Patacake Nursery is conveniently situated for both local residents and commuters alike, with easy access to the A14 and M11. We are only a short walk from Cambridge train station and the town centre.
Patacake Nursery is looking for a qualified Nursery Practitioners Level 2 or 3 and Bank Staff to join our friendly and happy team. The successful candidate will have an enthusiastic and positive attitude along with excellent communication and written skills, and the ability to build strong, supportive relationships with children, parents and staff. They should also be patient, empathetic, caring and friendly. Do you fit the profile? Then we really want to hear from you!
Ensures that the Nursery team are supported effectively.
Assists in the allocated base room ensuring all children’s needs are met.
Carries out any duties as requested by the Room Leader.
Contributes to the effective running of the room.
Patacake Nursery is focused on providing outstanding provision to the children in our care and building the best team of staff to do so. Are you passionate about contributing to children's formative years? Do you want to be part of a team offering opportunities to advance your career in childcare? If so, then Patacake Nursery is the place for you, and in return for your commitment we can offer you:
Excellent base salary
Generous holidays including paid Christmas closure, increased allowance with length of service and paid day-off for birthday
Reward and recognition bonus scheme
Funded training courses and studies
Paid time for parents' evenings and staff meetings/key persons meetings
Career progression and promotion opportunities
Enhanced DBS check and Capita annual renewal service paid for
Employee of the Month rewards
Staff discount for childcare
Pension scheme contributions
This position is a full-time position and salary is dependent on experience and suitability of the successful candidate.
Patacake Nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks, references and Enhanced Disclosure and Barring checks will be required.
Full and relevant Early Years qualification Level 2 or above
Full understanding and working knowledge of the EYFS
Awareness of the Ofsted inspection framework
Experience of working within a team
Experience of providing customer service
Good understanding of health and safety requirements
'We aim to provide each child with the knowledge that he or she is surrounded by caring adults, in a safe, stimulating environment and happy alternative to home'
Since opening in 1983, we have been committed to providing flexible, affordable, quality childcare to all families needing alternative day care for their children. We believe play is where the learning starts. We aim to help children not only learn about themselves but also gain the ability to socialise with others and feel part of a group. Also encouraging the development of practical and social skills at a speed to suit each child.