Join Us At Our Recruitment Open Evening - Wednesday 26th October - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Join The Tiny Toes Team in Southampton

Here at Tiny Toes Day Nursery, we treat our team as part of the family, as they are all incredibly important to us. If you're looking to work somewhere that puts you first, this could be the place for you!

Join Us At Our Recruitment Open Evening

Wednesday 26th October - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Whether you are looking for the next step in your childcare career or eager to secure your first industry role, our upcoming recruitment open evening is perfect for anyone enthusiastic about child care!

Learn more about all of our available positions

Explore which role is the right one for you

Meet our friendly team

Hear more about the day-to-day of each vacancy

The event will be held at Early Steps Dudley

Bank Rd, Gornalwood, Dudley DY3 2NT

About Early Steps Dudley

Early Steps Day Nursery Dudley is owned by sisters Kerry and Vicky who both have a lifelong passion for all things childcare!

Committed to making every child that they provide care for feel like a part of their family, this dedication to creating a nurturing environment has directly impactor our core values here at Early Steps Dudley. It is our priority to create and maintain a positive learning space that our entire community can benefit from, from parents and carers to babies and even our own team members, our truly unique atmosphere ensures that anyone who steps through our doors feels welcome.

Proud to be the FIRST accredited setting in the whole of the Dudley Borough, we follow The Curiosity Approach which brings curiosity, awe, and wonder into early childhood and this helps create and nurture the thinkers and doers of the future.

We are proud to say that we are continually investing in our team, and we are always looking for opportunities that allow our team to further their knowledge, experience invaluable in-house training, and gain new qualifications.

Who We're Looking For...

The fact that you've landed on our page means that you're already exactly the type of person we like to see apply for a role here, you're someone that knows what they want and is willing to take that extra step to join our truly wonderful nursery!

It's not just about being qualified, we're looking for people that have something special:

  • You must have a friendly, smiling face! We want people that have a magical ability to make everyone feel welcome. We have a lot of parents, carers, and children that walk through our doors, and it's important they leave with a warm and fuzzy feeling in their hearts.

  • You have the ability to be able to switch from a princess to a pirate and back again during one storytime session. Whether you have experience in the theatre or not, at Early Steps you'll soon become a fantastic actor!

  • You become a wizard as soon as you get potions from our cleaning cupboard. Children are messy, and you find muddy marks and stains on your clothes and around the nursery throughout the day, so knowing how to keep things as clean as possible to combat this is a must!

  • You must be prepared to have a lot of fun in the workplace! Laughter is something that you will hear throughout our nursery, so even if you have an embarrassing laugh be prepared to embrace it when you become a member of our team.

Current Vacancies

Deputy Manager

Could you be our new Deputy Manager? 😃🏫

Here at Tiny Toes Day Nursery, we're on the lookout for someone with that something special to join our wacky and wonderful team 😝❤️

You see, to work here you need to be a little bit quirky, as day to day you'll find yourself doing the following:

✨ Singing with children, even if it's not in tune!

✨ Sitting on furniture that is not built for anyone whose age is double digits!

✨ Laughing at jokes that don't have a punchline, as children's jokes don't follow any particular structure!

You must be also prepared to have a lot of fun in the workplace, as there is simply no other job quite like this 💖

Working with children, you can never predict what will happen next... but there are a few things we can promise you:

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Childcare Discounts

👷 Free Uniform

💪 Additional holidays for long service

⭐ Competitive salary

🕑 Regular training

💹 Annual Team Training Day

💖 Long Service Award

Requirements:

✅ Minimum Level 3 Early Years CCLD Qualification (or equivalent)

✅ Excellent communication and organisational skills.

✅ Warm and caring personality – friendly and approachable to families.
✅ A thorough understanding of the EYFS (and be able to demonstrate this at the interview)

✅ Knowledge of child development and a commitment to equal opportunities for all children and families.

✅ Confidence in making day-to-day decisions thoughtfully and with a high degree of sensitivity to the needs of children and families.

✅ Knowledge of Health and Safety regulations, particularly those applying to childcare.
✅ Of course, you'll also need an Enhanced DBS check! (We can help you to obtain this)

Early Years Room Leader

Could you be our new Early Years Room Leader? 😃🏫

Here at Tiny Toes Day Nursery, we're on the lookout for someone with that something special to join our wacky and wonderful team 😝❤️

You see, to work here you need to be a little bit quirky, as day to day you'll find yourself doing the following:

✨ Singing with children, even if it's not in tune!

