Casual Nursery Practitioner

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2018-01-26 Nurseries Job Title: Casual Nursery Practitioner

Job Role: Nursery Assistant / Early Years Assistant

Date Posted: 27 Dec 2017

Job Location: Christchurch , Dorset


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Salary: Competitive

Hours: Full Time or Part Time

Contact Name: Laura Venables

Job Reference: 10877


Casual Nursery Practitioner

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Casual Nursery Practitioner to join Tops Day Nurseries to support with covering shifts at our local Nursery Settings. This is an exciting opportunity to begin/continue your career in Child Care with a leading Nursery group that operates throughout the South West of the UK. We pride ourselves on employee care and career development; as such we offer in house training, flexible working hours, family friendly policy, pension & staff welfare scheme.

About the Role

Here at Tops Day Nurseries we have an outstanding reputation in delivering the best quality childcare across the South-West, operating 19 nurseries and 9 play club across Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset and Wiltshire.

Your key responsibility will be to work successfully as part of a team with other practitioners and management to provide a high standard of emotional, social and intellectual care for all children at the nursery, whilst ensuring the safety and well-being of the children at all times.

About You

Ideally, we are looking for someone who is flexible and available at short notice so that the Nursery has the required staff at all times. Every Tuesday is when you will usually be notified by email as to whether and when the nursery needs you for the following week.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about childcare/development and ensuring each child’s safety is a priority at all times. You will be provided with a fantastic support network, and career development opportunities.

For this role it is imperative you have a Level 2 Childcare qualification or above, and have post-qualifying experience with children ages 0 to 5 years old.

You will need to have excellent communication skills and be able to engage effectively with other team members and senior management.

Moreover, we can potentially provide you the training to achieve your Level 3 qualification in Childcare if you are aged between 17 and 24 years of age. For this you will need to have GCSE grades A*-C in both English Language and Maths.

A clear and valid DBS is paramount and overseas applicants will need a clear and valid certificate of good conduct. Please note we will conduct a suitability check prior to interview.

Your Responsibilities and Duties will involve:

  • Contribute to a programme of activities that meet the individual needs and interests of children and the Early Years Framework.

  • Build good working relationships with parents and other family members, alongside management and other colleagues.

  • Assist with daily, weekly and monthly checks around the nursery and assist in making the sure the nursery is clean and safe at all times.

  • You will be extremely positive and outgoing, with a real passion for developing your career as a Childcare professional.

  • To be committed to the safeguarding of all children in the nursery and your direct care

(Please note: This is not an exhaustive list of the duties/responsibilities involved)

The Benefits of working at Tops Day Nurseries

Here at Tops, employee care is very close to our heart and we treat our staff as though they are family….because they are! We have many benefits we offer our employees because we want them to feel appreciated and be looked after, these include:

  • 28 days annual holiday entitlement (pro rata)

  • Annual pay review

  • Staff Welfare scheme

  • Company pension

  • Up to 40% discount for Childcare within Tops Day Nurseries

  • Great career progression

  • Regular supervisions

  • Continuous in-house and external training opportunities

  • Uniform Provided


  • NVQ Level 2 in Early Years (or equivalent)
  • Clear & Valid DBS