Early Years Practitioner

Dartford, Kent
£11,812.50 p.a (TTO) or £14,625 p.a (AYR) & competitive benefits
01 Mar 2018
28 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Early Years Practitioner

Based at:            YMCA Dartford – Temple Hill Nursery (2xAYR) or Oakfield Nursery (2xTTO)

Hours of work:   Monday – Friday, 37.5 hours per week.

Salary:                £11,812.50 p.a (TTO) or £14,625 p.a (AYR) & competitive benefits

Contract:            Permanent  

Closing Date:      Friday 23rd March 2018 at 12noon

Interview date:  TBC

Why work for us?

We are a charity and have been serving the local community for over 130 years.  Whilst our focus is on young people, we work with all members of the community, in the belief that everyone should be able to reach their full potential, regardless of their background.  We call this a youth minded community approach.  We work across a number of boroughs including Havering, Barking and Dagenham, Dartford, Greenwich and Ashford. We work from the following locations; Romford, Dartford, Greenwich and Ashford.



We provide a wide range of services in the local community; these include supported accommodation, children’s, youth and family work and health & wellbeing facilities.



We want all of our staff to thrive. We are committed to work life balance, having fun, and inspiring each other to great things. We believe our leaders should make as real and significant difference to our organisation. We focus on people strengths as a basis for leadership development.

About the job and who we need…

We are currently recruiting for 4 Early Years Practitioners at our Temple Hill Nursery (2x All Year Round) and Oakfield Nursery (2x Term Time Only) in Dartford. The post holder will hold a Level 3 Qualification in Child Care and Education/Play-work or equivalent. To be successful, you will be a team player, with a good understanding of child development and the role of play and other activities.

The purpose of this role is to assist in the delivery of a quality childcare provision for YMCA Thames Gateway working in partnership with Dartford Children’s Centres. Ensuring that daily routines are implemented and the children’s emotional well-being and developmental needs are being met within the EYFS framework.

Our Benefits Package

For those who want to be part of what we do, we offer a comprehensive employee benefit package.  Working with us you will get;



  • The satisfaction of working for a charity that improves people’s lives on a daily basis
  • Great colleagues and an exciting working environment where no two days are the same
  • Contributory Pension Scheme (with up to 6.5% of salary employer contribution)
  • Life Assurance Scheme (which pays out 4 x salary)
  • Free Gym Membership and discounted family memberships (Romford site)
  • 50% discount on YMCA provided childcare
  • Interest free season ticket loan for travel
  • Training and leadership development opportunities
  • Great opportunities to engage with the national and international YMCA movement, including international travel opportunities

To apply please contact the HR Department for an application form via email: recruitment@ymcatg.org  or 01708 770 407.  Alternatively you can also download an application form via our website www.ymcatg.org




Application forms must be returned to the Human Resources Department via email: recruitment@ymcatg.org or post: 29 Rush Green Road, Romford, Essex, RM7 0PH.




We are pleased to receive a significant number of applications for most roles advertised. We are therefore unable to respond to individual applicants unless shortlisted. If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date you should assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.




YMCA Thames Gateway is an equal opportunities employer. We value the importance of diversity and positively welcome applications from all members of the community. The Association is committed to ensuring that all current and potential staff, members, users and visitors are treated with dignity, fairness and respect regardless of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, age, marital or civil partnership status, religion or belief or employment status. 




YMCA Thames Gateway is serious about safeguarding; this role will be subject to a Enhanced DBS Check.




Interpersonnel is acting as a recruitment consultant. Interpersonnel is an equal opportunity employer.


















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