Careers

We understand that any nursery, indeed any organisation, is only as good as the people within it. Shooting Stars Nurseries are committed to ensuring that all our staff share our ethos and are passionate about their role. The safety and wellbeing of each child is our number one priority and through our robust Safer Recruitment Procedures we ensure that we recruit a team of appropriately qualified and dedicated staff. Our Safer Employment Procedures also ensure that we encourage and support all staff to advance their professional qualifications to the fullest extent.

We regularly update the job vacancies below. If you are interested in one of our roles and would like further information, please contact the relevant nursery setting for further information. If you would like to apply for one of our vacancies, please print and complete the application form by following the link here and return it to the relevant nursery setting to which you are applying by e-mail or post, along with a covering letter/e-mail and your updated CV.

Shooting Stars Nurseries are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children within our care and expects all those employed by the Company to share this commitment. All posts involve working with children and are therefore exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. You are therefore required to declare any convictions that you may have, including those that would otherwise be regarded as 'spent' under this Act.

Why work for Shooting Stars?

Current vacancies

Bromsgrove - Kitchen Assistant

Shooting Stars Nurseries at Bromsgrove are recruiting a Kitchen Assistant to work alongside their Nursery Cook

Scope of Position

This post requires the successful applicant to have knowledge of basic safe food handling and have experience of preparation and service of a balanced and healthy meals for children under 5 years old, catering for children with specific dietary requirements including weaning, religious preferences, allergies and intolerance. 

 

This is a part time position, working 10 hours per week between 2:30pm and 4:30pm Monday to Friday.

 

Qualifications

Essential - A recognised CIEH Food Safety qualification

 

Health and Safety

To carry out routine health and safety checks and risk assessments

To maintain hygiene and cleaning standards at all times with regards to food hygiene and kitchen cleanliness, including the prompt removal of kitchen waste.

 

Other

No child related criminal convictions; Commitment to Shooting Stars Nurseries

 

Personal Characteristics

Able to communicate well with children and adults; Flexible and reliable; Patient; Passionate and dedicated; Approachable; Professional and positive attitude

 

Safeguarding Commitment

Shooting Stars Nurseries are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children within our care and expects all those employed by the Company to share this commitment.

This post involves working with children and is therefore exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  You are therefore required to declare any convictions or cautions that you may have, including those that would otherwise be regarded as ‘spent’ under this Act.

All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.  The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions.  It also prevents unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children through its criminal records checking and barring functions

 

How to apply

If you would like to be considered for this exciting opportunity, please contact the nursery manager Abbie Jones with your CV, covering letter and application form by email to bromsgrove@myshootingstars.com. Please also contact Abbie for a full job description.

 

Date posted - 15/09/17

 

Bromsgrove - Nursery Nurses (several positions available)

Scope of Position – We are looking for a caring and reliable Nursery Nurses to join our team to ensure that all children attending the setting receive high quality care, are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating play experiences which meet their individual needs.  This is an exciting opportunity to work within a brand new setting and team environment.  We will be recruiting Nursery Nurses to meet demand as occupancy at our Bromsgrove setting grows.

The role of Nursery Nurse is a full time position (40 hours per week), with working hours between 7.30am and 6pm Monday to Friday.

Qualifications

Essential - A minimum recognised level three childcare qualification.

Desirable - Any professional related qualification (Foundation Degree, EYPS, EYTS); Basic Food Hygiene; Paediatric First Aid

Experience

Essential - Knowledge and experience of delivering the EYFS; Post qualifying experience within a private day nursery setting

Desirable - ; Experience of Ofsted Inspections; Working with children with Special Educational Needs

Other

No child related criminal convictions; Commitment to Shooting Stars Nurseries

Personal Characteristics

Able to communicate well with children and adults; Flexible and reliable; Caring; Patient; Passionate and dedicated; Imaginative and creative; Approachable; Professional and positive attitude

Please send completed application forms to Abbie Jones at bromsgrove@myshootingstars.com. For a full job description, please also contact Abbie

 

Bromsgrove - Preschool Nursery Nurse

Shooting Stars Nurseries at Bromsgrove are recruiting a Nursery Nurse to work within our Preschool Room.  This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced practitioner to join our growing nursery team.

Scope of Position – We are looking for a caring and reliable Nursery Nurse to join our baby room to ensure that all children attending the setting receive high quality care, are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating learning experiences which meet their individual needs.

This is a full time position (40 hours), with working hours between 7.30am and 6pm Monday to Friday

Qualifications

Essential - A minimum recognised level three childcare qualification.

