Nursery Practitioner – Full Time Permanent Role
Due to increased numbers at our flourishing Nursery, a vacancy has arisen for a Nursery Practitioner to join our team on a full time basis (35 hours a week) from April 2019. The ideal candidate does not need to be qualified in childcare if they are willing to work with our training provider to gain their Early Years Educator Level 3 qualification, however it would be an advantage to be already qualified to Level 2 or 3. Hours are 35+ a week, and will be between 7.30am and 6.15pm, Monday to Friday on a rota basis including the ability to work the entire shift, and differing shifts each week (Rotas notified 2 – 3 weeks in advance). The Nursery is open 52 weeks a year with the exception of bank holidays. We are seeking candidates with a genuine desire and passion to influence children’s learning, and can use their initiative to provide children with fun in their learning. Whilst undertaking the role, you will be working with a team of colleagues providing care and education to our children in an enabling and stimulating environment. You will be expected to have a ‘can do’ attitude, and be prepared to do whatever it takes to ensure the smooth running of the nursery.
You must also be able to demonstrate an ability to relate to young children and their needs, and look to contribute to children’s learning journeys as part of your role, as well as taking on key person responsibilities. You must be able to work as part of a team, and be flexible in your approach. Communicating effectively with parents is also a key part of the role. Young Discoverers also offers childcare places at a discounted rate and accepts Tax Free Childcare to allow employees to gain further discount, mentor and training support for those undertaking childcare qualifications, a company pension scheme, full uniform, paid training for Paediatric First Aid, and 5.6 weeks paid holiday leave each year.
At Young Discoverers we aim to provide the highest quality of care and education for all the children in our setting. We have consistently gained an Ofsted inspection “Good” rating and it is our aim to continue to develop and reach an “Outstanding “grade in the future. We engender an atmosphere where children and their families are respected and valued and all children are encouraged to investigate, explore, have fun and flourish. We expect our Practitioners to hold a thorough understanding of the principals of the EYFS and Ofsted regulations, be competent in recording, assessing and planning for the development of the children, and be confident in working in close partnership with parents and other professionals. Our Practitioners are enthusiastic, caring, respectful, professional and supportive and undertake additional and continual learning in order to extend their skills base, and keep up to date with modern practice. Your role would be to work alongside our existing Practitioners, providing the highest quality of care for the children, and ensuring that you are a key member of the team in delivering the very best for children’s learning and development. You will also provide critical support to the team, using your initiative and experience to add value to each child’s day. You will be required to work across the Nursery with a variety of age groups. You must be able to demonstrate that you can make a difference to children’s learning.
To work with our existing team members with children aged between 3 months and 4 years. To take guidance and instruction from The Manager and Room Supervisors, and work with colleagues to provide the very best level of care for our children. To contribute ideas for learning and planning, and use initiative, including making entries in children’s learning journeys where appropriate. You will be expected to undertake additional duties or whatever it takes to ensure the smooth running of the nursery and the continuity of care for all children. You will ensure the safety and well being of all children in your care, and report concerns to your line manager. Communicating with colleagues and parents to ensure the best possible outcomes for children in our care is also key. You will also plan next steps for development, work well with management and other colleagues in engendering a positive and welcoming atmosphere for everyone in the nursery, and promote our ethos.
In view of working with children, an enhanced DBS check is required, you must not therefore have any convictions or cautions previous or current, that are relevant when working with children. The new DBS check also requires the candidate to register for the live updates on the system. A genuine desire to work with children is also paramount. Pride in your work, and the ability to work as part of a dedicated team are also key. You must be committed to undertake any other necessary training with our approved training provider. A commitment to study in your own time, and keep up to date with modern practice, and the changes to the EYFS is essential.
If you are interested in applying for this post, please download this * application pack, * and complete and return to:
Kathy Wainwright, Manager
Young Discoverers Limited
7 Escrick Business Park
Closing Date for this role is Monday 8th April 2019
Alternatively you may return your completed forms via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to discuss any aspect of the role, or have any questions prior to submitting your application, please do not hesitate to contact Kathy or Kirsty on 01904 728700.
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