Bright Start Nursery is recruiting 4 Early Years Practitioners to work in our busy nursery with children aged 6 months to up to rising 5's, for all 3 posts experience with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities is desirable.
You will be be enthusiastic, caring and committed to the nurturing of young children and have an understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage and a level 2 qualification or equivalent.
1/ Fixed Term, for 12 months, 30 hours per week. This post will be provide individual support to children between 3-5 years with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities . An understanding of autistic spectrum conditions and communication delays is desirable.
2/ Fixed Term, maternity cover for 12 months, 26.25 hours per week
3/ Permanent, 17.5 hours per week.
4/ Permanent, 30 hours per week
Please let us know which position/s you are interested in as part of your supporting statement.
We would be happy to consider anyone who would like to apply for the fixed term jobs on the basis of a secondment from their substantive job. If you would like to apply on the basis of a secondment please get the agreement from your manager before applying.
Interview: There will be two stages to the interview process on 22 and 23 April. Shortlisted Candidates will be interviewed by video on 22 April. Candidates successful at the first stage will be invited to attend Bright Start for a second practical interview interacting with children on 23 April.
For an informal discussion, please contact Alex Paterson, Nursery Manager on 01273 291570
About the role
Bright Start Nursery is one of Brighton and Hove City Council Children’s Centre Nurseries. We operate 6 nurseries across the city and provide a high quality service for children aged from 3 months to 5 years. We are open Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm.
Bright Start Nursery is located within the North Laine and works closely with Tarner Children's Centre. We have a garden where children can play and explore in all weathers. We have a play based approach to learning in a fun, happy and calm atmosphere.
We are proud of our staff who are all qualified, or working towards a qualification. All our staff share our passion for delivering a high standard of care to the children and provide exciting opportunities for the children to grow, learn and develop into confident young people.
We are looking for qualified Early Years Practitioners to join our team to support young children with SEND. Applicants must be qualified to at least NVQ Level 2, or hold a degree in an unrelated subject and are prepared to work towards a childcare qualification. Applicants should have experience of working with young children in an early years’ environment; experience of delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS); experience of meeting the individual needs of young children and their families; demonstrate a passion and commitment for providing high quality care and learning opportunities and have good communication skills.
The role involves being a key person for a small number of children, building relationships; being an inspiration to the children; supporting attachment building; ensuring the children feel safe; planning activities; maintaining records; carrying out observations; assessing children and supporting growth and development.
We provide an induction and training programme and ongoing support in the form of regular supervisions and appraisals.
We highly recommend you read the ‘Maximise your Chances’ below before you apply for this job. It is important you are able to show how you meet the Person Specification when applying. Not following this guidance is likely to reduce your chances of success.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.
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.