The journey of a Nursery Assistant.

Here is a quick overview of what is expected when registering as a nursery assistant.

The candidate journey for a Nursery Assistant with CLASS Recruitment typically involves several stages, from initial application, online interview, registration to potentially being hired for the Nursery Assistant position.

Here's a general outline of what the journey might look like to you:

Stage 1: The Application:

We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds in childcare and early years education – we look for at least 3 months of referenceable childcare experience within the last 5 years.

Stage 2: Interview Process:

Once we have screened your CV and checked out your suitable experience, we will then give you a call to discuss your availability for an online Interview! During the interview, we will discuss topics such as your qualifications, experience, as well as provide you with further information about what to expect when working with us at Class Recruitment.

Stage 3: Reference Checks & Background Checks:

After a successful interview, CLASS Recruitment will then contact your / the candidate's references to gather additional insights into the candidate’s character and work ethic.

CLASS Recruitment also carry out other background checks such as an Enhanced DBS background check, Right to Work checks and checks to ensure all other information is up to date and you are clear on the policies linked to early years settings.

Stage 4: Offer Stage: Temporary, Contract or Permanent Positions:

Once CLASS Recruitment have completed all checks and you have completed all relevant paperwork, we can then move on to the most fun part of the process – which is placing you into work at the nurseries!

If it is a permanent position you have gone for then we will share all the details with you about your new role such as salary, benefits, and other terms of employment. Class Recruitment will support you in arranging an interview with the nursery which may involve a play sessions which allows you meet the team and decide if this is the right setting for you.

The day-to-day role of a nursery assistant is a varied and dynamic one.

Here is a quick overview of what is expected of a nursery assistant.

Children arrive at nursery! As children settle, they like to see friendly & helpful, supportive adults around with a few interesting learning activities that they can choose to play with - this would be a part of your role as you start working as a nursery assistant. Good practice looks like getting down to the children’s level, showing an interest in their interests and offering your open and warm, supportive presence.

In most traditional nurseries the curriculum followed is the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) this provides a framework for supporting learning & development for the children during their time at the nursery. You can find out more information about the EYFS by going to: The Government Website

As a nursery assistant, you will become an important part of the team for the time you are there where you will be expected to help with day-to-day tasks of the room, helping to set up learning activities, tidy away & clean at the end of the day, support at mealtimes and contribute towards providing children with a happy, safe, and positive learning environment!