Nursery Assistant 1:1

£9.50 - £11.00 hourly
  • Acorn Early Years Foundation
  • Bedford, UK
  • 24 Jan, 2024
Full time

Job Description

We are looking for a Nursery Assistant on a 1:1 basis looking after a child with SEN,  (experience within an Early Years setting and/or level L2 in Early Years desirable ) to join our nursery at Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire. 

The role is with flexibility up to 30 hours per week working 5 days a week on a term time basis working around school hours between 09.00/09.30 and 15.00/15.30.

This will be discussed during the application process and there is flexibility to be discussed. 

Acorn has recently been awarded a 'Top 20 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 Bedford 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.


-          To have a good understanding of Acorn’s core values, ethos and policies and ensure these are reflected in practice

-          A high-quality provision to support children’s learning across the curriculum 

-          To value parents as partners

-          Effective communication with management, staff, children and parents

-          To role model outstanding practice and positive behaviour management

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.


Nursery Name

Acorn Day Nursery Sharnbrook