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Nursery practitioner

St Swithun’s Sunbeams Pre-School

Southsea, PO5 2RG – visit the St Swithun’s Catholic Primary School website.

St Swithun’s Primary School is an oversubscribed ‘Good’ school. St Swithun’s Sunbeams Preschool, for 2-4-year-olds, is based in the school grounds with full use of the school’s facilities.

We are looking to recruit an experienced Nursery Practitioner to work 33.75 hours per week, Monday-Friday, standard school term times only, initially on a fixed term basis for one year.

The role

  • Minimum qualification and experience required
    • NVQ3 or equivalent
    • Experience as working as part of a team
    • Experience of acting as a Key Person, taking responsibility for the care and education of a group of children
    • Excellent time management skills
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Energy and enthusiasm
    • Paediatric first aid trained or willing to undertake training
  • Full/part-time
    • 33.75 hours per week, term-time only
  • Salary
    • Band 4
  • Closing date
    • 9am on 9 December 2022

Application process

Applications must be submitted on an application form which can be obtained by contacting School Business Manager. CVs will not be accepted. For an informal discussion about the role, please contact School Business Manager 023 9282 9339.

Visits to the pre-school are strongly encouraged. Please email correspondence@sscps.co.uk to arrange a visit.

Midday Assistant

Sunbeams Pre-School at St Swithun’s Catholic Primary School

Sunbeams Pre-School at St Swithun’s Catholic Primary School, Southsea, PO5 2RG
Website

We are an outstanding nursery providing high quality childcare to children aged 0-4years.  We pride ourselves on having a committed and caring team of staff who support children’s learning, development and well-being.

The role

  • Minimum qualification and experience required
    Previous experience working in a pre-school required
  • Full/part-time
    11.45 am – 12. 45 pm, Monday – Friday, term time only
  • Salary
    Band 1, FTE £20,258 – £20,441, pro-rata £2,425 – £2,491
  • Closing date
    9 am, 9 December 2022

Application Process

Apply by emailing correspondence@sscps.co.uk

We are committed to safeguarding children and follow safe recruitment procedures.  All appointments are subject to a minimum of two satisfactory references, an Enhanced DBS check and successful completion of an induction period.

 

Pre-school Practitioner

Little Sunbeams Pre School

Little Sunbeams Pre School-C/O Mayfield School Mayfield Road Portsmouth P02 0RH

We provide high quality childcare to children aged 6months-4years.  We pride ourselves on having a committed and caring team of staff who support children’s learning, development and well-being.

The Role

  • Minimum qualification and experience required
    Level 2 or 3
  • Full/Part Time
    Full time
  • Salary
    Competitive rates of pay
  • Closing Date
    16 December 2022

Application Process

CVs can be submitted online.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Mrs Edwards on 07807483755 or email sunbeams@mayfield.portsmouth.sch.uk

We are committed to safeguarding children and follow safe recruitment procedures.  All appointments are subject to a minimum of two satisfactory references, an Enhanced DBS check and successful completion of an induction period.

Nursery Practitioner

St Swithun’s Sunbeams Pre-School Southsea, PO5 2RG

Milton PO4 8ET

We are a term time committee run preschool based in the Milton area of Portsmouth on the site of Milton Park Primary School. We are a sessional run pre-school who offer half day sessions and all days from 8.30am until 3.30pm. We pride ourselves in offering a happy stimulating environment where children have the opportunity to learn through a continuous provision, being supported by our friendly team of committed caring staff.

The Role

St Swithun’s Primary School is an oversubscribed ‘Good’ school. St Swithun’s Sunbeams Preschool, for 2-4-yearolds, is based in the school grounds with full use of the school’s facilities.

We are looking to recruit an experienced Nursery Practitioner.

  • Minimum qualification and experience required:
    • NVQ3 or equivalent
    • Experience as working as part of a team
    • Experience of acting as a Key Person, taking responsibility for the care and education of a group of children
    • Excellent time management skills
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Energy and enthusiasm
    • Paediatric first aid trained or willing to undertake training
  • Full/Part Time: Term time only 33.75 hours per week Monday-Friday, initially on a fixed term basis for one year
  • Closing Date: midday 16 November 2022

Application Process

Applications must be submitted on an application form which can be obtained by contacting the School Business Manager on 023 9282 9339. CVs will not be accepted although can be included with application form.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact the School Business Manager.

Visits to the pre-school are strongly encouraged. Please email correspondence@sscps.co.uk to arrange a visit.

We are committed to safeguarding children and follow safe recruitment procedures. All appointments are subject to a minimum of two satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS check and successful completion of an induction period.

