Lunchtime Assistant

£8.00 - £10.80 hourly
  • Acorn Early Years Foundation
  • Sharnbrook, Bedford MK44, UK
  • 17 Oct, 2023
Part time

Job Description

We are looking for a Part Time Nursery Assistant working 20 hours a week (experience within an Early Years setting desirable ) to join our Nursery at Sharnbrook in Bedfordshire. 

The hours will be working between the hours of 1000-15.00 working 20 hours per week, Monday to Friday all year round

Acorn has recently been awarded a 'Top 20 Recommended Nursery Group 2022' Award by Day Nurseries in recognition of its high customer reviews over the last 12 months. 

We’re proud to be one of the leading childcare providers in Milton Keynes, Northampton and Bedfordshire with over 25 years’ experience who specialise in nature pedagogy and promoting the professional development of our employees.

You will be rewarded with a competitive salary, great training and progression opportunities, enhanced pension contributions, and 65% childcare discount. As a not-for-profit organisation, Acorn always puts the needs of the children first, meaning you will be working for a business that cares about more than just profit. We close our nurseries for four days a year to allow days to train our staff in a variety of subjects. 

We very much welcome candidates that are looking to progress their personal career development.

The ideal candidate will be passionate, motivated and enthusiastic about outdoor learning and creative play, as well as a good working knowledge and practice of the EYFS and safeguarding procedures. 

Successful applicants must be able to provide ‘right to work in the UK’ documentation, provide two satisfactory references and undertake an enhanced DBS check prior commencing employment.

 The ideal candidate will be passionate, motivated and enthusiastic about outdoor learning and creative play, as well as a good working knowledge and practice of the EYFS and safeguarding procedures.

The role will be covering lunches for staff and monitoring and helping serve childrens lunches and clear up afterwards. As well as helping with childrens activities. 

Sustainability and being part of the local community is an important factor to us, so if you want to see if there is a nursery closer to you, get in touch with our HR team today on: 01908 510309 or email:



Working at Acorn

As a thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to making Acorn a safe, nurturing and fun place for our children to be, we offer:

  • Payscales that are competitive, transparent and reviewed annually
  • Childcare discount – nothing should be a barrier to your career - up to 75%
  • Generous family leave – supporting you to support your family - 5 days per year
  • Christmas closure – Santa doesn’t wait for anyone - with paid holiday for this in your second year of employment (3 days)
  • 25 days of annual leave, plus bank holidays (and the option to buy more) – even superheroes need time off
  • 4 dedicated training days and individual development plans – investing in you for the whole journey
  • Enhanced pension scheme – not as far away as you think ?
  • Cyclescheme – helping you get back on the saddle
  • Techscheme – making a brand new laptop a little more affordable
  • Length of Service awards – time with us means treats for you
  • Summer and Christmas parties – all work and no play is a myth
  • Pay advances for when times are tough
  • Employee assistance wellbeing programme – because you matter to us

Nursery Name

Acorn Day Nursery Sharnbrook