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L3 Early Years Practitioner - Full-time/Part-time

Nettlestead and Wateringbury Pre-School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC889-98998-4S
  • Posted:09/08/2022
  • Pay:£10.13
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:29/08/2022 at 16:00
  • Interviews:30.08.2022

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Nettlestead & Wateringbury Preschool and Out of Schools Club are looking to recruit an enthusiastic L3 Early Years Practitioner. You will be responsible for a number of key children, keeping their learning records up to date and liaising with the parents, staff and committee in order to provide the best outcome for the children. 

Whilst staff have set hours, hours may vary with the needs of the setting. We are open Monday to Friday, offering wrap around care. Our opening hours are 07:30 – 18:00, so flexibility is essential. However, some holiday care is provided depending on the childcare needs of the parents. 

We require only genuine applicants who are committed to making a positive contribution to the lives of young children.  

 We are committed to safeguarding children; this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Applicants must be prepared to disclose and convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and satisfactory references. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation Offenders Act (1974) and subject to ongoing vetting procedures required in line with legislation. 

The position is subject to satisfactory references and a 6-month probationary period. 

 Applicants must: 

  • Hold a relevant and full L3 qualification. 
  • Have a passion for working with young children. 
  • Be prepared to work on a flexible basis. 
  • Have a willingness to train and learn. 
  • Ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of the children at all times. 

Applicants ideally: 

  • Have an in-depth knowledge of child development and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), child development and the ‘characteristics of effective learning’ and teaching to support young children's overall development. 
  • Experience of working with young children and families. 

Main duties/job description; 

  • To help set up the playroom for and during the session, ready for daily activities and to help tidy away at the end of the session. 
  • To advise the Manager/Deputy of any concerns, e.g. health, safety or safeguarding concerns and ensure confidentiality. 
  • To act as a key person and record observations on the children. 
  • To assist with curriculum planning. 
  • To attend appropriate qualification and training courses as required. 
  • To attend staff meetings. 
  • To keep confidential information regarding the children and their families which may be discovered through their job. 
  • To ensure all policies, procedures and curriculums are implemented and adhered to at all times 
  • To keep abreast of current early childhood thinking/trends. 

In return, we can offer: 

  • Opportunities for professional development 
  • FREE training 
  • Paid holiday leave  
  • A friendly working environment with on-going support 
  • A career that will reward you with pride and happiness 

If you think you’re perfect for this position, then we’d love to hear from you! 

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and satisfactory references. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation Offenders Act (1974) and subject to ongoing vetting procedures required in line with legislation.

Information about the school

We are Ofsted registered and are members of the Pre-school Learning Alliance. Our aim is to provide children with both a social and academic education in a fun, happy and safe environment. We are a small setting with a 'home from home' feel, where children can interact and build relationships with staff, other young children and older children who attend the Out of Schools clubs

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Nisha Reed / Kay Severn
  • Address:Maidstone Road, Nettlestead, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5ER
  • Telephone: 01622813120
  • Email: enquiries@nwps.org.uk
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.