✨ Sitting on furniture that is not built for anyone whose age is double digits!

✨ Laughing at jokes that don't have a punchline, as children's jokes don't follow any particular structure!

You must be also prepared to have a lot of fun in the workplace, as there is simply no other job quite like this 💖

Working with children, you can never predict what will happen next... but there are a few things we can promise you:

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Childcare Discounts

👷 Free Uniform

💪 Additional holidays for long service

⭐ Competitive salary

🕑 Regular training

💹 Annual Team Training Day

💖 Long Service Award

Do you have the following:

✅ Minimum Level 3 Early Years CCLD Qualification (or equivalent)

✅ Relevant childcare qualifications and experience

✅ A thorough understanding of the EYFS (and be able to demonstrate this at the interview)

✅ A great personality with ambition, drive, and a willingness to learn

✅ A great work ethic and the ability to work as a team

✅ Of course, you'll also need an Enhanced DBS check! (We can help you to obtain this)

L3 Early Years Assistant

Could you be our new Early Years Assistant? 😃🏫

Here at Tiny Toes Day Nursery, we're on the lookout for someone with that something special to join our wacky and wonderful team 😝❤️

You see, to work here you need to be a little bit quirky, as day to day you'll find yourself doing the following:

✨ Singing with children, even if it's not in tune!

✨ Sitting on furniture that is not built for anyone whose age is double digits!

✨ Laughing at jokes that don't have a punchline, as children's jokes don't follow any particular structure!

You must be also prepared to have a lot of fun in the workplace, as there is simply no other job quite like this 💖

Working with children, you can never predict what will happen next... but there are a few things we can promise you:

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Childcare Discounts

👷 Free Uniform

💪 Additional holidays for long service

⭐ Competitive salary

🕑 Regular training

💹 Annual Team Training Day

💖 Long Service Award

Do you have the following:

✅ Minimum Level 3 Early Years CCLD Qualification (or equivalent)

✅ Relevant childcare qualifications and experience

✅ A thorough understanding of the EYFS (and be able to demonstrate this at the interview)

✅ A great personality with ambition, drive, and a willingness to learn

✅ A great work ethic and the ability to work as a team

✅ Of course, you'll also need an Enhanced DBS check! (We can help you to obtain this)

Early Years Teacher

At Tiny Toes Day Nursery, we're thrilled to say that our team is growing, and we're now on the lookout for a qualified Early Years Teacher who is ready to take on their next challenge!

This is a Full-Time role, and you will be working 35+ hours over 5 days between the hours of 7.00am - 7.00pm.

Working with children, you can never predict what will happen next... but there are a few things we can promise you:

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Childcare Discounts

👷 Free Uniform

💪 Additional holidays for long service

⭐ Competitive salary

🕑 Regular training

💹 Annual Team Training Day

💖 Long Service Award

So, if you think your values match ours, then keep reading...Do you have the following:

✅ A great personality with ambition, drive and a willingness to learn

✅ Relevant childcare qualifications (EYPS/QTS)

✅ Experience working in a similar role

✅ QTS / EYPS - relevant to childcare

✅ A thorough understanding of the EYFS (and be able to demonstrate this at interview)

✅ High standards of work and cleanliness in the workplace

✅ A great work ethic and the ability to work as a team

✅ The ability to understand and adhere to policies and practices of the business

✅ Of course, you'll also need an Enhanced DBS check!

Early Years Room Leader

Could you be our new Early Years Room Leader? 😃🏫

Here at Tiny Toes Day Nursery, we're on the lookout for someone with that something special to join our wacky and wonderful team 😝❤️

You see, to work here you need to be a little bit quirky, as day to day you'll find yourself doing the following:

✨ Singing with children, even if it's not in tune!

✨ Sitting on furniture that is not built for anyone whose age is double digits!

✨ Laughing at jokes that don't have a punchline, as children's jokes don't follow any particular structure!

