Early Years Practitioner

Newhall Primary Academy, Harlow

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Job Ref No. ECC0-22S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: LGS Point 3-4 (£18,065 - £18,426) plus OFA £609
Position Start Date: 01/07/2019 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 30/05/2019 Midday Date of Interviews: W/B 3rd June 2019  

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Are you an outstanding Early Years Level 2 or 3 Practitioner? Do you want the rare opportunity to be part of our growing Newhall family? If so, we would love to hear from you! At Newhall Primary Academy and Nursery we are looking for an Early Years Practitioner to work in our Nursery. We are looking for Practitioners who are up for a challenge and want to get stuck in with all aspects of our academy life!

Working hours: 37 hours, 52 weeks per year with holiday entitlement
Start date: July 2019

About us

Newhall is a brand-new, state of the art academy on the Newhall development in Harlow, with the capacity for 420 children. The Primary Academy currently has 47 children on roll. It will grow year-on-year until it reaches full capacity (60 per year). The Nursery has capacity for 56 children and is open all year round from 7.30am until 6pm. It offers both funded and private day care places.

The Academy and Nursery opened in September 2018 with 15 permanent staff and we are now seeking additional staff to join us and be part of the unique opportunity to build and grow the setting from its infancy. There is no doubt about it, setting up the Academy and Nursery from scratch takes vision, dedication and hard-work, but being part of that exciting and rare journey is exciting and it will be very rewarding to see the Academy and Nursery take shape over the next few years. To see more information about Newhall, please visit our website.

The children at Newhall are enthusiastic, keen to learn and a joy to work with. We are also supported by a growing community, including very supportive and engaged parents and an active Governing Body.

About the role

As one of the first members of staff to be appointed to Newhall Primary Academy and Nursery, you will help shape its future direction. You will work alongside our Nursery Manager, EYFS Leader and other EYFS staff to help create an exciting and vibrant Early Years, where all children thrive.

You will be based in the purpose built Nursery building. You will be line managed by an experienced Room Leader and be part of the wider Academy and Nursery Early Years Team.

What we're looking for:

We are looking for someone who is passionate about working in childcare, has previous experience in a day care setting and knowledge of the current Early Years Framework. You must have recent experience of working with 0 - 5 year olds, and be able to show evidence of this. If you are hard-working and thrive on a challenge, have a good standard of both spoken and written English, then we would like to hear from you.

The successful candidate will have:

· The motivation to achieve the very best for the children in our care and be relentless in the pursuit of excellence.

· Excellent inter-personal experience as an effective good and outstanding Early Years Practitioner.

· Excellent communication skills and a good sense of humour

· Good organisational skills

· Creativity which drives all aspects of care and education

In return we can offer:

· A firm commitment to you and your professional development.

· Friendly, supportive, enthusiastic and hardworking colleagues, staff and Governors.

· A growing learning community.

· Encouragement to develop new ideas and the opportunity to make a real difference.

· Coaching and mentoring from the academy's Senior Leadership Team.

· Fantastic trust-wide CPD opportunities

Vast opportunities for career progression

How to apply

We hope you will take the time to find out more about our new academy and experience our warm welcome. For further information about the role, or to arrange an informal discussion, please contact the school on 01279 215480 or email office@newhallacademy.org.

Completed applications should be sent via e-mail to head@newhallacademy.org by 30th May 2019.

Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview in the week beginning 3rd June 2019. Newhall Primary Academy and Nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Debbie Gayler
Reach2 Academy Trust
Newhall, Harlow
Essex, CM17 9xx
Telephone: 01283 246433
Email: head@newhallacademy.org