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Early Years Practitioner
  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/734/19430
  • Published: Mon 06/12/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 02/01/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 30
  • Salary: £19312 - £19698
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN1 7dy

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Early Years Practitioner

Job introduction

We are seeking a qualified Early Years Practitioner to work in our 2-4 year old room.

Shifts are Monday-Friday 12pm-6pm.
Interview date: Monday 10th January

For an informal discussion, please contact (Eleanor Macey) - (Nursery Manager) on 01273 296052.

About the role

Cherry Tree Nursery is one of Brighton and Hove City Council Children’s Centre Nurseries.

We operate five nurseries across the City and provide a high quality service for children aged from 3 months to 5 years.

We are open Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm.

We are located within Hollingdean Children’s Centre which has been purpose built to meet the needs of young children and their families.

The nursery is open plan and provides children with lots of space to play and learn. We have a large garden space where children can climb trees, plant vegetables, ride bikes and explore nature.

We have a play-based approach to learning in a fun, happy and calm atmosphere.

We are proud of our staff who are qualified or working towards a qualification, who share our passion for delivering a high standard of care to the children and provide exciting opportunities for the children to grow, learn and develop into confident young people.

We are currently looking for a motivated and passionate person to join our team.

Applicants must have:

  • experience of working with young children in an early year’s environment
  • a fun positive attitude to work
  • experience of delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
  • passion to learn and develop
  • experience of meeting the individual needs of young children and their families
  • demonstrate a passion and commitment for providing high quality care and learning opportunities
  • a minimum Level 3 qualification in Early years and childcare
  • excellent communication skills.

The role involves:

  • being a key person for a group of children
  • building relationships
  • being an inspiration to the children
  • supporting attachment building
  • ensuring the children feel safe
  • carrying out observations
  • assessing children
  • supporting growth and development.

We will provide:

  • a full induction and training programme
  • ongoing support in the form of regular supervisions and appraisals
  • the opportunity to work as part of a dedicated team
  • opportunities to learn and progress by gaining qualifications or attending training days
  • pension scheme
  • discount scheme
  • the opportunity to work in a fun fast paced environment

Please note: As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance ( as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.

As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.