Senior Early Years Practitioner
Role: Senior Early Years Practitioner* (Around The World Nursery)
Salary: £21,840.00-£24,686.00 per year (based on a 40-hour week – Post requires 25 to 30 hours, to be negotiated.)
Deadline for applications: Tuesday 19/10/2021, 12pm (noon)
|Around The World Nursery is a not for profit, social enterprise governed by Saheliya. Our aim is to provide a high quality, affordable, safe, caring and stimulating childcare service to the local community. |
We are currently recruiting for a Senior Early Years Practitioner who will support the Nursery Manager, share some of the planning and administrative responsibilities of running the Nursery, help lead the staff team, model best practice and deputise for the Nursery Manager when required, in addition to the normal duties of an Early Years Practitioner.
You will be working in a fun, caring environment; working to develop warm relationships with parents and children using our nursery. You will also work with the staff team to ensure provision of a consistent, quality experience for all parents and children.
Your Main Responsibilities will be:
• To share the ongoing planning, training and self-evaluation tasks with the Nursery Manager and to support staff in implementing new practices.
• To engage with developments and changing expectations from the Care Inspectorate, Education Scotland and other educational bodies and to help to ensure that staff practice and children’s experiences continue to evolve and are of high quality.
• To assist the Nursery Manager with some of the administrative tasks involved in running the Nursery, e.g., Children’s registration and care plans
• To keep up-to-date with mandatory training at Manager level, especially Child Protection.
• To support and challenge at practitioner and manager level.
• To be available for regular meetings to reflect on progress, to plan and to support change.
Applicants must be:
• Working towards, or have achieved, an SVQ4 or equivalent childcare qualification
• Able to demonstrate sound knowledge of current ELC theories and best practice in relation to 0-5-year-olds
• Able to demonstrate a flexible, responsive and problem-solving approach to challenges within an early-years setting
• Experience of supporting families of children with additional support for learning would be an advantage
Please note that the Equality Act 2010 (part 1, Schedule 9) applies to this post. Applications are therefore restricted to female candidates only.
CVs will NOT be accepted.