Early Years Practitioner

Job Title: Early Years Practitioner

Job Setting: Day Nursery / Nursery School

Job Role: Nursery Nurse / Early Years Practitioner

Date Posted: 21 Feb 2019

Salary: Based on experience and knowledge

Hours: Full Time

Job Location: Birmingham , West Midlands


Level 3 Qualified Nursery Nurse / Early Years Practitioner

Stepping Stones is a small, well-established nursery with exceptionally high standards and an outstanding reputation. We have a strong ethos based around providing the very best education and care for all our children, aged 12 months to 5 years. We have two settings - one in Streetly, Sutton Coldfield and one in Great Barr.

Both sites are looking for a Nursery Nurse / Early Years Practitioner to join their small but dedicated team. The ideal candidate will have at least one year post qualification experience working within a day nursery setting.

We have a full time position available at each site (4-5 days a week, 34-42.5 hours a week) and require someone who is enthusiastic, hardworking and dedicated to working with young children and who enjoys playing and teaching in order to create a successful, safe learning environment. Our learning ethos centres around 'In the Moment Planning' and we are passionate about child-led learning and learning through play.

The role will require you to work shifts based around our opening times of 7:30-18:00, Monday to Friday, 52 weeks of the year.

Essential skills:

  • Minimum Level 3 NVQ/equivalent qualification
  • Up-to-date knowledge of EYFS. You will be expected to contribute towards effective implementation of the EYFS and maintain accurate and effective children’s records and learning journals.

Desirable skills:

  • 1 year of post-qualification experience within a day nursery setting.
  • Knowledge of In the Moment Planning
  • Up-to-date Safeguarding/Child Protection knowledge
  • Food Handling / Food Hygiene qualification
  • Health and Safety qualification
  • Risk Assessment qualification
  • Paediatric first-aid

After an initial interview/meeting, we would require you to come back and spend a half day with us so that we can see how you interact with the children.

As a setting we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the health, safety and welfare of our children and we expect all staff to share this commitment

The successful candidate(s) will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and references.

Please specify in your application which site you are applying for, if you have a preference. Otherwise we will consider that you are happy to work at either location.

Competitive salary based on previous experience and knowledge

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