May 2021 Recruitment

As we all emerge from a difficult few months, Red Wellies is growing rapidly and needs lots of new staff to help us deliver top quality childcare at our lovely setting in Stapeley, Nantwich. We have been busy refurbishing our building and outdoor areas and woud like to expand our happy and energetic team!

We would like to recruit five new employees:

  • Experienced NVQ Level 3 Childcare Practitioners

  • Unqualified Childcare Assistants

  • Childcare Apprentice NVQ Level 2/3

No matter where you start on your childcare journey, we are very keen on helping you train to the next level - whether this is getting you through your NVQ qualification, supporting you through a distance-learning Foundation Degree or directly mentoring you to become a Early Years Teacher - from which you can have a very rewarding career in Early Years or Primary education.

Experienced NVQ Level 3 Childcare Practitioners

Are you an expert in Child Development? Do you love seeing children learn and thrive in a caring and nurturing environment? Do you see children being outdoors as being vital to their welfare and development? Then maybe working for Red Wellies would be the career choice for you - we offer both full-time and part-time positions and can be flexible to your needs around your own childcare or busy life - all we ask is that you work around our sessions (click here). Full time means 40+ hours per week, normally on four full days (7:00am to 6:00pm). We offer a 10 minute paid morning, a 30 minute unpaid lunch break, a dedicated staff room and your own locker.

Unqualified Childcare Assistants

Red Wellies recognises that you don't need experience working in childcare to be a child development enthusiast! Click the link and tell us about yourself, we will ask you to come in and have a chat with us, and then spend a couple of hours on a "work trial" in one of our rooms alongside a experienced childcare professional. If you like it, and we like what you have to offer, then you could be starting a career in childcare before you know it! Training will be offered to suit you, we are keen for all our staff to have a "training plan", whether that is a childcare NVQ, Foundation Degree or a Professional Childcare Qualification.

Childcare Apprentice NVQ Level 2/3

Red Wellies are currently advertising for two apprentices to join our very successful childcare training programme. Since 2015 we have recruited and trained fourteen apprentices up to their Level 3 Diploma in Children's Learning and Development (Early Years Educator) - and nearly all of those who qualified went on to a full time jobs at Red Wellies!

You can either start with your Level 2 and then progress to your Level 3 later, or if you are confident enough or already have your Level 2, then you could be Level 3 qualified in around 12 months.

If you are successful in your application, the position will be paid for 30 hours per week, six hours of which will be used for training and study at the nursery. You don't need experience in childcare but you will need to live locally to Red Wellies which is in Stapeley, Nantwich.

Click the link below to view the job description. If you think it's for you, complete the "vacancy enquiry form" by clicking the red button and we'll invite you to come in for a chat.

New Staff

So we've offered you a job? That's great! Here's where you will be able to find lots of lovely forms to fill in before you start. If you need any help, just ask Jo or Richard. You will have to put your name on each form you fill out so we know who the information refers to. Red Wellies Childcare takes the safeguarding of children in our care very seriously and we always take steps to verify the information you give us. By completing these forms you are giving us permission to check the data and contact your references. You will not be allowed to work unaccompanied with any children before you have completed these forms to our satisfaction and have applied for and received a DBS check at a level that is appropriate to your role.