Early Years Bank Staff

YMCA Whale Island Nursery

HMS Excellent, Whale Island, PO2 8ER
YMCA childcare website

Located in the grounds of HMS Excellent, convenient for the M275, our nursery provides excellent quality childcare for service families and the local community in Portsmouth.

The nursery is on a naval base, offering children a unique sense of safety and freedom. Children access a wide range of activities enabling them to learn and develop through play. Each day brings a different adventure: exploring shoreline nature trails, watching helicopters land, or listening to the Royal Marines Band.

The Role

We are seeking Early Year Bank Staff

  • Minimum qualification and experience required:
    • Level 3 childcare qualification or relevant experience and willingness to train.
    • An understanding of the developmental needs of children.
    • Basic knowledge of health and safety.
    • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding good practice.
    • Paediatric First Aid qualification or willingness to train
  • Full/Part Time: Zero Hours
  • Salary Range: £7.70 – £9.50 ph
  • Closing Date: Ongoing

Application Process 

Applications must be submitted online. For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Chelsey Croucher on 02392 547182 or email chelsey.croucher@ymca-fg.org

We are committed to safeguarding children and follow safe recruitment procedures. All appointments are subject to a minimum of two satisfactory references, an Enhanced DBS check and successful completion of an induction period

Early Years Practitioner (lunch cover)

YMCA Whale Island Nursery

HMS Excellent, Whale Island, PO2 8ER
YMCA childcare website

Located in the grounds of HMS Excellent, convenient for the M275, our nursery provides excellent quality childcare for service families and the local community in Portsmouth.

The nursery is on a naval base, offering children a unique sense of safety and freedom. Children access a wide range of activities enabling them to learn and develop through play. Each day brings a different adventure: exploring shoreline nature trails, watching helicopters land, or listening to the Royal Marines Band.

The Role

We are seeking an Early Years Practitioner (lunch cover)

  • Minimum qualification and experience required:
    • Level 3 childcare qualification or relevant experience and willingness to train.
    • An understanding of the developmental needs of children.
    • Basic knowledge of health and safety.
    • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding good practice.
    • Paediatric First Aid qualification or willingness to train
  • Full/Part Time: Part time, 16 hours per week
  • Salary Range: £18525 – £22,885 (pro rata)
  • Closing Date: Ongoing

Application Process 

Applications must be submitted online. For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Chelsey Croucher on 02392 547182 or email chelsey.croucher@ymca-fg.org

We are committed to safeguarding children and follow safe recruitment procedures. All appointments are subject to a minimum of two satisfactory references, an Enhanced DBS check and successful completion of an induction period

Breakfast and Afterschool Club Manager

Southsea school in Portsmouth, PO4 0PX

Binsteed Childcare Services Ltd

The Role

This vacancy is for a Manager at our busy breakfast and afterschool clubs at Craneswater Junior school for children aged 7-11. Enthusiasm, reliability and good organisational skills necessary. A sound knowledge of safeguarding children and behaviour management.

  • Minimum qualification and experience required: Level 3 childcare qualification and experience in leading a small team of play workers.
  • Full Time/Part time: Part time, term time only
  • Salary range: To be negotiated
  • Closing date: Ongoing

Application Process

Applications must be submitted on an application form which can be obtained by contacting Sue Jupp, Managing Director:

CVs will not be accepted.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Sue Jupp.

We are committed to safeguarding children and follow safer recruitment procedures. All appointments are subject to a minimum of two satisfactory references, an Enhanced DBS check and successful completion of an induction period.

Early Years Practitioner (Maternity Cover) - The Haven Nursery

The Salvation Army, Lake Road, Portsmouth, PO1 4HA

http://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/early-years/have-nursery

We are seeking an Early Years Practitioner (Maternity Cover)

  • Minimum qualification and experience required:
    • A full and relevant Level 2 or 3 qualification or equivalent
    • Experience working with children aged between 0-5 years
    • A good understanding of child development
    • Good knowledge of safeguarding, health and safety and food hygiene
    • An understanding of the mission of The Salvation Army
  • Full/part time: 37.5 per week
  • Salary range: £9.25 per hour
  • Closing date for applications: N/A

We are committed to safeguarding children and follow safe recruitment procedures. All appointments are subject to a minimum of two satisfactory references, an Enhanced DBS check and successful completion of an induction period.

Contact details/other information for applicants:
Recruitment@Salvationarmy.org.uk or call us on: 0207 326 2070 if you have any questions.

Preschool Deputy Manager - Springwood Preschool

St Albans Church, 104 Copnor Road, Copnor, Portsmouth, PO3 5AL

Visit the Springwood Preschool and nursery webpage

This post is subject to an enhanced criminal records check.

