Recruitment

We know that our staff are the key to our success. Recruiting enthusiastic, passionate and quality staff is vital to the ongoing success of the company. We also are committed to the continuous professional development of all of our staff so that they continue to reflect on and develop their practice. We are passionate about recruiting apprentices who are enthusiastic and had a genuine love for working with children and will provide support, training and mentorship throughout their studies.

Staff Wellbeing and Professional Development

At Honey Pot nursery, we prioritise both the professional growth and personal wellbeing of our staff members. Alongside our robust point system, we have developed a comprehensive staff wellbeing pedagogy. This pedagogy encompasses various aspects including:

Training Opportunities: We tailor training opportunities based on individual staff interests, allowing them to develop their passions and skills in areas they truly love.

Physical Health and Wellbeing: We emphasise the importance of physical health and wellbeing, offering resources and support to help our staff maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Work-Life Balance: We recognise the significance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance and strive to ensure that our staff have ample time for personal pursuits and relaxation outside of work hours.

Mental Health Support:

Our wellbeing service provides all staff members access to a range of support services including private GP consultations, counselling sessions, and more, ensuring that their mental health needs are addressed and supported.

Team Building:

We organise regular team-building events to foster a sense of camaraderie and collaboration among our staff members.

Managerial Support:

All our managers undergo mental health training to equip them with the skills necessary to support their team members effectively.

Additionally, we are proud to announce that we have been honoured with the Staff Wellbeing Award at the NDNA Awards in both 2022 and 2023, a testament to our commitment to creating a supportive and nurturing work environment.

Training and Professional Development

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is integral to your career at Honey Pot nursery. We offer comprehensive induction procedures and ongoing training opportunities to ensure that our staff members are fully equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary for their roles. Our offerings include:

In-House Training: Led by our qualified Quality and Training Manager, our in-house training programmes cover essential areas such as paediatric first aid, safeguarding, prevent duty, and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum.

External Training: Staff members have the opportunity to access external training courses and further their education, ranging from NVQ qualifications to degree-level studies.

Career Advancement: As an expanding chain of nurseries, we offer numerous career development opportunities, including promotions to roles such as room leader, deputy manager, nursery manager, and core management positions.

Incentives

We operate an employee points reward system to recognise and reward the hard work and dedication of our staff. Points are awarded for various achievements, including excellent performance, outstanding parent feedback, and sharing best practices with colleagues. These points can be redeemed for rewards such as additional compensation and paid time off. Moreover, staff members benefit from a 20% childcare discount for their own children.

Working Hours

Honey Pot nursery operates year-round, with fair weekly rotas and shifts scheduled between 8am and 6pm. We accommodate staff requests for time off whenever possible, and offer both full-time and part-time positions to suit individual preferences.

Uniforms

Each employee is provided with two uniform tops, with the option to purchase additional items as needed. Our uniform policy ensures a professional appearance, with staff required to wear smart black trousers and flat black shoes.

Join the Team

If you have a genuine passion for working with children and seek to join an award-winning setting with excellent Ofsted ratings and a stellar reputation, Honey Pot nursery may be the perfect fit for you. Explore our opportunities for Continuous Professional Development and career progression as part of our dedicated team.

Our History

Honey Pot Nursery Aigburth was established in 2007 by Julie and Tony Hurst. Using their combined expertise in the Early Years sector and business management, they decided to take the plunge and open their first nursery. Tony had spent many years running a successful catering business. Julie had spent years working as a nursery manager in a variety of nursery settings across Liverpool.

The nurseries have been very much a family affair from the very beginning as their youngest daughter Melissa joined them in the nursery in 2007 to gain her childcare qualifications. The following year, their eldest daughter Jenna joined the team during her degree studies in Early Years. Jenna and Melissa are both childcare qualified and have young children of their own, who all attend Honey Pot Nursery and enjoy having their say and opinions included in every day nursery life. Both Jenna and Melissa’s husbands, Michael and Demetri are involved in the running family business.

The family are involved in each of the nurseries every day, they do not manage from a distance and are most definitely ‘hands on’ owners.

Our Philosophy

At Honey Pot, we are influenced by a number of key childcare theorists and pedagogy. Taking parts from Reggio Emilia, Te Whariki with a sprinkle of Montessori and Steiner approaches. We are underpinned by a vision for children that they might be confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body and spirit and filled with curiosity and wonder of the world. Our approach is simple, it is our job at Honey Pot to ignite children’s imaginations and curiosity so that they shall enjoy self-directed learning and be thoroughly engaged in play and as a result, deep and purposeful learning shall inevitably take place.

We appreciate that choosing a nursery for your child is an incredibly important decision. We do not take lightly the trust parents place in us when they leave their precious children in our care.