Desirable - Any professional related qualification (Foundation Degree, EYPS, EYTS); Basic Food Hygiene; Paediatric First Aid

Experience

Essential - Knowledge and experience of delivering the EYFS; Post qualifying experience within a private day nursery setting; Experience of working with babies

Desirable - Experience of Ofsted Inspections; Working with children with Special Educational Needs

Other

No child related criminal convictions; Commitment to Shooting Stars Nurseries

Personal Characteristics

Able to communicate well with children and adults; Flexible and reliable; Caring; Patient; Passionate and dedicated; Imaginative and creative; Approachable; Professional and positive attitude

Safeguarding Commitment

Shooting Stars Nurseries are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children within our care and expects all those employed by the Company to share this commitment.

This post involves working with children and is therefore exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  You are therefore required to declare any convictions or cautions that you may have, including those that would otherwise be regarded as ‘spent’ under this Act.

All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.  The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions.  It also prevents unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children through its criminal records checking and barring functions.

How to apply

If you are passionate about childcare and would like to be considered for this exciting opportunity, please contact the nursery manager Abbie Jones with your CV, covering letter and application form by email to bromsgrove@myshootingstars.com. Please also contact Abbie for a full job description.

Posted August 2017

Bromsgrove - Relief Nursery Nurses (several positions available)

Scope of Position – We are looking for a flexible and reliable Nursery Nurses (several positions are available) to join our Bromsgrove Relief staff team to ensure that all children attending the setting receive high quality care, are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating play experiences which meet their individual needs. Our relief staff are important members of the team, who help to provide continuity in the event of staff sickness, annual leave and during staff planning time.

The working hours for this position are variable as required, between 7.30am and 6pm Monday to Friday.

Qualifications

Essential - A minimum recognised level three childcare qualification

Desirable - A recognised level three childcare qualification; Any professional related qualification (Foundation Degree, EYPS, EYTS); Basic Food Hygiene; Paediatric First Aid

Experience

Essential - Knowledge and experience of delivering the EYFS

Desirable - Post qualifying experience within a private day nursery setting; Experience of Ofsted Inspections; Working with children with Special Educational Needs

Other

No child related criminal convictions; Commitment to Shooting Stars Nurseries

Personal Characteristics

Able to communicate well with children and adults; Flexible and reliable; Caring; Patient; Passionate and dedicated; Imaginative and creative; Approachable; Professional and positive attitude

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, please print and complete the application form and return it to Abbie Jones by e-mail to bromsgrove@myshootingstars.com or post it to the nursery. Please also provide a covering letter/e-mail and your updated CV. For a full job description, please also contact Abbie

Gloucester - Kitchen Assistant

START DATE - From Monday 16th October 2017

Salary - Competitive

Monday – Friday 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (10 hours per week)

 

JOB DESCRIPTION - KITCHEN ASSISTANT

Scope of Position

To work in partnership with the nursery management team and the nursery cook to ensure the preparation and service of a balanced and healthy diet for all children attending the setting 

 

Key Responsibilities

 

Operational

To follow Shooting Stars Nurseries Food Safety Policies and Procedures and to support the wider nursery team to ensure that these policies and procedures are adhered to

To assist the cook to plan, prepare and serve a suitably balanced rotating menu, whilst considering nutritional guidelines, as well as Government initiatives and healthy eating campaigns

Ensure that the nutritional needs of the children are met and that Food Sfety Regulations are complied with.

To assist the cook to maintain stock control procedures, and good stock rotation when unpacking and putting away orders

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Qualifications

Essential - A recognised CIEH Food Safety qualification

Desirable - Any professional related qualification

 

Experience

Essential

Experience within a commercial kitchen environment

Following a menu

Food storage and stock rotation

Management of special dietary requirements

 

Desirable

Catering for children

Catering for under fives

 

Skills

Ability to work unsupervised

Organisational skills

High standard of hygiene practices

 

Personal Characteristics

Communicate with children and adults

Flexible

Caring

Have a sense humour

Patient

Appreciate and respect diversity

Self confident

Passionate and dedicated to catering

Approachable

Imaginative and creative

Respect management structure

Professional and positive attitude

Maturity

Team Worker

Initiative

Consideration for career development

 

Physical Attributes

Independently mobile

Ability to prepare and serve meals

Ability to carry out rigorous cleaning tasks

 

Gloucester Relief Nursery Nurse (several positions available)

Scope of Position – We are looking for a flexible and reliable Nursery Nurse to join our Relief staff team to ensure that all children attending the setting receive high quality care, are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating play experiences which meet their individual needs. Our relief staff are important members of the team, who help to provide continuity in the event of staff sickness, annual leave and during staff planning time.