Springwood Preschool is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment All employees will be expected to complete a new enhanced DBS check if they are not part of the enhanced DBS Update Service already.

Springwood Preschool is a friendly and welcoming provision for children and families. We are open Term-Time from 9am – 3pm.

The setting itself has spacious main hall, and the smaller one we can use for group sessions or 1to1 time. We have a free flow garden we can use too. We offer natural materials for children to investigate and explore. We are incorporating Curiosity Approach in our setting. Children are free to explore in our large creating station with support from our friendly team of qualified staff. Springwood’s team provide fun, challenging experiences through a well planned environment that supports child’s individual intents (knowledge, skills we want them to acquire). Children take part in small group activities each session. We provide fun soft play, climbing frames, physical equipment, balls with target practice, musical instrument and much more. Our outside space provides room for children to run, climb, jump or dig in our free flow garden, where children have the opportunity to play outside in all weathers.

We encourage our parents to support their children’s learning at home as well as at preschool by building strong positive relationships with our families. The setting supports children with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and children who speak English as an additional language.

Our children should bring their pack lunch if staying with us all day. We also offer healthy snacks throughout the day.

The role

Are you looking for your next management opportunity? Are you looking for a change? Do you love working with children? Are you nurturing and enthusiastic? If yes we currently have a vacancy to join our amazing team!

Minimum qualification and experience required:

  • MUST be Level 3 or above with full and relevant early years qualification
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal in English language
  • Childcare experience in management role (2 years preferable)
  • Sound understanding of the EYFS statutory framework 2021.
  • Desirable skills:
    Stay focus and works well under pressure.
    Great communication skills and confidence to build relationships with families.
    Good organising skills.
    Is fun and has good sense of humour.
    High drive for continuous improvement – own and the whole setting.
    Have a commitment to diversity and equal opportunities.
    The ability to be flexible, forward thinking and to work as part of a team.
  • Full/part time: Full time, Term-time
  • Salary range: £9.15 – 9.80 per hour
  • Closing date for applications: Ongoing

Application Process

Please email us your CV at springwoodcopnor@gmail.com  We will then send you an application form and health declaration to complete. Short listed candidates will be invited for two-parts interview. Both parts, formal and stay and play, take approximately two hours each (total four hours) and can be completed on separate days.

Alternatively you can apply via INDEED

Contact details/other information for applicants:

If you would like further details, an informal discussion, and application pack or arrange a visit (TBD), please contact us on 07434978487 or springwoodcopnor@gmail.com

Level 3 Nursery Practitioners and Nursery Room Manager - Tops Day Nurseries

Portsmouth Area – PO6 3LY

The role

Level 3 Nursery Practitioners and Nursery Room Manager

We are an outstanding nursery providing high quality childcare to children aged 0-4years. We pride ourselves on having a committed and caring team of staff who support children’s learning, development and well-being.

We are committed to safeguarding children and follow safe recruitment procedures. All appointments are subject to a
minimum of two satisfactory references, an Enhanced DBS check and successful completion of an induction period.

  • Minimum qualification and experience required: Level 3 Early Years Qualification
  • Full/part time:  Full and Part Time
  • Salary range: From £10.09 an hour
  • Closing date for applications: Ongoing

Application Process

Applications must be submitted on an application form which can be obtained by contacting Yusuf Akanni on 01202 551553 or Recruitment@topsandaspire.co.uk. CVs will not be accepted.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Yusuf Akanni on 01202 551553.

Contact details/other information for applicants:

Visit the Tops Day Nurseries website

Email: Recruitment@topsandaspire.co.uk
Phone: 01202 551553
Point of Contact: Yusuf Akanni

Twinkle Cottage Day Nursery - Nursery Practitioners

Fratton, PO1 5AJ

Twinkle Cottage Day Nursery website

The Role

We are seeking two fulltime Nursery Practitioners:

1, Nursery Practitioner for 1-1 support for children with Send, this is a fulltime role

2, Fulltime qualified level 2/3 who is able to work with all ages across the nursery,

Our last Ofsted report was judged GOOD.  We are a large full day nursery providing high quality home from home, nurturing and loving childcare to children aged 0-4years.  We pride ourselves on having a committed and caring team of staff who support children’s learning, development, curiosity and well-being.

  • Minimum qualification and experience required:
    • Level 3 Childcare qualification preferred.

    Full/part time: Full time positions

    Salary range: Competitive and favourable rates of pay

    Closing date for applications: Ongoing

Application Process

Applications must be submitted on an application form which can be obtained by contacting
Anna.reilly@thetwinklecottage.co.uk.

