We are looking for a Early Years Practitioner to join our experienced team.
Jump Start Nursery is based in Moulsecoomb Children’s Centre. We offer care and early learning for children from 3 months to 5 years. We have approximately 34 places per session and are open all year round. Every child and family has a key person to help them feel welcome and supported. The key person will be the main person to care for and understand the children’s individual interests, building a secure attachment to enable them to explore the opportunities and activities nursery offers. We pride ourselves on being child led in our practice and engage in a lot of creative, sensory play. We have an amazing garden and use the outdoors in all weathers.
Our staff are highly qualified and have a wealth of experience to be able to support the children and families who access our nursery, and to support an apprentice. We work closely with the Health Visiting team in the children’s Centre and other professionals such as PRESENS, speech and language therapists and social workers.
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The role will focus on providing high quality care and education for children, working with other staff and local providers to deliver a fully integrated service. Duties include; providing high quality care and activities for babies and children which recognise both individual and group requirements in a secure, safe and stimulating environment; working in partnership with parents and carers, recognising that parents are their children’s first educators; being aware of child protection issues and following the council’s child protection procedures and ensure close monitoring of children with whom there are concerns; participating in the key person system taking responsibility for a group of children; following the Early Years Foundation Stage framework and other appropriate guidance; preparing and serving food, milk, drinks, snacks and meals to children, encouraging good nutrition and sociable eating; assisting children with personal care, including changing nappies, assisting with toileting and other associated welfare duties; carrying out ongoing cleaning of the nursery; participating in professional development and training; working with other early years professionals for example health visitors, pre-school SEN service, speech and language therapists, service for English as an additional language; upholding and carrying out the duties of the post with due regard to the council’s equalities and equality in employment policies; co-operating in the implementation of the council’s health and safety policy and ensuring that the nursery’s practice and environment meets health and safety standards.
Applicants must be qualified to a minimum NVQ level 2; committed to providing a high quality of care for the children; be an effective communicator; have a good understanding of meeting the individual needs of young children and their families and have experience of working with young children.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BAME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.
For further details please contact Laura Howe or Kate Linscott on 01273 290458
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
As part of Brighton & Hove City Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.