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Early Years Practitioner

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The Willows Daycare
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£17,277 pa
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Full Time
Maternity / Paternity Cover
Closing date:
21 February 2020 01:00 PM
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An opportunity has arisen for a Level 3 Early Years Practitioner to join our friendly team at The Willows Daycare working within our toddler room.

We are a non-profit charity nursery rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted, which opened in January 2007, providing a safe, secure and exciting environment in which children aged birth to 11 years have the opportunity to begin their journey of lifelong learning, exploration and play.

We are located in Ipswich, a 10-minute drive from the town centre and a 5-minute drive from A12 / A14.

All applicants must have:

  • a Level 3 qualification in Early Years
  • GCSE grade A - C in English
  • good organisation skills
  • excellent time management skills
  • excellent communication skills.

Your main roles will be to:

  • safeguard and promote the welfare of the children
  • interact and play with children
  • support a group of children through the key person role
  • support children's learning and development daily through effective implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • gain good professional relationships with key children and their families
  • complete individual observations, assessments and planning for your key children
  • ensure key children's learning journeys are kept up to date
  • assist in the ongoing maintenance of the environment, ensuring equipment is safe and standards of hygiene are high
  • assist with personal care, i.e. nappy changes, potty training and toileting
  • prepare and serve meals and snacks in accordance with the settings food and drink policy
  • follow direction from senior staff as well as using own initiative
  • uphold the standards and reputation of the setting at all times.

For further information and to request an application form, please telephone: (01473) 601327 or email: willowsipswich@hotmail.co.uk

Please complete and send your application form to: Jo Lynch / Lucy Ray, The Willows Daycare, Magdalene Close, Ipswich IP2 9UX.

Applications may also be sent via email.

The Willows Daycare is committed to safeguarding children; successful applicants will be subject to enhanced DBS checks.

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