- NAS Reference
- Weekly wage
40.00 per week
- Working Week
Monday-Friday - Shifts TBC
- Date Posted
- Start Date
- Expected Duration
Now Taking Applications
Early years educator
- Employment Type
Advanced Level Apprenticeship
Holly Lodge Nursery
Description of Opportunity
To support the staff team to ensure the smooth running of the setting, with regard to all health and safety matters affecting the children in your care.
For more information about this vacancy please contact Sam Keeble
email@example.com - CARE FIRST TRAINING LIMITED (Ref ID: VAC001788017)
Good communication skills
GCSE grade C in Maths and English Language or above preferable (or equivalent)
Possible permanent position.
Holly Lodge Nursery is a small, friendly centre at the heart of its community.
It’s ideally located for families in Highgate, Dartmouth Park and the Holly Lodge estate itself.
Open during term times, it offers parents fabulous value for money and takes children aged six months up to five years old with opening hours between 8am – 6pm. It was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted in March 2018.
The Daisy Room is for two – four year olds and always buzzes with activity as the children become more independent. Both rooms have direct access to their own garden areas for regular outdoor play. All age groups also come together throughout the week for joint activities such as baking and meals – which are freshly cooked on the premises.
The nursery has been managed by Muna Mohammed since September 2018. Before coming to Holly Lodge, she took just three months to turn around a nursery in Birmingham, taking it from an Ofsted rating of ‘Inadequate’ to ‘Good’.
She is passionate about fostering independence and curiosity in children and loves finding fun ways of teaching them about sustainability.
‘Recycling is an important part of the nursery’s ethos,’ says Muna. ‘We have all the standard equipment here but I’m originally from Holland and we got told from a very young age; “before you throw that away, what can you do with it?” We take the time to explain sustainability to the children in a way they understand.
‘We’ve built a permanent mud kitchen in the garden with palettes and we use a giant cable spool as a table outside. Children see tables all the time but if you show them something that’s not usually a table, they’re keener to use it. It helps them see the world in a different way.’