Careers

We understand that any nursery, indeed any organisation, is only as good as the people within it. We know that it takes a very special kind of person to work for Shooting Stars.

Shooting Stars Nurseries are committed to ensuring that all our staff share our ethos; creating a values based culture where mutual respect, integrity and high quality interactions facilitate communication and understanding.  This empowers our children, parents and staff to succeed in a rich, stimulating care and learning environment within the nurture of our passionate, dedicated team.

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?

How to apply

If you are passionate about great quality childcare and would like to be considered for on of the exciting opportunities below, please download an application form HERE. Once this is completed, please return it to careers@myshootingstars.com and one of our team will be in touch soon.

Current vacancies

Bromsgrove - Kitchen Assistant

Job Role: Kitchen Assistant

This is a PART TIME position, 10 Hours per week - Monday to Friday 1.30pm and 4.30pm

Qualification: Essential – a recognised CIEH Food Safety Qualification

Scope of Role: To work alongside the nursery cook and have knowledge of basic safe food handling. To have experience of preparation, cooking and serving of balanced and healthy meals for children under 5 years old.  You must be comfortable catering for children with specific dietary requirements including weaning, religious preferences, allergies and intolerances.  To carry our routine health and safety checks and risk assessments.  To maintain hygiene and cleaning standards at all times with regards food hygiene & kitchen cleanliness (including the prompt removal of kitchen waste)

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.

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 form working with vulnerable groups, including children through its criminal records checking and barring functions.

How to apply  If you are passionate about great quality childcare and would like to be considered for this exciting opportunity, please download an application form from the careers tab and return it to careers@myshootingstars.com clearly stating the position you are applying for

Closing date for applications – 16th February 2018

Bromsgrove - Nursery Nurse, Pre School

Job Role: Nursery Nurse, Pre School

This is a FULL TIME position, 40 Hours per week - Monday to Friday 7.30am to 6pm

Scope of Role: We are looking to recruit a caring and reliable nursery nurse to join our pre school room.  To ensure that all children attending the setting receive high quality care, are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating learning experiences that meet their individual needs

Qualification:

Essential – Minimum Level 3 recognised childcare qualification

Desirable – any professional related qualification (Foundation degree, EYPS, EYTS ; Basic Food hygiene ; Paediatric first aid

Experience ;

Essential – Knowledge of delivering the EYFS ; post qualifying experience in a private day nursery ; experience of working with babies

Desirable – experience of OFSTED inspections ; working with children with special needs

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.

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 form working with vulnerable groups, including children through its criminal records checking and barring functions.

How to apply  If you are passionate about great quality childcare and would like to be considered for this exciting opportunity, please download an application form from the careers tab and return it to careers@myshootingstars.com clearly stating the position you are applying for

Closing date for applications – 16th February 2018

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

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, please complete the application form which can be found on the careers tab and return to careers@myshootingstars.com  Please state which role you are applying for.  Or alternatively please email a copy of your up to date CV with details of your experience to careers@myshootingstars.com  and your application will be reviewed by our careers team for shortlisting.

Date updated - 14/01/2018

 

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 complete the application form which can be found on the careers tab and return to careers@myshootingstars.com  Please state which role you are applying for.  Or alternatively please email a copy of your up to date CV with details of your experience to careers@myshootingstars.com  and your application will be reviewed by our careers team for shortlisting.

Date updated - 14/01/2018

Closing date - None ; Relief staff are recruited on an ongoing basis

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 complete the application form which can be found on the careers tab and return to careers@myshootingstars.com  Please state which role you are applying for.  Or alternatively please email a copy of your up to date CV with details of your experience to careers@myshootingstars.com  and your application will be reviewed by our careers team for shortlisting.

For a full job description, please contact Clare Stephens, HR Administrator/Careers Team  

Date updated 14/01/2018 

Closing date - None ; relief staff are recruited on an ongoing basis

 

 

Hinckley - Nursery Nurse Baby Room

Job Role - Nursery Nurse Baby Room

This is a PART TIME position, working 24 hours per week over 3 days.  Working days to be Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 7.30am to 6pm

Scope of Role: We are looking to recruit a caring and reliable nursery nurse who will be responsible to ensure that all children 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 join an existing and well established team within the Shooting Stars family.

 

Qualification:

Essential – Minimum Level 3 recognised childcare qualification

Desirable – Any professional related qualification (Foundation degree, EYPS, EYTS ; Basic Food hygiene ; Paediatric first aid

 

Experience ;

Essential – Knowledge of delivering the EYFS ; post qualifying experience in a private day nursery

Desirable – Experience of OFSTED inspections ; working with children with special needs

 

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.

