Oxted, Surrey
£9,000 - £13,190
26 Apr 2021
26 May 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

About Fennies

Fennies opened its first nursery in 1992, with the vision to create a happy, vibrant and innovative learning environment where all children are nurtured to flourish academically, culturally, and socially. We offer an enhanced delivery of the EYFS with a contemporary approach to learning with linguistics lessons, sports coaching, and well-being activities.

Our employees are at the heart of Fennies, practitioners have access to continuous internal training an extensive well-being program and access to multiple benefits. Support is offered from our wider collective of experts, from areas such as education, communications and HR. Our forward-thinking practice allows staff to thrive within their careers and their daily routines. All our settings are rated good or outstanding by Ofsted, to provide the ‘right start for under 5’s!’

Overview of the role

As part of our Apprenticeship programme we work in conjunction with two leading training providers, to offer you the opportunity to complete an Intermediate (Level 2 or Level 3) Apprenticeship in Children's and Young Peoples Workforce within our growing chain of nurseries.

Courses normally run for 13 months and begin after passing a successful probation period . We are pleased to offer above the National Minimum Apprentice Wage as well as offering other benefits. You will gain experience in all areas of day to day nursery life and embrace a sound knowledge of current good childcare practices, to start a fulfilling career.

You will have the opportunity to work alongside qualified staff across all areas of the nursery age range of 3 months-5 years, to develop your practical skills in caring for young children under the overall guidance of the Nursery Manager and a mentor within the setting.

Your responsibilities will include supporting children in play and learning activities, everyday care routines such as meal and sleep times, enhancing the environment with displays of children's work, observing and record keeping of children's development and planning to meet their individual needs supported by establishing positive relationships with parents and careers.

Salary and benefits

  • Competitive salary: Up to £13,190 per year
  • 50% off travel expenses to work
  • Bonus scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Lunch provided
  • Monthly rewards
  • Refer a friend bonus
  • Free uniform, free training and free DBS check
  • Career Opportunities: Ongoing continuous development and early years quality training and mentoring

Qualifications and experience

The ability to relate and interact with children
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to develop positive relationships with parents, careers and other childcare professionals
The ability to work as part of a team and follow instructions
Good observation and organisational skills
A willingness to learn new skills and ability to identify when they need to ask for support
Good levels of numeracy and literacy, GCSE Maths and English grades C or 4 and above.
A reasonable level of IT skills would be an advantage
An introductory level in Child Development, Health and Social Care or a similar entry level qualification is an advantage but not essential

Fennies Day Nurseries is committed to the safeguarding of children, and child protection screening will apply to this post. Some of the information that we request is for this purpose.

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