Early Years Practitioner

Spring Nurseries by Action for Children
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Salary up to £21212 depending on qualification. 
Closing date
26 May 2022

Location RAF Scampton Lincoln Lincolnshire

Salary up to £21212 depending on qualification. 

Contract/Hours: Permanent Part Time 20 hours a week 2.5 days flexible on days. 

Perks: We have some of the best employment terms and benefits package in the sector, including generous leave entitlement, paid time off to deal with family emergencies and paid maternity leave – as well as lots of benefits to save you and your family money and to save for your future. Check out more on our careers portal.

Closing date: Midnight on 25th May 2022

We're thrilled that you're considering a career with Spring. Spare us five minutes, and we'll tell you what you need to know…

We are proud to be part of the Action for Children family, a national children's charity and our success in Spring makes a difference. With over 150 years of experience in caring for children and young people, we are an award-winning quality and ethical provider. Any profit we make is aligned to support vulnerable children and young people in need across the UK, through the work of Action for Children. We believe all children deserve the best early start in life. It's our mission to be the best provider of outstanding quality early education to children throughout the UK, that is accessible to all. We are looking to learn, have fun and make friends in our bright and engaging settings.

At Spring Scampton we offer a warm and friendly childcare for all children up to the age of 12 years. We can take babies from 6 weeks up to 4 years in our nursery and offer a before and after school club and Oscar's our holiday club. We are rated as a Good nursery by Ofsted during their last visit. We also have a qualified teacher who is able to support the staff with the children and offer her experience and knowledge. All the staff are developed and valued with lots of training on offer and opportunities to further develop. We are all involved in the running of the nursery and are very much part of a team.

In the role of Early Years Practitioner, you'll be:

  • Supervising the children and keep our active, flexible nursery environment safe and suited to their needs
  • Giving children a wide range of stimulating, safe and well-planned activities
  • Creating engaging, fun and informative learning opportunities, helping the children make excellent progress and meet the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
  • Building solid relationships with parents / carers, families and professionals involved with the children
  • Meeting each of the children's individual needs, keeping accurate records and regularly communicating with parents / carers
  • Having a positive attitude, making every single day count for the children in our care

What we need from you:

  • A Level  2 or 3 Early Years and Childcare qualification e.g. NNEB, CACHE, NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and Education or equivalent which is essential for the role
  • A passion to learn and develop whether you are newly qualified or an experienced practitioner.
  • Full understanding of children's emotional, physical, psychological and educational developmental needs from 0 to 5 years
  • A positive attitude with an unwavering commitment to service excellence to allow us to maintain our high standards

We work together to reach our mission to give children a healthy start in life. Given this and how having a diverse workforce enriches the lives of the children and young people we work with we are committed to Diversity and Inclusion and welcome applications from everyone. We value and celebrate the diversity of those that work with us and as an inclusive workplace we want all our current and future staff to feel able to be themselves in the workplace.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

Good luck! We can't wait to hear from you.

Talent pool: We're sure you've got what it takes to join our ambitious team. If you're unsuccessful this time around, we'd like to hold your details in case similar jobs come up that you might be better suited for. But, feel free to let us know if you'd rather we didn't do that.

If you need support with your application, please contact Shannon Neander shannon.neander@actionforchildren.org.uk  We'll be happy to give you any support you require.

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