We are recruiting an enthusiastic Early Years Practitioner as a Float Role working 30 hours per week on a permanent contact (this role will have a shift pattern that changes to meet cover staffing across the setting, there may be the opportunity to work at other Brighton and Hove council settings if required).
For an informal discussion, please contact Cath Linstrem 01273 293980
About the role
Applicants must have experience of working with young children 3 month to 5 years in an early year’s environment; experience of delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS); experience of meeting the individual needs of young babies and their families; demonstrate a passion and commitment for providing high quality care and learning opportunities.
We require applicants to be qualified to a minimum Level 3 in early years and childcare and have excellent communication and IT skills.
We are looking for someone who can demonstrate excellent practice, working as part of a team and contributing to our play based learning approach. We work to maintain high standards of early learning, ensuring that activities are developmentally appropriate and are those in which children from a range of social, economic and cultural backgrounds are able to develop and grow.
The role may involve 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; planning activities; maintaining records; carrying out observations.
We desire the applicant to have an understanding of safeguarding procedures and should be willing promote Positive Parenting. Acorn nursery is passionate about inclusion and we work closely with outside agencies to ensure we fully support children and their families.
At Acorn Nursery, as part of Brighton and Hove City Council, we provide a full induction and training programme.
We provide ongoing support in the form of regular supervisions and appraisals. Plus the many benefits that Brighton and Hove city council employees receive such as discounts from local businesses, and ongoing training and professional development. There may also be opportunities for further ad-hoc hours if interested.
Please read our Apply for a job at the council (brighton-hove.gov.uk) pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.
As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and 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 (CV guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) and Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
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.
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.