We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate person to join our team at Acorn Nursery in Portslade.. Applicants must have experience of working with young children in an early year’s environment; experience of meeting the individual needs of young children; demonstrate a passion and commitment for providing high quality care and a safe environment for children and have good communication skills.
About the role
We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate person to join our team. Applicants must have experience of working with young children in an early year’s environment; experience of meeting the individual needs of young children; demonstrate a passion and commitment for providing high quality care and a safe environment for children and have good communication skills.
The role involves setting up and dishing up food for lunch ensuring that children's dietary requirements and allergies are taken care of; Cleaning up after lunch and re setting up the environment; cleaning of children's bathrooms; maintaining food hygiene records; cleaning of the kitchen and appliances; engaging in play with children; ensuring the children feel safe and building relationships with children, parents and staff.
The position is a 30 hours per week post and the salary will be Pro-rata.
Acorn Nursery is one of Brighton and Hove City Council’s Children’s Centre Nurseries. We operate five nurseries across the City and provide high quality care for children aged from 3 months to 5 years. We are open Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm.
Acorn Nursery is located in Portslade (Mile Oak). We are a purpose built nursery with 3 separate rooms supporting children’s age and developmental stage.
We pride ourselves on plenty of space to play and learn both indoors and outdoor. Each room has its own separate outdoor space with access to the main large garden where children join together to climb and slide, play in the mud kitchen, enjoy the sandpit and tend to our vegetable patches or check that the worms are doing their job in our compost bins . We have a play based approach to learning in a fun, happy and calm atmosphere.
We are proud of our staff team, many who have been at Acorn for over 20 years. The team are qualified to level 3 or above or working towards a higher qualifications. Together the team share the same passion for delivering a high standard of care to the children and provide exciting opportunities for the children to learn, grow and develop into confident young people.
We provide a full induction and training programme and ongoing support in the form of regular supervisions and appraisals. Plus the many benefits that Brighton and Hove city council employees receive such as discounts from local buisness’s, and ongoning training and professional development. There may be opportunities for further ad-hoc hours if interested.
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As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (CV guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) and Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.
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Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
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