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Early Years Practitioner

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council
Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
£26,544 - £30,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
15 Dec 2021

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Health and Social Care, Health, Children's Services, Social Care, Education, Early Intervention
Contract Type
Full time
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About Us:

Where children’s development goes hand in hand with your development

In Kensington and Chelsea, we put local people at the heart of decision-making, working in partnership with them to provide quality services that are responsive, effective and efficient. By sharing facilities and expertise with Westminster City Council and Hammersmith & Fulham Council, we’re able to offer joined-up services for children and their families that are constantly evolving and improving. In our most recent Ofsted inspection, we were judged as outstanding in all areas. 

This is a diverse area and we have high aspirations for all our children, starting with early years and the provision of affordable childcare for working parents. We take an inclusive approach to nursery provision and offer funded places and special needs places.

The Role:

We’re currently recruiting Early Years Practitioners for three of our nurseries in Kensington & Chelsea: one in the south and two in the north of the borough. All three nurseries have a strong family feel, and staff are actively involved in developing the ethos and approach. Across the service, we are focused on excellence and provide a purposeful, stimulating environment that is rich in learning opportunities. Safeguarding is, of course, a top priority.

This is also an opportunity for you to learn and develop. We believe outstanding nurseries are created by outstanding people, and do everything we can to support your continuing professional development. Do well, and you’ll find there are plenty of opportunities for promotion within the service.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information

About You:

Passionate about working with children, you’ll hold a Level 3 Childcare qualification (or higher) and will have experience of planning, observing and using assessment tools to support each individual child’s development needs. This should include a thorough knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), Ofsted standards and relevant legislation. You’ll be used to supporting vulnerable families and children with SEN, working in partnership with other agencies to meet children’s needs. Flexible and open to change, you’ll be ready to work cooperatively as part of team.

In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.

Please apply online explaining how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification and job description. CV’s will not be considered for this role.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of suitable applicants

Additional information

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.

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.

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 do not accept speculative CVs from any source.

Please note, 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.

If you experience difficulties with the recruitment application process, please contact the recruitment team by email:


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