Early Years Practitioner – Little Green Rascals Organic Day Nurseries
Little Green Rascals Organic Day Nurseries are the first organic and eco-friendly nursery group in the North of England. Established in 2009, we are proud to be the largest nursery group in York, serving over 900 families and employing nearly 250 wonderful staff.
We are an award-winning business with accolades which recognise our commitment to providing outstanding childcare, healthy and organic home-cooked meals and staff who go beyond all expectation on a daily basis. We have private woodlands where we deliver Forest School (come rain or shine) by a team of qualified staff – our very own Bear Grylls! We actively encourage the curiosity approach in our nurseries and have 3 key words Understanding, empathy and respect – which define our care.
As employers we listen to, challenge and promote our family of staff. We invest in our employees health and well-being by providing holistic treatments, additional holidays for birthdays and length of service and actively encourage a healthy work/life balance with staff social events. The professional development of our people is key – we want our staff to feel invested in – we want to challenge them with training and a career path that helps them achieve their full potential – the only thing stopping you is you!
We have an array of skilled people ranging from childcare professionals, qualified catering staff and hands-on craftsman to maintain our properties. As the African proverb says “It takes a village to raise a child” and we truly believe that every member of the team plays an integral role.
As an Early Years Practitioner you will maintain a safe, secure and caring environment in which you can deliver high quality teaching and learning experiences. You will play an active role in your team and act as a role model for other staff, students, agency staff and volunteers. You will be expected to go that extra mile to help deliver the Green Rascals vision of Exceptional Childcare in Exceptional Surroundings.
Our Full Time Posts are 38 Hours Per Week over 4 days with a set day off in the week
Our Part Time Posts are dependent on the need and can be Full Days (8am – 6pm) or Half Days (8am – 1pm or 1pm – 6pm)
We have positions across all 7 nursery sites across the group, please specify your preference on application.
The Salary & Benefits
Up to £9.01 Per Hour (upto £17,803 Per Annum – Full Time)
Subsidised staff meals
Bike to work scheme
3 holistic treatments per year
Long service days
Reduced childcare fees (up to 50%)
Staff room facilities
Qualifications & Skills
For Early Year Practitioners we require a minimum Level 3 Childcare qualification along with a positive, cheerful, helpful attitude and a willingness to learn and develop as we aim to promote internally in the first instance.