We thoroughly vet all applicants and require verbal & written references and a clear DBS
What’s so great about working at St Claire’s?
When we asked our team what was good about working at St Claire’s, they responded with ‘the atmostphere’, they said we feel like a friendly family and that there’s great support.
Since then, we’ve done even more to make working with us something worth considering.
We offer an excellent training programme completely free and funded by ourselves:
If you’ve never worked in childcare before we’ll get you through your Level Two in CCLD, we’ll provide training on Safeguarding, Prevent, FGM, First Aid, Food Hygiene.
We have a thorough In House training program covering all areas of the job and more- from Play Therapy training to making slime and healthy snacks.
Once you have these, you can start to specialise- we have put people through Management courses, SEN-Co courses, Forest School Training to name but a few. If you have an area relevant to improving the quality of our settings and find a course or qualification you’d love to do, we can fund it.
And if you’d still like to study further…
We have recently partnered with a local college to offer employees a fully funded degree in Early Years.
We don’t just train you. We want you to be able to bring your ideas and enthusiasm to St Claire’s and as such have regular whole team meetings to discuss where we are going and what we should be doing. We have plenty of opportunity for people to progress to Senior Management, to contribute to and lead training, meetings, policy and practice.
And it’s not just us who think so - we’ve won Playworker of the year four times, won the National Nursery Recognition Awards for Innovation in Childcare and Best After School Club 2020 for how we supported our communities during the Pandemic.
We care about our team- we have a 24 hour help line which is completely free, confidential and offers support over the phone and in person on topics both work and non-work related.
Our Christmas bonuses- this is our chance to recognise people who ‘go above and beyond’ in their day to day practice.
And finally, we offer discounts on childcare with us. Just don’t blame us when your children want you to come to work on your day off!
We are a quality led, not for profit organisation, come and join us…