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Early Years Practitioner (Level 3)

Employer
The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
Location
London
Salary
£31,716 - £35,862 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Early Years Practitioner (Level 3)

Ref: RBKC607465

Salary: £31,716 - £35,862 per annum

Location: London

Vetting requirements: Enhanced DBS Check

Closing date: 16 July 2024.

About Us:

We care about the people who care for local children.

In Kensington and Chelsea, we have high aspirations for all our children, starting with early years and the provision of affordable childcare for working parents. We take an inclusive approach to nursery provision and offer fully funded places and special needs places.

By sharing facilities and expertise with Westminster City Council, we’re able to offer joined-up services for children and their families that are constantly evolving and improving to meet the needs of this diverse area. In our most recent Ofsted inspection, we were judged as good in all areas.

We believe good care starts with the people who provide it and pay particular attention to your working environment, work-life balance and ongoing training and development.

The Role:

We’re currently seeking passionate Early Years Practitioners to join our growing network of nurseries. You will act as key person for babies and children aged 0 to 5, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities. Working closely with families and other professionals, you will guide and scaffold children’s play, monitor their progress and support children to meet their highest potential. Safeguarding is, of course, our top priority. You’ll have the support of a close-knit, professional team and a stimulating nursery environment that is rich in learning opportunities.

This is also an opportunity for you to learn and develop. We believe outstanding nurseries are created by outstanding people, and do everything we can to support your continuing professional development. Do well, and you’ll find there are plenty of opportunities for promotion within the service.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

About You:

Passionate about working with children, you’ll hold a Level 3 Childcare qualification (or higher) and will have experience of planning, observing and using assessment tools to support each individual child’s development needs. This should include a thorough knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), Ofsted standards and relevant legislation. You’ll be used to supporting vulnerable families and children with SEN, working in partnership with other agencies to meet children’s needs. Flexible and open to change, you’ll be ready to work cooperatively as part of team.

You will work a 36-hour week within a manageable shift patterns. You can also look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary (with pay increments depending on performance), a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.

Please apply online explaining how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification and job description. CV’s alone will not be considered for this role.

Application process

Please do not upload any documents, including CVs/Covering Letters or supporting statements, as these documents will not be reviewed and could result in your application not being shortlisted.

You should describe how you meet the person specification requirements for the position you are applying for in Section G of the application form.

Additional information

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We do not accept speculative CVs from any source.

Please note, we will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk/spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

If you experience difficulties with the recruitment application process, please contact the recruitment team by email: recruitment@rbkc.gov.uk

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