Application deadline 25th January 2021
Job reference req3558
Job location Leeds
Hours per-week 20
Salary £18,933.00 to £19,698.00

Little Owls City & Holbeck are looking to recruit a part time Nursery Assistant.


The post require a minimum level 2, full and relevant childcare qualification.  To check if your qualification is relevant for this position please go to:-


Little Owls Nurseries are situated in neighbourhoods across Leeds and serve a diverse community as part of the Leeds Children’s Centre offer.

Our nurseries have high levels of qualified staff and qualified teachers to support practice improvement.  Further qualification is encouraged and whilst no guarantee can be given to subsequent promotion, there are a number of higher graded posts within the service which potentially provide the opportunity for career progression.


Job Description


The centres operate between the hours of 08:00 and 18:00 and candidates must be available to cover shifts over this period whether working on a part time or full time basis.

 Benefits include: –

  •  Generous starting salary.
  •  A (career average) pension from West Yorkshire Pension Fund.
  •  24 days holiday (pro rata for part time), plus bank holidays (for all year round posts).
  • Training and continual professional development. 
  •  24 hour helpline available to support staff with personal difficulties.

There is also a generous sick pay scheme (subject to qualification) and free access to six physiotherapy sessions (should you need them) through a self-referral scheme.

You can access a number of staff discount schemes including an annual discounted travel card, annual cycle to work scheme, discounted Bodyline gym membership, My Staff Shop discounts and discounts from local stores and services. 

Staff are also eligible for the 0-5 staff childcare scheme which gives free childcare for the first month when booking a place for the first time.

If you wish to speak to someone about this post please contact Lisa Smith – Tel: 0113 2427050

Please be aware that successful applicants will be employed by LCC and not a particular centre and could be asked to work at any of the city wide Little Owls Nurseries.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check against the Children’s barred list will be carried out on preferred candidates.

We promote diversity and want a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds. Leeds City Council is a Stonewall Top 100 employer, a Mindful employer and a Disability Confident Leader.

All new Leeds City Council appointments are made subject to the satisfactory completion of a six month probationary period.

How to apply

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