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Senior Early Years Practitioner (12171)

  • Salary:
    £27,000 per annum
  • Directorate:
    Developments Spring
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Full Time
  • Closing Date:
    19 June 2024
  • Number of Roles:
    1
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Role: Ref 12171 - Senior Early Years Practitioner

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum

Contract/Hours: Permanent Full Time – 40 hours per week

Closing date: Midnight on 19th June 2024

Benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave PLUS bank holidays, with up to 5 additional days for continuous service and option to buy or sell leave
  • 60% discount on childcare within our nurseries and clubs
  • Gain professional qualifications and excellent training/development opportunities
  • Flexible maternity, adoption, and paternity packages
  • Pension with up to 7% employer contribution with included life assurance cover
  • Staff discount portal and Blue Light Card eligibility with 15,000 national retailers discounts

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.

 

A bit about the role

Spring Thorpe Hamlet is 57-place nursery in the heart of Norwich for children ages 3-months to 5-years.  We pride ourselves on the warm, ‘home from home' environment we provide, where children are encouraged and supported to become independent learners. Our highly dedicated staff take time to get to know parents and children to ensure all of their individual care and learning needs are met: our philosophy is to actively encourage the involvement of parents so we can achieve our aim of ensuring children grow to be confident, happy and resilient.

What you'll be doing

In the role of Senior Early Years Practitioner, you'll be:

  • Leading the staff within the room on providing learning programmes for individual or groups of children appropriate to their needs and developmental stages in accordance with Early Years legislation and guidance.
  • Ensuring the compliance and application of nursery policies and procedures and relevant legislative requirements, informing management immediately of any instances of non-compliance or variations in practices.
  • Contributing to and participating in the wider nursery management through leading on specific areas of development within the nursery, as directed by the Nursery Manager.
  • Preparing and supervising dedicated areas/rooms within the setting on specific working patterns through planning, monitoring of outcomes, managing ratio of children, and the provision of a stimulating and appropriate range of activities whilst ensuring health and care needs are met.

What we need from you

In the role of Senior Early Years Practitioner, we're ideally looking for someone who has:

  • Level 3 early years and childcare qualification e.g., NNEB, CACHE, NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and Education.
  • A thorough knowledge of children's developmental needs from 0 to 5 years.
  • Experience working and leading in an early year setting.
  • Strong planning, observation and reflection of children and their learning.
  • Effective communication skills across multiple age groups.
  • Paediatric First Aid qualification.

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.

 

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Spring - Thorpe Hamlet
Sure Start Centre, 63 Wolfe Road, Norwich, Norfolk, England, NR1 4HT
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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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