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Since 1974 BLIGH has been the trusted recruitment agency of choice with its clients looking for Temporary & Permanent teams and individual staff members
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You would be responsible for managing a number of nurseries within a particular area and all the staff within those nurseries, you would sometimes need to deal with complex people management, be happy to travel to different nurseries (depending on location it may involve overnight stays).  You would also be responsible for meeting targets set for each nursery.

Requirements: As a minim a level 3 diploma in child care / NNEB / degree in early years, excellent and up to date knowledge of EYFS and OFSTED standards, the ability and experience of managing staff in an early years setting, you would need to have knowledge of health and safety legislations, equal opportunities and an string understanding of the SENCO.  You would also have targets and deadlines to deal with, so some experience in dealing with finance and budgets would be beneficial.  Some roles will require a driver to travel to and from the different nurseries.
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As well as looking after the children, you would be responsible for managing and supervising all other staff working in the nursery. You would also be responsible for budgets, recruitment, holding meetings with staff members, parents and other care professionals, you would need to make sure health and safety standards and child protection guidelines are met., manage paperwork.

Requirements: As a minimum you would need level 3 diploma , previous nursery experience, supervisory or managerial experience in a nursery would also be a bonus..
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A room leader would be part of the management team of the nursery and would manage other staff working within a particular room in the nursery (this could be a baby room/toddler room/pre school room).

You would be responsible for managing staff within the room and ensuring the standards of care and education are met.

Typical duties; Provide leadership and support to staff members working the room, liaise with the nursery manager, provide feedback to carers/parents of the child.

Requirements: - Nurseries would require you to have either a level 2, level 3 diploma or an NNEB qualification. Previous experience as a room leader or may be required, although some nurseries may take on experienced nursery practitioners wanting to move up in their career.
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You would be caring and supervising the children; this could be from newborn up to preschool.

You would assist in many aspects of their lives, through social, emotional and educational support.

Other general duties of a nursery nurse involve; playing with the children, preparing snacks, changing nappies and toilet training, teaching basic life skills such as manners and hygiene. Working alongside other staff, health care and social care professionals undertake relevant paper work and liaise with the children’s parents.

Requirements: You could become a Nursery Nurse by completing CACHE Level 3 Diploma in child care at college or a learning centre. Some may go through the route of completing an apprenticeship within a nursery, this way they also earn while they learn on the job.
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You would be doing similar duties to that of a qualified Nursery Nurse, however you would be working alongside qualified Nursery staff who would be there to supervise you.

General duties would be supervising children’s play, keeping records of children, meeting the parents of the children, work alongside other staff members.

Typically, you would progress on to becoming a qualified Nursery Nurse, through an apprenticeship with the nursery or by completing a level 3 diploma.
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We also have a number of nurseries which require part time and full time catering staff to prepare and serve food to the children.
Typical roles include cooks, kitchen assistants and kitchen managers. A food hygiene certificate would be required and experience of working within a kitchen environment, some nurseries may also require an additional catering qualification.
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WHO SHOULD ATTEND? The course is recommended for those working in a catering environment serving, handling, preparing, and cooking food. Overview and benefits Reflecting specific sector needs these food safety qualifications are required to address new National Occupational Standards.The HABC Level 2 Awards in Food safety has been designed to address the food safety and hygiene needs of those involved in simple food handling and preparation, catering, manufacturing and food related sectors

• This class room based course will enable candidates meet specific needs and be able to: Take personal responsibility for following food safety procedures

• Understand the importance of personal hygiene.

• Receive and store food safely

• Carry out assigned tasks in a safe and efficient manor

• Understand Food Standard Agency - Safer food better business for child minders

Course content

• Introduction to food safety

• Temperature control

• Legislation

• Food safety and hygiene hazards Refrigeration, chilling and holding of cold food

• Cooking, reheating, hot holding

• Safe food handling

• Safe storage

• Cleaning

• Premises and equipment

Course Objectives This qualification will allow candidates to understand, Major causes of food poisoning and food borne infections - Major sources of bacterial contamination How food handlers can infect food - How to store food items correctly in order to prevent contamination Safe cleaning - Regulation and legislation Course Duration and assessment 1 Day, classroom based - 1hour. 30 minute multiple choice exam at the completion the course

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Knowing you have comprehensive knowledge and training of First Aid will ensure you can deal with an emergency effectively and promptly. 

This Paediatric First Aid course is designed for child care workers, babysitters, nursery workers, parents and anyone living or working with children. The full twelve hour course meets all the requirements for registering with Ofsted in all areas and is therefore suitable for candidates.

The course covers:

• Dealing with an emergency 

• Resuscitation

• Identifying signs of shock

• Diabetes

• Bleeding

• Sickle Cell

• Fractures

• Choking    

• Anaphylactic Shock

• Epilepsy & Seizures    

• Meningitis

• 999 Calling

• Conditions of Heat & Cold

• Bites & Stings   

All course participants will be given a Referral First Aid Manual and additional literature on current topics relating to First Aid Training and practices. All of our courses are held in small groups to ensure effective understanding. All students who complete the course and are deemed to have reached the required standard will be issued with a recognised certificate valid for 3 years.

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Who should attend

All staff working in an early years setting, Childminders, Nannies and other childcare practitioners.


Course Outline

  • Child Protection Law

  • Categories &Indicators of abuse

  • Child Protection Procedures & Referrals

  • Safe Practice

  • Key Contacts
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70 North End Road
W14 9EP
Phone - 020 7603 6123
Fax - 020 7371 6898
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1. Temporary Staff are supplied at short notice and are available to work in client’s premises for periods from one day (Minimum 4 hours per day)
We take responsibility for payment of remuneration and the deduction and payment of PAYE and National Insurance contributions.

2. Hourly charges are advised at the time of the booking and are invoiced weekly. Invoices (which largely represent wage costs borne by us) are payable within 7 days of invoice date and in default of payment within this time interest will be charged on late payments at the rate of 4% above Barclays Base Rate prevailing from time to time from the date of invoice until payment.

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4. In the event of a Temporary provided by us being considered by the client unsuitable to carry out the engagement, the client will notify us within the first 4 hours by telephone and confirm notification in writing. If the Temporary’s services are discontinued no charge will be made for those hours worked

5. Clients engaging members or former members of our Temporary Staff as their own Employees or introducing them to Employers with a resultant engagement, whether permanently or for a limited period, and whether the offer of employment is made during or at any time within six months after the termination of the temporary engagement, must notify us immediately and pay the full fee appropriate for the engagement of permanent staff.

6. The Client shall provide a suitable place for Temporaries to work, which shall comply with all applicable statutes, bye-laws, obligations, duties, regulations and legal requirements and also with the standards of health and safety maintained by the Client for its own employees.

7. The Client will ensure that its working arrangements and practices comply with all of the provisions of Working Time Regulations 1998 (“the Regulations”) in respect of the Temporaries as if it is the employer of them for the purposes of the Regulations. The Client also agrees to indemnify us against all claim costs, expenses and any other liabilities incurred by us as a result of, in connection with or arising out of its failure to comply with its obligations arising by virtue of this clause and/or the Regulations.

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