Nursery Assistant

£8.00 - £11.50 hourly
  • Acorn Early Years Foundation
  • Burton Latimer, UK
  • 28 Mar, 2024
Full time

Job Description

We are looking for 3 Nursery Assistants (experience within an Early Years setting and/or level L2 in Early Years desirable ) to join our nursery In Burton latimer, Northamptonshire. 

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 75% 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. 

The role is 40 hours per week working between 07.30 and 18.15 Monday to Friday, All year round.

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

-          For all children to be happy, confident, self-assured and independent

-          Effective communication with management, staff, children and parents

-          To role model outstanding practice and positive behaviour management

-          Be willing to work towards level 2 or level 3 in childcare

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.



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
  • Generous family leave – supporting you to support your family
  • Christmas closure – Santa doesn’t wait for anyone
  • 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 Burton Latimer