You must be also prepared to have a lot of fun in the workplace, as there is simply no other job quite like this 💖

Working with children, you can never predict what will happen next... but there are a few things we can promise you:

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Childcare Discounts

👷 Free Uniform

💪 Additional holidays for long service

⭐ Competitive salary

🕑 Regular training

💹 Annual Team Training Day

💖 Long Service Award

Do you have the following:

✅ Minimum Level 3 Early Years CCLD Qualification (or equivalent)

✅ Relevant childcare qualifications and experience

✅ A thorough understanding of the EYFS (and be able to demonstrate this at the interview)

✅ A great personality with ambition, drive, and a willingness to learn

✅ A great work ethic and the ability to work as a team

✅ Of course, you'll also need an Enhanced DBS check! (We can help you to obtain this)

L3 Nursery Educator

Could you be our new Nursery Educator? 😃🏫

Here at Tiny Toes Day Nursery, we're on the lookout for someone with that something special to join our wacky and wonderful team 😝❤️

You see, to work here you need to be a little bit quirky, as day to day you'll find yourself doing the following:

✨ Singing with children, even if it's not in tune!

✨ Sitting on furniture that is not built for anyone whose age is double digits!

✨ Laughing at jokes that don't have a punchline, as children's jokes don't follow any particular structure!

You must be also prepared to have a lot of fun in the workplace, as there is simply no other job quite like this 💖

Working with children, you can never predict what will happen next... but there are a few things we can promise you:

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Childcare Discounts

👷 Free Uniform

💪 Additional holidays for long service

⭐ Competitive salary

🕑 Regular training

💹 Annual Team Training Day

💖 Long Service Award

Do you have the following:

✅ Minimum Level 3 Early Years CCLD Qualification (or equivalent)

✅ Relevant childcare qualifications and experience

✅ A thorough understanding of the EYFS (and be able to demonstrate this at the interview)

✅ A great personality with ambition, drive, and a willingness to learn

✅ A great work ethic and the ability to work as a team

✅ Of course, you'll also need an Enhanced DBS check! (We can help you to obtain this)

Nursery Manager

We are seeking a leader, not just another manager. There is an expectation for the experienced candidate to inspire and motivate staff, fostering a positive work culture.

Tiny Toes Day Nursery’s mission is “Happy Children – Happy Parents”. Our purpose is providing high quality childcare and education for children from 3 months to 5 years– and we do that for a wide range of parents. We are the largest (busiest) single setting in Southampton and we open our 2nd large setting in Southampton in June 2024. We are privately owned and the 2 experienced Directors are part of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), as you will be.

Requirements

  • Preferably you have a degree in early childhood education, childcare management, or a related field.

  • This will not be your first management role. It will suit someone who is extremely competent but is maybe frustrated by the limitations of their current manager role in a smaller Nursery. The candidate may be interested in progressing with us to Area Manager as we expand at pace over these next few years

  • We need someone who can (together with the other members of the SLT) set, and maintain, a strategic direction for the nursery, make critical decisions, and leading by example.

  • You will have an obvious passion for early childhood education and a genuine commitment to the well-being and development of children.

  • It is more important what different experience and skillset you have rather than many many years in a particular role. Any experience in implementing educational curriculum or programmes for young children will be useful.

  • You will be outgoing and energetic and have no problem building strong relationships with parents, staff, and the wider community, and you will be able to show effective communication and interpersonal skills.

Responsibilities

All the usual stuff will apply, but you will have a SLT to assist:

Ensuring that the nursery complies with all relevant regulations and standards.

Managing and developing a team of educators and support staff.

You will have the ability to provide mentorship and professional growth opportunities for staff.

The focus of the role is on the well-being, safety, and development of the children attending the nursery.

If you reach interview stage then we will describe our Nursery’s values and culture at length and it is vital that you should align with and uphold these values.

If you are shortlisted then we will carry out an initial video call interview and then an in-person interview at our setting.

As well as the many incentives and perks that set us apart from other settings we will pay you £40,000 per annum/pro-rata for your 6 month probation and then raise you to £45,000 immediately on finishing your successful probation period. Other bonusses apply on accountability targets.

PLEASE READ THE ABOVE TEXT AGAIN - We are looking for a highly motivated, experienced manager who can also be an inspirational leader for your new team of 30+, and who is passionate about the well-being and development of children in your nursery. This is really an amazing opportunity for the right growth candidate.

Chef

We are looking for a full time Nursery Chef, to join our Tiny Toes Nursery Team. We believe that a good quality home cook would be perfect for this role, and can offer training for a Level 2 Food Safety Certificate in house. The menu needs to be nutritious, but also full of good old fashioned nursery food which children know and love. 

