Early Years

Early Years Practitioner - Hungry Caterpillar Day Nursery - High Wycombe

Early Years Practitioner - Hungry Caterpillar Day Nursery - High Wycombe


Essential Criteria:

Willingness to learn.

Full and relevant Early Years education and childcare qualification or equivalent (to be considered as qualified).

Previous experience of working with young children.Sound knowledge of child development for children from birth to five years.

Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

Knowledge of child protection procedures.Good communication skills.

An understanding of play-based approaches to children’s learning and development.Commitment to equal opportunities.Commitment to working effectively with young children and families.

Friendly and flexible approach at work, which facilitates the development of effective relationships.

Desirable Criteria:

Willingness to undertake further training.

Current First Aid at Work qualification.

Current Food Hygiene certificate.

Responsibilities/Extra Information:

We are recruiting for Passionate Practitioners to join our team. This role will involve working as a key person and as part of the team under the direction of the senior team and Manager.  You role will be to provide safe, high quality education and care for the children attending the nursery ensuring that it meets their individual needs and ensure all children reach their full potential.

Safeguarding Requirements: Hungry Caterpillars is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It is a requirement of all staff that they share this commitment and follow the prescribed policy and procedures to promote a culture of safeguarding across the whole organisation.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and does require a full DBS (Disclosure Barring Scheme). Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them.


A competitive salary package with performance related reviews

28 days annual leave inclusive of bank holidays

Your birthday off work, fully paid, to relax! (T&Cs Apply)

Staff pension with a company contribution going into your pot

50% off of childcare fees from day one (T&Cs Apply)

Free staff Uniform

Bupa Health Care package (T&Cs Apply)

‘The Caterpillar Academy’ - Five, fully paid, company training days each year

‘Future & Developing Leader Program’ – year long training course for future leaders

Online training portal with over 100 courses for your development

Fantastic opportunities for career progression with internal promotions supported

‘Superstar Awards Day’ held annually to celebrate individual and team achievements

More time with the children – online tracking system & planning in the moment

Refer a friend/parent bonuses (T&Cs Apply)


Contact: Head Office: 01895 678682


Please send your CV/Application form to:



Further Information:

FREE! Parking OR Daily shuttle taxi to & from the nursery & train station.


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