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Early Years Practitioner

VD Recruitment
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26 Nov 2020

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VD Recruitment has partnered with a leading group of independent Montessori nurseries and preschools. We are currently recruiting at their Acton branch for a Level 3 Early Years Practitioner

We are looking for a passionate Early Years Practitioner with strong knowledge of the EYFS, good communication, organisational and interpersonal skills. The individual must be highly motivated and have a positive attitude towards working with children.

You will be joining an 80 place brand new nursery at Acton W3 location. This is a full time permanent role with 40 hours/week working with rotating early and late shifts.

Salary Offered -£18,000 to £19,000

Duties & Responsibilities is as below but not limited to-

· Provide high quality care and activities for the children and to recognise both individual and group requirements in a secure, safe and stimulating environment.

· Deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage framework and any other appropriate guidance for young children in accordance with nursery policy and guidelines.

· Observe each child's progress and report on achievements, looking for progression and continuity alongside the Early Years Foundation Stage.

· Ensure that no child is ever left on their own in the room / nursery / outing.

· Understand and participate in the key person system. To ensure that your own key children learning journey/ profiles are up to date and maintained at the required quality level.

· Work in partnership with parents/carers, recognising that parents are their children's first educators, and encourage parental involvement in the nursery.

· Assist and attend parents' meetings and open days.

· Help Maintain the safety and security of all children, employees and visitors to the Nursery.

· Help carry out regular assessments to ensure all Nursery Health and Safety procedures are followed.

· Ensure the cleanliness of the children and their surroundings at all times.

Knowledge/Skills/Experience Required:

* Level 3 in Childcare & Education / QTS

* Good sound knowledge of the EYFS

* Experience in a nursery setting

* First Aid qualified -preferred

* Key Person experience

* Good written and communication skills

Staff Benefits Package:

* Excellent Base Salary

* 28 days holidays

* Half day off on your birthday

* Funded training courses to develop your career

* Financial support towards further qualifications

* Increased salary for Level 3 Forest School Leaders

* Career progression and promotion opportunities

* Health care benefits including optical, dental, chiropody and therapy (physio and osteo)

* Westfield Rewards - Exclusive special offers and discounts from more than 450 High Street and online retailers

* Free 24 hours counselling and advice line on wide range of issues

* Ofsted "Outstanding" outcome - "M&S gift voucher" for each staff

* Staff discount for childcare

* Pension Scheme

* Introduce a friend and earn a "M&S gift voucher"

The positions are subject to an Enhanced DBS certificate and references.

If you have the relevant experience & qualification and would like to be a part of a progressive team please send your cv or call on (phone number removed)
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