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Job Ref No. ECC414291-1S Position Type: Early Years Pay Range: 18,335
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 02/03/2020 Midnight Date of Interviews: 11 March 2020  

Job Description

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UECS - Day Nursery

Set in the peaceful surroundings of Wivenhoe Park on our Colchester Campus, our Day Nursery offers high quality day care to children from 3 months to 5 years. We serve the local community, University staff and students.

Wivenhoe Park Day Nursery is part of the University of Essex Campus Services Limited and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Essex, created in 2010 to manage its diverse range of commercial functions.

Duties of the role

We are currently recruiting for 3 qualified Early Years Educators to join our friendly and diverse team at the Day Nursery (2 x permanent, full-time, and 1 x fixed-term, part-time). The fixed-term post is from 16 March 2020 to 16 March 2021 to cover a period of maternity leave for a permanent member of staff.

Responsibilities will include; planning and implementing learning opportunities for children aged under 3 years old, demonstrating care, value and respect for children. To work as a team and to work closely with parents to keep them informed of their child's developments. Following Ofsted requirements and follow health and safety guidelines at all times, whilst adhering to safeguarding procedures at all times.

Qualifications and skills required

We are looking for candidates that are passionate about the early years and value children as independent and unique learners. Who enjoy supporting children to learn and develop through a child led approach into confident individuals that are eventually ready to start school.

You will have an NVQ level 3 in childcare or equivalent and have previous experience of working within a childcare setting and particularly with children under the age of 5. Sound knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage is essential, ideally with experience of working in a multi-cultural environment.

It is essential that you are able to communicate clearly and effectively with children, parents and colleagues, and you are able to work effectively in a team.

Due to the nature of the work, this appointment is subject to a criminal record check, known as a Disclosure. You will also have the ability to undertake the physical aspects of the post.

To apply, please click onthe followinglink, where you will be redirected to our vacancies page; . Here youwill findfurther information about this role, including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here. Please state on your application which position you are applying for (permanent, full-time, or fixed-term, part-time).

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

Nikki Owen OR Dawn Saunders
University of Essex
Colchester Campus, Colchester
Essex, CO4 3SQ
Telephone: 01206 873495