We are seeking a passionate and motivated Early years practitioner/ Nursery Assistant with a minimum level 3 qualification to join our nursery team
The hourly rate for this post is £12.02 per hour
The role is 26 and a half hours per week. We have two roles,with the following hours.
8:45-2:00 or 9:00-2:15 monday to Thursday and 8:00-1:30 on Fridays. and
12:00-5:15 Monday to Thuirsday and Friday 8:00-1:00
We would welcome any candidate to visit our setting to meet our staff team, see our learning spaces and hear about our ethos.
For an informal discussion or to arrange a Visit, please contact Laura Howe - Nursery Manager on 01273 294543.
About the role
Jump Start 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 2 to 5 years.
We are open Monday to Thursday from 8am to 5pm and Friday 9:00-1:00
We are located within Moulsecoomb Children’s Centre (North family Hub) which meets the needs of young children and their families.
The nursery provides children with lots of space to play and learn. We have a large garden space where children can climb, dig, 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, who 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.
Applicants must have:
- experience of working with young children in an early year’s environment
- a fun positive attitude to work
- experience of delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
- passion to learn and develop
- 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
- a minimum Level 3 qualification in Early years and childcare, or level 2 willing to work towards a level 3.
- 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
- carrying out observations
- assessing children
- supporting growth and development.
We will provide:
- A setting that is child and family centred, not for a profit.
- Salary above market average starting at £23, 194 for a full-time post of 37 hours a week, equivalent to £12.02 per hour
- a full induction and training programme
- ongoing support in the form of regular supervisions and appraisals
- the opportunity to work as part of a dedicated team
- 3 in house training days per year, plus other opportunities to attend individual training courses.
- Encouragement and support to further your education through continued professional development.
- 25 days paid holiday every year plus bank holidays, rising to 28 days holiday after five years service.
- Generous pension scheme
- Loans available to support with bus travel or buying a bike and deposits on rental properties, these are paid back over the year straight from your salary.
- Staff discount scheme can be used in local shops/cafes and national stores, includes discounted cinema tickets, and discounted gift cards.
- The opportunity to work in a fun environment
Please read our Apply for a job at the council (brighton-hove.gov.uk) pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.
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.