Trainee Nursery Assistant - NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Full or Part Time
THE AUNTIES' OLD SCHOOL NURSERY is a long-established, reputable day nursery for babies and toddlers (0-5 years), operating at the highest level for nearly 30 years. We are an exceptionally caring, Gold and Platinum Investors in People employer who take pleasure in developing committed staff members of all ages and abilities. We have recently been recognised globally as The Investors In People 'Employer of the Year 2017' - which is a reflection of how passionately we feel about our staff.
We are looking for enthusiastic people to join our busy, family-run day nursery. No previous nursery experience is needed, but you will have a desire to learn and develop to your full potential. Candidates must be caring, conscientious, energetic, flexible and warm-hearted person, ultimately able to care for and educate our children to the highest levels.
You would be involved in all aspects of care, including: feeding, nappy-changing, and cleaning. You will also be trained to develop children to their full potential, engaging with activities such as: cooking, singing, dancing, arts, crafts, messy play, role play, lots of outdoor activities, reading stories, writing, etc. You will be trained to assess and plan for children’s individual developmental needs.
The hours of work would be between 7.30am and 6.30pm Monday to Friday (2-5 days per week - most staff opting to work 4 days per week). You will be joining an exceptionally caring, supportive, hard-working team of varied Aunties who relish paying attention to detail to maintain outstanding standards. You will benefit from regular and consistent training, enrolment in accredited courses, genuinely friendly team colleagues, interested, supportive employers, a convenient location (on a good bus route), a beautiful working environment, free parking, an excellent salary; increasing significantly according to your individual progress and commitment - and lots of fun! If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please email your CV.
Please note that we are rigorous in our approach to safeguarding the welfare of all children in our care. Thus, all employees are legally required to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service, along with other safeguarding and recruitment checks.
The Aunties' Old School Nursery was established in 1989 by a loving, close-knit family and exceptionally caring staff team (The Aunties). As loving, concerned parents we set up the nursery for our own children more than 28 years ago. As a family, our aim has always been to provide the superior care and education for others' children that we sought for our own children (who are now graduates themselves); thus, our standards were, and continue to be, of the very highest calibre.
The Aunties' settings are uniquely run as a single family entity with the same ethos, leadership and management, policies, procedures, resources, care, education, and even rotating staff throughout. Fundamentally, the Aunties' philosophy is that children will undoubtedly flourish in every way when genuinely loved and respected in a family situation, helping them to realize how special they are. Not only children benefit in such a family-like situation, but also parents who come to experience real peace of mind when their children are 'at The Aunties'.
The Aunties' focus on doing little things with great love, creating an atmosphere in which both children and parents feel genuinely welcomed and valued. The Aunties' Old School Nursery provides first-class care and education within a safe, happy, interesting, family-oriented environment in which each child is encouraged to develop its full potential whilst having LOTS OF FUN! The young children (ranging from birth to four plus years) in our care are persuaded to develop lively, enquiring, imaginative minds, to enjoy learning, and to develop their social and personal life skills.
The Aunties place great emphasis on making the Nursery warm, kind and loving, where special care is taken to ensure that each child feels nurtured and cherished. The Aunties fully realize the vital necessity of guiding children well in their formative years; thus, by means of warm, positive encouragement we stimulate children’s natural enthusiasm for life and their desire to understand the world around them.
Children are kindly encouraged to appreciate the need to take responsibility for the care of the natural environment we enjoy. For example, we have, since our inception, always been a genuine"outdoors" nature nursery, making full use of the varied outdoor areas available to us in ALL weathers, for many hours at a time (from mid-Spring to mid-Autumn, we will be outside for the entire 10 hours of our day!). The Aunties go to great lengths to ensure that the children are able to enjoy doing as much as possible outside - for as long as possible each day - being thoughtfully attired and so wholeheartedly able to embrace the elements as a sensory exprience!
In addition, the children and Aunties are pro-active recyclers, vegetable gardeners, wildlife watchers (for example - via our webcam, we avidly study the birds). Such a positive atmosphere very successfully helps to foster many individual talents and confidence and helps each child to realize that we each have an important part to play in the fabric of life.
The Aunties' philosophy is founded on a belief that children play and learn best within a genuinely loving and stimulating environment. The Aunties believe that happy children give of their best and achieve their full potential; in short, laughing children learn! The Aunties aim to teach each child the invaluable skill of 'dancing joyously in the rain'- both literally and metaphorically. The Aunties strive to give both children and parents a delightful, never-to- be-forgotten experience of the precious and unique nursery and pre-school years.
Please come and see for yourself the inspired, loving and family-run approach that is unique to The Aunties.