Early Years Practitioner
  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: 1555
  • Published: Fri 16/09/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 16/10/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £20,000 - £29,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: London

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Early Years Practitioner

Starting Salary: £24,508 per annum
Job Level: Level 1 Zone 3
Work Location: Agar Children’s Centre, Wrotham Road, London, NW1 9SU
Hours per week: 36
Contract Type:  Fixed Term/Secondment for 10 Months
Closing Date: Sunday 2nd October 2022 at 23:59
Interviews to be held: Tuesday 11th & Wednesday 12th October 2022
Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion


About Us

Camden is listening to everyone, including you.

We’re giving a platform to people inside and outside our community. Because we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. We are looking for innovative childcare professionals to provide high quality integrated day care and early education to children from birth to 5 years. You will be skilled in carrying out observations, assessments, recording children’s achievements and maintaining developmental records to a high standard.

The Role

Camden is one of London’s most diverse and vibrant boroughs, we want all of our neighbourhoods to be places where people feel proud to live and work. Community is everything here.

We have exciting opportunities for Early Years Practitioners to join our well-established teams. The successful candidate will play an active role in the promotion and development of an integrated education and daycare service that offers high quality services for children aged 0 to 5 years contributing to the programme of care and education for 0 to 5 year-olds across the centre. One of the main objectives for the post holder is to assist with the planning, implementation and evaluation of a high quality early years curriculum which includes a full commitment to anti-discriminatory practice.  This will include daily, weekly and termly planning to meet children's needs and interests.

About You

To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by visiting 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/our-stories'.

To be considered for this vacancy the successful candidate will be newly qualified in Early Years education and/or childcare to a level at least equivalent to NVQ 3 or have a lower qualification but demonstrate a willingness to undertake training to that level within two years of being in post. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years’ experience in a similar post or setting. You will have an interest in the overall development of children aged from birth to 5 years and an awareness of the need to provide a stimulating environment alongside an awareness of child protection systems and recognise the importance of being alert to possible difficulties.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits' to see full details of our benefits.

Additional Information

To view the Job Profile, please click HERE or copy and paste the below URL into your browser: http://camdocs.camden.gov.uk/HPRMWebDrawer/Record/9758300/file/document?inline

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the role criteria noted in the Job Profile under the “About You” section.

Inclusion and Diversity  

We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website or copy and paste the below URL into your browser: https://www.camdenjobs.co.uk/inclusion-and-diversity

Asking for Adjustments

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at resourcing@camden.gov.uk or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG.

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