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 form working with vulnerable groups, including children through its criminal records checking and barring functions.

How to apply  If you are passionate about great quality childcare and would like to be considered for this exciting opportunity, please download an application form and return it to careers@myshootingstars.com clearly stating the position you are applying for

Hinckley - Relief Nursery Nurse

Job Role: Relief Nursery Nurse

The working hours are VARIABLE as required but are between Monday to Friday 7.30am to 6pm

Scope of Role: We are looking to recruit several flexible and reliable nursery nurses to join our relief staff that are responsible to ensure that all children 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 childcare team, and you will help provide continuity in the event of sickness, annual leave and during staff planning time

Qualification:

Essential – Minimum Level 2 recognised childcare qualification

Desirable – Level 3 childcare qualification ; any professional related qualification (Foundation degree, EYPS, EYTS ; Basic Food hygiene ; Paediatric first aid

 

Experience ;

Essential – Knowledge of delivering the EYFS ; post qualifying experience in a private day nursery ; experience of working with babies

Desirable – Experience of OFSTED inspections ; working with children with special needs

 

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.

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 form working with vulnerable groups, including children through its criminal records checking and barring functions.

How to apply  If you are passionate about great quality childcare and would like to be considered for this exciting opportunity, please download an application form from the careers tab and return it to careers@myshootingstars.com clearly stating the position you are applying for

 

Stourbridge - Cleaner

Scope of position  Currently recruiting a Nursery Cleaner to ensure the nursery building is cleaned to the highest standard each day.

This post requires the successful applicant to work 10 hours per week, working 2 Hours per day Monday to Friday outside of normal nursery opening hours, either early morning (5am to 7am) or evening (5.30pm to 7.30pm or 6pm to 8pm) flexible to suit the right candidate

Experience

Essential - Cleaning experience of a commercial building is essential.

Desirable - local to Stourbridge given the number of working hours per day ; Key holder ; Knowledge of COSHH 

Shooting Stars Nurseries prides itself on 'providing the ultimate care and education'.  The successful candidate would be required to provide the highest standards of cleanliness throughout the nursery at all times.

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.

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, please complete the application form which can be found on the careers tab and return to careers@myshootingstars.com  Please state which role you are applying for.  Or alternatively please email a copy of your up to date CV with details of your experience to careers@myshootingstars.com  and your application will be reviewed by our careers team for shortlisting.

Date updated - 14/01/2018

Location - Shooting Stars Nurseries, 168 Lower High Street, Stourbridge, DY8 1TT

 

 

Wolverhampton - Nursery Nurse, Baby Room

Scope of Position 

The successful candidate may be required to cover a couple of different age ranges within the nursery but will predominately be working in the baby room

Job Description

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

Qualifications
Essential – Level 3

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

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, please complete the application form which can be found on the careers tab and return to careers@myshootingstars.com  Please state which role you are applying for.  Or alternatively please email a copy of your up to date CV with details of your experience to careers@myshootingstars.com  and your application will be reviewed by our careers team for shortlisting.


Date updated - 14/01/2018
Immediate start available

 

 

 

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 complete the application form which can be found on the careers tab and return to careers@myshootingstars.com  Please state which role you are applying for.  Or alternatively please email a copy of your up to date CV with details of your experience to careers@myshootingstars.com  and your application will be reviewed by our careers team for shortlisting.

Date updated - 14/01/2018 

Closing date - None ; Relief staff are recruited on an ongoing basis​

 

Worcester - Relief Nursery Nurse

Job Role: Relief Nursery Nurse

The working hours are VARIABLE as required but are between Monday to Friday 7.30am to 6pm

Scope of Role: We are looking to recruit a flexible and reliable nursery nurses to join our relief staff that are responsible to ensure that all children 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 childcare team, and you will help provide continuity in the event of sickness, annual leave and during staff planning time

 

Qualification:

Essential – Minimum Level 2 recognised childcare qualification

Desirable – Level 3 childcare qualification ; any professional related qualification (Foundation degree, EYPS, EYTS ; Basic Food hygiene ; Paediatric first aid

 

Experience ;

Essential – Knowledge of delivering the EYFS ; post qualifying experience in a private day nursery

Desirable – Experience of OFSTED inspections ; working with children with special needs

 

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.

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 form working with vulnerable groups, including children through its criminal records checking and barring functions.

How to apply  If you are passionate about great quality childcare and would like to be considered for this exciting opportunity, please download an application form and return it to careers@myshootingstars.com clearly stating the position you are applying for

 


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