Lead Early Years Practitioner – Term Time Only


BS3 Community Development is looking for a caring and motivated Lead Early Years Practitioner to join our preschool team.

Who we are… BS3 Community Development is an independent charity-run nursery and preschool working across two sites in Southville and Bedminster: the Southville Centre and the Chessel Centre. Our charity aims to improve the lives and well-being of people who live and work within the BS3 postcode and we are looking for our newest team member to help us achieve this goal.

We are committed to supporting our staff team to help them fulfil their ambitions, with several of our early years team currently undertaking CPD training. We understand how important your job as a Lead Early Years Practitioner is and the difference that you make to each child in your care, and we are passionate about providing you with space and support to develop and grow in your career.

We want to add value to our children’s experiences with us, but also our staff’s development, and are involved in the Bristol Standard, the Ambitious Two Year Olds Project and the Bristol City Council Refugees Project. We are excited to hear your thoughts on these, and many other, exciting projects that enhance our practice and develop how we care for and education the children in our care.

Who you are… We are looking for a practitioner qualified to Level 3 or above, who is passionate about supporting children as they take their first steps into the world. You will be interested in their individual development, supportive of their needs and excited to inspire awe and wonder into each day they spend with us at nursery.

Ideally someone with SENCO experience or DSL.

Working predominantly with children aged three to school age, you will be passionate about providing our preschool friends with a secure, warm and caring environment. You will see the potential in all the children in our care and will work closely with our team to create interesting opportunities for each child to develop and shine.
Whilst this is a full time position, we are committed to supporting healthy life-work balance for our team and can be flexible for the right person.

 

HOURS:32.5 to 40 hrs per week to include the wrap around provision from 3-5pm each day.
RATE OF PAY: £22,203.16 per annum (12.53/hour) for 44.3 weeks per year. Plus benefits including plus benefits including subsidised childcare & training and development opportunities
QUALIFICATIONS: minimum recognised level 3 qualification
DBS CHECK: all posts are subject to a satisfactory DBS check.
CLOSING DATE: 17th June 2022 (interviews week of 20th of June)
APPLICATION PACK: email hr@bs3community.org.uk for an application pack.

 

Setting: BS3 Community’s Early Education & Childcare services run at our two community centres. The Southville Centre has an 84 place day nursery, a 50 place after school club, a holiday playscheme, a breakfast club and a toddler group. We run a 54 place day nursery at The Chessel Centre.
Purpose/Objective: To take responsibility for ensuring that the highest standard of care and education occurs in a stimulating, secure and friendly environment, across the immediate team of practitioners. Lead Early Years Practitioners will build positive relationships with team members, practitioners, children and parents, ensuring all individual needs are met. They will also have a designated ‘key group’ of children as well as supporting all the children in the room. The lead will oversee a organisation responsibility such as Safeguarding lead, Equal opportunities coordinator or SENDCo.

 

Key Responsibilities

Children

• Provide and model the highest possible standard of individual care and emotional support.
• Ensure all basic physical and security needs are met and that children’s sense of belonging and self-esteem is developed as part of positive relationships.
• Ensure all children are valued, included and supported.
• Establish an anti-discriminatory framework in all areas ensuring all children’s individual needs are met.
• Implement and support practitioners with planning and assessment cycles for designated children.
• Conduct interlinked and well considered planning & assessment, ensuring that children are provided with the most appropriate experiences to support their development towards the EYFS Early Learning Goals.
• Extend, develop and support children’s learning and development.
• Promote and value children’s choices, interests and self-directed play and utilise opportunities to develop and extend their experiences.

Team

• Develop positive professional relationships across the team and expect everyone to work to agreed standards for practice and conduct.
• Take responsibility for ensuring basic standards are met across the team and respond to deviations from these.
• Ensure that EYFS guidance and requirements are implemented.
• Model a high level of practice and challenge others to achieve their potential.
• Consistently provide examples of good practice and communicate about practice with other team members.
• Encourage and take part in reflection, evaluation and discussion.
• Provide support and guidance to others, particularly supporting students and new members of the team to understand expectations and to fulfil their potential.
• Attend frequent meetings with other leads, and the Head of Early Education and Childcare in maintaining ‘Outstanding’ provisions
• Be able to lead and deputise in the absence of the Head of Early Education and childcare.

Parents

• Develop positive partnerships with parents and carers.
• Work in partnership with parents to support children’s development, sharing information about children’s needs and achievements.
• Provide support and be accountable.
• Be aware of the needs of parents/carers and respond to these professionally and appropriately.
• Communicate with parents, responding to concerns and questions in an effective and professional manner.

