Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries Ltd

Background
Hungry Caterpillars opened in January 1999 in answer to Olivia Foley, the founders, own childcare needs and the inability to find high-quality child care in the local area. Developing an excellent local reputation the group has since expanded across West London into Ealing, Hillingdon, Buckinghamshire & Harrow. Hungry Caterpillars remains a family-run business that responds and develops services to meet the needs of families that it serves.

Working With You
We realise that it is vital that we earn the trust and confidence of you, the parent, and that you are happy with what we do and how we do it. Working together we can produce happy, confident children who thrive and have every opportunity to reach their full potential.

Why Choose Us?
Your child is the most important person in the world to you. They deserve to be encouraged, nurtured, supported and loved every step of the way. At Hungry Caterpillars we constantly ask ourselves “would we want this for our own children or family members?” It’s a great question that guides our practitioners, managers and senior team and ensures your child is at the centre of all that we do.

Our Vision
At Hungry Caterpillars we believe that allowing children access to good quality pre-school education enhances their future life chances. It is a belief that is backed up by research and as such we genuinely want our nurseries to be the best and we want your child’s nursery experience to be a positive, meaningful and above all fun. In addition, we recognise that each child is an individual with their own specific needs. Our staff tailor each child’s care and learning plan to their individual requirements and create an environment that celebrates all that makes them a special individual.

Our Staff Team
We carefully recruit all of our staff to ensure they have the right qualifications and qualities to be a Hungry Caterpillar team member. Rigorous vetting procedures, follow up on references and a full police check ensures that all staff are completely fit for this important role. In addition, we offer all of our team on-going training, a great range of benefits, in-house and industry recognition and the opportunity to progress within the company. Our philosophy is happy staff make a happy nursery.

31 Jul, 2018
To work as a key person and as part of the team under the direction of the manager. To provide safe, high quality education and care for young children which meets the individual needs of children attending the setting. To assist with the planning of the curriculum using the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum for guidance. To help to set up the playroom(s) for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of the session. To act as a key person to a small group of children, liaising closely and building an effective relationship with parents/carers and ensuring each child's needs are recognised and met. Work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members. To advise the Manager of any concerns e.g. over children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary. To teach children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulating play experiences. To ensure that children are kept safe and that you understand when to follow child protection procedures. To support meal times within the setting. To actively participate at team meetings, supervisor meetings and appraisal meetings. To attend training courses as required and to take responsibility for your development. To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff, which is required as part of the job. To be aware of and adhere to all the setting’s operational policies and procedures, e.g. health and safety, fire precautions, dropping off and collection of children, food safety, cleanliness of the setting etc. 1 To ensure that adequate records are kept and updated regularly. Look upon the nursery as a ‘whole’. Be flexible within your working practises and be constantly aware of the changing needs of the children and nursery. To promote the nursery to current parents and potential customers. To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the Manager, in accordance with the setting’s business plan/objectives. It is the nature of working in a nursery that tasks and responsibilities are on occasion unpredictable and varied, so to retain flexibility this job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties discussed and directed by the Nursery Manager/Operations Manager. Person specification Essential criteria Willingness to learn. Level 3 early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent. Previous experience of working with young children. Sound knowledge of child development for children from birth to five years. Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Knowledge of child protection procedures. Good communication skills. An understanding of play based approaches to children’s learning and development. Commitment to equal opportunities. Commitment to working effectively with young children and families. Friendly and flexible approach at work which facilitates the development of effective relationships. Desirable criteria Level 4 early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent. Willingness to undertake further training. Current First Aid at Work qualification. Current Food Hygiene certificate. 2 Terms and conditions Hours: 40 per week Salary range: Dependant on qualification and experiences This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and does require a Disclosure Barring Scheme check. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them.
Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries Ltd Chalfont Saint Peter, UK Full time
31 Jul, 2018
To work as a key person and as part of the team under the direction of the manager. To provide safe, high quality education and care for young children which meets the individual needs of children attending the setting. To assist with the planning of the curriculum using the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum for guidance. To help to set up the playroom(s) for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of the session. To act as a key person to a small group of children, liaising closely and building an effective relationship with parents/carers and ensuring each child's needs are recognised and met. Work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members. To advise the Manager of any concerns e.g. over children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary. To teach children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulating play experiences. To ensure that children are kept safe and that you understand when to follow child protection procedures. To support meal times within the setting. To actively participate at team meetings, supervisor meetings and appraisal meetings. To attend training courses as required and to take responsibility for your development. To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff, which is required as part of the job. To be aware of and adhere to all the setting’s operational policies and procedures, e.g. health and safety, fire precautions, dropping off and collection of children, food safety, cleanliness of the setting etc. 1 To ensure that adequate records are kept and updated regularly. Look upon the nursery as a ‘whole’. Be flexible within your working practises and be constantly aware of the changing needs of the children and nursery. To promote the nursery to current parents and potential customers. To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the Manager, in accordance with the setting’s business plan/objectives. It is the nature of working in a nursery that tasks and responsibilities are on occasion unpredictable and varied, so to retain flexibility this job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties discussed and directed by the Nursery Manager/Operations Manager. Person specification Essential criteria Willingness to learn. Level 3 early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent. Previous experience of working with young children. Sound knowledge of child development for children from birth to five years. Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Knowledge of child protection procedures. Good communication skills. An understanding of play based approaches to children’s learning and development. Commitment to equal opportunities. Commitment to working effectively with young children and families. Friendly and flexible approach at work which facilitates the development of effective relationships. Desirable criteria Level 4 early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent. Willingness to undertake further training. Current First Aid at Work qualification. Current Food Hygiene certificate. 2 Terms and conditions Hours: 40 per week Salary range: Dependant on qualification and experiences This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and does require a Disclosure Barring Scheme check. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them.
Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries Ltd Ealing, London, UK Full time
31 Jul, 2018
To work as a key person and as part of the team under the direction of the manager. To lead the room in providing safe, high quality education and care for young children which meets the individual needs of children attending the setting. To lead the planning of the curriculum using the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum for guidance and maintain accurate and effective children’s records. To lead the room in implementing an effective daily routine. To help to set up the playroom(s) for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of the session. To act as a key person to a small group of children, liaising closely and building an effective relationship with parents/carers and ensuring each child's needs are recognised and met. Work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members. To advise the Manager of any concerns e.g. over children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary. To teach children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulating play experiences. Ensure that children are kept safe and that staff understand and when necessary follow child protection procedures. To support meal times within the setting. To actively participate at team meetings, supervisor meetings and appraisal meetings. To implement good practise and good conduct as a senior member of staff, supporting all staff and engaging in a good staff team. To oversee cleaning rotas and ensure rooms are clean and tidy at all times. Look upon the nursery as a ‘whole’. Be flexible within your working practises and be constantly aware of the changing needs of the children and nursery. To support and train apprentice members of staff. To attend training courses as required and to take responsibility for your development. To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff, which is required as part of the job. To be aware of and adhere to all the setting’s operational policies and procedures, e.g. health and safety, fire precautions, dropping off and collection of children, food safety, cleanliness of the setting etc. To ensure that adequate records are kept and updated regularly. To promote the nursery to current parents and potential customers. To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the Manager, in accordance with the setting’s business plan/objectives. It is the nature of working in a nursery that tasks and responsibilities are on occasion unpredictable and varied, so to retain flexibility this job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties discussed and directed by the Nursery Manager/Operations Manager. Person specification Essential criteria Willingness to learn. Level 3 early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent, and a commitment/willingness to obtain a higher qualification. Previous experience of working with young children. Sound knowledge of child development for children from birth to five years. Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Knowledge of child protection procedures. Good communication skills. An understanding of play based approaches to children’s learning and development. Commitment to equal opportunities. Commitment to working effectively with young children and families. Friendly and flexible approach at work which facilitates the development of effective relationships. Ability to manage Children’s behaviour. Desirable criteria Willingness to undertake further training. Current First Aid at Work qualification. Current Food Hygiene certificate. Previous experience of leading a room. Terms and conditions Hours: 40 per week Salary range: Dependant on qualification and experiences This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and does require a Disclosure Barring Scheme check. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them.
Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries Ltd Northolt, UK Full time
31 Jul, 2018
To work under the direction of the manager and deputise as and when required. To work as a key person and as part of the team under the direction of the manager. To lead the room in providing safe, high quality education and care for young children which meets the individual needs of children attending the setting. To lead the planning of the curriculum using the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum for guidance and maintain accurate and effective children’s records. To lead the room in implementing an effective daily routine. To help to set up the playroom(s) for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of the session. To act as a key person to a small group of children, liaising closely and building an effective relationship with parents/carers and ensuring each child's needs are recognised and met. Work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members. To advise the Manager of any concerns e.g. over children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary. To teach children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulating play experiences. Ensure that children are kept safe and that staff understand and when necessary follow child protection procedures. To support meal times within the setting. To actively participate at team meetings, supervisor meetings and appraisal meetings. To implement good practise and good conduct as a senior member of staff, supporting all staff and engaging in a good staff team. Look upon the nursery as a ‘whole’. Be flexible within your working practises and be constantly aware of the changing needs of the children and nursery. To support and train apprentice members of staff. To attend training courses as required and to take responsibility for your development. To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff, which is required as part of the job. To be aware of and adhere to all the setting’s operational policies and procedures, e.g. health and safety, fire precautions, dropping off and collection of children, food safety, cleanliness of the setting etc. To ensure that adequate records are kept and updated regularly. To promote the nursery to current parents and potential customers. To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the Manager, in accordance with the setting’s business plan/objectives. It is the nature of working in a nursery that tasks and responsibilities are on occasion unpredictable and varied, so to retain flexibility this job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties discussed and directed by the Manager/DCO. Person specification Essential criteria Willingness to learn. Level 3 early year’s education and childcare qualification or equivalent, and a commitment/willingness to obtain a higher qualification. Previous experience of working with young children. Sound knowledge of child development for children from birth to five years. Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Knowledge of child protection procedures. Good communication skills with children and adults. An understanding of play based approaches to children’s learning and development. Commitment to equal opportunities. Commitment to working effectively with young children and families. Friendly and flexible approach at work which facilitates the development of effective relationships. Desirable criteria Willingness to undertake further training. Current First Aid at Work qualification. Current Food Hygiene certificate. Previous experience of supervising staff and leading the room. Terms and conditions Hours: 40 per week Salary range: Dependant on qualification and experiences This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and does require a Disclosure Barring Scheme check. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them.
Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries Ltd Acton Park, London, UK Full time
27 May, 2018
Qualified Level 3 Nursery Practitioner required to join our Team at Hanwell Nursery, W7 3JG. Purpose of the job: To work as a key person and as part of the team under the direction of the manager. To provide safe, high quality education and care for young children which meets the individual needs of children attending the setting. Main duties To assist with the planning of the curriculum using the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum for guidance. To help to set up the playroom(s) for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of the session. To act as a key person to a small group of children, liaising closely and building an effective relationship with parents/carers and ensuring each child's needs are recognised and met. Work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members. To advise the Manager of any concerns e.g. over children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary. To teach children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulating play experiences. To ensure that children are kept safe and that you understand when to follow child protection procedures. To support meal times within the setting. To actively participate at team meetings, supervisor meetings and appraisal meetings. To attend training courses as required and to take responsibility for your development. To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff, which is required as part of the job. To be aware of and adhere to all the setting’s operational policies and procedures, e.g. health and safety, fire precautions, dropping off and collection of children, food safety, cleanliness of the setting etc. To ensure that adequate records are kept and updated regularly. Look upon the nursery as a ‘whole’. Be flexible within your working practises and be constantly aware of the changing needs of the children and nursery. To promote the nursery to current parents and potential customers. To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the Manager, in accordance with the setting’s business plan/objectives.   It is the nature of working in a nursery that tasks and responsibilities are on occasion unpredictable and varied, so to retain flexibility this job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties discussed and directed by the Nursery Manager/Operations Manager.   Person specification Essential criteria Willingness to learn. Level 3 early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent. Previous experience of working with young children. Sound knowledge of child development for children from birth to five years. Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Knowledge of child protection procedures. Good communication skills. An understanding of play based approaches to children’s learning and development. Commitment to equal opportunities. Commitment to working effectively with young children and families. Friendly and flexible approach at work which facilitates the development of effective relationships.   Desirable criteria Level 4 early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent. Willingness to undertake further training. Current First Aid at Work qualification. Current Food Hygiene certificate.     Fantastic Range of Benefits:   free uniform and cosy fleece, 50% off childcare fees, paid day off you’re your birthday, 5 fully paid in house training days a year, Competitive salary package , staff pension, BUPA health care package, full support for professional development from Level 2 to degree, organised team event, fantastic career progression   This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and does require a Disclosure Barring Scheme check. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them.
Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries Ltd Hanwell, London, UK Full time
10 May, 2018
Qualified Level 3 Nursery Practitioners required to join our Team at our Yeading Nursery. Purpose of the job: To work as a key person and as part of the team under the direction of the manager. To provide safe, high quality education and care for young children which meets the individual needs of children attending the setting. Main duties To assist with the planning of the curriculum using the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum for guidance. To help to set up the playroom(s) for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of the session. To act as a key person to a small group of children, liaising closely and building an effective relationship with parents/carers and ensuring each child's needs are recognised and met. Work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members. To advise the Manager of any concerns e.g. over children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary. To teach children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulating play experiences. To ensure that children are kept safe and that you understand when to follow child protection procedures. To support meal times within the setting. To actively participate at team meetings, supervisor meetings and appraisal meetings. To attend training courses as required and to take responsibility for your development. To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff, which is required as part of the job. To be aware of and adhere to all the setting’s operational policies and procedures, e.g. health and safety, fire precautions, dropping off and collection of children, food safety, cleanliness of the setting etc. To ensure that adequate records are kept and updated regularly. Look upon the nursery as a ‘whole’. Be flexible within your working practises and be constantly aware of the changing needs of the children and nursery. To promote the nursery to current parents and potential customers. To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the Manager, in accordance with the setting’s business plan/objectives.   It is the nature of working in a nursery that tasks and responsibilities are on occasion unpredictable and varied, so to retain flexibility this job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties discussed and directed by the Nursery Manager/Operations Manager.   Person specification Essential criteria Willingness to learn. Level 3 early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent. Previous experience of working with young children. Sound knowledge of child development for children from birth to five years. Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Knowledge of child protection procedures. Good communication skills. An understanding of play based approaches to children’s learning and development. Commitment to equal opportunities. Commitment to working effectively with young children and families. Friendly and flexible approach at work which facilitates the development of effective relationships.   Desirable criteria Level 4 early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent. Willingness to undertake further training. Current First Aid at Work qualification. Current Food Hygiene certificate.     Fantastic Range of Benefits:   free uniform and cosy fleece, 50% off childcare fees, paid day off you’re your birthday, 5 fully paid in house training days a year, Competitive salary package , staff pension, BUPA health care package, full support for professional development from Level 2 to degree, organised team event, fantastic career progression   This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and does require a Disclosure Barring Scheme check. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them.
Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries Ltd Yeading, Hayes, UK Full time
10 May, 2018
Qualified Level 3 Nursery Practitioner required to join our Team at our Northolt Nursery Purpose of the job: To work as a key person and as part of the team under the direction of the manager. To provide safe, high quality education and care for young children which meets the individual needs of children attending the setting. Main duties To assist with the planning of the curriculum using the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum for guidance. To help to set up the playroom(s) for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of the session. To act as a key person to a small group of children, liaising closely and building an effective relationship with parents/carers and ensuring each child's needs are recognised and met. Work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members. To advise the Manager of any concerns e.g. over children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary. To teach children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulating play experiences. To ensure that children are kept safe and that you understand when to follow child protection procedures. To support meal times within the setting. To actively participate at team meetings, supervisor meetings and appraisal meetings. To attend training courses as required and to take responsibility for your development. To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff, which is required as part of the job. To be aware of and adhere to all the setting’s operational policies and procedures, e.g. health and safety, fire precautions, dropping off and collection of children, food safety, cleanliness of the setting etc. To ensure that adequate records are kept and updated regularly. Look upon the nursery as a ‘whole’. Be flexible within your working practises and be constantly aware of the changing needs of the children and nursery. To promote the nursery to current parents and potential customers. To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the Manager, in accordance with the setting’s business plan/objectives.   It is the nature of working in a nursery that tasks and responsibilities are on occasion unpredictable and varied, so to retain flexibility this job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties discussed and directed by the Nursery Manager/Operations Manager.   Person specification Essential criteria Willingness to learn. Level 3 early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent. Previous experience of working with young children. Sound knowledge of child development for children from birth to five years. Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Knowledge of child protection procedures. Good communication skills. An understanding of play based approaches to children’s learning and development. Commitment to equal opportunities. Commitment to working effectively with young children and families. Friendly and flexible approach at work which facilitates the development of effective relationships.   Desirable criteria Level 4 early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent. Willingness to undertake further training. Current First Aid at Work qualification. Current Food Hygiene certificate.     Fantastic Range of Benefits:   free uniform and cosy fleece, 50% off childcare fees, paid day off you’re your birthday, 5 fully paid in house training days a year, Competitive salary package , staff pension, BUPA health care package, full support for professional development from Level 2 to degree, organised team event, fantastic career progression   This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and does require a Disclosure Barring Scheme check. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them.
Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries Ltd Northolt, UK Full time
10 May, 2018
Qualified Level 3 Nursery Practitioner required to join our Team at our Hathaway nursery in West Ealing W13. Purpose of the job: To work as a key person and as part of the team under the direction of the manager. To provide safe, high quality education and care for young children which meets the individual needs of children attending the setting. Main duties To assist with the planning of the curriculum using the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum for guidance. To help to set up the playroom(s) for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of the session. To act as a key person to a small group of children, liaising closely and building an effective relationship with parents/carers and ensuring each child's needs are recognised and met. Work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members. To advise the Manager of any concerns e.g. over children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary. To teach children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulating play experiences. To ensure that children are kept safe and that you understand when to follow child protection procedures. To support meal times within the setting. To actively participate at team meetings, supervisor meetings and appraisal meetings. To attend training courses as required and to take responsibility for your development. To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff, which is required as part of the job. To be aware of and adhere to all the setting’s operational policies and procedures, e.g. health and safety, fire precautions, dropping off and collection of children, food safety, cleanliness of the setting etc. To ensure that adequate records are kept and updated regularly. Look upon the nursery as a ‘whole’. Be flexible within your working practises and be constantly aware of the changing needs of the children and nursery. To promote the nursery to current parents and potential customers. To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the Manager, in accordance with the setting’s business plan/objectives.   It is the nature of working in a nursery that tasks and responsibilities are on occasion unpredictable and varied, so to retain flexibility this job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties discussed and directed by the Nursery Manager/Operations Manager.   Person specification Essential criteria Willingness to learn. Level 3 early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent. Previous experience of working with young children. Sound knowledge of child development for children from birth to five years. Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Knowledge of child protection procedures. Good communication skills. An understanding of play based approaches to children’s learning and development. Commitment to equal opportunities. Commitment to working effectively with young children and families. Friendly and flexible approach at work which facilitates the development of effective relationships.   Desirable criteria Level 4 early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent. Willingness to undertake further training. Current First Aid at Work qualification. Current Food Hygiene certificate.     Fantastic Range of Benefits:   free uniform and cosy fleece, 50% off childcare fees, paid day off you’re your birthday, 5 fully paid in house training days a year, Competitive salary package , staff pension, BUPA health care package, full support for professional development from Level 2 to degree, organised team event, fantastic career progression   This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and does require a Disclosure Barring Scheme check. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them.
Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries Ltd Hathaway Gardens, London, UK Full time
10 May, 2018
WE ARE RECRUITING FOR A LEVEL 3 TO JOIN OUR TEAM AND LEAD OUR BABY ROOM AT OUR NURSERY IN NORTHOLT.  Purpose of the job: To work as a key person and as part of the team under the direction of the manager. To lead the room in providing safe, high quality education and care for young children which meets the individual needs of children attending the setting. Main duties To lead the planning of the curriculum using the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum for guidance and maintain accurate and effective children’s records. To lead the room in implementing an effective daily routine and individual routines. To help to set up the playroom(s) for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of the session. To act as a key person to a small group of children, liaising closely and building an effective relationship with parents/carers and ensuring each child's needs are recognised and met. Work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members. To advise the Manager of any concerns e.g. over children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary. To teach children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulating play experiences. Ensure that children are kept safe and that staff understand and when necessary follow child protection procedures. To support and lead meal times within the setting. To actively participate at team meetings, supervisor meetings and appraisal meetings. To implement good practise and good conduct as a senior member of staff, supporting all staff and engaging in a good staff team. To oversee cleaning rotas and ensure rooms are clean and tidy at all times. Look upon the nursery as a ‘whole’. Be flexible within your working practises and be constantly aware of the changing needs of the children and nursery. To support and train apprentice members of staff. To attend training courses as required and to take responsibility for your development. To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff, which is required as part of the job. To be aware of and adhere to all the setting’s operational policies and procedures, e.g. health and safety, fire precautions, dropping off and collection of children, food safety, cleanliness of the setting etc. To ensure that adequate records are kept and updated regularly. To promote the nursery to current parents and potential customers. To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the Manager, in accordance with the setting’s business plan/objectives.   It is the nature of working in a nursery that tasks and responsibilities are on occasion unpredictable and varied, so to retain flexibility this job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties discussed and directed by the Nursery Manager/Director of Childcare & Operations.   Person specification Essential criteria Willingness to learn. Level 3 early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent, and a commitment/willingness to obtain a higher qualification. Previous experience of working with young children. Sound knowledge of child development for children from birth to five years. Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Knowledge of child protection procedures. Good communication skills. An understanding of play based approaches to children’s learning and development. Commitment to equal opportunities. Commitment to working effectively with young children and families. Friendly and flexible approach at work which facilitates the development of effective relationships. Ability to manage Children’s behaviour.     Desirable criteria Willingness to undertake further training. Current First Aid at Work qualification. Current Food Hygiene certificate. Previous experience of leading a room.     Fantastic Range of Benefits:   free uniform and cosy fleece, 50% off childcare fees, paid day off you’re your birthday, 5 fully paid in house training days a year, Competitive salary package , staff pension, BUPA health care package, full support for professional development from Level 2 to degree, organised team event, fantastic career progression   This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and does require a Disclosure Barring Scheme check. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them.
Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries Ltd Northolt, UK Full time
08 May, 2018
We are currently recruiting for an full time, experienced, Nursery Practitioners   to join our team at our nursery​ in Chalfont St Peter which opened in May last year. The nursery has been beautifully renovated to a high specification and will be providing the children, parents and local community with a wide variety of services including forest school, French classes and much more. About you If you are passionate about achieving great outcomes for children and want to inspire the young minds of the future then we would love you on our team. You will need to be a dedicated team player with good communication skills. You will also need to be able to relate to a wide variety of people from our youngest caterpillars right through to our oldest and wisest butterflies. If you would like to spread your wings and fly into a new role, apply today! About the role No day is ever the same working for Hungry Caterpillar. You will be nurturing our young caterpillars with day to day care and exciting the minds of our preschool butterflies with new ideas and activities fully linked to the EYFS. You will build strong relationships with all the children and their families. You will be working together with the team to ensure the smooth day to day running of the nursery by adhering to relevant policies and procedures. You will need A suitable qualification such as NNEB/CYPW/NVQ Level 3/NVQ Level 2 Experience of working in a child care environment A great understanding of the EYFS and the ability to refer to the EYFS when planning activities. Genuine enthusiasm and passion for working with young children and meeting their needs. Fantastic Range of Benefits:   free uniform and cosy fleece, 50% off childcare fees, paid day off you’re your birthday, 5 fully paid in house training days a year, Competitive salary package , staff pension, BUPA health care package, full support for professional development from Level 2 to degree, organised team event, fantastic career progression Hungry Caterpillar is committed to safeguarding the welfare of all its children and staff. All applicants will be required to provide evidence of their right to work in the UK and complete a health and suitability declaration. All applicants should expect a telephone interview as a first line of response. Successful applicants will be required to have an enhanced DBS check and 2 satisfactory references before starting work with us.
Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries Ltd Chalfont Saint Peter, UK Full time
01 Mar, 2018
Qualified Level 3 Nursery Practitioners required to join our Team at our West Twyford Nursery, Ealing NW10. Purpose of the job: To work as a key person and as part of the team under the direction of the manager. To provide safe, high quality education and care for young children which meets the individual needs of children attending the setting. Main duties To assist with the planning of the curriculum using the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum for guidance. To help to set up the playroom(s) for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of the session. To act as a key person to a small group of children, liaising closely and building an effective relationship with parents/carers and ensuring each child's needs are recognised and met. Work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members. To advise the Manager of any concerns e.g. over children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary. To teach children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulating play experiences. To ensure that children are kept safe and that you understand when to follow child protection procedures. To support meal times within the setting. To actively participate at team meetings, supervisor meetings and appraisal meetings. To attend training courses as required and to take responsibility for your development. To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff, which is required as part of the job. To be aware of and adhere to all the setting’s operational policies and procedures, e.g. health and safety, fire precautions, dropping off and collection of children, food safety, cleanliness of the setting etc. To ensure that adequate records are kept and updated regularly. Look upon the nursery as a ‘whole’. Be flexible within your working practises and be constantly aware of the changing needs of the children and nursery. To promote the nursery to current parents and potential customers. To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the Manager, in accordance with the setting’s business plan/objectives.   It is the nature of working in a nursery that tasks and responsibilities are on occasion unpredictable and varied, so to retain flexibility this job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties discussed and directed by the Nursery Manager/Operations Manager.   Person specification Essential criteria Willingness to learn. Level 3 early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent. Previous experience of working with young children. Sound knowledge of child development for children from birth to five years. Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Knowledge of child protection procedures. Good communication skills. An understanding of play based approaches to children’s learning and development. Commitment to equal opportunities. Commitment to working effectively with young children and families. Friendly and flexible approach at work which facilitates the development of effective relationships.   Desirable criteria Level 4 early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent. Willingness to undertake further training. Current First Aid at Work qualification. Current Food Hygiene certificate.     Fantastic Range of Benefits:   free uniform and cosy fleece, 50% off childcare fees, paid day off you’re your birthday, 5 fully paid in house training days a year, Competitive salary package , staff pension, BUPA health care package, full support for professional development from Level 2 to degree, organised team event, fantastic career progression   This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and does require a Disclosure Barring Scheme check. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them.
Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries Ltd Ealing, London, United Kingdom Full time
01 Mar, 2018
We are currently recruiting for x2 lunch time covers to join our team at our **** BRAND NEW NURSERY*** in Chalfont St Peter.  The nursery has been beautifully renovated to a high specification and will be providing the children, parents and local community with a wide variety of services including forest school, French class and much more. We are looking for someone with some experience of working with young children to assist the team with lunches. Hours are Monday to Friday, 11am to 2pm.
Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries Ltd Chalfont Saint Giles, United Kingdom Part time
01 Mar, 2018
*****WE ARE RECRUITING FOR A COOK/CHEF FOR OUR BRAND NEW NURSERY TO JOIN OUR TEAM AT CHALFONT ST PETER******* Job title:               Nursery Cook Responsible to:        Nursery Manager/Operations Manager Responsible for:      Food preparation Purpose of the job: To prepare food/snacks as per the menus. To maintain high standards of hygiene and cleanliness of the kitchen. To Support the running of the kitchen on a day to day basis, preparing and cooking fresh food for snacks, lunch and tea. To implement the daily routine of cleaning and cooking. To be responsible for monitoring and registering appliance temperatures and maintaining the temperature charts. To assist the Cook/Manager with planning healthy and nutritious menus. To liaise with the/cook/staff/Manager members regarding children’s allergies, dietary requirements or preferences. To be flexible within the working practises e.g. preparations of snack/meals, washing up etc. To advise the cook/Manager of any concerns e.g. over children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary. To ensure that children are kept safe and that you understand when to follow child protection procedures. To support meal times within the setting. To actively participate at team meetings, supervisor meetings and appraisal meetings. To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff, which is required as part of the job. To work within the food hygiene standards and the relevant health and safety regulations. To be aware of and adhere to all the setting’s operational policies and procedures, e.g. health and safety, fire precautions, food safety, cleanliness of the setting etc. To ensure that adequate records are kept and updated regularly. To promote the nursery to current parents and potential customers. To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the Room Leader/Manager, in accordance with the setting’s business plan/objectives.   It is the nature of working in a nursery that tasks and responsibilities are on occasion unpredictable and varied, so to retain flexibility this job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties discussed and directed by the Nursery Manager/Operations Manager.   Person specification Essential criteria Relevant qualification in food safety/catering. Good communication skills. Commitment to equal opportunities. Current food hygiene certificate. Friendly and flexible approach at work which facilitates the development of effective relationships.   Desirable criteria Willingness to learn and to undertake further training. Some experience of working with young children. Current First Aid at Work qualification.     Fantastic Range of Benefits:   free uniform and cosy fleece, 50% off childcare fees, paid day off you’re your birthday, 5 fully paid in house training days a year, Competitive salary package , staff pension, BUPA health care package, full support for professional development from Level 2 to degree, organised team event, fantastic career progression   This post is not exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and does require a Disclosure Barring Scheme check. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them.
Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries Ltd High Street, Chalfont Saint Peter SL9 9QE, United Kingdom Full time
01 Mar, 2018
Hungry Caterpillars are opening a ****** BRAND NEW NURSERY*** in January 2018 in Academy Gardens in Northolt, UB5. We are looking for nursery practitioners, unqualified, level 2 and 3 and a deputy manager. We have a number of great benefits including a free uniform, a paid day off for your birthday and 50% off childcare if you place your child in one of our nurseries and much more! Apply now!
Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries Ltd Northolt, United Kingdom Full or Part Time
01 Mar, 2018
*******WE ARE RECRUITING FOR A CHEF/COOK FOR OUR BRAND NEW NURSERY OPENING IN JANUARY 2018 AT ACADEMY GARDENS IN UB5**** Job title:               Nursery Cook Responsible to:        Nursery Manager/Operations Manager Responsible for:      Food preparation Purpose of the job: To prepare food/snacks as per the menus. To maintain high standards of hygiene and cleanliness of the kitchen. Main duties To Support the running of the kitchen on a day to day basis, preparing and cooking fresh food for snacks, lunch and tea. To implement the daily routine of cleaning and cooking. To be responsible for monitoring and registering appliance temperatures and maintaining the temperature charts. To assist the Cook/Manager with planning healthy and nutritious menus. To liaise with the/cook/staff/Manager members regarding children’s allergies, dietary requirements or preferences. To be flexible within the working practises e.g. preparations of snack/meals, washing up etc. To advise the cook/Manager of any concerns e.g. over children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary. To ensure that children are kept safe and that you understand when to follow child protection procedures. To support meal times within the setting. To actively participate at team meetings, supervisor meetings and appraisal meetings. To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff, which is required as part of the job. To work within the food hygiene standards and the relevant health and safety regulations. To be aware of and adhere to all the setting’s operational policies and procedures, e.g. health and safety, fire precautions, food safety, cleanliness of the setting etc. To ensure that adequate records are kept and updated regularly. To promote the nursery to current parents and potential customers. To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the Room Leader/Manager, in accordance with the setting’s business plan/objectives.   It is the nature of working in a nursery that tasks and responsibilities are on occasion unpredictable and varied, so to retain flexibility this job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties discussed and directed by the Nursery Manager/Operations Manager.   Person specification Essential criteria Relevant qualification in food safety/catering. Good communication skills. Commitment to equal opportunities. Current food hygiene certificate. Friendly and flexible approach at work which facilitates the development of effective relationships.   Desirable criteria Willingness to learn and to undertake further training. Some experience of working with young children. Current First Aid at Work qualification.     Fantastic Range of Benefits:   free uniform and cosy fleece, 50% off childcare fees, paid day off you’re your birthday, 5 fully paid in house training days a year, Competitive salary package , staff pension, BUPA health care package, full support for professional development from Level 2 to degree, organised team event, fantastic career progression   This post is not exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and does require a Disclosure Barring Scheme check. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them.
Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries Ltd Northolt UB5 5QN, United Kingdom Full time