Early Years Practitioner

Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
£26,544 - £30,618 per annum
01 Dec 2020
08 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full time

About Us:

Working as part of Children’s Services will provide a challenging and rewarding career. We have high ambitions for the children and young people of Kensington and Chelsea. We have formed a bi-borough Children’s Services team with colleagues from Westminster City Council. Our services, which include education, family services and safeguarding, have been rated Outstanding by Ofsted, and our drive to be the best doesn’t stop there.

By working with us, you will have the opportunity to make a difference to young people in one of the world’s most diverse cities. If you would like to play a part in this unique team, please take a look at this vacancy and apply.

The Role:

To support the manager to deliver the highest quality of care and education to all children. To offer children a safe, secure, caring and supportive environment, providing opportunities to foster their growth and development within the nursery. Ensuring that they are kept safe at all times and that individual needs of children are met in accordance with the Early years foundation stage, statutory requirements and Council policies.

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About You:

You must hold a  level 3 Childcare Qualification or above and should be able to demonstrate recent training and experience working with children aged 0-5. Experience of planning, observing and using assessment tools to support children’s development and meet individual needs. Experience of supporting vulnerable families, identifying support and working in partnership to meet children’s needs, including those with SEN.

Role Requirements:

  • Work within the early years team, supporting the planning and implementation of activities with individuals or groups of children; promoting effective teaching and learning. 
  • Provide a purposeful, stimulating environment rich in learning opportunities, both indoors and outdoors and that the curriculum enables all children to participate, enjoy and achieve in a rich play environment, which fosters their physical, social, emotional and intellectual development.
  • Support the nursery’s commitment to safeguarding children in line with nursery and council policies.
  • Act as a key person to a small group of children, liaising closely with parents/careers and ensuring each child`s needs are met. 
  • Promote the inclusion of all children ensuring that resources and equipment are available and appropriate to meet the needs of the individual child. These activities will take into account children’s abilities and interests, language and cultural backgrounds.

We work in partnership with Hampshire County Council (HCC) who deliver many transactional services on our behalf. Although most communications will be from HCC, all selection and appointment decisions will be made by RBKC. Certain services are shared across more than one Council area to nearby neighbouring Authorities. This enhances delivery and reduces costs. Your recruitment information will advise if your remit extends beyond RBKC.

We will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

Additional information

RBKC is currently inclusively reviewing its pay, reward and benefits framework.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.