19 Dec, 2023

Nursery Assistant

  • Buttercups Day Nursery
  • Teddington, UK
Full time Assistant

Job Details

Why join the Buttercups Family?


You are amazing – even if you don’t know it yet! As a Nursery Assistant you are preparing the next generation for the challenges ahead; teaching them to ask questions, take risks and be mindful of the people and the world around them. We know just how hard - and how rewarding - this job is, which is why we will support you every step of the way.


At Buttercups we believe that a well-cared for team results in well-cared for children. That is why we strive to offer our staff every opportunity to develop with us to reach their full potential. We offer in-house and external training (wherever possible within working hours) including in exciting disciplines such as Forest School Leadership and Montessori. When you join Buttercups you join the whole group, so you have career opportunities across our eight nurseries. You also have the confidence of knowing that you are joining a team that offers Outstanding childcare, as it has done for over 40 years.


Flexi Working


Time off work is important to keep to you fresh, enthusiastic and raring to go. This is why we have introduced the Buttercups 4-day week. This allows you to choose to work your 40 hours over 4 days, giving you an extra day off every week!


The Role

We are looking for someone who can fill our children’s days with fun and wonder! You may be a qualified and experienced LV2 Early Years Practitioner or someone with an interest in childcare who would like to gain qualifications. You will be responsible for:

·       Delivering our ‘Learning through play’ ethos;

·       Developing innovative activities to challenge our children;

·       Building excellent relationships with children, parents and colleagues;

·       Promoting child welfare and ensuring all safeguarding procedures are followed.




·       33 days holidays per year with additional day for your birthday;

·       Great career path and promotion prospects;

·       Further Training including in Forest School Leadership and Montessori;

·       4-day week option;

·       Discount on Childcare Fees (50% from day one increasing to 66% with service);

·       Fun social events throughout the year and an annual Christmas party;

·       Celebration of hard work – bonuses, vouchers and social events;

·       Discounts on high street shops such as Asda, Currys and PC World;

·       Wellbeing Centre;

·       Employee Assistance ProgrammeWhat you will bring

·       Preferred knowledge of EYFS and children’s learning and development;

·       Excellent interpersonal skills;

·       Self-motivation, innovation and a positive outlook;

·       Good verbal and written communication skills;

·       Strong planning and organisational skills;

·       Lots of energy; and above all,

·       A passion for delivering amazing educational experiences to children.




Nursery Assistant

Setting Type

Private Day Nursery

Recruiter Type

Direct Employer

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