this commitment and this post will be offered subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS and children's barred list check.
Alpha Nurseries Group Braintree, Essex, UK Full time
01 Aug, 2019
Job Description Position: Day Care Practitioner Hours of work: Shifts on a rota basis between 7.30am – 6pm Contract: Full Time , Part Time & Bank Staff Required Responsible to: Nursery Manager Job Purpose: To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children in the nursery. To ensure all individual needs of children are identified and met. To understand the characteristics of effective teaching and learning and implement these with all children. To ensure all Company policies, procedures and operational practices are adhered to at all times. To be a key person to a group of children, planning and implement a programme of activities suitable to their development using the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS). To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons they are responsible for or come into contact with.   Person specification Knowledge A full and relevant level three qualification. Knowledge and understanding of planning and providing high quality childcare and education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Knowledge and understanding of supporting children’s behaviour Awareness and understanding and commitment to diversity and equality. Skills An enthusiastic approach to working with early years children Demonstrate good practice in early years care and education Flexibility Committed to working as part of a team Good interaction with children Ability to work closely and constructively with children Recognise that parents/carers are the main educators Ability to model good practice to staff Ability to work in partnership with parents and carers Effective time management and organisational skills Ability to use judgement and common sense, and be able to work on own initiative. Experience Experience of working in childcare setting Have experience of working and caring with babies Experience of observation, planning and assessment and completing learning journeys   *Alpha Nurseries Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and students to share this commitment.*
Alpha Nurseries Group Leiston, UK Full time