Job Description

Field Learning and Development Specialist (Early Years)


Hours per week


Point of contact

Support Office


0800 028 4500

Our Support Office in Basingstoke, part of Grandir UK, is currently looking for a Field Learning and Development Specialist (Early Years) to join our team. The Field Learning and Development Specialist (Early Years) works cross-regionally delivering training to all staff in their nursery settings. The training will be delivered in multiple ways including on-the-job coaching and mentoring, out of core working hours, for example evening staff meetings, Saturday training days or facilitating ‘lunch and learns’.

This role is responsible for the learning and development of nursery staff, improving their knowledge and capability to ensure outstanding outcomes for children. To support staff retention through investment in personal and professional development. As part of the Early Years team, this role will understand that the focus is to work alongside nursery staff at all levels to coach, mentor and guide them, providing the tools they need to support them in driving quality outcomes.

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Our mission is to inspire children to grow happy, smart, and healthy and thrive as individuals. Excellent quality childcare and education is evident when the children and family are truly placed at the centre of all we do and as a well-known and sought-after employer within the childcare sector, we recognise it is our people that provide exceptional education and care with every child and family at the centre of all they do.

Join us and enjoy the following:


  • Employee benefits portal, which includes discounts at 100’s of online high street stores
  • Staff referral scheme – recommend your friends and family to work for us. and be rewarded with a cash bonus
  • Heavily discounted childcare


  • ‘Wellbeing Day’ – an extra day off just for you
  • 24/7 remote GP appointments with prescriptions delivered to your home
  • Healthcare cash back plan – claim cash back on medical procedures such as dental care and physiotherapy


  • ‘May I Say Thank You’ A whole month dedicated to recognising employees hard work & dedication, including an all-expenses paid awards ceremony
  • Reward and recognition points – turn your points into cash through our benefits portal
  • Additional paid holiday for Christmas closure to spend with your family and friends


What will you be doing:

  • Work at all nurseries in your assigned regions as agreed and prioritised with the Head of Early Years and Education and the Regional Managers with whom you work.
  • Build effective and supportive relationships with the Nursery Managers of the nurseries that you support, assessing the capability and expertise of the individual staff in their nurseries.
  • Assess the relevant training and development needs for each setting and individual children’s key person to deliver appropriate training and coaching as required to upskill our workforce.
  • Using these assessments, create your monthly training plan to ensure relevant training is delivered across each nursery.
  • Deliver accredited and non-accredited be-spoke training programmes to our employees to improve their knowledge and skills
  • Support and guide any apprentices in your allocated nurseries so they keep on track and fully complete their individual courses
  • Measure and report on the impact of the training, coaching and mentoring each team has accessed
  • Keep accurate records including monitoring of compliance training and report on any trends across your assigned regions
  • Attend internal training sessions delivered by the Head of Professional Development as required and be accountable for knowing the full breadth of training that you are responsible for delivering to others.
  • Keep up to date with current approaches to Early Years Education
  • Maintain confidentiality in the workplace and set a good example in terms of dress and behaviour, maintaining the good reputation of the organisation at all times
  • Any other tasks that can be reasonably expected in relation to the role



  • Minimum of a full and relevant Level 3 Early Years and Childcare
  • Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET) or willing to work towards
  • Degree in Early Childhood Studies, EYT or EYP is desired
  • Coaching and Mentoring Qualification is desirable but not essential
  • Train the trainer course is desired but not essential
  • Experience of developing and delivering training programmes
  • Experience and ability to coach others
  • Excellent knowledge of how young children learn
  • Sound understanding of the EYFS and OFSTED requirements
  • Innovative and adaptable
  • Strong motivational skills
  • Strong communication skills, verbally and written
  • Effective time management and organisation • Able and willing to travel across all settings in allocated region • Extremely organised and able to manage and prioritise own workload
  • Self-motivated and enjoy being part of a team

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Grandir UK is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and an enhanced DBS check will be required for this role. We are an equal opportunity employer and select staff on merit, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage & civil partnership, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, or belief.

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.
We aim to be an equal opportunity employer and select staff on merit, irrespective of race, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion or belief.

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