Who are Safari Kid?

Safari Kid are an international network of nurseries that were founded in California in 2005 and now have locations in India, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Dubai and the UK.

They fuse the best practices from the Montessori, Reggio Emilia and Waldorf Steiner approaches and marry this with beautiful learning environments and 21st-century technologies and a strong focus on customised learning to help develop cognitive, social, emotional, physical, creative and reasoning skills in children below 7.

Their Clerkenwell nursery opened in June 2017 and is growing to be a 90 place nursery in the heart of London within walking distance from the Barbican, Farringdon and Old Street.

What you'll be doing

There'll never be a prescription for what you're doing, as you'll be expected to react to the needs of the nursery, and children (this is a great skill to build btw). However, we've got some details from the first day of an amazing Koru Kids nanny:

"Being around to help calm the children down after their parents leave is key, you should feel confident here!

The main aim of the role is to ensure nursery staff are supported, and that you're helping to build an effective environment for the children.

The staff were really friendly, and pleased to answer any questions I had.

Many skills we gain as nannies can be implemented in this role – they're very similar -, so try not to feel nervous or worried."

Useful Tips:

  • You'll receive 1 hour for lunch, and it's a good idea to ask when this will be at the start of the day.
  • Ask questions – the staff are friendly, and happy to answer.
  • Have socks with you, and maybe a spare pair – there's a no shoe policy, and the spare pair come in handy after lunch time.
  • Arrive early (5-10 minutes), it gives a good impression.

A note from Katherine and Sapfo

Katherine (Parent Relationship Manager), and Sapfo (Nursery Manager) are super excited to be working with Koru Kids nannies, so they thought they'd give you some heads ups:

  •  The nursery contact details are: Clements Hall, 141 Central St, London EC1V 8AP, 020 7684 3172, when you arrive there is a buzzer to the right of the door, sometimes we’re busy settling children in but we’ll come down and let you in as soon as we’re free!
  • Please wear something that you’ll be comfortable in, you need to have short clean finger nails. We’re often working down at the children’s level so being in comfy clothes helps, ideally if you have dark colours that would be great too – and we often like to be painting and encouraging messy play, so probably best to wear something that you don’t mind if it gets a bit grubby!
  •  It’s not a rule, but you might like to know that we have Circle Time with the children and sign songs such as Wheels on the Bus, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Bubble Gum song, Baa Baa Black Sheep and others, please do get stuck in – we can teach you the words if you’re not sure of them 😉
Download a copy of the Safari Kid Welcome by clicking the Elephant (that's their logo, how cool?)

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