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Early Years Practitioner - Term Time

The Canterbury Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F83-23-S
  • Posted:02/02/2023
  • Pay:Hourly Pay
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:17/04/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Full Time Early Years Practitioner to join our friendly team.

Our Nursery & Pre-Schools provide an inclusive Childcare service for both mainstream children, and those with SEND and the successful candidate will be required to support us to deliver a fun, educational and nurturing environment for children.

We are currently looking for an Early Years Practitioner who:

• Must hold a recognised NNEB or NVQ level 3 or above qualification
• Have experience of working with children with from 3 months – 4 years
• Knowledge of Early Years Foundation Stage framework.

Your Role as Early Years Practitioner you will:
• Support children’s learning and development through play
• Act as a Key Worker for a small group of children and build relationships with their families
• Promote the health, safeguarding and well-being of children
• Be a role model to other staff and deliver high-quality early years experiences for children
• Ensure that safeguarding procedures are followed, both Local Authority procedures
• Support our Manager and the team in our Ofsted grading
• Embrace, understand and promote City View Pre-Schools & Nurseries Ltd as both a high-quality nursery provider and employer

We are looking for a Nursery Practitioner who has:
• Previous experience of working with young children in a similar role
• Previous experience of being a Key Worker
• Passion for childcare, and must be a hard worker with a cando attitude
• Be motivated and committed
• The ability to cooperate and support others in a team
• Must be a warm and cheerful person who has a real passion for working with Children in the Early Years.

We would like our new team member to start as soon as possible.

Our New team member will be required to work 45hpw - Monday - Friday (8am – 5pm). Our settings are currently a term time only 38 weeks a year. However, we are hoping to extend the weeks in the near future. The rate of pay is £9.50 per hour.

If you require any further information then please contact Wendy Powell - Nursery Manager on 01227 784694 or alternatively please email WPowell@canterburycityview.uk 

Information about the federation

Based in the heart of the historic City of Canterbury, The Canterbury Academy Trust came into existence in October 2010 when schools judged by Ofsted to be ‘outstanding’ were allowed to convert to academy status, benefit from greater freedoms and shape their futures.

Since then The Canterbury Academy Trust has grown and it now provides a variety of services ‘to improve the life chances of children and to help in the community’. These include: City View Pre-School and Nurseries Ltd; a newly built and expanded two form of entry The Canterbury Primary School; a Specialist Resourced Based Provision for primary ASD pupils; The Canterbury Academy, which has expanded to take an additional form of entry; a Specialist Resourced Based Provision for secondary Speech and Language students; The Cullum Centre, in partnership with The National Autistic Society; The Sixth Form, Enterprise and Employability Centre, which includes one of the largest Sixth Forms in Kent; The Canterbury Youth Commission, The Ashford Youth Commission, and area wide Inclusion and Engagement Service and Professional Learning and Community Centre with café.

The Canterbury Academy Trust consists of ‘schools for all the talents’. Our beliefs which underpin and drive all we do are simple. We believe that every learner matters and that every child is good at something – that all children walk with genius – and that school should be the place where children discover and build upon their own individual talents.

We believe in the comprehensive ideal. We believe that all students should be valued. We believe that academic excellence is important but that there are also other important things. We believe that art, music, drama, sport, practical skills, being a good person, caring for and working with others are all valuable. We believe in team work and that all of our students should have pride in themselves and their contribution to their school.

Our aim is to provide ‘as much as possible, as often as possible, for as many as possible’. We believe that education and learning can be fun. At the end of their time with us we aim for all students to leave as happy, positive, confident individuals, proud of what they have achieved, prepared to be life-long learners and ready to play an active and constructive part in society.

The Canterbury Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. All posts will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty. A satisfactory DBS disclosure must be presented to the Academy before any employment can commence. In line with KCSIE guidance, as part of the shortlisting process, The Trust reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence and any relevant information found, concerning a candidate's suitability to work with children, will be discussed at the interview stage.

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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 Education.