***A very unique opportunity to work for an OFSTED Outstanding setting with many exciting projects and developments coming up***
St Vincent’s Nursery is an independent nursery situated in the grounds of St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School and is owned by the Board of Governors of the School. The Nursery caters for children aged between 0 and 5 years and is open 48 weeks each year.
We are looking to recruit a passionate, enthusiastic, committed and hard working Qualified Early Years Practitioner to join our outstanding team. The ideal candidate must be minimum Level 3 qualified in Early Years Education (or Children’s Care, Learning and Development) having had experience working in an early years setting before.
This is a full time permanent position; 40 hours per week Monday to Friday. A shift pattern will be established within the nursery opening hours of 7.45am – 6.00pm. This is a very rare recruitment opportunity to work in an OFSTED Outstanding setting with lots of staff benefits included.
Candidates will be emailed an application form to complete so please ensure that you include your email address when expressing interest.
Responsibilities and Duties
Brief outline of duties
- Work as an effective team member, treat others with respect and follow the Nursery’s Code of Conduct for staff.
- Be aware of the Nursery’s Mission Statement and support the Nursery Manager and Deputy Managers in fulfilling this.
- Promote a warm and understanding relationship between staff, children and parents.
- Be a good role model – provide an example of language, behaviour and conduct you wish others to follow.
- Demonstrate a high level of professional behaviour and reflect a positive image of the Nursery.
- Be flexible within the working practices of the Nursery and complete tasks to ensure everyday smooth running of the nursery; this includes undertaking certain domestic duties within the Nursery, e.g. preparation of snack meals, cleaning of equipment, cleaning of bathrooms, tidying up after activities etc.
- Ensure the Nursery’s environment is safe and of a high quality to meet the needs of individual children at their stage of development including those of different cultures, religious backgrounds and with additional needs.
- Act as a key person to a group of children, developing strong relationships with them and their families, and support all their needs.
- Develop strong parent partnerships offering support, guidance and advice to parents, participate in parent events and ensure any issues and concerns are addresses immediately.
- Plan, complete, assess and review a range of highly stimulating and motivating activities of an exceptionally high standard and quality suitable to the age range and ability of children in conjunction with other staff. Your planning of these activities should be based on your observations, taking into account each child’s stage of development, their individual interest, and with reference to the EYFS learning objectives.
- Keep a proper record of achievement and development on your Key Children for parents and prepare tracking documents and reports as required by the Nursery Manager or Deputy Managers.
- Know, understand and agree to abide by all nursery policies and procedures, as laid down in the staff policy handbook.
Qualifications and Skills
Minimum Level 3 Early Years Educator (or equivalent) required, however, would consider candidates who are currently in training or wish to commence training
Fantastic career opportunities in various areas across the nursery and its extended services
Extensive range of training and CPD opportunities paid for by the employer
Great range of staff incentives and team building events
Free lunch and uniform
…and many more
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: up to £17,500.00 /year