Senior Early Years Practitioner

  • Job Reference: 00096347-1
  • Date Posted: 21 November 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
  • Salary: £22,000 to £23,400
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

You will be working in a close-knit private Day Nursery that is family run, where the voices of all staff are valued and hard work is rewarded. Your role is as a Senior Practitioner, acting as a role model to other staff and offering valuable input and insights to the manager and the team.

The setting is open from 7.30 –6pm daily for 51 weeks of the year and you will be working shifts that are agreed 1 month in advance giving you clarity on your work pattern. They offer flexibility in hours worked, as long as long as your week (38 hours) is fulfilled during the 5-day period.  

With 46 children in total, the Nursery is different to most other settings as runs in an open plan space. This enables children of all ages to join in activities and you will have the opportunity to work across different age groups.  The right staff for this Nursery will be open, honest and able to demonstrate strong empathy with children.

Your team is supportive, and so are the leaders in the setting. Many staff are currently completing their qualifications at the setting and professional development is readily available and provided. This is a family run day nursery that is not part of a big chain, you are more than a number, and this is evident in how long staff stay at the setting.

To be successful in the role, the manager expects you to have high standards in your practice, knowledge of Early Years policies and procedures and experience in implementing the Early Years Foundation Stage for children from birth to five. When the Nursery manager is on annual leave or away from the Nursery, you will be a point of contact for parents and the team. This is a fantastic opportunity for a step up in your career, without having responsibility for the administration side of a managerial role. You will continue to support and develop children on a day-to-day basis.

The Nursery is based in Leamington Spa, and they are recruiting a permanent Senior Early Years Practitioner (Level 3) ASAP. This setting is successful and inclusive and embraces diversity and a respect for all children and families, whatever their backgrounds, cultures, or circumstances.

Salary: Senior Early Years Practitioner - £23,400

To be successful in your application, you should;

• Hold a relevant UK Early Years Practitioner qualification (Level 3)
• Have knowledge of the UK EYFS Curriculum
• Be able and willing to travel to the Leamington Spa area
• Have high expectations of yourself in your career and the children you care for

Due to Covid-19 a flexible interview process is in place for this role. A video meeting with a Smile Education representative will be arranged for applicants as a first stage interview.

If you would like to be considered for this permanent role, then please forward your most recent CV with your supporting statement to (url removed). Alternatively, if you would like to have a confidential discussion surrounding other Leamington Spa based Permanent nursery or school positions, please contact Emma at Smile Education on (phone number removed)

Smile Education is committed to safeguarding children. Each applicant will be expected to undertake compliance checks including Prohibited list, Barred list, DBS and Qualifications.

We are committed to safeguarding children. Each applicant will be expected to undertake compliance checks including Prohibited list, Barred list, DBS and Qualifications