An exciting opportunity to be part of a hard working and child centred team as an Early Years Practitioner. We have contracts available for 26 hours and 37 hours per week.
Fixed term for: Maternity Leave Cover
Interview date: To be confirmed
Post 1- 26 hrs per week. 08:45am-2pm Mon -Thurs and 8:45-1:15pm Fri.
Post 2- 37 hrs per week. 07:45am-5pm Mon-Thurs and 9am-1:00pm Fri or 8:00am Mon-Thurs and 9-1 Fri
For an informal discussion, please contact Laura Howe - 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.
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.
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.