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Early Years Practitioner
  • Employer: London Borough of Havering
  • Reference: 1377
  • Published: Tue 22/11/2022, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 02/12/2022, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: PARTTIME
  • Salary: 25834.5
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Havering

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Early Years Practitioner

Grade 4-£24684-£26985pro rata (part-time 18hrs per week) 12 Months Fixed Term Contract/Secondment Opportunity 

The primary purpose of this role is to work as part of the Children’s Centre team alongside colleagues within social care and other agencies and ensure the effective delivery of child focused services and activities for families with children.

The key objectives are to:

  • Provide safe, high quality crèche facilities for families accessing the Children’s Centre services.
  • Provide the service to children aged 0-13 and their families.
  • Support families by improving family relationships, breaking negative cycles and promoting positive and healthy outcomes for children.
  • Ensure safeguarding at all times.
  •  Carry out advocacy on behalf of young people in care ensuring that their voice is heard and their wishes and feelings taken into account.
  • Help assist in the delivery of the book start programme, ensuring books are distributed to a range of settings. 


6 month induction period

Relevant training needed for the role

1-2-1 supervision

A supportive environment working within children's centres and other council/community buildings


Experience of developing and delivering effective provision for young children/families in either the public or voluntary sector.

Experience of effective partnership or cross sector, multi–agency work.

Experience of working with families on practical parenting tasks.


Recognised Level II Childcare Qualification.

Recognised Level III Childcare Qualification.

2 years’ minimum experience working with young children and families in the community.

A qualification in First Aid or the willingness to train and acquire the qualification.

A qualification in Basic Food Hygiene or the willingness to train and acquire the qualification

Please view Job Profile here

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 25th November 2022,  however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.

You will be notified if your application has been successful.  Interview date to be confirmed 

Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Helpdesk on 01708 432770.

Additional Information

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