It’s that time again: a fresh new year, filled with promise and hope. Could this be the year you embark on your dream career? If you’ve always wanted to work with children, why not make it happen in 2017! Read on to find out why early years careers are among the most rewarding around – and how starting your new career could be easier than you think.
Perks of the job
If you’ve always quite fancied a career in childcare but never really looked into it further, the first step is to find out what’s involved. Otherwise, how will you know if an early years career is for you?
As you might imagine, working as a nursery nurse is a really fun and rewarding job that is never dull. Combining creativity and ingenuity (you never know what those little people will get up to next), people skills and management opportunities, it’s a career that brings unrivalled job satisfaction for the right person. One of our nursery nurses, Sophie Smith, has the inside story on a day in the life of a nursery nurse.
If you’re serious about a career working in childcare, Toad Hall is a great place to start. Nursery nurses embarking on early years careers with us can enjoy a number of great perks, such as a staff reward scheme, loyalty bonuses, health benefits and continued investment in all our valued staff. Read all about the benefits of working in childcare here at Toad Hall.
Get paid to get trained
If you don’t have much experience, starting a career in childcare might seem difficult. Without relevant work history, it can be hard to get a foot in the door. But if we see potential in you, a lack of experience need not hold you back. Kickstart your early years career with our fantastic childcare apprenticeship scheme – designed for complete novices who haven’t worked in a nursery setting before, it offers a way to combine on-the-job experience with the academic training you need. The scheme has garnered professional acclaim: we were finalists in the prestigious CIPD People Management Awards in 2016, in the ‘Best apprenticeship’ category.
Early years careers also offer lots of opportunity for career development. For those with some experience under their belts who are looking to further their skills, we at Toad Hall are proud to offer a variety of early years training opportunities to all our staff.
New year, new job?
So, will this be the year that you make it happen? If the new year has got you thinking seriously about getting a new job in childcare, why not have a browse of our early years job vacancies. With nurseries in and around Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Surrey, there are always lots of opportunities on offer here at the Toad Hall Nursery Group. Whether you’re looking for a nursery nurse role or a management vacancy, check out our current job vacancies to find your perfect job.