|Post Title: Early Years Practitioner – Qualified
|Reporting to: Nursery Manager, Deputy and Room Leader
|Responsible for: None
|Pay Grade: B
|Post Reference No: CYP9
Information Sheet Early Years Practitioners
St George’s Lupset Ltd is a local registered charity and community enterprise, providing Training, Health and Wellbeing activities and Childcare for the local community. We currently have a vacancy within our full day care nursery; Childcare @ Sandal (based at Sandal WF1 5NU) for Qualified Early Years Practitioners. Working 37 hours per week all year round.
‘Childcare’ runs four nurseries; two full day care and two sessional. We pride ourselves on running high quality childcare for babies, young children and their families and we work closely with local Children Centres, Early Help Hubs, Schools and the community.
As a Qualified Early Years Practitioner (with a minimum of a Level 2 Childcare qualification), you will be required to assist in the delivery of high-quality nursery provision for young children and their families in accordance with The Early Years Foundation Stage (2014). You will join a large team of Early Years Practitioners working towards achieving our vision for continuous improvements and working towards maintaining or achieving an Outstanding Ofsted judgment.
Why work for St George’s Lupset Ltd? We offer the following:
How to Apply
We have a four-stage application process made up of expressions of interest, working interviews, formal application and formal interviews. These four stages help us to assess your skills, abilities and knowledge and help you to get to know our organisation and job requirements. If you are unsuccessful at any stage of your application, you will be informed and given feedback if you require.
Date posted: 18th January 2024
Start date: ASAP
The purpose of the working interview is to assess your interaction with children and other adults in the childcare setting. You will be expected to spend up to 2 hours within the nursery where you will be assessed by a parent or member of the ‘Childcare’ team. You will be given guidance on what you will be expected to do. It is acknowledged that within this timescale you will have limited time to demonstrate all your skills and abilities; this will be considered when carrying out the assessment.
If you pass stage 2 you will be invited for interview and will be expected to complete an application form detailing how you meet the criteria on the Person Specification. Please read these carefully and be sure to demonstrate in your application form how you meet the essential criteria by providing examples of previous experience or knowledge.
This is a traditional interview where you will be asked a number of questions by a small panel. You will then have the opportunity to ask questions of the panel.
Purpose of the Job
To support the delivery of high-quality nursery provision for babies, young children and their families in accordance with current guidance and legislation. Building relationships with small groups of children and their parents/carers as a Key Worker.
A. Areas of Responsibility
B. People Management
C. Operational and Business Management
D. Safety, Equality & Diversity, Quality and Safeguarding
E. Scope of Responsibility
E1 Responsibility for Supervision, Direction of Employees
There will be no responsibility for other staff but there would be an expectation to give guidance and support to volunteers, apprentices, work experience and trainees, as necessary.
E2 Responsibility for Physical Resources
Day to day maintenance and hygiene of nursery equipment. Routine computer input to maintain files
E3 Responsibility for Budgets
Very occasional use of petty cash within petty cash procedure.
E4 Level of Contacts, Customers and Clients
Regular dealings with parents or carers and children, to meet, greet, settle and make welcome in the relevant setting. Provide routine feedback to parents on children’s progress. Very occasional meetings with other childcare professionals both internal and external to discuss the progress of the child. Working within the team to give and receive information. Undertakes regular observations, and assessments and produce written reports on key children within their care.
E5 Levels of Independence and Initiative
Solely responsible for the daily activity of the children in their care, in line with the appropriate Planning Procedure. Regular contact with a Room Leader, Deputy or Manager, who are always available for reference purposes. Most decisions would require the agreement of the Room Leader, Deputy or Nursery Manager.
E6 Working Conditions and demands
Will be expected to work indoors and outdoors in all weathers.
Care for children’s intimate needs.
After hours attendance for training/staff meeting on a monthly basis and
occasionally for emergencies relating to children. There is a requirement to lift, bend, stretch and carry children.
Person Specification for Early Years Practitioner (qualified)
|Education and Training
|1) Level 2 qualification in Early Years and Childcare or above.
2) English and Maths GCSE or equivalent
3) First Aid Qualification
|1) Application form and Sight of Certificate
2) Application form and Sight of Certificate
3) Application form and Sight of Certificate
|4) Experience of working with very young children
5) Experience of working within expectations of Health & Safety, Child Protection and Equal Opportunities
|4) Application form and Interview
5) Application form and Interview
Approach to Work
7) Ability to work within a team
8) Able to work on own initiative
9) Willingness to Learn
7) Reference and Interview
8) Reference and Interview
9) Reference and Interview
|10) Supportive to the needs of other team members
11)Committed to Equal Opportunities and Social inclusion
12)Committed to the needs of children
11) Reference and Interview
12) Reference and Interview