Early Years Practitioner

University of Nottingham


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Student Experience & EDI
Location:  University Park

per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Wednesday 31 May 2023
Interview Date: 

To be confirmed
Reference:  REG074523X3

Are you an enthusiastic and motivated individual who is passionate about high quality care and education for young children? Do you want to join our friendly and supportive team? Our team is growing, and we are looking to hear from you.

You will join our team of professionals caring for children of students and staff at the university. This is an opportunity to be part of a friendly and diverse group of people who encourage you to share your experience to enable the team to grow and develop as a team together.

We have two settings located on the beautiful University Park campus with some stunning natural features, which also allows us to offer our forest school on the doorstep. We care for children aged 4 months to 4 years and also operate a holiday Playscheme for children up to 12 years.

You will work within a team that seeks to secure bonds with children and their families that then supports our little ones in achieving outstanding outcomes. We aim to offer the most fun and exciting opportunities possible whilst preparing them for their next adventure whether this be returning to their home country or moving onto school. This is where you will use your in-depth knowledge and experience to deliver exhilarating and thought-provoking learning opportunities for children, using the indoor and outdoor environment as the third teacher. Your experience with supporting children with English as an additional language is of benefit but not essential.

You will have a relevant and recognised level 3 or above qualification as recognised by the DfE https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-years-qualifications-achieved-in-england

It is a requirement of the post that a satisfactory enhanced disclosure is obtained and that all employment checks are met prior to employment

As a university we are committed to offering generous employment packages, whilst supporting the wellbeing of our staff and their continued professional development.

As a university employee you will have an excellent choice of benefits and rewards including access to fitness and health facilities, staff discounts and travel schemes along with 26 days annual leave allowance (plus 5 additional university closure days plus the bank holidays) and a highly attractive pension scheme.

The post is offered on a full time (39 hours per week), permanent contract. However applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work job share. Please specify in your application if you wish to work job share and the number of preferred hours.

The working hours are in shift patterns between Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 6.00 pm. Your induction will cover all elements of the role and all CPD training is provided.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to [email protected], Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and
positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities
and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is
fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications
from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support
we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving
to Nottingham pages.

position does not fulfil the UK Visas & Immigration sponsorship criteria
for Skilled Worker, therefore we can only accept applications from candidates
who already have the right to work in UK.

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