At Storal Learning, we value our employees and believe they are our most important resource. We also believe that by putting our people at the heart of everything we do, we are creating environments where our team feel valued and are empowered to provide the best possible care to our children.
Our mission is “to create nurturing environments where all children feel safe, loved, and inspired to learn”; and, we know that everyone who works for us has a passion for educating children and making sure they have the best possible start.
If this sounds like you, then we would love to have you join our team.
Life at Storal
Learn why you should work for us
As a growing group, we are in a position to provide many opportunities for our staff to grow and develop both personally and professionally. Whether you choose to work within the nursery or our Central Support teams, we are committed to ensuring that the people who work for us are rewarded, challenged, recognised, and supported in all aspects of their careers.
Choose to join one of our teams and you will receive a welcome bonus of up to £500! This consists of £250 upon joining and an additional £250 when you pass probation (view terms and conditions here).
What’s important to us
Happy Staff = Happy Children
We believe in putting the child first, but we can’t do that without you.
Everyone is different. You always get the best out of children and staff by working with them as an individual. From day one we aim to get to know you as person, and encourage you to show off your personality during the nursery day.
Our approach to pay
We believe in rewarding our high performers with a competitive salary. That’s why every year we review your performance and pay, giving you the opportunity to increase your earnings.
In addition to our competitive salaries, employees have access to a range of benefits including performance and referral bonuses, annual leave increases and high street discounts. For a full list of our benefits check out our Employee Benefits Pack.
How we celebrate success
The highlight of our year is the annual Storal Awards, where we celebrate our achievements as a group and highlight individuals who embodied our Storal Behaviours and displayed exceptional growth .
Quality visit and Ofsted inspection bonuses are awarded to our Outstanding teams.
Get ready to grow with us
At Storal Learning, we actively encourage our team to invest in their Continuous Professional Development and offer all our staff members access to a range of free and/or subsidised training to support their professional growth and practice.
Offering employees opportunities for professional growth and linking promotions to performance are such important parts of our value system. In 2021 we were delighted to internally promote 20 colleagues across Storal Learning, with another 7 colleagues able to demonstrate their readiness for more responsibility by acting-up.
Exceptional performers are invited to complete our Promotion Track programme which equips staff members with the knowledge and skills for the next level of their career. After completion, staff members go on to join the next level of the management team.
How we support your well-being and mental health
At Storal, we know that childcare can be a fulfilling but demanding job.
Introducing our dedicated Well-being Champions. Each nursery has a Well-Being Champion who actively plans and delivers initiatives for their nursery team.
I have worked at Ashby Day Nursery & Pre-school for the past three years and I really feel part of the nursery family. The management team and staff are so supportive and encouraging. I am supported with my professional development through online learning and staff training days, and we are given praise and positive support in our daily practices. I have always felt comfortable and happy to ask for help and I love coming to work.
I feel very proud to be working for Edgbaston Nursery and Preschool, during my time here I have developed my skills and knowledge as well as my CPD, rising to be a senior practitioner. I feel very lucky to be working for this company who take time and effort in their staff and wellbeing.
I had originally been at Archway for 11 years when we joined the Storal Learning family. I had already achieved my Early Years Teacher Status and BA Hons in Early Years by this time but Storal recognised this as I was given Graduate Lead status. This has allowed me to support not only my nursery team in striving for change in order to enhance our childcare provision but also other nurseries within our Storal group. During the pandemic and lockdown Storal supported the staff by providing emails keeping us up to date with the latest information. Having a central support system in place allows me to seek guidance if needed and Storal provides us with benefits for training and well-being purposes.
I have been here since November, when I started my apprenticeship. Though working in a nursery is something I have never done before, I feel like I fit in quickly. I’ve gotten to know everyone at the setting well, especially those in my room and the other apprentice who started with me. I found the management really accommodating when I have needed support, and was proud to have been ask to share my experience. My apprenticeship has been going well and I’m very grateful for the feedback I have gotten from the practitioners. Starting any job during a pandemic isn’t something you expect to do, but my setting has still managed to make our training and work meetings feel as normal as it can be. There have been lots of changes to the nursery, but they have been so beneficial for us all, making working as a team at lot easier. I am looking forward to seeing what the future of the setting will be like, as well as looking forward to being able to do something outside of work as a team, at long last!