Nursery Assistant

Location: Whinfell Forest Village - Cumbria

Hours of Work: Part-Time

Salary/Hourly Rate: £8.72 per hour

Contract Type: Flexible hours over a 4 - week period

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 29 September 2020

Nursery Assistant

With up to 200 indoor and outdoor activities available, Center Parcs is the perfect place for families to try something new together. The Leisure team plays a key role in ensuring families feel confident, safe and happy during their activity, whatever their age or ability.

There are many opportunities in the Leisure team, and our offering of activities continues to grow. From donning an eye patch in Pirate and Princess Adventure, to whizzing around a track in Quad Bike Safari or scaling the forest canopy in Aerial Adventure, our focus is on delivering a quality experience that guests will remember, whether it’s their first or fiftieth time.


The Activity Den caters for ages ranging from 0-11, offering a range of energetic and creative activities in a regulated, safe and happy environment. One day you could be donning a pirate patch, and on another you could be hosting a superhero party. It really is that diverse, so each shift will be an adventure and no two days will ever be the same.

We’re a team. Imagine working in an environment where support and wellbeing are second nature. Our team of nursery staff and managers extend their experience and knowledge as often as they can so we can all work together to achieve guest excellence.

Our Activity Den is incredibly popular with guests and their children, and when you join the team, you’ll help to create a brilliant, fun-filled and stimulating environment; ensuring the children have a good time at all times, whilst keeping an eye on safety and learning in the setting. 

You’ll be someone who is naturally cheerful, friendly and approachable, and who works well in a team environment. Building relationships and trust with parents is just as important as being able to communicate with children.

Due to the sensitive nature of this role the successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) with Child List Barring Check. This disclosure, together with other selection information, will need to be satisfactory to the Company for employment to commence.


You will be contracted to work 80 hours per 4-week period on a flexible basis. This means that your days and hours of work could vary each week, but you will always receive at least your contracted hours each period.

As our village is open 365 days of the year, your working hours will include weekends, public / bank holidays and during Christmas and / or New Year on a rota basis


Essential requirements:

  • An NVQ level 2 in childcare or equivalent or at least working towards this qualification
  • Excellent customer care, experience of working with children and the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • You should have a naturally cheerful personality and be able to perform under pressure

Desirable requirements:

  • Previous experience in childcare or a similar environment
  • Previous experience working within the customer service industry


Center Parcs is a fantastic place to work and the benefits are as impressive as they are unique. Here are just a few:

  • Management / staff bonus scheme
  • Reward & recognition scheme
  • Free use of on-site leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in restaurant and retail outlets
  • An employee assistance programme providing support on financial, health and legal matters

If this sounds like your ideal job, then we’d love to see your application.

Closing date: 29 September 2020 at 12 Noon

Interviews to be held: 1 October 2020

Please note this vacancy may close at any time once sufficient applications have been received. Early submission of your application is therefore encouraged.

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