The working hours for this position are variable as required, between 7.30am and 6pm Monday to Friday.

Qualifications

Essential - A minimum recognised level two childcare qualification

Desirable - Any professional related qualification (Foundation Degree, EYPS, EYTS); Basic Food Hygiene; Paediatric First Aid

Experience

Essential - Knowledge and experience of delivering the EYFS

Desirable - Post qualifying experience within a private day nursery setting; Experience of Ofsted Inspections; Working with children with Special Educational Needs

Other

No child related criminal convictions; Commitment to Shooting Stars Nurseries

Personal Characteristics

Able to communicate well with children and adults; Flexible and reliable; Caring; Patient; Passionate and dedicated; Imaginative and creative; Approachable; Professional and positive attitude

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, please print and complete the application form and return it to Lindsay Wykes by e-mail to gloucester@myshootingstars.com or post it to the nursery. Please also provide a covering letter/e-mail and your updated CV. For a full job description, please also contact Lindsay

Date updated 22/03/17 - Relief staff are recruited on an ongoing basis

Hinckley - Preschool Room Leader

Scope of Position – Shooting Stars Nurseries at Hinckley are currently recruiting a Room Leader working with children in our Preschool 2 room. This role requires the candidate to lead a staff team of 5 to ensure that all children attending the setting receive high quality care, are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating play experiences which meet their individual needs.

This is a full time position, with working hours between 7.30am and 6pm Monday to Friday.

Qualifications
Essential - A minimum recognised level three childcare qualification
Desirable - Any professional related qualification (Foundation Degree, EYPS, EYTS); Basic Food Hygiene; Paediatric First Aid

Experience
Essential - Knowledge and experience of delivering the EYFS;
Desirable - Post qualifying experience within a private day nursery setting; Previous supervisory experience; Experience of Ofsted Inspections; Working with children with Special Educational Needs
Other
No child related criminal convictions; Commitment to Shooting Stars Nurseries
Personal Characteristics
Strong leadership skills; Able to communicate well with children and adults; Flexible and reliable; Caring; Patient; Passionate and dedicated; Imaginative and creative; Approachable; Professional and positive attitude

Please send completed application forms to Michelle Warren at hinckley@myshootingstars.com. For a full job description, please also contact Michelle


Date posted: 30/08/2017
Immediate start available

Hinckley - Relief Nursery Nurses

Scope of Position – We are looking for several flexible and reliable Nursery Nurses to join our Relief staff team to ensure that all children attending the setting receive high quality care, are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating play experiences which meet their individual needs. Our relief staff are important members of the team, who help to provide continuity in the event of staff sickness, annual leave and during staff planning time.

The hours for this position are variable as required, between 7.30am and 6pm Monday to Friday.

Qualifications

Essential - A minimum recognised level two childcare qualification

Desirable - Level three childcare qualification; Any professional related qualification (Foundation Degree, EYPS, EYTS); Basic Food Hygiene; Paediatric First Aid

Experience

Essential - Knowledge and experience of delivering the EYFS

Desirable - Post qualifying experience within a private day nursery setting; Experience of Ofsted Inspections; Working with children with Special Educational Needs

Other

No child related criminal convictions; Commitment to Shooting Stars Nurseries

Personal Characteristics

Able to communicate well with children and adults; Flexible and reliable; Caring; Patient; Passionate and dedicated; Imaginative and creative; Approachable; Professional and positive attitude

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, please print and complete the application form and return it to Michelle Warren by e-mail to hinckley@myshootingstars.com or post it to the nursery. Please also provide a covering letter/e-mail and your updated CV. For a full job description, please also contact Michelle.

Date updated; 22/03/17 Relief staff are recruited on an ongoing basis

Stourbridge - Apprentice Nursery Assistant

Shooting Stars Nurseries at Stourbridge are currently recruiting an Apprentice Nursery Assistant to work within our nursery.