Schedule: 30 hours per week 9am - 3pm

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: From £11.00 to £12.50 per hour

Requiremnets

  • A good quality home cook, with a passion for nutrition, and inspiring health eating

  • Food Safety Certificate L2 or above (or equivalent)

  • Ability to demonstrate a sound knowledge of managing different dietary requirements and children’s allergies

  • Great communication skills, with both colleagues, children, and parents

  • Experience as a Chef: 1 year (preferred), Cooking: 1 year (preferred)

Responsibilities

  • Prepare, cook and create meals that are age appropriate for all children on a daily basis.

  • Ensuring children’s dietary requirements are catered for and clearly communicated with the nursery team.

  • Keeping a clean and safe kitchen environment following internal and external requirements

  • Working with the Nursery Manager in creating a healthy and nutritious menu for the children

  • Having a positive working relationship with the parents and families supporting them withnutritional advice

  • To ensure stock levels are maintained and rotated when needed.

  • To ensure health and safety procedures are always followed.

  • To work within a team and maintain a happy, positive working environment.

Early Years Room Leader

Could you be our new Early Years Room Leader? 😃🏫

Here at Tiny Toes Day Nursery, we're on the lookout for someone with that something special to join our wacky and wonderful team 😝❤️

You see, to work here you need to be a little bit quirky, as day to day you'll find yourself doing the following:

✨ Singing with children, even if it's not in tune!

✨ Sitting on furniture that is not built for anyone whose age is double digits!

✨ Laughing at jokes that don't have a punchline, as children's jokes don't follow any particular structure!

You must be also prepared to have a lot of fun in the workplace, as there is simply no other job quite like this 💖

Working with children, you can never predict what will happen next... but there are a few things we can promise you:

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Childcare Discounts

👷 Free Uniform

💪 Additional holidays for long service

⭐ Competitive salary

🕑 Regular training

💹 Annual Team Training Day

💖 Long Service Award

Do you have the following:

✅ Minimum Level 3 Early Years CCLD Qualification (or equivalent)

✅ Relevant childcare qualifications and experience

✅ A thorough understanding of the EYFS (and be able to demonstrate this at the interview)

✅ A great personality with ambition, drive, and a willingness to learn

✅ A great work ethic and the ability to work as a team

✅ Of course, you'll also need an Enhanced DBS check! (We can help you to obtain this)

L3 Nursery Educator

Could you be our new Nursery Educator? 😃🏫

Here at Tiny Toes Day Nursery, we're on the lookout for someone with that something special to join our wacky and wonderful team 😝❤️

You see, to work here you need to be a little bit quirky, as day to day you'll find yourself doing the following:

✨ Singing with children, even if it's not in tune!

✨ Sitting on furniture that is not built for anyone whose age is double digits!

✨ Laughing at jokes that don't have a punchline, as children's jokes don't follow any particular structure!

You must be also prepared to have a lot of fun in the workplace, as there is simply no other job quite like this 💖

Working with children, you can never predict what will happen next... but there are a few things we can promise you:

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Childcare Discounts

👷 Free Uniform

💪 Additional holidays for long service

⭐ Competitive salary

🕑 Regular training

💹 Annual Team Training Day

💖 Long Service Award

Do you have the following:

✅ Minimum Level 3 Early Years CCLD Qualification (or equivalent)

✅ Relevant childcare qualifications and experience

✅ A thorough understanding of the EYFS (and be able to demonstrate this at the interview)

✅ A great personality with ambition, drive, and a willingness to learn

✅ A great work ethic and the ability to work as a team

✅ Of course, you'll also need an Enhanced DBS check! (We can help you to obtain this)

Bank Staff

Our team is growing, and we're looking for individuals who are passionate and enthusiastic to join us as Level 3 Qualified Bank Staff!

This is a flexible, zero-hour position where you will be required to cover or supplement our full and part-time team, allowing you the freedom to work the hours that work for you!

You see, to work here you need to be a little bit quirky, as day to day you'll find yourself doing the following:

✨ Singing with children, even if it's not in tune!

✨ Sitting on furniture that is not built for anyone whose age is double digits!

✨ Laughing at jokes that don't have a punchline, as children's jokes don't follow any particular structure!