What sets us apart:

  • Working together as one big Honey Pot family
  • Built for parents, by parents
  • Multi award winning nursery group
  • A focus on children’s health, well-being and mindfulness
  • Fantastic Ofsted judgements
  • An established and reputable group
  • A range of extra-curricular activities which are included at no extra cost to the parent
  • Biometric access systems ensuring the highest level of premises security
  • A staff team who are experienced and regularly receive training to ensure their knowledge reflects current best practice
  • An accredited forest school programme available to all children at no extra cost to the parent
  • Excellent outcomes for children meaning that they leave for school well-prepared and ready to begin their next stages in learning

OUR NURSERIES

Aigburth

358 Aigburth Road
Aigburth
Liverpool
L17 6AE
P: 0151 494 2373
Email: [email protected]

Honey Pot Aigburth is a large detached house situated on Aigburth Road in South Liverpool and was the first nursery owned by Honey Pot Nursery Group. It opened its doors to the public in July 2007 and has gone from strength to strength since. The nursery has a baby room, a pre-toddler room, a toddler room and a pre-school room. It also has a sensory room and an outdoor garden and a separate baby garden. The children also have access to local parks within the vicinity and children go on regular outings and local walks.

Childwall

70 Childwall Valley Rd
Childwall
Liverpool
L16 4PE
P: 0151 722 2500
Email: [email protected]

Honey Pot Allerton is a large detached house situated on Childwall Valley Road within the residential area of Childwall in South Liverpool. Formally a doctors surgery, the building underwent a huge renovation in early 2012 to make it purposely designed for the sole use of a day nursery. It benefits from a baby room, a toddler room and a pre-school room. It also has a sensory room, outdoor garden and separate baby garden
To the rear, we have a purposely designed garden room for children to enjoy uninterrupted play both indoors or outdoors.

Garston

Earp Street
Garston
Liverpool
L19 1RT
P: 0151 305 2023
Email: [email protected]

Honey Pot Day Nursery, Garston, was opened in April 2009 due to the success and high demand for spaces at our sister nursery in Aigburth. Garston underwent a huge renovation in 2019 and now benefits from a baby room, a pre-toddler room, a toddler room, pre-school room, a sensory room, a library, and plenty of other communal play spaces. In addition, it has a large outdoor play area and designated baby garden. The nursery is located close to Garston village which offers the opportunity for children to go on local outings to the park, library and train station amongst many other regular outings.

Wavertree

Chestnut Grove
Wavertree
Liverpool
L15 8HS
P: 0151 305 2022
E: [email protected]

Honey Pot Wavertree was opened in October 2017 due to the success and high demand for spaces in our sister nurseries. The building has also been adapted to include a large training suite and head office where the central support team are based. All of our staff are trained at this site on a regular basis which helps us to achieve outstanding practice. In addition, it benefits from a baby room, a pre-toddler room, a toddler room, pre-school room, a school leavers room, a sensory room, a library, and plenty of other communal play spaces. In addition, it has a large outdoor play area, a designated baby garden and a designated toddler garden.

Allerton

Bridge Chapel Community Centre
Heath Road
Allerton
L19 4XR
P: 0151 427 5210
E: [email protected]

Honey Pot Allerton is situated within the grounds of Bridge Chapel Community Centre, off Heath Road in South Liverpool. Honey Pot Allerton is a recently renovated nursery which cares for children aged 18 months to 5 years. It is also a Breakfast Club, Afterschool Club and Holiday Club for primary school aged children who attend local schools Gilmour primary school and Springwood Heath. It caters for children requiring childcare term time only or those requiring care 51 weeks per year.

Huyton

10 Huyton Church Road
Huyton
Liverpool
L36 5SJ
P: 0151 559 6600
Email: [email protected]

Honey Pot Day Nursery, Huyton, was opened in January 2023 after undergoing extensive renovation. The premises now operates over two floors and an external pre-school building. The benefits from a baby room, a pre-toddler room, a toddler room, pre-school room, a sensory room, a library, and plenty of other communal play spaces. In addition, it has a large outdoor play area and designated baby garden. The nursery is located close to Huyton village which offers the opportunity for children to go on local outings to the park, library and train station amongst many other regular outings.

OUR AWARDS

NDNA Supporting staff well-being award
Winner 2022

ECO Schools Distinction Award 2022

Nursery World Award 2021
Team Development Award – Finalist

Nursery World Award 2020
Nursery of the Year award – Winner

Nursery World Award 2020
Eco- friendly early years award – Finalist

Nursery World Award 2019
Team Development Award – Finalist

Nursery World Award 2019
Health and Well-Being Award – Finalist

NDNA – Team Development Award
Winner 2019

NDNA – Innovative Practice Award
Runner-up 2019

Nursery Recognition Award 2019
Nursery Group – Finalist

Millie’s Mark Award 2019
Childwall and Wavertree sites awarded

Time to Change Employer Pledge 2019
“Let’s end mental health discrimination”

Millie’s Mark Award 2018
Aigburth and Garston sites awarded

Nursery World Award 2018
Early Years Launch of the Year – Finalist

Nursery World Award 2018
Team Development – Highly Commended

Children’s Food Trust
Eat Better Do Better Award 2017

Outstanding Award

Nursery World Award 2017
Nursery Food Award – Finalist

Nursery World Award 2017
Team Development Award – Highly Commended

Nursery World Award 2016
Nursery Food Award – Finalist

Family Go Live Award 2016
Best Nursery in Liverpool – Finalist

Family Go Live Award 2012
Best Nursery in Liverpool – Winner