Early Years Practitioner Level 3

16,894 to £18,210 per annum Full time All Year 15-10-2018 Level 3 childcare qualification
Making every day count

Location: Norwich

Hours: Permanent, Full-Time (working 40 hours a week)

Salary: £16,894 to £18,210 per annum

Introducing Spring Nurseries

A modern nursery for the under 5s, we've got over 40 locations throughout the UK – and we're growing all the time! Our nurseries provide an energetic and inclusive environment for children to discover their individuality and confidence before going to school; a safe place for them to freely explore. We can only do this if we have the right early years professionals working for us. As an Early Years Practitioner, you'll be helping to run the show and give the children the right start.

Spring Thorpe Hamlet is a full day care setting in the heart of Norwich providing care for children aged 3 months to 5 years. Our opening hours are 7.45am to 6.15pm. The setting supports the Early Years Foundation Stages and staff pride themselves on creating positive and nurturing environments in order for the children to progress on to the next stage of their development. Staff support each other to ensure quality of provision remains high at all times and our last Ofsted rating was Good. We are looking for permanent staff to work full time doing 3 full days and 2 half days.

The difference

Reliable and child-focused, you'll be the difference in these young lives; someone who's committed to providing a practical yet caring service to support our youngsters and their families. You will:

Correctly supervise the children and keep our active, flexible nursery environment safe and suited to their needs

Give them a huge range of stimulating, safe and well-planned activities

Create engaging, fun and informative learning opportunities, helping the children make excellent progress and meet the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage

Build solid relationships with parents / carers, families and professionals involved with the children

Meet each of the children's individual needs, keeping accurate records and regularly communicating with parents / carers

Have a positive attitude, making every day count for the children in our care.

The person

You'll need:

◦A Level 3 Early Years and Childcare qualification e.g. NNEB, CACHE, NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and Education
◦Safeguarding Level 2
◦Experience of working in an early years childcare setting or with children aged 0-5
◦Full understanding of children's emotional, physical, psychological and educational developmental needs from 0 to 5 years
◦Confidence using various IT packages for recording and monitoring – we'll give you full training on our systems
◦The ability to multitask, keeping everything ticking over.

◦Paediatric First Aid qualification
◦Basic Food Hygiene Certificate.

The rewards
◦Minimum 25 days' annual leave
◦Flexible working, including maternity, paternity and adoption packages
◦Season ticket travel loans
◦Company pension scheme
◦Discounts at major high street retailers.

Plus, there's a lot more besides.

You may not know this, but our nurseries are owned by Action for Children, a leading children's charity. Our profits are reinvested in the charity to help support some of the UK's most vulnerable children. So, when you work for Spring Nurseries, you really are making a difference to children's lives.

This is a fantastic opportunity to support, guide and inspire these young children in their pre-school adventure – while building a fulfilling and meaningful career.

We are an equal opportunities employer and aim to recruit as diverse a workforce as possible. This ties in with our advocacy of the importance of having both male and female role models in early years development.

Spring is committed to safer recruitment practices, designed to protect the welfare of the children and young people using our services.

If you meet all the criteria and would like to proceed with your application, you'll be redirected to an application form on our website which should only take around 5 minutes to complete. Please have your CV handy to upload. As this job involves working around children, there are some specific questions we need to ask you as part of your application process. Thanks for taking the time to apply and we wish you the best of luck!

Apply now.