At Pennies we are proud of our record as employers of some of the best nursery workers in the local area. We aim to provide the highest standards of working environment in day nursery care.
Aspects of our working environment include:
Staff development opportunities and diversity of activities in work ahead of most other providers in the sector. Involvement of staff in decisions on décor at our sites.
Track record of Ofsted recognising our commitment and success in supporting and managing staff.
Comfortable and well-equipped staff facilities.
Offices offering the chance for privacy when you need to talk to management or review your work.
Arrangement of rooms with clear lines of sight to allow all children to remain in view.
Opportunity for involvement in a range of other activities including media work, events, sports and charity fundraising.
Well-attended and enjoyable social events including summer barbecue and Christmas party.
Pennies is a growing day nursery company which operates to a very high standard, both in the care we provide and the professionals we employ. We welcome applications by qualified professionals, in all areas of nursery care. We offer exciting opportunities for nursery professionals (including those wishing to return to their nursery career) who wish to work in an optimum environment and share their skills and experience as part of an effective team.
We care about the people who work in our team. We offer an excellent salary and associated benefits package with pensions and bonus scheme. We also work with our staff to identify opportunities for career development and encourage them to take additional qualifications. We have often been complemented for our innovative approach to staff development and the varied opportunities on offer. Our staff have developed expertise in – amongst other things – first aid, photography, marketing and running a business.
We are looking for staff willing to take on the responsibility of the “Pennies family”. We want every Pennies child to experience the very best care every day. In our most recent Ofsted report for Newnham Court we received the following praise:
“The management team and staff work extremely effectively together and share a clear aim to provide the best possible service to children and their families. They are generally extremely successful in this ambition, creating a wonderfully inviting and positive environment. A strong commitment to self-evaluation and ongoing staff training ensures that practices are constantly adapting to reflect current requirements”.
To join the Pennies team
Enthusiastic and a demonstration of commitment to their future professional development Ideally a Level 3 qualification i.e. NNEB, CACHE or BTEC Trainees are welcome with an interest in reaching level 3, though places are limited We offer all Nursery Nurses the opportunity to train towards a First Aid and Food Safety Certificate
Junior Nursery Nurse Experience is not necessary Common sense, commitment and dedication
Nursery Nurse NVQ 3 equivalent Possibly skill and knowledge in delivering high quality childcare To work well as part of a team Good knowledge of EYFS and observation and recording skills
Senior Nursery Nurse 1 to 2 years experience within a nursery setting Good knowledge of EYFS sector and planning The ability to lead a small team Work well under pressure To support the Head of Unit in times of absence To attend two meetings a month
Heads of Unit NVQ Level 3 equivalent Senior experience Good knowledge of EYFS Exceptional planning skills The ability to lead and manage a team To monitor the team’s observations
Managers NVQ level 3 or equivalent Excellent knowledge of the EYFS 2-3 years post qualifying experience and 2 years senior management experience Good organisational skills Knowledge of Ofsted standards Strong ability to lead and manage staff An enhanced CRB is compulsory and a new application will be submitted