Nursery Practitioner

  • Job Reference: 3012
  • Date Posted: 5 July 2024
  • Recruiter: East Kent Colleges Group
  • Location: Folkestone, Kent
  • Salary: £23,345
  • Sector: Education & Childcare, Social Care & Nursing
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Part Time

Job Description

About The Role

**Please note that this vacancy requires the successful candidate to work 30 hours per week, 39 weeks during term time and the salary will be £14,157 pro rata per annum.

A holiday payment of £1,910 will be paid equally in your twelve monthly salary payments in addition to the pro rata salary above.**

East Kent Colleges Group is home to three nurseries serving students, staff, and the local community from our Broadstairs, Canterbury, and Folkestone College campuses, and thanks to our popularity and growth, we are seeking  a Nursery Practitioner to join our team at Folkestone.

Due to growth within the nursery we are expanding and opening a new room to accommodate increasing numbers of children and families.

Could we be looking for you?
A great team spirit, and warm and nurturing surroundings for the children in our care are at the heart of who we are and what we do, and thanks to our popularity, we are looking for an experienced Level 3 qualified Senior Nursery Practitioner to work within our amazing team. 

Alongside our priority of excellent student experience, we also focus on our employees. Here are just some of our benefits when working for the East Kent Colleges Group:

  • Competitive salary and holiday entitlement
  • If new to teaching, you will benefit from £7000 investment in your teacher training when you come straight from industry
  • Access to 100's of online discounts via our Rewards Scheme (Inc. Restaurant, Grocery, Retail, Gym, Holidays)
  • Access to cycle to work, car leasing and tech purchasing schemes
  • Generous pension scheme - 18% employer contribution
  • Being part of a company with a Eco-Sustainability focus of being Net-Zero
  • Time off for your child's first day at school, moving home and for interviews
  • My 10 Days initiative - bid for up-to 10 days off work to pursue voluntary work
  •  Being part of Community Days and Annual Staff Celebration Day

About You

We are looking for hardworking, experienced Level 3 practitioner with the knowledge and skills to deliver high-quality care and education and make a difference in children's lives.

You must have experience with working within a nursery environment and an understanding of the EYFS. The position will be required to take on a key person role in delivering high-quality early years education, working in partnership with parents/carers and implementing welfare requirements to the highest standards.

You will be able to demonstrate their ability to communicate effectively at all levels including professional, practitioner level and to engage with children, parents and families. The candidate will also need to be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of child development and children’s needs and knowledge of relevant health and safety and the proven ability to act upon this to ensure the environment is always safe.

You will understand policies and procedures in relation to equality and inclusive practice and be able to implement this in their work. The candidate will also be comfortable to take on other responsibilities as deemed necessary.
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