Early Years Practitioner

£8.21 per hour Full time All Year 24-04-2019 Level 2 childcare qualification
Early Years Practitioner - Required ASAP
Salary minimum £8.21 per hour
Job type - Part time
Work pattern - Between the hours of 8.30am – 4pm, Term time only until July 2019, then from September 2019 all year round.
Closing Date – Wednesday 24th April 2019
Minimum Qualification Level 2, however Level 3 preferred
Ladybird Pre School Nursery Sheringham

Ladybird Pre School Nursery is a well established setting and takes children from the age of two to five. It is staffed by passionate, creative practitioners and received the Ofsted rating ‘Good’ in February 2019.
We are a well resourced setting with two outside areas (one undercover) and a large indoor room. We have good links with the local primary school.
We are looking to recruit a kind, caring practitioner to work for 3 days a week. There will also be the opportunity for some further hours to cover staff absences for courses and sickness.
Minimum of a level 2 qualification is required. In accordance with safer recruitment any appointment is subject to two references and a DBS check.
For more information please contact Jo Bircham (Manager) on 01263 824325 or at [email protected]


Job Description

Responsible to: Nursery Manager
Purpose of the job: To work as part of the Nursery team under the direction of the Nursery Manager and/or the Deputy Manager to deliver high quality education and care for young children. To maintain a stimulating and enjoyable environment.

Main duties
1. To assist with the planning, provision and implementation of the EYFS curriculum to support children to reach their full potential.
2. To pre-plan and help set up the playroom and outdoor areas for the daily programme and to support children to tidy away at the end of the session. Ensure after sessions that all toys and equipment are clean and safe.
3. To advise the Nursery Manager or the Deputy Manager of any concerns e.g. over children, safeguarding/child protection, parents/carers or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary.
4. To be aware of any special needs a child may have and to familiarise oneself with relevant play and learning plans.
5. To teach children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulation.
6. To attend all staff and planning meetings.
7. To co-operate with colleagues in the delivery of the curriculum and to contribute professionally as a member of the team.
8. To attend training courses and other relevant meetings as required.
9. To keep completely confidential any information acquired as part of the job, regarding the children, their families or other staff.
10. To keep up-to-date with current good practice.
11. To be familiar with the Nursery’s policies and procedures and ensure they are implemented in everyday practice.
12. To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the Nursery Manager or Chairman of the committee for the benefit of the Nursery.

Note: This job description is indicative of the duties and responsibilities of the post but does not form any part of any contract of employment. All posts within Ladybird Pre-School Nursery evolve over time and their features vary from year to year.

NB: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them.

Person Specification

Essential criteria

1. Previous experience of working with young children.
2. CACHE Level 2 or 3 Certificate in Pre School Practice, NVQ Level 2 or 3 or equivalent.
3. Sound knowledge and understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
4. Ability to work with parents/carers and families and encouraging their involvement.
5. Caring, dedicated, patient and with a friendly, flexible approach.
6. Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative.
7. Commitment to diversity and equal opportunities.
8. Ability to comprehend and communicate in the English language to a level appropriate for the position.
9. Ability to formulate and write reports, observations and learning journeys to a high standard.
10. A willingness to undergo relevant training and to meet their own professional development needs.
11. Health clearance for the role.
12. If successful, a satisfactory enhanced DBS check which confirms suitability to work with children will be made.


Desirable criteria

1. Computer literacy.
2. Paediatric first aid, safeguarding/child protection and Food Safety certificates (training offered)