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Early Years Practitioner Level 2 (11846)

  • Salary:
    £24,300 per annum
  • Directorate:
    Developments Spring
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Full Time
  • Closing Date:
    17 April 2024
  • Number of Roles:
    1
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Role: Ref 11846 - Early Years Practitioner Level 2

Location: Exeter, Devon

Salary: Up to £24,300 per annum  

Contract/Hours: Permanent Full time - 40 hours per week

Closing date: Midnight on 17th April 2024

Benefits: Annual leave of 25 days plus public holidays, gain professional qualifications with excellent training and development opportunities, flexible maternity/adoption/paternity packages, a pension with a up to a 7% employer contribution rate (plus, if you pay in to the pension you will receive life assurance cover), staff discount portal with your favourite brands, Blue Light Card eligibility with 15,000 discounts from national retailers. For more information check out our career's portal. 

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…

 

About Spring

Spring offers award-winning childcare services, as part of the national charity Action for Children. 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 focused on enabling young people to learn, have fun and make friends in our bright, engaging settings. That starts with creating a happy environment for our team.

Join us and you can look forward to:

  • A kind, caring culture with an emphasis on wellbeing, both physical and mental.
  • Flexible working – wherever possible we offer flexibility on hours and/or hybrid working.
  • Lots of opportunities for training, learning, development, including gaining qualifications.
  • Excellent benefits that compare favourably to other employers in our sector.

 

The Role

Spring Cedars is an established nursery in Exeter with a home from home environment. The Nursery caters for 46 children per day, from babies to 4 years. With a dedicated and highly qualified team who are passionate about children's well-being. The learning environments encourage children to be curious, discover and learn through the provision of natural and open-ended resources.

 

When you join us, you'll be part of a passionate and creative team committed to giving the highest standards of care and education and helping children to find their feet – making friends, having fun and sparking their imaginations through play.

In the role of Early Years Practitioner Level 2, you'll be allowing the children to explore and discover their own creativity, individuality, and imagination within our bright, engaging and safe environments. It goes without saying that you need to love being around children and will have the ambition to make a direct and positive impact on their young lives.

What you'll be doing:

Some key responsibilities of the role of Early Years Practitioner Level 2 will be;

  • Working as part of a team creating an environment in which children's individual needs are met and high standards of care are provided.
  • Working alongside Level 3 practitioners in supporting children's development, participating, planning and setting up activities for a range of children.
  • Developing successful relationships with children and their families.
  • Observing and tracking children's development and share this with parent/carers and other professionals.
  • Supporting children during mealtimes and toilet training.

What we need from you:

We're ideally looking for someone who has:

  • Level 2 qualification in Childcare and Education or equivalent. If you already have a Level 3 qualification do also get in touch.
  • Safeguarding Level 2 or ability to achieve.
  • Experience working in an early year's childcare setting or a setting working with children.
  • A thorough current working knowledge of children's emotional, physical, psychological and educational developmental needs from 0 to 5 years.
  • A commitment to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users and have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

 Whether this is a career change for you or the next step in your journey, we'd love to hear from you.

We work together to reach our mission to give children a healthy start in life.

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

 

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

At Spring Oscars we're dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. We actively encourage applications from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic and disabled candidates as they are under-represented within the organisation. We want to take deliberate and purposeful action to ensure equal opportunity to all groups.

Male staff are often under-represented within this sector and we would like to encourage more male applicants for our roles.

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.

 

Application Process

There are 5 sections for you to complete - Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration – please refer to the JD and Person Specification when applying.

We also want to know what unique qualities you can bring to help us reach our vision for children and families. 

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 our Recruitment Partner Lynn Kelly on Lynn.Kelly2@actionforchildren.org.uk

 We'll be happy to give you any support you require.

 

Want to know more about Spring and Oscars?

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Northbrook Close, Beacon Heath, Exeter, Devon, England, EX4 8LD
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As part of our promise and commitment we offer a guaranteed interview and constructive feedback to applicants who identify as care experienced and who meet the minimum criteria for the role.

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