Working with children is demanding but at the same time very rewarding. Over the years we have built profiles of the roles and responsibilities that qualified and unqualified staff will undertake in our nursery.
We have a very good team spirit here at the nursery and there is no shortage of help, mentoring and guidance. Even if you have no experience or qualifications in childcare, you might well be the type of person who would thrive in our environment.
We have a very good reputation for keeping our staff, even after some have been away on maternity or decided to travel the world. Bridget and Lorraine our two managers encourage staff to take their own decisions and to be responsible for their own rooms.
So if you are thinking of applying to our nursery or you already work for us and you’re considering a change of role then the following descriptions will give you an idea of what we look for.
Applying for a Position at our Nursery
If you’re thinking of applying for a position here at the nursery, please consider the following hints and tips which might help your application:
Think carefully about what you want from a position here, full-time, part time, school-time
Do you have an up to date CV which you can either email or post to us?
If you’re not qualified, and we have a trainee position, you’ll be required to take a level 3 diploma in childcare, which is an 18 month commitment.
Between the bursary and nursery contributions, you should find that you will be paying a minimal amount towards the diploma.
If you’re applying from another nursery, we’ll need to take up specific references about your childcare role there.
We’ll also need to perform pre-employment checks such as a DBS, identity check, personal references, qualification check and visa checks as appropriate.
Interviews are very relaxed and designed to put you at your ease. Naturally we will need to understand the level of your skills and expertise in childcare.
If the interview is successful, we will ask you to spend some time with us in a trial day or even week. This is paid for by the nursery even if you are not successful.
Over the years we have developed an understanding of what candidates need to show of their best. Good Luck!
You can download an applications form here Application Form – Wishing Tree Nursery