Our people are the key to the success of our company. Blackberries is an innovative company moving forward to develop inspirational settings for children to grow and develop celebrating 10 years of successful childcare. Recruiting quality staff is vital to our plans and employing the right people to develop their talents is vital in enabling the company to grow. It is the people we employ that make the difference to the standard of service received by parents/carers and children.
Joining the Team
On commencement of employment you will receive an induction programme to support you and help you settle into our team. Your induction programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge to provide quality childcare and education to the children within our care. On successful completion of your induction, you will be encouraged to further enhance your own development and take on additional responsibility and undertake additional training. You may also complete a qualification relevant to your post. Your manager will provide you with support and guidance through regular supervision that will include reviewing performance and agreeing objectives and personal development plans. You will be given the opportunity to develop your knowledge of our company, its culture and philosophy.
have a well structured career path from nursery nurse trainee to managers of the future! We will encourage you to develop your potential in an environment which is both nurturing and challenging. At Blackberries our staff are highly trained led by our senior team who hold
Early Years Teaching qualifications within our Babies, Toddlers and Pre-school. 90% of other staff hold level three Early Years qualification and our junior team are supported to develop their training further via apprenticeship, NVQ and foundation programmes.
Rewards and Benefits
Blackberries is committed to offering excellent benefits for our staff, which reflect your skills and experience. Salaries are reviewed annually to ensure that we can remain competitive and reward staff for their contribution to our company.
We offer instant rewards to our staff with our employee of the month reward. You will receive a personal bonus like a “money card”
to spend in your favourite store!
We have Unit of the month with a bonus to spend on resources.
At the end of each year our staff enjoy a fully subsidised “dine & party” experience!
In summary, the basic benefits we offer are as follows;
Minimum of 28 days leave dependent on grade and increases with length of service (This includes statutory Bank Holidays)
As part of our commitment to our staff, we offer a range of working options to enable our employees to balance the demands of both their work and home lives
All staff have access to a Stakeholder Pension Scheme which the Employee may join. Full details are available upon request
Blackberries offers all personnel training in the following; Health & Safety Level 11 Award, Food Safety & Catering Level 11 Award, Pediatric First Aid and Food & Nutrition.
Opportunities to access training courses in many areas surrounding the National Early Years Curriculum. Senior personnel will access designated courses in Equal Opportunities, Safe Guarding Children & Special Educational Needs.
At Blackberries we have a variety of roles within our Nurseries. These roles provide career development opportunities so that you can develop your skills and experiences to enhance your personal progression.
Our current vacancies Spring /Summer 2013 are:
Apprentice Nursery Nurse
Nursery Room Supervisor
Support Nursery Manager
If you are interested in joining our team we will need to know more about you. You will be required to either submit a CV or complete our application form to give us a clear picture of what you are like and your previous experience that may be relevant for the role.
Blackberries Employment Application Form
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