Please click below to view your vacancy on the Babcock website:

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This post requires the successful applicant to have knowledge of the EYFS and have experience of implementing this in a private day nursery environment. To work as a member of the nursery team, to learn about and understand the roles and responsibilities of a nursery practitioner, in order to ensure that all children attending the setting receive high quality care, are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating play experiences which meet their individual needs. Be a reliable member of a team, working co-operatively and with flexibility, contributing positively to the development of a team environment. To learn about and work within the EYFS Framework. To adhere to and positively promote Shooting Stars Nurseries Policies and Procedures. Understand each child as an individual and have a general understanding of childcare and child development. Observe each child’s progress and report on achievements looking for progression and continuity. Develop positive and trusting relationships with children, parents, carers, staff and outside agencies. To provide daily feedback and observe Working in Partnership Meetings as required, learning to communicate with parents and carers. Assist with the supervision of children at play (indoor and outdoor) and at mealtimes. To learn how to plan, prepare and participate in a range of activities that promote children’s learning and development. To learn how to be key person for a group of children, by observing, monitoring and accurately recording each child’s development in line with the EYFS. To learn how to help children become independent through helping hem acquire self-help skills, including, dressing, feeding, toilet training and an awareness of personal hygiene. To learn how to provide high standards of quality within the nursery including the environment, resources and experiences offered to children. Understand how to demonstrate good practice with regard to special needs and inclusion. To learn how to continuously improve the quality of childcare and education. To learn about how to keep children safe and understand when and how to follow Safeguarding Procedures. To understand and ensure that the nutritional needs of the children are met and that Food Safety Regulations are complied with. Learn about current developments in childcare and education policy and practice. Understand how to share responsibility for safeguarding all children within the nursery.

As an Apprentice you will be included on a Childcare Qualification. Your Qualification will be delivered by an Award Winning Training Provider who will support your learning and development throughout your Apprenticeship. This will involve a Vocational Learning Advisor coming to visit you on a regular basis to deliver the training and guide you through your Apprenticeship.

 

No. of positions:  1

Weekly Wage:  £120.00

Working week:  30 Hours, Monday to Friday, in shifts between 7.30am & 6.00pm

Location:  Stourbridge

Employer:  Shooting Stars Nursery (Stourbridge)

Future prospects:

Following successful completion of a level three childcare qualification, Shooting Stars Nurseries will guarantee a permanent, full time position to the applicant.

Skills required:

Organised Literate Good verbal communication Ability to listen to and follow instruction Use own initiative

Personal qualities:

Caring Reliable Proactive Have a sense of humour Calm and patient Appreciate and respect diversity Self confident Self motivated Passionate and dedicated Approachable Imaginative and creative Respect management structure

Qualifications required:

A*–C Grade for GCSE English and Maths or equivalent qualification.

Reality check:  Independently mobile Ability to carry out rigorous cleaning tasks

 

Wolverhampton - Relief Nursery Nurse (several positions available)

Scope of Position – We are looking for a flexible and reliable Nursery Nurse (several positions are available) to join our Wolverhampton Relief staff team to ensure that all children attending the setting receive high quality care, are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating play experiences which meet their individual needs. Our relief staff are important members of the team, who help to provide continuity in the event of staff sickness, annual leave and during staff planning time.

The working hours for this position are variable as required, between 7.30am and 6pm Monday to Friday.

Qualifications

Essential - A minimum recognised level two childcare qualification

Desirable - A recognised level three childcare qualification; Any professional related qualification (Foundation Degree, EYPS, EYTS); Basic Food Hygiene; Paediatric First Aid

Experience

Essential - Knowledge and experience of delivering the EYFS

Desirable - Post qualifying experience within a private day nursery setting; Experience of Ofsted Inspections; Working with children with Special Educational Needs

Other

No child related criminal convictions; Commitment to Shooting Stars Nurseries

Personal Characteristics

Able to communicate well with children and adults; Flexible and reliable; Caring; Patient; Passionate and dedicated; Imaginative and creative; Approachable; Professional and positive attitude

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, please print and complete the application form and return it to Kully Dhillon by e-mail to wolverhampton@myshootingstars.com or post it to the nursery. Please also provide a covering letter/e-mail and your updated CV. For a full job description, please also contact Kully

Date updated - 22/03/17 - Relief staff are recruited on an ongoing basis​

Worcester - British Sign Language One to One Key Person

Scope of Position

British Sign Language One to One Key Person required to work as a member of the nursery team to ensure that a child with a Hearing Impairment attending the setting receives high quality care, are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating play experiences which meet their individual needs.

12 Hours per week

Term Time only temporary contract, expected to be until the child leaves to go to school in Summer 2018

British Sign Language Trained

Minimum Level 3 Early Years qualification

To be responsible under the direction of Nursery Manager or their representative for the supporting of a hearing impaired child within a nursery setting.  Work with nursery staff to support the learning, education progress and inclusion of a child with a hearing impairment, with the aim of closing any attainment gap they have with their hearing peers on entry to school.  

Give assistance to the child with a hearing impairment so that they can access the curriculum through a variety of communication methods as required.  Also to assist the child to participate in learning, experience a sense of achievement and develop independence in learning and other aspects of nursery life.   

