We are always looking for people passionate about working with children to join our team. Find out more about working at Ark Start here.
Working in a nursery can be challenging but it is one of the most rewarding jobs there is. As an early educator, you will have a genuinely life-changing impact not only on the children but on their families as well and be free to use your creativity and passion to inspire children about the world around them.
At Ark Start, we invest in our staff’s learning and professional development and work hard to make sure that wellbeing is prioritised. Because we are part of a larger organisation, we have the infrastructure to provide broader opportunities and career progression. There are multiple career paths that you can choose to pursue, whether training up to being a manger or deepening your expertise working with children, we want to help guide and support you to achieve your dreams.
Why become an early years educator?
Working in a nursery provides many benefits, both personal and professional. Here are some of them:
What does being an early years educator involve?
As an early years nursery educator, you would be responsible for the care and education of children up to the age of five. Your duties would vary depending on the age group of the children you work with, but here are some general tasks you would perform:
Overall, a nursery educator’s day is focused on creating a safe, nurturing, and engaging environment where young children can learn and grow. They must be flexible, patient, and attentive to the needs of each child, while also providing guidance and support for their ongoing development.
Interested in a position at one of our nurseries? Here are some of the many benefits and perks of working at Ark Start.
We are looking for people with a genuine passion for working with very young children. We want to hear about you and why you want to work with us, as well as what you think you can bring to the organisation and what you would like to learn more about. We always want to hear more about your ambitions and future hopes and dreams.
If you want to join us, you will be asked to complete a short application form and include your CV and a short cover letter if you would like. We will then ask you to join us for a short online or phone interview. If you are successful, we will then ask you to come to one of our nurseries where you will have the opportunity to spend some time in the room, get to know the team and meet with one of our senior managers to ask any questions you have about the role or the organisation.
Ark Start is a Real Living Wage employer. The real living wage is a rate that is voluntarily paid to ensure that every permanent member of staff gets a wage which meets everyday needs – like the weekly shop, or a surprise trip to the dentist.
The living wage is currently £11.95/hour in Greater London and is calculated annually by the Resolution Foundation and overseen by the Living Wage Commission based on the best available evidence about living standards in London and the UK.