Early Years Practitioner

Early Years Practitioner – Full or Part time

Millfield Nursery supports children to explore, discover and question the world around them, stimulating young imaginations and facilitating a smooth transition into primary school.  We encourage children to experience, explore and develop a positive approach to learning through play. 

The Early Years Practitioner role:

  • Be a positive and supportive member of the team, communicating and working together to create a positive and nurturing learning environment across our nursery and wrap around care provision in accordance with the new EYFS Framework.

  • Model good practice, ensure that the children are listened to, valued, nurtured, encouraged and enabled to ‘make the most’ of the activities offered. Offering an appropriate level of support and stimulation for each individual child’s needs.

  • Work within the key person system, building appropriate relationships with their key children and their parents, carrying out required observations and maintaining children’s Learning Journeys. 

  • To support our children in their care, learning and development through strong positive interactions with a playful, enriching and creative approach.

We are looking for an Early Years practitioner who:

  • Holds a full and relevant Level 2 or 3 Early Years qualification in childcare 

  • Has recent experience of working in Early Years

  • Has a strong knowledge of the new EYFS or a willingness to learn

  • Is driven and passionate about early years

  • Is articulate and organised

  • Is warm and approachable with a personal and professional disposition

Opening hours are 8am to 5.30pm, Monday–Friday (term time only).  Please don’t feel we only want applications from people who can only do the 40 hours. The actual hours worked each week, will be discussed and agreed at interview as, again, there is a degree of flexibility.

Closing date for applications: 9.00am Monday 31st January 2022

Please contact the nursery on 01353 861612 for a visit.  Application pack can be found below.