You must be also prepared to have a lot of fun in the workplace, as there is simply no other job quite like this 💖

Working with children, you can never predict what will happen next... but there are a few things we can promise you:

🕑 Support from start to finish

🍴 Free Breakfast/Lunch

✨ Personal Training Plans

💥 50% Childcare Discount

🚗 Free Parking and Good Public Transport Links

🤩 A wonderful, creative, and hard-working team

💕 Regular Social Events (including trips abroad!)

Do you have the following:

✅ Minimum Level 3 Early Years CCLD Qualification (or equivalent)

✅ Relevant childcare qualifications and experience

✅ A thorough understanding of the EYFS (and be able to demonstrate this at the interview)

✅ A great personality with ambition, drive, and a willingness to learn

✅ A great work ethic and the ability to work as a team

✅ Of course, you'll also need an Enhanced DBS check! (We can help you to obtain this)

Benefits Of Working At Tiny Toes Day Nursery

Excellent Starting Salary or Hourly Rate of Pay

Regular Social Events including trips abroad

50% discount on

childcare

Personal individual training plans

Day off on your birthday

Free uniform

Free Parking

Free Breakfast/Lunch

Good Public Transport Links

Regular Team Training Days

Paid Overtime

Our New Lodge

We've been working incredibly hard to ensure that we can deliver quality care to as many children as possible, and have built a brand new baby lodge which is almost ready to open!

We're looking for enthusiastic staff to help make their mark on this blank canvas, so we want to know if you are ready for a new challenge?

Our Mission, Vision, Aims and Values

Our Mission

Play with, care for and teach children from 8 weeks to 12 years.

Our Vision

Our vision is to support children and adults to achieve success and happiness.

Our Aims

Work in partnership with parents and carers to provide high quality, trusted childcare. 

Provide a stimulating environment with a highly skilled leadership team, where staff, students and children can learn and develop to be successful.

Provide a home from home, family environment where staff, students and families feel valued and supported.

To engage with our local community to value and respect where we live  and work.

About Tiny Toes Day Nursery

Childcare is one of the most rewarding jobs, and at Tiny Toes, we recognise that every member of our team is unique, just as every child is. We’re always on the lookout for someone who can bring passion, energy, new ideas to the team, and keep driving us forward when it comes to providing high-quality care.

Here at Tiny Toes, we are a close-knit team that goes above and beyond to create a family feel in our centre. Our facilities provide state-of-the-art security, giving our parents complete peace of mind as to the safety of their precious children.

Our team is highly qualified in all aspects of childcare and has a passion for what they do! We continually invest in our team and provide opportunities to further their knowledge and development which maintains their motivation, commitment, and enjoyment. This could be through long-term qualification routes, short courses or in-house training. We also ensure that our team have opportunities to relax and recover with amazing team trips abroad, to places like Barcelona, Bruges and Amsterdam! 

We are here to ensure your professional and personal success and development. 

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Training

At Tiny Toes, we believe that our team is our greatest asset. That’s why we’re committed to offering ongoing training and professional development opportunities to help our staff members grow their career and enhance their skills. Whatever your goals are, we are here to help!

Specialist Autism Awareness

Individual Personal Development

Management Training

SENDCO

Food Hygiene

Safeguarding

First Aid

Leadership skills, Confidence & Self Esteem Building

Makaton

Specialist Autism Awareness

Individual Personal Development

Management Training

SENDCO

Food Hygiene

Safeguarding

First Aid 

Leadership skills, Confidence & Self Esteem Building

Makaton

Hear What Our Staff Have To Say!

SEN Early Years Assistant (Part Time, Mornings Only)

Minimum Level 3 Childcare Qualification required. Experience with SEN preferred.

Join us for a cuppa!

We know that people are more than their CV. Your personality and energy can't be summed up on a couple of A4 sheets. So we would love to meet you!

As part of our application process, we’d love to invite you into the nursery to learn more about you.

It's also an opportunity for you to get to know us! You'll be seeing the nursery firsthand, meeting some of our team, and experiencing what life is like at Tiny Toes. Plus, you can ask us all the questions you can think of!

This isn't an interview! We want to get to know you so we'll probably ask you some questions about your experience and why you're passionate about working with children, but we want you to think of this like a relaxed coffee morning - there might even be some cake waiting for you!

To get started, simply fill out the application form below and our team will be in touch.

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