Shooting Stars Nurseries are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children within our care and expects all those employed by the Company to share this commitment. All posts involve working with children and are therefore exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. You are therefore required to declare any convictions that you may have, including those that would otherwise be regarded as 'spent' under this Act.

Please contact the nursery manager Becky by email worcester@myshootingstars.com for further information or to apply.

Posted 23/08/2017

 

Worcester - Relief Nursery Nurse

Scope of Position – We are looking for a flexible and reliable Nursery Nurse to join our Relief staff team at our Worcester nursery to ensure that all children attending the setting receive high quality care, are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating play experiences which meet their individual needs. Our relief staff are important members of the team, who help to provide continuity in the event of staff sickness, annual leave and during staff planning time.

The working hours for this position are variable as required, between 7.30am and 6pm Monday to Friday.

Qualifications

Essential - A minimum recognised level two childcare qualification

Desirable - Any professional related qualification (Foundation Degree, EYPS, EYTS)Basic Food HygienePaediatric First Aid

Experience

Essential - Knowledge and experience of delivering the EYFS

Desirable - Post qualifying experience within a private day nursery settingExperience of Ofsted InspectionsWorking with children with Special Educational Needs

Other

No child related criminal convictions; Commitment to Shooting Stars Nurseries

Personal Characteristics

Able to communicate well with children and adults; Flexible and reliable; Caring; Patient; Passionate and dedicated; Imaginative and creative; Approachable; Professional and positive attitude

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, please print and complete the application form and return it to the nursery manager Becky Lyons by e-mail to worcester@myshootingstars.com or post it to the nursery. Please also provide a covering letter/e-mail and your updated CV. For a full job description, please also contact Becky

Date posted 31/08/2017 - Relief staff are recruited on an ongoing basis

Worcester - Room Leader Pre Toddler (Maternity Cover)

Scope of Position - Shooting Stars Nurseries at Worcester are currently recruiting a Room Leader (to cover maternity leave) working with children aged approximately between 18 months and 2 years in our Pre Toddler Room. This is a temporary role which requires the candidate to lead a staff team of 3, to ensure that all children attending the setting receive high quality care, are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating play experiences which meet their individual needs.

This is a full time position, working 40 hours per week, between 7.30am and 6pm Monday to Friday.

Qualifications
Essential - A minimum recognised level three childcare qualification
Desirable - Any professional related qualification (Foundation Degree, EYPS, EYTS); Basic Food Hygiene; Paediatric First Aid

Experience
Essential - Knowledge and experience of delivering the EYFS;
Desirable - Post qualifying experience within a private day nursery setting; Previous supervisory experience; Experience of Ofsted Inspections; Working with children with Special Educational Needs

Other
No child related criminal convictions (Subject to an Enhanced DBS); Commitment to Shooting Stars Nurseries

Personal Characteristics
Strong leadership skills; Able to communicate well with children and adults; Flexible and reliable; Caring; Patient; Passionate and dedicated; Imaginative and creative; Approachable; Professional and positive attitude

Please send completed application forms to Becky Lyons at worcester@myshootingstars.com. For a full job description, please also contact Becky


Date posted: 13/09/2017
January 2018 start for approximately 9 months

 

 

Worcester - Room Leader Toddler

Scope of Position - Shooting Stars Nurseries at Worcester are currently recruiting a Room Leader working with children aged approximately between 2 and 3 years in our Toddler Room. This is a permanent role which requires the candidate to lead a staff team of 3, to ensure that all children attending the setting receive high quality care, are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating play experiences which meet their individual needs.

This is a full time position, working 40 hours per week, between 7.30am and 6pm Monday to Friday.

Qualifications
Essential - A minimum recognised level three childcare qualification
Desirable - Any professional related qualification (Foundation Degree, EYPS, EYTS); Basic Food Hygiene; Paediatric First Aid

Experience
Essential - Knowledge and experience of delivering the EYFS;
Desirable - Post qualifying experience within a private day nursery setting; Previous supervisory experience; Experience of Ofsted Inspections; Working with children with Special Educational Needs

Other
No child related criminal convictions (Subject to an Enhanced DBS); Commitment to Shooting Stars Nurseries

Personal Characteristics
Strong leadership skills; Able to communicate well with children and adults; Flexible and reliable; Caring; Patient; Passionate and dedicated; Imaginative and creative; Approachable; Professional and positive attitude

Please send completed application forms to Becky Lyons at worcester@myshootingstars.com. For a full job description, please also contact Becky


Date posted: 15/09/2017
Immediate start available

 


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