Nursery Practitioner, North Shields.

Full Time - 9 Months Fixed-Term
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Nursery Practitioner, North Shields.
We are looking for a friendly, enthusiastic and dedicated individual to join our Nursery Team as a Nursery Practitioner on a 9 month fixed-term contract.

WORKING HOURS: 37.5 hours per week

JOB TYPE: 9 Month Fixed-Term (Maternity Cover)

SALARY: up to £9.00 per hour

START DATE: Monday 23rd August 2021

QUESTIONS: Please email nursery@ymcnorthtyneside.org

About YMCA North Tyneside

YMCA North Tyneside is a Voluntary Sector Organisation undertaking youth and community programme work in areas of North Tyneside, South Tyneside, and Teesdale. We are part of the worldwide YMCA movement, which started in London in 1844 and now has grown to become the world’s largest and oldest youth movement. Now more 175 years later YMCA is operating in 119 countries, with 64 million people reached annually around the world. Our nursery offers children aged 0 – 5 a warm, safe and caring environment in which they can grow, learn and develop. As part of our ever-evolving nursery staff, you’ll become a part of a team that is committed to ensuring all children have the best chance of reaching their potential.

Job Purpose & Description

The ideal candidate for this role must have a qualification in Level 3 childcare and preferably at least 2 years experience in a day care setting. Additionally, the ideal candidate will be self-motivated, able to follow direction and instructions from senior staff and possess the skills and qualities to encourage, motivate and support children to reach their full potential. An understanding of the principles and content of the Early Years Foundation Stage is essential alongside a strong understanding of safeguarding and how it applies in this role. A ‘can do’ attitude and excellent communication skills is required along with the ability to work well in a team environment. Most importantly, you must be passionate about providing high quality, stimulating learning environments where children can belong, contribute and thrive. You will be provided with full training and ongoing support by your managers and colleagues with opportunities to shadow staff. This opportunity is excellent for someone who is wanting to learn and develop a career in childcare.

Overview of Duties / Responsibilities

    • To provide a safe, welcoming, purposeful, stimulating and encouraging environment where children feel confident and secure and are able to develop and learn
    • To understand the principles and content of the Early Years Foundation Stage and know how to put them into practice
    • To work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members, to share information with them about their child’s well-being, development, and learning in order to improve outcomes
    • To join in the work of a multi-professional team and, where appropriate, coordinate and implement agreed programmes and interventions on a day-to-day basis
    • To monitor and evaluate children’s learning through a range of assessment and monitoring strategies.
    • Proactively focus on the continuation of your own learning an development at all times
    • Embrace, understand and implement the mission of the Nursery

Qualification Requirement

● Level 3 childcare qualification – NNEB, BTEC, NVQ, CACHE or similar

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Why work for YMCA North Tyneside?

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS FOR OUR BANK STAFF

Competitive Salary

subject to age in line with national living wage

Employer Assistance Programme

Access to Employer Assistance Programme (suite of legal and health information)

GP Helpline

Access to 24hr GP Helpline

Café Discount

20% Discount at YMCA Café

Nursery Discount

10% Discount on Fees at YMCA Day Nursery

YMCA Gym

Free membership to YMCA Gym for you and a family member

Staff Development

A nurturing environment where staff are encouraged to learn and grow as individuals

Making a Difference

Be a part of an established organisation that helps transform the lives of young people

Patterdale Discount

Staff discount on short breaks in the Lake District at Patterdale Hall Estate

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The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check, Satisfactory Reference Checks and a 6 Month Probationary Period.

You will receive induction training, regular supervision, on-going personal development whilst working in a nurturing environment where staff are encouraged to learn and grow as individuals.