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Fantastic opportunity to join the Happy Days Nursery Family in Rayleigh!
Staff wellbeing focus including an employee assistance Programme which offers 24/7 support including counselling, debt and financial advice and access to a health and wellbeing portal
A great environment, with a friendly, supportive and welcoming team
Career progression with continuous development opportunities geared towards your interests and strengths
A bonus scheme to recognise additional responsibilities within the nursery
Staff mentoring and coaching
Regular thank you treats
Rewards including 'Employee of the Month' and 'Going above and beyond'
Inhouse and external training opportunities
Great transport links
Free onsite parking
Happy Days Nursery is looking to welcome someone new to the family who shares our ethos of nurturing every child to become the best they can be and we want to be the nursery where you can fulfil your ambitions
We strive to enable our staff to also achieve their full potential. We value our staff highly, with many long-standing team members and a family feel with staff wellbeing and development placed as top priority. We offer staff mentoring and coaching.
We are looking for a Level 2 or Level 3 qualified Nursery Practitioner or Senior Nursery Practitioner to work as an enthusiastic and effective member of our nursery team.
This position is full or part-time with hours to be discussed at interview.
You will be a key person and be accountable for the care, learning and development of your key children; providing high quality care in a safe and stimulating environment where children can have fun, be happy and flourish, within statutory and regulatory requirements. With guidance, we expect you to ensure compliance with all company policies, Health and Safety legislation and safeguarding policies and procedures.
We are looking for a reflective practitioner who is hard working, enthusiastic and passionate about Early Years. A Level 3 Childcare qualification or above is desirable and we are looking for someone who is able to work effectively as part of a team, demonstrating high levels of professionalism. We expect you to have a good knowledge of the EYFS and child development and a good knowledge of safeguarding policies and procedures.
Key responsibilities and duties will include:
*To have a good knowledge of the EYFS and child development
*To be reflective and have a desire to undertake continuous professional development
*To have a secure knowledge of safeguarding policies and procedures
*To promote the inclusion of all children
*To be able to work effectively as part of a team and have a high degree of professionalism.
*To provide a safe and stimulating learning environment for all children, enabling them to have fun, be happy and flourish
*To build and maintaining strong partnerships with parents/carers
*To ensure that individual children's needs and interests are catered for through careful planning and by providing a high quality learning environment
*To keep records of your key children's development and share these with parents, carers and other key adults in children's lives
*To ensure a high standard of care for all children, recognising that every child is unique.
*To administer first aid and undertake health and safety checks linked to the nursery's risk assessments.
Happy Days Nursery (Rayleigh) Ltd is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all children and this post will be offered subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS and further suitability checks.
Information about the School
Our nursery is a happy, safe, secure and stimulating environment in which learning is actively encouraged through play. We provide resources, activities and first-hand experiences which allow children to explore and persevere and to become creative, confident learners.
We build positive relationships with families to support children’s emotional well-being and work within a framework which ensures equality of opportunity for all, aiming to meet children’s individual needs.