Early Years Practitioner - Band 3


North Bristol NHS Trust
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£22,816 - £24,336 per annum (FTE)

Job Highlights
  • Are you an enthusiastic and engaging Early Years Practitioner? Do you have a sound knowledge of child development and early years foundation?
  • We are seeking an experienced, level 3 qualified Early Years Practitioner with good initiative and imagination to create an enriching and caring environment where children aged 0-5 years can thrive.
  • The successful candidate must hold an NVQ level 3 in child care/early years, NNEB or an equivalent level 3 in early years qualification.
Job Requirements/Description

Salary: £22,816 - £24,336 a year per annum (FTE) or pro rata for part time staff.

Are you an enthusiastic and engaging Early Years Practitioner? Do you have a sound knowledge of child development and early years foundation?

We are seeking an experienced, level 3 qualified Early Years Practitioner with good initiative and imagination to create an enriching and caring environment where children aged 0-5 years can thrive. As a strong team player, you will provide high quality, safe and supportive childcare with a focus on nurturing the development, racial, cultural, religious, language, gender and disability needs of each individual child.

A variety of development opportunities are available through becoming room and age group experts and attending local network meetings, with prospects of gaining relevant experience to progress on to more senior practitioner and deputy positions.

One permanent post and one 12 month fixed term post available.

The successful candidate must hold an NVQ level 3 in child care/early years, NNEB or an equivalent level 3 in early years qualification.

Previous applicants, need not apply

Main duties of the job

You will:

  • Work as part of a team with children aged 0-5 years providing high quality, stimulating childcare.
  • Ensure the quality of care is of the highest level, providing a safe, caring, happy and stimulating environment.
  • Take an active role in settling a new child in, liaising with parents and keeping up to date records of learning and development.
  • Establish and maintain relationships within the staffing team, with parents and with all children.
  • Have the imagination and enthusiasm to plan and evaluate activities for children.
  • Use strong communication skills essential for team work and building relationships with the children under your care.
  • Have effective writing skills, enabling completion of children's written assessments and other related and non-related paperwork.

About us

Established for over 20 years, Saplings Nursery is an Ofsted registered day nursery located within the grounds of Southmead Hospital. Saplings Nurserymoved to our newly refurbished premises in Somerset House in July 2018.

The Nursery provides care for 90 children aged from 6 weeks to starting school. Our dedicated and experienced team at Saplings is committed to providing a warm, safe and stimulating environment for children to learn, explore, develop and grow. We are open to both employees of North Bristol Trust and parents/carers who are not employed by the Trust. Saplings Nursery works closely with the local authority, Bristol City Council, who support the nursery by providing us access to a Qualified Early Years Teacher who visits the nursery four times a year offering guidance and reviewing our practice. Saplings Nursery is registered and inspected by Ofsted and currently has anOfsted rating of "Good".

North Bristol NHS Trust employs over 12,000 staff providing healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset from our award-winning hospital building at Southmead. We are the regional Major Trauma Centre, and an internationally recognised centre of excellence in a range of services and major specialities. Our vision is that by enabling our teams to be the best that they can be, we will provide exceptional healthcare, personally delivered.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To ensure the health and safety of the children in your care.
  • To provide a safe, stimulating environment to encourage children to reach their full potential.
  • To plan and evaluate day-to-day activities to ensure that children experience a wide range of appropriate activities that meet their interests and learning needs.
  • To organise both individual and group activities for the children and ensure they are adequately supervised on and off the site.
  • To take responsibility and care for a group of children, taking the lead for their learning diaries and completing all observations, reports and other paperwork as necessary.
  • To work closely and build a good relationship with parents and ensure all relevant information is available to parents and communicate with them daily as regards their childs welfare.
  • To provide a transition plan for new children to the nursery or for those children who are moving on to another setting or school.
  • To work alongside other agencies to support special educational needs.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential.

  • NNEB/NVQ Level 3 in Childcare/BTEC Nursery Nursing.

Experience

Essential

  • Experience with children between the ages of 0-5 years.

Desirable

  • NHS experience.

Skills

Essential

  • Able to plan for a wide range of activities.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

North Bristol NHS Trust
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£22,816 - £24,336 per annum (FTE)

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