Charnwood Trust believes that every person is a uniquely created individual with inherent purpose and worth, whatever their skills and support needs. This applies equally to staff and volunteers as well as to the children and their families who come to nursery. Therefore, as an Investor in People organisation, the well being of staff is important and Charnwood supports staff as it can, to achieve their potential. Throughout each year, all Charnwood Trust employees have individual supervision sessions, and staff team training together, so that existing skills can be updated, and new skills learnt. Significant training also takes place through modelling of good practice and team discussion and planning, as well as through conferences and further professional training.
We employ a number of qualified early years teaching staff, and the nursery nurse team is experienced and qualified to level 3 and above. We also employ some young and mature apprentices who are outside of our high adult to child ratios. In addition, the team includes the admin staff, and the kitchen and lunchtime staff.
Some, not all, staff are practicing Christians, but all have to work within the Christian ethos of the nursery. This means that very high standards of behaviour, vocabulary and activity are required and expected from each staff member.
We offer training placements to students from various professional courses. We cannot accommodate all applications, but those students who do come to Charnwood are supervised by staff and expected to behave and practice their skills with the same dedication as the rest of the staff team. Charnwood is a rich learning experience for all concerned, and the children’s learning can only be enhanced when adults are learning alongside them.
Charnwood also welcomes volunteers, and aims to find them activity which will use their interest and skill, and provide them with support to learn new skills if they so wish.
For further information about volunteering or being a student at Charnwood, please either fill in the form on the Contact Us page or contact us directly.
The safety and welfare of the children in our care remains paramount, and all staff, visiting professionals, students and volunteers have to undergo various statutory checks before they are able to join in at Charnwood.
Jobs at Charnwood are advertised below, on the Stockport’s Learning Leads site, on the Indeed website, and sometimes on the Stockport Council jobs website and in the press. We practice Safe Recruitment as part of our Safeguarding policy, so will accept only Charnwood job application forms, and don’t consider CVs.
We are not recruiting at present. Please look again soon.