Early Years Practitioner
You are looking for your next career step, a new challenge, and a job with a purpose.
We are looking for Early Years Practitioner to cover a maternity leave, qualified to Level 3 or above to join our growing Early Education team at our OFSTED Outstanding nursery based in one of our Centres.
About us: We are committed to supporting our team members’ professional development and can offer the right candidate a fantastic opportunity in a unique childcare setting. We are a charity and run as a community business and we are proud to say that we reinvest our profits back into developing the community of the children we look after.
About you and the role: You are motivated, reliable and have a positive attitude and approach to work with children in an OFSTED Outstanding nursery. Your role involves supporting the smooth running of the nursery routine, developing relationships with children and families, and assisting with activities and experiences for children.
HOURS: 40 hours contract permanent
RATE OF PAY: £19,291.80 per annum (£9.25/hour) plus benefits including subsidised childcare & training and development opportunities
QUALIFICATIONS: minimum recognised Level 3 qualification
Responsible to: Lead Practitioner
Probationary Period: 3 months
Setting: BS3 Community’s Early Education & Childcare services run at our two community centres. The Southville Centre has a 103 place day nursery which includes a term time only offer that has the option of Early and late drop off. The Chessel Centre is a 54 place day nursery.
Purpose/ Objective: To assist in promoting the provision of the highest standard of care and education in a stimulating, secure and friendly environment. Early Education & Childcare Practitioners should assist with the daily running of the setting and support Playworkers/Early Years Practitioners in providing positive experiences.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities
Support the highest possible standard of care and emotional support.
- Assist with tasks which contribute to meeting children’s basic physical and security needs and take opportunities to build positive relationships with children.
Ensure all children are valued and included.
- Promote an anti-discriminatory framework in all areas & assist with ensuring all children’s individual needs are met.
Support the implementation of planned activities and contribute relevant information about children’s achievements.
- Work alongside Early Years Practitioners/Playworkers to implement activities and lead pre-planned small group times in their absence.
- Record information about children’s achievements and report this to their ‘Key Worker’.
Engage in play experiences and interactions with children.Value children’s choices, interests and self-directed play and take any opportunities to interact/engage in these with them.
Contribute to positive partnerships with parents and carers.
- Interact with parents, providing information and feedback about their child’s day/session.
Duties and Responsibilities
Contribute to the development of the setting and commit to furthering personal professional development.
- Contribute ideas, and value the ideas of others, for developing the setting as a whole.
- Contribute to personal review, appraisal and reflection opportunities and demonstrate a positive attitude to training opportunities.
Contribute to a positive, enthusiastic and progressive team.
- Work alongside colleagues in a productive and positive way, making suggestions for improvement and attending staff meetings outside of nursery hours.
Understand how both the Early Education & Childcare and BS3 Community policies relate to this role.
- Maintain a high level of professionalism, working within the organisations agreed policies and procedures.
Assist with the smooth running of the setting, completing all relevant tasks including those at the request of Practitioners and Senior Staff.
- Conduct tasks which ensure the daily routine can be implemented, taking account of children’s individual needs.
- Support the provision of an environment which is clean, safe and attractive and take appropriate steps to remedy or report issues in relation to this.
SAFEGUARDING NOTE: As this role is working in a “regulated activity” according to the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, the successful applicant will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Certificate (DBS).
To successfully fulfil our vision (aim) we need a truly diverse workforce that reflects the society we serve. We therefore welcome and encourage applications from anyone who meets the job requirements. We are actively seeking people with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences in terms of ethnicity, culture, and religion, LGBTQ+ candidates, people from any socio-economic background, those who consider themselves to be or have been diagnosed as neurotypical or have psychological or physical conditions or levels of ability that may require adaptations or support.
Job Types: Full-time, Contract, Permanent
Salary: £19,291.00 per year