At Footsteps we understand that it is our staff team that makes our business a success. We are dedicated to creating nurseries that value, support and develop every employee to help them to be as effective as they can and to achieve the highest level of qualification that they are capable of. We are proud of the job we do caring for all our wonderful Footsteps children many of whom join us as 6 month old babies and don't leave us until they go off to school. Alongside caring for the Footsteps children some of our proudest achievements are when colleagues join us at 16 or 17 straight from school and we train them and watch them grow into well qualified professionals who look after children, support their development, keep them safe and give them the love and care that they need and go on to manage other staff members or even the whole nursery. Our aim is for every nursery nurse to be level 3 qualified or working towards their next qualification so if you have you level 3 and you want to, we will support you to study for your level 5, if you have a level 5 we will support you to study for your degree. We also place a high value on continuous professional development and we send staff on as many short courses as possible to develop their practice and alongside their childcare qualification, we aim for every staff member to have basic certificates in paediatric first aid, food hygiene and safeguarding. We believe that it is only by supporting our staff team to develop and rewarding them well that we can expect them to do the difficult but fulfilling job of caring for our children to the highest possible standards at all times and this is the only level of practice that we find acceptable. We can train people to have the right skills and qualifications so the qualities we value the most are a true desire to work with children and a positive attitude so if this describes you and you would like to be a part of our dedicated team, whatever your level of qualification or even if you are unqualified, please e-mail your cv to: If this describes you please contact us.