Other Key Responsibilities

• Promote the development of the setting and commit to furthering personal professional development.
• Contribute ideas, and value the ideas of others, for developing the setting as a whole.
• Contribute to personal review, appraisal and reflection opportunities and demonstrate a positive attitude to training opportunities.
• Commit to working as part of a positive, enthusiastic and progressive team.
• Engage in on-going reflective and professional dialogue with other Practitioners, including during staff meetings outside of nursery hours.
• Oversee the implementation of both BS3 Community’s Early Education & Childcare policies and procedures and BS3 Community as a whole’s policies and procedures and contribute to their development and review.
• Maintain a high level of professionalism, supporting the organisations agreed policies and procedures.
• Support the Head of Early Education and other leads in the leading the efficient day to day running of the service.
• Ensure the environment remains clean, safe and attractive and take appropriate steps to remedy issues.
• Incorporate our vision and aims in daily routines
• Support assistants and other practitioners (including students) to ensure they are aware of their roles within the daily routine.
• Represent Early Education & Childcare services and BS3 Community as a whole in communications with parents, community members and other stakeholders.
• Take opportunities to promote and develop perceptions of the work of BS3 Community.
• Act as an advocate of the BS3 Community’s values, aims and objectives – helping other Practitioners to understand how they relate to their role.

 

SAFEGUARDING NOTE: As this role is working in a “regulated activity” according to the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, the successful applicant will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Certificate (DBS).
We are committed to equality and diversity and are actively seeking people with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.
We know that to successfully fulfil our vision (aim) we need a truly diverse workforce that reflects the society we serve.
Let us know if you require any adaptations or further support to apply for this job.

 

Early Years Practitioner


You are looking for your next career step, a new challenge, and a job with a purpose.

We are looking for Early Years Practitioner qualified to Level 3 or above to join our growing Early Education team at our OFSTED Outstanding nursery based in one of our Centres.

About us: We are committed to supporting our team members’ professional development and can offer the right candidate a fantastic opportunity in a unique childcare setting. We are a charity and run as a community business and we are proud to say that we reinvest our profits back into developing the community of the children we look after.
About you and the role: You are motivated, reliable and have a positive attitude and approach to work with children in an OFSTED Outstanding nursery. Your role involves supporting the smooth running of the nursery routine, developing relationships with children and families, and assisting with activities and experiences for children.

 

APPLICATION: email hr@bs3community.org.uk for an application
HOURS: 40 hours contract permanent
RATE OF PAY: £20,543.16 per annum (£9.85/hour) plus benefits including subsidised childcare & training and development opportunities
QUALIFICATIONS: minimum recognised Level 3 qualification
START DATE: June/July 2022
Setting: BS3 Community’s Early Education & Childcare services run at our two community centres. The Southville Centre has a 103 place day nursery which includes a term time only offer that has the option of Early and late drop off. The Chessel Centre is a 54 place day nursery.
Purpose/ Objective: To assist in promoting the provision of the highest standard of care and education in a stimulating, secure and friendly environment. Early Education & Childcare Practitioners should assist with the daily running of the setting and support Playworkers/Early Years Practitioners in providing positive experiences.

 

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

Children

• Support the highest possible standard of care and emotional support.
• Assist with tasks which contribute to meeting children’s basic physical and security needs and take opportunities to build positive relationships with children.
• Ensure all children are valued and included.
• Promote an anti-discriminatory framework in all areas & assist with ensuring all children’s individual needs are met.
• Support the implementation of planned activities and contribute relevant information about children’s achievements.
• Work alongside Early Years Practitioners/Playworkers to implement activities and lead pre-planned small group times in their absence.
• Record information about children’s achievements and report this to their ‘Key Worker’.
• Engage in play experiences and interactions with children.
• Value children’s choices, interests and self-directed play and take any opportunities to interact/engage in these with them.

Parents

• Contribute to positive partnerships with parents and carers.
• Interact with parents, providing information and feedback about their child’s day/session.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Contribute to the development of the setting and commit to furthering personal professional development.
• Contribute ideas, and value the ideas of others, for developing the setting as a whole.
• Contribute to personal review, appraisal and reflection opportunities and demonstrate a positive attitude to training opportunities.
• Contribute to a positive, enthusiastic and progressive team.
• Work alongside colleagues in a productive and positive way, making suggestions for improvement and attending staff meetings outside of nursery hours.
• Understand how both the Early Education & Childcare and BS3 Community policies relate to this role.
• Maintain a high level of professionalism, working within the organisations agreed policies and procedures.
• Assist with the smooth running of the setting, completing all relevant tasks including those at the request of Practitioners and Senior Staff.
• Conduct tasks which ensure the daily routine can be implemented, taking account of children’s individual needs.
• Support the provision of an environment which is clean, safe and attractive and take appropriate steps to remedy or report issues in relation to this.

SAFEGUARDING NOTE: As this role is working in a “regulated activity” according to the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, the successful applicant will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Certificate (DBS). We are committed to equality and diversity and are actively seeking people with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We know that to successfully fulfil our vision (aim) we need a truly diverse workforce that reflects the society we serve. Let us know if you require any adaptations or further support to apply for this job.