Working For Willow Cottage
Willow Cottage Nurseries is a family-run nursery with over 35 years of experience with three beautiful settings in rural Oxfordshire. Our aspiration is to offer childcare that is ‘Second to Mum’ and we have a reputation for delivering the highest standards of childcare and preschool education.
The premises are purpose built and designed to be spacious and light. Our nurseries are extremely well equipped with creative play and learning equipment, educational resources and furniture. Each department has its own access to beautiful outdoor classrooms and adventure play areas.
We hold the nationally acclaimed Leading Aspect Award for our cutting-edge performance and educational practice. Our Leading Aspect Award is entitled ‘Nursery Food Matters – An Embedded Educational Philosophy’.
Our Teams – We work extremely hard to build happy, competent and effective teams which are appropriate for each age group. Our teams are welcoming and we have strong mentoring for new members. We ensure that the workloads in each department is shared out fairly.
Willow Cottage Nurseries at Farmoor and Eynsham are rated as OUTSTANDING in all areas by Ofsted. The Old School at Bletchingdon is yet to be inspected.
The benefits of working for Willow Cottage include:
– Competitive salaries.
– Positive, countryside, well-resourced environment.
– Awarding up to 3 additional annual leave days for good sick records.
– Overtime rates for covering late child collections after 5.45.
– 5 hours extra shopping holiday at Christmas.
– Nest pension scheme.
– Quality in-house mentoring and support.
– Training for career development.
Career Development at Willow Cottage.
At Willow Cottage, we delight in investing in our staff by offering training opportunities to support their career development. We support and mentor our staff to help them as they apply for more senior posts within the company.