Why Abacus Ark?


At Abacus Ark we understand and care about the needs of the people in our Abacus Ark family. Here are just a few reasons to join us!

Be well paid

We aim to consistently pay our people at a higher rate compared to our peers. We aim to be within the top 10% of employers in the field and perform an annual pay review to help us ensure this is possible.

Supporting Our Staff who are Parents

If you have a child in the early years age group, we offer an extremely generous package allowing you to bring your child to the Nursery at a very generous rate.

Access to Perk Box

Abacus Ark subscribes to a package called Perk Box (click here to find out more). This gives you access to a wide range of deals and offers ranging from free phone insurance and cheap cinema tickets to discount holidays and lifestyle products.

Quality nursery environment

Develop your children in a naturally inspired environment.

Higher than average holiday

Wellbeing and satisfaction is fundamental to a motivated team. It’s for this reason that our people receive above average 24 days of annual leave in addition to the 8 annual bank holidays.

Tight knit working groups

Our key teacher system encourages both teamwork and close social bonds between our people.

Be recognised for your work

Abacus Ark conducts an annual moderation week, where each member of our senior management team come together for an in-depth review of everyone’s performance across the Nurseries and decides on our top performers. If you’re a top performer you’re rewarded with recognition across our Nurseries and all the perks that go along with that, including possible promotion or involvement in developing the Nurseries further.

Thrive in our environment 

As a member of the Abacus Ark family, you will have access to:

  • regular supervision sessions with your line manager - ensuring you have the support you need to perform at your best;
  • twice yearly Professional Development Reviews with the setting manager – allowing you to focus on your development and performance; and
  • training modules – allowing you to continually develop your own skills

Have ownership of your area 

We encourage every person across all of our Nurseries to take ownership of their area. We don’t follow a room leader system, as a key teacher you will be responsible for your own group of children. As an assistant key teacher, you will be responsible for supporting your key teacher in delivering the Abacus Ark program.

Inspire and teach those around you 

By being part of a small group team, you will have the opportunity to teach those around you and to learn from your experiences.

Have the opportunity to be creative and use your skills 

We hire individuals who care about children and their development. We want people who have the confidence to put forward ideas and help make the experience for everyone; children, practitioner and parents, the best possible.

Inspire and teach those around you


By being part of a small group team, you will have the opportunity to teach those around you and to learn from your experiences.

 

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