Nursery Practitioner

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: £19,500-£21,500
Location: CofE Federated Schools of St Mary’s and St Saviour’s
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 36 hours per week. 4 days 8-6pm with 1 rest day.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 30/09/2021 at 23:55
Reference: SCH/21/164114

Our nurseries are growing and we have excellent professional development opportunities for enthusiastic and committed EYFS practitioners. Little Learners Nursery group is made up of St Saviour’s Nursery (Ofsted grade outstanding) and St Mary’s Nursery (Ofsted grade good).  We provide a nurturing and safe environment in which children thrive as they learn.  In 2019 we opened ‘Little Learners in Nature’ which is an outdoor provision, based at St Saviour’s, that draws on the principles of forest school. The children spend the day playing and learning outside and have access to ponds, tepees, mud kitchens, hammocks, a fire pit, a stone circle, a willow arch, bug hotels, and a giant den-making zone.  They also get to care for our three resident alpacas!

 

We can offer you a wonderful and well-resourced learning environment. We are a strong, experienced, hard-working and friendly staff team. You must have a level 2 or 3 qualification in childcare and early education (or equivalent), with successful EYFS experience in an early years setting.

 

You will:

  • Provide the children with a safe, secure and home like environment
  • Have a working knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Operate a key person system and liaise with parents, carers, and senior staff
  • Plan, organise and implement a programme of activities to meet the needs of this age group and each individual child’s needs and interests
  • Work as part of a highly motivated and professional team

 

Do you have:

  • An appropriate qualification and/or recognised by the DFE as full and relevant for the

       EYFS.

  • The commitment to provide first class childcare
  • The ability to promote good practice in a professional manner
  • Good organisational skills
  • A caring, kind and approachable manner
  • An understanding of how children develop and learn
  • Good English, Mathematics and ICT skills
  • The ability to work on your own initiative

 

We can offer:

  • A welcoming Nursery
  • Enthusiastic, well-behaved children who are eager to learn
  • Excellent career development
  • Bespoke training programmes
  • Hardworking, motivated and positive colleagues
  • Close links with the church and local community

 

 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo Child Protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Criminal Records Bureau. References will be taken up before interviews are offered.

Early application is encouraged as we review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert earlier than the stated deadline​.

Contact Information

An application pack can be accessed via the advert.

All completed application forms should be returned to Alison Brown

Email: Alison.brown@genesistrust.net

Address: St Saviour, 33 Veralum Avenue, E17 8ER

Telephone: 0208 520 0612

 

Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

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