Nursery Practitioner

Apple Tree Day Nursery, Braintree

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Job Ref No. ECC2695272-1S Position Type: Early Years Pay Range: Minimum wage
Position Start Date: 26/02/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 20/12/2023 Midnight Date of Interviews: 15th January 2024 Shortlisting Starts:  19/01/2024

Job Description

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We require a Level 3 Nursery Practitioner to join our small friendly team.

Nursery is open Monday to Friday from 7.45am to 18.00pm, for 51 weeks of the year.

Staff are required to work 8-hour shifts between these hours.

All staff receive 21 days holiday plus Bank Holidays. 3 days must be taken between Christmas and New Year when the nursery is closed.

First Aid and Level 2 Safeguarding qualifications are preferred but not essential as training will be given.

The successful candidate must be outgoing and have a friendly, kind nature. They should have a thorough knowledge of the EYFS and how to provide for the well being of each individual child.

They should be prepared to have plenty of fun.

· You must have a warm smiling face that makes every child feel special.

· You must be able to laugh at jokes that you don't understand, or that you don't find funny!

· You will preferably have a little bit of quirkiness. If a child requests that you be a captain of a pirate ship, you will be the best pirate captain that you can be!

· You must feel comfortable telling everybody in the same room as you, that you are going to the toilet!

· The ability to sing in tune is not necessary, however the ability to sing out of tune in front of people is essential.

· You must be able to distribute warm hugs as required.

· Possess the skills required to rapidly count the heads of numerous moving small people is of the utmost importance.

· You must be comfortable entering public places on the way home from work, with unknown substances on your clothing.

· Being able to pretend to eat playdough creations realistically is required as well as that of drinking numerous cups of pretend tea.

· You must be prepared to have lots of fun in the workplace. Laughter is something you can expect to engage in for a large part of your working day!

· You must be prepared to feel loved, special and important to many young children and their families.

· You must be prepared to be silly and behave like a child yourself.

If you can do all of this then you are welcome to join our team!

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

Suzanne Banks
304 Cressing Road, Braintree
Essex, CM7 3PG
Telephone: 01376321858
Email: suzanne@appletreenursery.co.uk

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