Job Description

Nursery Bank Staff – Peterborough, Oundle & Somersham

Hours per week

Point of contact

Recruitment Team


0800 028 4500

Kiddi Caru Day Nurseries Group are a leading provider of early education and childcare, with over 40 settings in the South West, South East, East and Midlands areas of England.

We are currently seeking flexible and committed bank staff to join our Bank Team to work across our Peterborough, Oundle and Somersham settings.

We are looking for people that are energetic, enthusiastic and professional to support our nursery teams with day to day, holiday and  emergency cover, we are looking for people who can work a range of shifts, from full days to a few hours, either on a pre-booked basis or at short notice. The role will involve travelling between the three sites.

The role allows for flexibility and you and choose as many or as few of the available shifts as you wish to.

A recognised childcare qualification is desirable, but not essential, and we are looking for people who have some experience in a formal childcare or education setting, or whom may be training towards a childcare or teaching qualification and looking to supplement their studies with paid work.

What would the role entail? 

  • Travelling between our Peterborough, Oundle and Somersham sites providing planned cover for staff holidays and absences.
  • Providing emergency on the day cover for short notice cover requirements.
  • Caring for children aged 0-5 years, assuming the role of their key person for the day.
  • Observing children and delivering planned activities on behalf of the child’s usual key person.
  • Working alongside colleagues to ensure the very best care and education for the children.
  • Following all procedures and processes to ensure a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment.

What Skills and Qualifications are needed? 

  • We can consider candidates who are not qualified (with minimum 6 months formal childcare experience) as well as qualified practitioners, including those that are currently studying qualifications.
  • You will have the ability to observe and deliver activities for children aged 0-5 years.
  • You will be a team player who puts the children’s safety, wellbeing and learning at the forefront of your priorities.

The Kiddi Caru Nurseries Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and an enhanced DBS check will be required for this role.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q) How do shifts work? A) Your Nursery Manager(s) agrees and allocates shifts for you either in advance, or may contact you at short notice to establish if you are available to cover at short notice.
  • Q) Do I have to work the shifts I am offered? A) Communication is key and if you let your Nursery Manager know what your availability to work is they can use your availability to offer you appropriate work, once you accept a shift we would expect you to commit to working it.
  • Q) I am studying – can I be Bank Staff only during the school holidays? A) ABSOLUTELY, the simple truth is that students want to work when they are not studying in order to earn, and our permanent staff like to take their leave during school holidays – so it’s a WIN WIN situation.
  • Q) Is training provided? A) – Yes! All of our Bank Staff will benefit from a full induction and have access to our online learning and development suite where they can access our full range of short online courses.



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