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Nursery Assistants

Salary details: B1 - £18,426 to £19,171 (pro rata)

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Employer: Leeds City Council

Children & Families

Team Social Care


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Contract Type: Permanent Appointment

Hours per Week: Full time and part time (term time only and all year round)

Closing date: 31 January 2020 11:30 PM

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Little Owls Nurseries are recruiting to a number of full time and part time Nursery Assistant positions across Leeds for an immediate start subject to employment checks. 

These posts require a minimum level 2, full and relevant childcare qualification.  To check if your qualification is relevant for this position please go to:-


Little Owls Nurseries are situated in neighbourhoods across Leeds and serve a diverse community.

Our nurseries have high levels of qualified staff and qualified teachers to support practice improvement.  Further qualification is encouraged and whilst no guarantee can be given to subsequent promotion, there are a number of higher graded posts within the service which potentially provide the opportunity for career progression.

The nurseries operate between the hours of 08:00 and 18:00 and candidates must be available to cover shifts over this period whether working on a part time or full time basis.

There are a number of full time, all year round, part time and term time only posts in variety areas.

Benefits include: -

-        Generous starting salary.

-        A (career average) pension from West Yorkshire Pension Fund.

-        24 days holiday (pro rata for part time), plus bank holidays.

-        Training and continual professional development. 

-        24 hour helpline available to support staff with personal difficulties.

-        Sick pay scheme

-        Free physiotherapy

-        My Staff shop discount scheme

-        Discounted travel card

-        Cycle to work scheme

Staff are also eligible for the 0-5 staff childcare scheme which gives free childcare for the first month when booking a place for the first time.

Interviews will be held every two to three weeks during August and September between 4pm and 6pm

Weekend interviews available on request.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We promote diversity and want a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds. Leeds City Council is a Stonewall Top 100 employer, a Mindful Employer and a Disability Confident Employer.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check against the Children’s barred list will be carried out on preferred candidates.

All new Leeds City Council appointments are made subject to the satisfactory completion of a six month probationary period.