Early Years

Hungry Caterpillar Day Nursery - Early Years Practitioner - Chalfont St Peter

Hungry Caterpillar Day Nursery - Early Years Practitioner - Chalfont St Peter


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.


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.  Your 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 organization.

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.

Salary: £19,760 - £23,504 (depending on experience & qualifications)
Up to £500 New Starter Bonus (T&Cs Apply)

  • 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)



Head Office 01895678682

Please send your CV/Application form to:


Further Information:

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


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