Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Experienced Nursery Nurse

An experienced Nursery Nurse position has become available; it is for a minimum of 30 hours per week (Scheduled between 07:00 and 18:00 Monday to Friday).

 Watcombe Childrens Centre Nursery is a 0-8 setting based in Watcombe Torquay. We are looking for a motivated colleague to join our team, who will be responsible for the general care and wellbeing of all children within the setting. You will plan and prepare for enhanced learning and development using EYFS guidelines, and always ensuring that the children’s learning, development, safety and safeguarding needs are being met.

 We offer competitive rates of pay, 4 weeks holiday per year plus bank holidays, and extended holiday over the Christmas period. We also hold two in-house training days per year, and we actively support CPD.

The candidate will need to be well motivated, enthusiastic and preferably have some experience of working with children.

The successful candidate will be required to:

Have a passion for children and childcare

Have a minimum NNEB, NVQ/CACHE level 2 / 3 or equivalent qualification  

Have a sound knowledge of the EYFS

Have a good, professional level of spoken and written English.

Take responsibility of a group of key children.

Plan a range of interesting, age appropriate activities.

Create engaging learning environments.

Have a keen eye for health and safety and safeguarding issues.

Be proactive, self-motivated and have an attention for detail.

Build positive relationships with children, parents and colleagues.

The job description, specification and an application form can be found on the right of this blog. Please note that we only accept applications on our application form, CV’s will not be accepted.

The pay will be £7.50 per hour (for a NVQ level 3) and you will be entitled to 4 weeks holiday plus all Bank Holidays. 

The successful candidate will need to have a DBS (Disclosure and Baring Service), and this will be paid by the company if you haven’t already joined the Update Service. If you leave before your contract ends then we will be entitled to deduct the cost of the DBS from your last month’s pay. As an employee you will be expected to join the Update Service and this will form part of your terms of contract. You will also be required to sign a Staff Disqualification Declaration form.

If you have any other questions then please contact Mary Gay at Watcombe Children’s Centre Nursery- 01803 316959

Closing date is the 1st July 2016, Interview w/c 11th July 2016

Apprentice Nursery Nurse

We are delighted to offer the opportunity for an apprentice to work in our nursery and gain childcare qualifications while earning the correct wage for their age, NOT apprenticeship rates. Skills Group will be your training provider, we have worked with their staff for a number of years and know them to be excellent. If successful you will be training up to level 3 in a child care qualification. We would be willing to take on a candidate who has already reached level 2 or with no previous childcare qualifications.

You will be part of a team who care for, and provide, for children’s  learning and development in a safe and caring environment.  To do this you will need to be motivated to learn, demonstrate your enthusiasm and model good communication skills. You will also need an ability to play and provide productive play experiences for children. As a member of the team you must be a good role model to the children in everything you do and say.

Desired Skills
The successful candidate will be professional in manner and understand the important role you will play as a member of our team. You will have good oral and written communication skills and be able to organise yourself and anticipate work requirements.

Personal Skills
You must be caring and cheerful with plenty of enthusiasm for your work. Patience and a desire to understand the children’s needs are vital.

Future Prospects
We only employ a very small number of apprentices.  We do this with a view to training the right people to hopefully become permanent members of staff.

Weekly wage – to meet national minimum wage for age.


Working week – 30+ Monday to Friday  

For further information please contact Mary Gay on (01803) 316959.