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Working at The Olive Tree Nursery

Please see below a list of jobs currently available at The Olive Tree Nursery. 


Early Years Practitioner - Full Time, Permanent


We are looking for someone to join our large, fun team. We pride ourselves in offering our team and our children above the 'normal'.This is an All year round position, Term Time Only WILL NOT be Considered. We offer lots of extras for staff, for example you Birthday as an extra paid holiday day, staff social weekend all paid for and fun Christmas events.


Possession of an appropriate level 3 qualification, such as NVQ 3, HND, Cache Diploma in Children and Education, BTEC in Early Years, or early years teaching and experience of working with children is ESSENTIAL.



As a member of the Nursery childcare team, You will be expected to provide high quality, inclusive, fully integrated childcare provision for children under five.


Main Responsibilities and Duties:

1. To have responsibility for a number of children, working in partnership with

families, ensuring that individual children’s childcare needs are met at all times.

By: Providing high quality childcare for under fives, which includes a wide range

of activities and opportunities to enable children to achieve their fullpotential.

Assist in provision of a warm caring environment for children and their families, accessible to all. To integrate children and parents with disabilities, sensitively and positively into the Centre, promoting participation in a range

of quality activities. Liaise closely with all members of the staff team to ensure childcare provision links to the Early Years Foundation Stage, Every Child Matters and characteristics of effective learning. To assist in the provision of a high quality Early Years Curriculum that adheres to OFSTED requirements through planning, effective room organisation and provision of Early Years Resources, to develop a high quality play environment both indoors and outdoors which meets each child’s individual needs, in accordance with the Early Learning goals.

Liaise with parents/carers to highlight the needs of their children and sharing developmental information on a regular basis with other professionals .

Daily supervision and care of a number of children. Taking care of children’s personal needs and encouraging self-help and social skills. g) Preparing food, laying up for meals, supervision of meals, clearing and cleaning away after meals.

2. To assist in ensuring the maintenance of adequate standards of cleanliness and hygiene for families and children attending the Centre. The maintenance of prescribed standards and repair of equipment and premises.

3. To have an overall knowledge of and provide a service which values and respects the race, religion, language, culture and needs of all the children and families using the nursery.

4. To accept responsibility for special projects or areas of work as directed by the Nursery Senior Management Team.

5. To be aware and work within the Health and Safety framework, policies, procedures, guidelines and legislation to include fire drills.

6. To participate in regular supervisions, and staff meetings.

7. To provide flexibility in covering and care at short notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

Facts and Figures:

The Olive Tree Nursery provides early years education and childcare for children aged

from birth to school age. We open for 51 weeks per year between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. We close for training days and bank holidays.

Standards of care and practice are mandated by OFSTED and delivered on behalf of The Olive Tree Nursery.



Ability to work in creative and imaginative ways with children and their families and to plan group activities. This may include developing play schemes, creating specific learning

aids, research and adaptation to meet cultural needs, facilitating activities to develop family’s ideas and needs.

There is a requirement to develop individual programmes involving new innovative approaches to meet problems as they arise.

Decision Making:

Decisions are taken relating to advising families about appropriate learning and care of their children. Decisions are taken daily as to the childcare provision provided.

Physical Effort and Working Conditions:

The work involves some manual handling of persons and equipment in the nursery.

Noise, some outdoor work and client (children and carers) personal hygiene requirements impact on the normal working environment.

Manual handling of play equipment involved in outdoor play with children.

Contacts and Relationships:

It is an essential element of the job to build and maintain a range of close contacts and relationships with children, young people and families and other professional staff.

Frequent / daily contacts with care professionals, voluntary bodies and other agencies relating to client needs, to receive and pass information and individual tailored packages of support and to offer advice and guidance to families relating to the provision of support and care.


Salary: Meets National minimum wage or Living wage, dependant on age and experience.


For an application form please click here. Please return the application for to the nursery or email it to