Early Years Practitioner at LG

Expires in 6 days

Job introduction

An exciting opportunity to be part of a hard working and child centre team as an Early Years Practitioner. We have the following contracts avaliable:
Post 1- 26.5 hrs per week: 7:45am-1pm Mon-Thurs and 7:45am-1:15pm Fri
Post 2- 25.25 hrs per week: 8:45am-2pm Mon -Thurs and 9am-1:15pm Fri.
Post 3- 21 hrs per week: 12pm-5:15pm Mon-Thurs
Interview date: 16th September 2019
For an informal discussion, please contact Laura Howe (Nursery Manager) or Kate Linscott (Deputy Nursery Manager) on 01273 290458.

About the role

At Jump Start Nursery, we offer care and early learning for children from 3 months to 5 years. We pride ourselves on being child led in our practice and engage in a lot of creative and sensory play. We have an amazing garden and use the outdoors in all weathers. Every child and family has a key person to help them feel welcome and supported. The key person is the main person to care for and understand the children’s individual interests and build secure attachments to enable them to explore the opportunities and activities the nursery offers.
We pride ourselves on our staff who have a wealth of experience and who support all our children and families. We also work closely with the Health Visiting team in the children’s Centre and other professionals such as BHISS, speech and language therapists and social workers. We have approximately 34 places per session and are open all year round.
Applicants must be qualified to a minimum level 2 in early years and childcare; be committed to providing a high quality of care for the children; be an effective communicator; have a good understanding of meeting the individual needs of young children and their families and experience of working with young children.

The Role

Duties include providing high quality care and activities for babies and children; creating a secure, safe and stimulating environment; working in partnership with parents and carers; being a key person for a group of children; following the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework and other appropriate guidance; preparing and serving drinks, snacks and meals to children - encouraging good nutrition and sociable eating; assisting children with personal care - including changing nappies, assisting with toileting and other associated welfare duties; carrying out ongoing cleaning of the nursery; working with other early years professionals for example health visitors, BHISS, speech and language therapists, service for English as an additional language; being aware of child protection issues and following the council’s child protection procedures and close monitoring of children with whom there are concerns.
At Jumpstart, we support all our staff with ongoing professional development and training opportunities and as a BHCC employee you will benefit from all the council employee benefits.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency's Points-based Immigration System.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.
As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.

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