Elmscot Ltd employs over 120 staff, primarily in childcare and education, and also in support services such as catering, administration and finance. We also operate our own Supply Team of temporary childcare staff.
We can offer permanent, temporary, full-time or part-time positions to qualified and unqualified Playworkers and Nursery Practitioners, with a full range of career and training opportunities. We also occasionally have non-childcare positions available.
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All prospective employees must be of the highest calibre and be committed to providing outstanding child care. All members of our team are expected to keep up to date by undertaking ongoing provided training and ensure that the needs of every individual child are well met. All staff must undergo an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, receive two satisfactory refernces and complete a health declaration form. Staff should also be prepared to undertake our mandatory training requirements within the first year of their employment.
Our extensive Staff Benefits, our Employee Application Form and instructions for how to apply can be found below the list of vacancies.
CURRENT NURSERY & SCHOOL'S OUT VACANCIES
13 May 2013: Nursery Practitioner required at Hale Day Nursery. This is a permanent, full time post (40 hrs/week), for an immediate start. Candidates should ideally be qualified to NVQ L3, be dynamic and motivated to provide exceptional childcare. Hale offers excellent opportunities to the right candidate to develop their childcare and educator skills and experience. We have a very friendly team: take a look at the bottom of this page for staff benefits. Contact Rachael (Hale Manager) at email@example.com / 0161 980 7019 for more details or to have a chat about the position.
13 May 2013: a Playworker (ideally qualified but unqualified candidates willing to qualify considered) is required by School's Out for before and after school sessions at Cloverlea Primary School, Timperley. This is a permanent position, part-time (20hrs/wk). Different applicants could cover different sessions so this vacancy could suit multiple applicants wanting only a few hours/week. The successful candidate(s) would join a team of motivated, caring Playworkers reporting to the onsite Club Leader. Excellent rates of pay. Career development and training opportunities with an OFSTED Outstanding provider. For more information and to have an informal chat about the role, please call Wendy Bourke, Group Manager, on 07931 345856 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
1 March 2013: Deputy Club Leader required by School's Out @ Altrincham Preparatory School for boys, Bowdon Must be qualified to at least NVQ L3. This is an after-school only role caring for boys aged 3-11years, but extended working hours may be available at other School's Out Clubs or at Elmscot, Woodlands or Hale Day Nurseries if required. The successful candidate would join a team of motivated, caring Playworkers reporting to the onsite Club Leader. Career progression within childcare is available, and further training/qualification is encouraged and financially supported. Excellent rates of pay. School's Out is an award-winning OFSTED Outstanding provider. For more information and to have an informal chat about the role, please call Wendy Bourke, Group Manager, on 07931 345856 or email her at email@example.com
21 January 2013: New permanent 'Flexi-worker' childcare jobs to be created for the Elmscot Group. Childcare practitioners qualified to NVQ L3+ are required to join our teams as permanent 'cover staff'. Each role is 40hrs/week, but each post could be a job-share. Based at either Elmscot or Woodlands in Timperley or Hale Day Nursery, these posts require the candidates to be flexible and able to work at any Elmscot nursery or School’s Out out-of-School Club as required. The candidates must have their own transport and all mileage expenses between sites will be paid. Our rates of pay are higher than average and this role would allow candidates to gain a broad range of experience. To find out more, please call Kylie, Elmscot's Manager on 0161 980 0488 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ongoing: SUPPLY TEAM POSITIONS (may lead to permanent positon) - Playworkers and Nursery Practitioners are always required by both nurseries and School's Out to join their supply team caring for children aged 0-8 years. Although qualified (L2 & L3) candidates are preferred, unqualified candidates are welcome as all training is provided. You could even gain a qualification whilst working as we also provide funding support! All applicants must undergo a thorough background check in the same way as permanent staff. We offer excellent rates of pay and flexible hours, if you are reliable and trustworthy and have lots of energy and enthusiasm please contact Julie Singleton 0161 903 9040 or email her at Julie@elmscot.co.uk
In return, we offer:
Excellent Salaries and Annual Pay Review
Ensuring you are always paid well for your role. Pay increases with qualifications, promotion and performance
28 days paid holiday/annum, rising to 33 days with long service (pro rata)
Staff receive 25% discount on their childcare (50% at School's Out Holiday Club)
Short training courses e.g. First Aid, Safeguarding Children, Basic Food Hygiene etc are fully financed by the company. Vocational/Higher Educational courses can be either fully funded or financial assistance provided, depending on the course. We are fully committed to staff training & personal development.
Career Development and Regular Appraisals
Annual personal development appraisals ensure you become an excellent practitioner and help you to get to the top and grow your career.
Elmscot Ltd operates a Stakeholder Pension Scheme with HSBC. If you choose to join the scheme, we will match your contribution up to a maximum of 3% of your monthly salary.
Exceptional opportunities for training from Day 1
Mandatory training for all staff is exceptional. Vocational training encouraged and financially supported. This ensures you are treated as a professional and is reassuring that you work as part of a team of professionals.
Free Health Cash Plan Scheme
It is a valuable benefit available to all staff with 2 or more year’s service as well as managerial staff. It offers cashback on everyday healthcare expenses such as dentistry, optician’s bills including glasses and contact lenses, physiotherapy etc. All premiums are paid by Elmscot Ltd.
Level 1: All staff with 2 or more year’s service
Level 2: Deputy Managers
Outstanding Effort Award
Going the extra mile is recognised by parents & team members and staff can be chosen by the setting Manager to receive a pay bonus.
Staff must have been employed by Elmscot Ltd for at least 12 months at the time of the bonus payment to be eligible.
Paid Sick leave
All staff are entitled to 5 days paid per year (after 12 month's service).
All staff receive free tunics and badge when commencing their new job with us.
Part time/Flexible hours
All staff are encouraged to discuss amending their working hours to support flexible working at any time.
Private Staff Rest Area (Nursery & Holiday Club only)
With free tea and coffee provided, this is an area away from the children where staff can eat, rest, watch TV, keep up to date with childcare journals and just have a break. At Nursery, there are free magazine subscriptions to OK! Magazine, Creative Steps, & Nursery World for staff to enjoy.
Free Lunch (Nursery & Holiday Club only)
All staff are able to request a lunch from the day’s menu free of charge.
Best of all, we have a strong, supportive team and a well-maintained and exceptionally well-equipped working environment.
HOW TO APPLY
If you are interested in a position at any of our settings, please contact us to discuss your interest and to obtain Job Descriptions and Person Specifications (what kind of person we need for each role). If you wish to apply for a position, please do so using our Employee Application Form. You can send it to:
Recruitment, (School’s Out, Hale, Woodlands or Elmscot), 149 Stockport Road, Timperley, Cheshire WA15 7LT.
We look forward to meeting you.