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Early Years Practitioners / Early Years Educator / Nursery Nurse

A £1,000 joining bonus is being offered with this job offer.

Puddleduck Nursery in Wallingford cares for children aged 3 months to 5 years in a beautiful natural environment. The nursery is currently recruiting for Qualified Early Years Practitioners of either Level 2 or Level 3 to join our fun and friendly team.

The role includes:

  • Working with the EYFS and completing online journeys for your key children.
  • Supporting room leaders and room coordinators in every day running of the room.
  • To work as part of a team in order to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, learn and develop.
  • Being involved in developing and delivering high quality, stimulating, creative and welcoming environment for the children within the nursery.
  • Building good working relationships with staff and parents.
  • To provide a range of activities relevant to the age and needs of the children in the setting, which encourage independence, self-motivation, and eagerness to learn.
  • Attending regular supervision and training as agreed with the nursery manager/Owner and have a willingness to continue your own professional development.
  • Maintaining confidentiality at all times.

Suitable candidates must:

  • Hold a level 2 or Level 3 in Childcare/equivalent.
  • Have a good understanding of EYFS regulations
  • Be able to demonstrate good communication skills
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Be creative and ambitious
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Have the ability to work as part of a team.

Puddleduck Nursery offers a competitive salary including 28 days holiday. Free uniform including T-shirts, sweatshirts and fleeces, pension, social events and training opportunities available.

Successful candidates will be entitled to a signing-on bonus of £1000.00 once the probationary period has been completed successfully

Salary: to £27,000

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Bank Staff Positions

We are always in need of bank staff to cover staff sickness and holidays. We pay a premium rate for bank staff which also includes holiday pay.

If you are interested in becoming a bank member of staff please send an email to and we will send you an application form.

Recruitment Process

We are required by law to make sure that the people we employ are suitable to work with children. This means that as part of our safer recruitment process we will apply for an enhanced criminal records check and also ask for 2 references from your previous employers. Any job offer is subject to completing this process.

Jobs at our sister nursery

We also have positions available at our sister nursery Little Ducklings, located in Woodley just east of Reading.
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