1:1 SEN Nursery Practitioner

  • Tops Day Nursery Ltd
  • Wimborne Minster, Wimborne BH21, UK
  • 12 Mar, 2024
Part time

Job Description


Location: Tops Corfe Mullen, Wimborne, Dorset

Pay rate: Up to £13.33 per hour (plus Bank Holiday and Qualification enhancements available)

Contracted Hours: 15 hours per week/3 days per week

Shift Pattern: 09.00 - 14.45 

If these shift hours do not suit you, we can also offer hours on a casual basis that give you flexibility and work life balance. Simply let us know what you are looking for when you apply.


Our 1-1 Nursery Practitioner help to create a safe, educational and fun environment for the children in our care. Helping to supervise children and ensuring their safety, organizing and taking part in activities, such as games, crafts, and educational tasks. The list is endless, but you’ll understand that some days might be challenging, but you’ll also laugh, have fun and make lasting memories with our children at one of the most important development stages of their life!

In joining us, you’ll also become part of our extended family. You’ll work alongside other team members who are passionate about providing care, warmth and kindness to all those who work in our Nurseries.

Tops Corfe Mullen Nursery is a 86 place Day Nursery & Pre-School situated in Blandford Road, Corfe Mullen. The nursery run several extra-curricular activities including Tops Forest School, cooking school, Boogie Mites, yoga, meditation and much more!  We’re rated 9.4 by daynurseries.co.uk and graded GOOD by OFSTED


At Tops day Nurseries we see working in the childcare industry is a very rewarding career choice. Not only do you get to play an important part in the life of the children, but you also watch them grow and develop whilst learning new things yourself each day.

We are lucky to have a sister company call Aspire Training, (recently listed as one of the Top 100 Employers for Apprenticeships 2023) who offer fantastic Opportunities to develop in your Nursery Career from Level 2 Childcare Apprenticeships all the way through to Nursery Manager or even tod become an Early Years Teacher!

Here are some of the other benefits you’ll enjoy as a valued member of our team:

  • 29 days holiday (Full time otherwise pro-rata including Bank Holidays)
  • Up to 60% discount for Childcare within Tops Day Nurseries
  • Pay Day Sub
  • NHS Prescription Charges
  • Optical Care
  • Dental Treatment
  • Companywide profit bonus scheme, annually rewarded each May.
  • Uniform Provided
  • A flexible option to work 4 days week
  • Fantastic career development


A minimum of Level 3 in Early years is required.

Some of the primary skills we are looking for will be someone will include;

  • Responsible for the 1:1 care of the individual child to support their individual educational plan (IEP) and to liaise with the Room manager on a daily basis
  • Responsible to work with the behaviour management, equal opportunities and SEN representative to ensure the child’s needs are met
  • Writing and updating the IEP and liaising with the relevant representatives and Nursery Manager
  • Keep colleagues informed and disclose relevant updates with regards to continual progress of children on a 1:1 support programme
  • Work closely with external professionals or agencies involved with the family support of the child you are providing 1:1 care for

If you think you have the right skills and attitude to deliver the highest quality of care and engagement for our children as a Nursery Assistant within one of our Nurseries, then you could be the next to join us. So apply today and get your career started with us!

All candidates will be required to have an enhanced DBS which is on the update service. All offers are conditional upon satisfactory background checks. This role involves regulated activity with children. You should not apply if you are on the Childrens’ Barred List.

  • Up to 60% discount for Childcare within Tops Day Nurseries
  • A flexible option to work 4 days week
  • Annual pay review
  • 29 days annual holiday entitlement (pro rata)
  • Company pension
  • Great career progression
  • Continuous in-house and external training opportunities
  • Regular supervisions
  • An eco-friendly company with BCorp accreditation
  • Uniform Provided

Nursery Name

Corfe Mullen