We require 2 Early Years Practitioners to work in our busy nursery at Roundabout Nursery. We cater for babies from 12 weeks up to rising 5's. We would like you to be enthusiastic, caring and committed to the nurturing of young babies. A sound knowledge of the EYFS is essential and a level 2 qualification or equivalent.
Fixed term until 31st August 2022
For an informal discussion, please contact Deborah Taylor - Nursery Manager on 01273 294780
About the role
Roundabout Nursery is one of Brighton and Hove City Council Children’s Centre Nurseries. We operate five 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.
Roundabout Nursery is located next door to Roundabout Children’s Centre, which has been purpose built to meet the needs of young children and their families. The nursery is open plan and provides children with lots of space to play and learn. We have large garden spaces where children can tend our allotments, grow vegetables, ride bikes and explore nature. We have a play- based approach to learning in a fun, happy and calm atmosphere.
We are proud of our staff who are 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. Applicants must 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; be qualified to a minimum Level 2 in early years and childcare and have excellent communication skills.
The role involves being a key person for a group 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 a full induction and training programme and ongoing support in the form of regular supervisions and appraisals. There may be opportunities for further ad-hoc hours if interested.
Please Note: As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time 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.
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.