Nursery Practioner
Posted 5 months ago
Number of hours per week 25
Working pattern and contracted hours (including any shift patterns) Monday to Friday – 9am – 5pm
Hourly rate of pay National Minimum Wage


Job Placement Summary
The role of a Nursery Practitioner is to provide general day-to-day support for qualified teaching assistants working in nurseries. The role involves working closely with young pre-school children, in accordance with the employer’s policies and procedures – e.g. for safety, learning and wellbeing.

Typically, tasks can include helping with story-telling, snack time, children’s hand-washing and making sure that children arrive and depart safely. They will also include administrative tasks

Ideally, the candidate should have a basic understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage, because he/she may be asked to help existing practitioners with children’s development, and to help children to play and learn in line with Early Years Framework.

This is a role that offers plenty of scope to learn transferable new skills that will help you to build a career. Examples include team-working, time-keeping, organisational skills, communication and accountability.

The role also provides experience that will be a good foundation for further training and career progression, working towards recognised qualifications in roles such as Teaching Assistant and Early Years Practitioner (L2) or Early Years Educator (L3).

On the job training will be provided. Candidates should be willing to enrol on the new standard, Level 3 Early Years Educators apprenticeship.

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