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Early Years Practitioner Level 3 (7638)

  • Salary:
    £21,212 per annum
  • Directorate:
    Developments Spring
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Full Time
  • Closing Date:
    18 August 2022
  • Number of Roles:
    1
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Role: Early Years Practitioner Level 3 

Salary £21,212 per annum

Contract/Hours: Permanent Full-Time working 40 hours per week.

Location: Spring Wyton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire 

Closing Date: Midnight 18th August 2022

Spring  RAF Wyton is a 78 place purpose-built setting offering full and part-time childcare for children aged 3months – 5years. The nursery is situated in a quiet residential area within the village of Wyton on the Hill, Cambridgeshire and serves the local community as well as Military Personnel. The purpose built childcare facility is all at ground level with disabled access into, and around the building.  There is a large fully enclosed garden giving the nursery their own outdoor space used extensively to explore the outside environment. The rooms are set out to encourage self-reliance with equipment easily accessible for all ages.

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.

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

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.

What you'll be doing:

As you can imagine, there's no job too small at Spring. In this role, you'll contribute to our mission to give children a healthy start in life, equipping them with the support, knowledge and nurturing they need to thrive, whilst leaving a lasting positive impact.  

We are now looking for a qualified Early Years Practitioner to join our friendly and dedicated team of childcare professionals. 

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 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

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. 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@actionforchildren.org.uk We'll be happy to give you any support you require.

 

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Spring - RAF Wyton
Wiltshire Road, , Wyton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England, PE28 2EX
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Action for Children are committed to interviewing applicants with a disability or health condition who meet the minimum criteria for the job.

The aim of this commitment is to encourage positive action, encouraging people with a disability to apply for jobs and provide an opportunity to demonstrate their skills, talent and abilities at the interview stage.

If you have a disability or health condition and need to discuss reasonable adjustments for any part of this recruitment process, so you have the best opportunity to demonstrate that you can do the job or wish to discuss how we will put in place any adjustments if you were to be successful, please email recruitmentservice@actionforchildren.org.uk and a member of our team will be happy to help you.