Early Years Practitioner

University of Nottingham


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Student Experience and EDI – Child Care
Location:  University Park
Salary: 

£22,149
per annum
Closing Date:  Wednesday 28 June 2023
Reference:  REG218423

At the University of Nottingham, our childcare services have a reputation for excellence. We offer a range of childcare provisions for children from 4 months to 12 years at our Day Nursery and Playcentre, delivered by competent, skilled practitioners. 

To join our team you must be an outstanding child centred early years professional, already holding a relevant degree in the field, or a minimum level 3 qualification recognised as full and relevant by the DfE https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-years-qualifications-achieved-in-england. With a strong commitment to high quality provision, you will need to be creative and able to provide a stimulating, awe-inspiring environment for children that engages their interest, their curiosity and exploration and discovery skills.

Working as part of a dedicated team you will be required to establish strong relationships with children and their families providing a safe and secure emotional environment within which children can thrive. You will be a named key person to a group of children, ensuring that their individual needs are identified and met within our setting. You will help to ensure that the environment is hygienic, safe, stimulating, exciting and encourages children to actively explore, experiment and investigate the world in which they live. You will carry out and analyse observations, produce individual development plans and provide activities that are tailored to individual needs as well as provide for children’s individual care needs and promote their self-help skills. 

At the University, we are committed to the ongoing support and professional development of our staff. In addition to this, we can offer competitive salaries with an employee benefits package, including a pension scheme and a generous holiday allowance of up to 38 days per year, staff discounts, a rolling programme of training, support with wellbeing and staff recognition.

The position is offered on a permanent contract working full time (Monday to Friday) 39 hours per week. Job share arrangements may be considered. 

Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and
positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities
and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is
fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications
from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support
we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving
to Nottingham pages.

This
position does not fulfil the UK Visas & Immigration sponsorship criteria
for Skilled Worker, therefore we can only accept applications from candidates
who already have the right to work in UK.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Childcare Services, tel: 15222 or email [email protected]. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

It is a condition of this post that satisfactory enhanced disclosure is obtained from the ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’.

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Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

Applicants for this post will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as defined by the requirements set out by UK Visas & Immigration.  Please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration for more information.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependents accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.

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