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Early years Practitioner

  • Employer: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: BMBC/20/137014
  • Published: Fri 06/11/2020, 0:05 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 06/01/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Part Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: pro rata
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Various Family Centres within the Borough, South Yorkshire

Salary: £19,312 - £19,698 pro rata 

Working Arrangements: Various

Hours per week: Various

Contract type: Various   

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Closing date: ONGOING  



The successful candidate will be required to speak English to an appropriate standard.



This post requires an Enhanced DBS Check 


If you are currently living overseas or have lived overseas in the last five years please be aware, if you are the preferred candidate for the post, you will be required to apply for an overseas criminal records check from the country/countries you have resided in.  If you experience difficulty in obtaining an overseas criminal record check please email dbs@barnsley.gov.uk



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About the Post:


Family Centre’s in Barnsley are looking to recruit Early Years Practitioners to work across several of our sites. We are looking for highly committed and motivated level 3 qualified early years’ practitioners to work in our Family Centre nurseries which offer funded places for 2, 3and 4 year old children on a term time only basis. Please note the posts will require you to work term time plus 5 additional INSET days during school holidays.


With increasing demand for nursery places , the posts require enthusiastic individuals who are able to contribute to the planning and delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage , as a key worker for individual children, you will be expected to assess and plan stimulating experiences which meet individual children’s needs.


Like all of us here at Barnsley Council, you care about children and their families. So you’ll relish this opportunity to play a key part in ensuring that children have access to quality early years education enabling them to achieve their potential.


Creativity, ambition and a focus on people. That’s what matters at Barnsley Council. Our award-winning council is on an exciting journey of change. It’s all about putting local people at the heart of everything, listening to and doing good for our communities. We’re now more innovative, more efficient and provide better value for money. The changes are clear to see - from new businesses and jobs, to improving school results and to museums being recognised for their community engagement.


Your role in our journey


As an organised and enthusiastic individual you will assist with the care and education of children in our high quality sessional care setting adhering to all relevant policies and procedures and legislative requirements.  You will contribute to the planning, organisation and provision of appropriate play and educational activities following children’s interests, promoting individualised learning opportunities and observing and assessing children regularly.


You will be part of a wider Family Centre team, who together, are offering early help to some of our most vulnerable families in the Barnsley area.


You will be an excellent communicator who is able to develop relationships with parents, professionals and the wider team.


You will have an understanding of safeguarding and be able to adhere to safeguarding policy at all times.


A flexible approach is essential for this post.


What you’ll need


Alongside an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare or equivalent qualification you will also need to evidence that you have relevant experience of working with children aged 0-5 years in an early years childcare setting.


Your communication skills, flexible approach and flair for building relationships will really set you apart.


Shape a better future with us


 We’re thrilled to have achieved Investors in People (IIP) Gold status for how we lead, support and develop people. Now we’d like you to be part of our success and help us take change further. Join us on our journey to a brighter future. By working together, with each other and with our communities, we can take pride in improving lives. Let’s make a better Barnsley for everyone.


A lot to look forward to


Here at Barnsley, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service, and taking pride in what we do. As part of our team, you can be sure we’ll do all we can to support you in being truly excellent. You see, we prioritise learning and enabling you to achieve your potential. So we’ve created a development process that lets you grow in the way that suits you - whether that’s training to be a leader, or learning flexibly online. That’s one of the reasons why we achieved IIP Gold, and why you’ll find your career here inspiring and rewarding.


For an informal discussion or to arrange to visit our setting please contact Jill Brown on 01226 772877.




Please use the documents below to help support you with your application form.


Job Profile: Early Years Practitioner Job Profile.pdf

Vacancy Exposure Profile: Exposure Profile.pdf

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Please ensure you view the job profile for this role, as you will need to demonstrate in your application form how you meet the required criteria.



Barnsley Council is passionate about Equal Opportunities and Flexible Working. We're committed to equality and diversity in all aspects of our work and welcome candidates with a broad diversity of talent. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Click here for more information.


CVs will not be accepted.





  • Employer: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: BMBC/20/137014
  • Published: Fri 06/11/2020, 0:05 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 06/01/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Part Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: pro rata
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Various Family Centres within the Borough, South Yorkshire

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