CVs will not be accepted. For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Anna Reilly Nursery Manager 02392828888

We are committed to safeguarding children and follow safe recruitment procedures.  All appointments are subject to a minimum of two satisfactory references, an Enhanced DBS check and successful completion of an induction period.

Nursery Practitioner - Leapfrog Neighbourhood Nursery

Southsea, PO5

Leapfrog Neighbourhood Nursery website.

The Role

Nursery Practitioner

Do you want to be part of an Ofsted Outstanding rated nursery in the heart of Southsea with clear progression and development opportunities? Do you want to be part of a great team who are passionate about delivering excellent childcare supporting children’s learning, development and well-being?

We are growing and we need fun-loving, enthusiastic practitioners to join our lively nursery team. By joining Leapfrog, you will find yourself working in an inclusive environment surrounded by friendly and supportive colleagues.

On a day-to-day basis you will be involved in developing and delivering exciting activities and stimulating experiences for children to enable them to have fun and actively learn through purposeful play.

  • Minimum qualification and experience required:
    • A full and relevant Level 2 or Level 3 qualification essential
    • Paediatric First Aid desired
    • Food Hygiene desired
    • Minimum 2 years experience working with children 0-5 years with a good understanding of child development
    • Good knowledge of safeguarding, health and safety
    • Applicant must be fun and motivated, reliable and demonstrate a willingness to learn

    Full/part time: Full time (37.5 hours) / Part time (25-30 hours) Overtime available

  • Salary range: Competitive and favourable rates of pay £13,000-£25,000 depending on hours
  • Closing date for applications:  31 October 2022

Application Process

Applications must be submitted on an application form which can be obtained by emailing  admin@leapfrognursery.com or telephoning 02392 003125 / 02392 643776.

CVs will not be accepted.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Nursery Manager 02392 003125

Contact Details / Other Information for Applicants:

Visits to the nursery is strongly encouraged and recommended. Please email admin@leapfrognursery.com or call 02392 003125 / 02392 643776 to arrange a visit.

Applicants will be short listed and invited for interview for December/January start. Position available sooner if preferred.

We are committed to safeguarding children and follow safe recruitment procedures.  All appointments are subject to a minimum of two satisfactory references, an Enhanced DBS check and successful completion of an induction period.

YMCA – Fairthorne Group - variety of Early Years Practitioner roles

Botley, Hedge End, S030 2GH

Current vacancies YMCA – Fairthorne Group website.

The Role

We are seeking a variety of EYP roles, 1:1 and Sen, varied hours available, all day shifts, no weekends.

We are an outstanding nursery providing high quality childcare to children aged 0-4 years.  We pride ourselves on having a committed and caring team of staff who support children’s learning, development and well-being.

  • Minimum qualification and experience required:
    • Depending on role applying for, we take on unqualified apprentices up to Level 6 Early Years childcare for more senior roles.

    Full/part time: Both full and part-time

  • Salary range: £18525 – £27500 – again depending on role, and qualifications
  • Closing date for applications:  Ongoing

Application Process

CV’s  must be submitted via our website

Contact Details / Other Information for Applicants:

Recruitment@ymca-fg.org and Current Vacancies at YMCA Fairthorne Group – YMCA (ymca-fg.org)

We are committed to safeguarding children and follow safe recruitment procedures.  All appointments are subject to a minimum of two satisfactory references, an Enhanced DBS check and successful completion of an induction period.

Little Peoples Nursery

PO6 2EH , Portsmouth area (Drayton)

Little Peoples Nursery website

The Role

We are seeking an enthusiastic member to join our team.

Responsibilities will include being a Key Person, carrying out observations and uploading on to our on-line journals.

We are nursery providing high quality childcare to children aged 0-4years.  We pride ourselves on having a committed and caring team of staff who support children’s learning, development and well-being.

  • Minimum qualification and experience required:
    • level 3 qualified and 3 years’ experience
    • unqualified position available

    Full/part time: Full time 40 hr 8’s and 6’s needed in the hourly week. Maternity cover position could potentially continue longer if required

  • Salary range: Government minimum age-related pay
  • Closing date for applications: ongoing

Application Process

Applications must be submitted on an application form which can be obtained by contacting Louise Manager or Kirsty Deputy / info@littlepeoplesnursery.co.uk/ 02392357149

CVs will not be accepted.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Louise Nursery Manager or Kirsty Nursery Deputy on 02392 357149

Contact Details / Other Information for Applicants:

Louise Singleton Nursery Manager

Kirsty Kelleher Deputy

023 92357149 info@littlepeoplesnursery.co.uk

We are committed to safeguarding children and follow safe recruitment procedures.  All appointments are subject to a minimum of two satisfactory references, an Enhanced DBS check and successful completion of an induction period.