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Pre-school / Nursery Practitioner

Little Sunbeams Pre School

P02 0RH
Little Sunbeams Website

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

We are seeking Pre-school / Nursery Practitioner

  • Minimum qualification and experience required: Level 2 or 3 qualification experience not required.
  • Full/Part Time: Full time Monday – Friday, term time only provision
  • Salary Range: Competitive
  • Closing Date: 1 July 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.

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

Nursery practitioners

Wind in the Willows

Hester Road, Portsmouth PO4 8HB
info@windinthewillowspreschool.co.uk

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.

The Role

We are seeking Nursery Practitioners

  • Minimum qualification and experience required: Level 3 Childcare qualification preferred.  All CPD training is fully supported and encouraged
  • Full/Part Time: Full time / Part Time / Maternity Cover
  • Salary Range: Competitive and favourable rates of pay and attractive staff package
  • Closing Date: Ongoing

Application Process 

Applications must be submitted on an application form which can be obtained by contacting Karen Potter Owner/Director. CVs will not be accepted.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Karen Potter/Owner Director 02392 822956.

We are committed to safeguarding children and follow strict 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.

Level 3 Qualified Nursery Practitioner

Chivers Childcare

Paulsgrove PO6
Chivers childminding

We are opening a new nursery in Paulsgrove in the New Year. We will be providing childcare for children aged between 0-4years old, we will also be having a before and after school club if there is demand for it in the local area.

We have been childminding for the past 4 years and we are hoping to expand our team at the new setting with more people who enjoy caring for children as much as we do.

The Role

We are seeking a Level 3 Qualified Nursery Practitioner

  • Minimum qualification and experience required: Level 3 appropriate qualification 1 years’ experience
  • Full/Part Time: Full time
  • Salary Range: To be discussed on application
  • Closing Date: Ongoing

Application Process 

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact:

Samantha Chivers: 07981 275541

Email your CV to: contact@chiverschildcare.com

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.

Wind in the Willows

Multiple staff

Hester Road, Portsmouth PO4 8HB

Our last Ofsted report was judged good.  We are a full day nursery providing high quality childcare in a new provision to children aged 0-4years.  We pride ourselves on having a passionate, committed and caring team of staff who support children’s learning, development and well-being.

The Role

We are seeking new staff to join our existing teams within the 2 year room and baby rooms.

  • Minimum qualification and experience required: Level 3 Childcare qualification preferred although we would consider those training on Level 2 with a view to fulfilling their Level 3 qualification.  All training is fully supported.
  • Full/Part Time: Full time positions although part time job share would be considered
  • Salary Range: Competitive and favourable rates of pay
  • Closing Date: Ongoing

Application Process

Applications must be submitted on an application form which can be obtained by contacting Karen Potter Owner / Director. CVs will not be accepted.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Karen Potter / Owner Director 02392 822956 or email info@windinthewillowspreschool.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.

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.

Deputy Manager The Salvation Army, Noah's Ark Nursery

Fratton, PO1 5HZ

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.

We are a good 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

We are seeking a passionate Deputy Manager, who will lead the 2-5 years room.

  • Minimum qualification and experience required:
    • Level 3 in childcare and education or equivalent
    • 2 years Management experience
    • Clear understanding of Safeguarding, EYFS & child development.

    Full/part time: 40 hours a week, 51 weeks a year.

    Salary range: £11.55 per hour, 25 days annual leave + bank holidays; a contributory pension scheme; season ticket loan; an employee assistance programme.

    Closing date for applications: Ongoing

Application Process

Applications must be submitted on an application form which can be obtained by applying here. (*If experiencing difficulties Click on Search All Jobs from Jobs | The Salvation Army and then click on “Refine Job Search” Job reference V07290)

CVs will not be accepted. For an informal discussion about the role, please contact: Michelle on 02392 824 573

Nursery Practitioner St Jude’s Church Nursery

Southsea, PO5 3BW

Visit St Jude’s Church Nursery

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.

The role

Christian nursery providing care and education of children aged 2-4 years old seeking a Nursery Practitioner.

  • Minimum qualification and experience required:
    • Level 3 ideally with one year experience and experience of being a key person

    Full/part time: Temporary position to cover maternity leave from April 2022 until January – part time 21 hours a week Term time only.

    Salary range: £9.90 per hour

    Closing date for applications: 4th March 2022

Application Process

Applications must be submitted on an application for which can be obtained from:

Nursery Manager

St Jude’s Church Nursery, Silver Street, Southsea, Portsmouth,

PO5 3BW

Email: stjudes-nursery@btconnect.com

Tel: 023 92 821726

Contact details/other information for applicants:

Mrs Glanville on above number or email if you would like to visit prior to interview

Nursery Manager Alphabet Corner Nurseries

Portsmouth, North End. PO2 9HQ

Visit Alphabet Corner Nurseries

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.

We are a busy day nursery providing high quality childcare to children aged 0-4years.  We have two settings located a few doors apart, our ‘Little Alphabet’ for children aged 0-2yrs and ‘Alphabet Corner for children aged 2-4yrs. We are a friendly team that pride ourselves on support children’s learning, development and well-being.

The role

We have an opportunity for a Nursery Manager (early years qualified to level 3 or above) to join our team on a full-time basis. You must be passionate about all things early years, considerate, compassionate, and highly motivated to ensure our team and families are well cared for and well supported.

Working in partnership with the nursery owner, you will implement appropriate staff supervisions and performance development review, to ensure our team are fully supported to achieve and progress in their roles.

You will have the ability to successfully prioritise your workload and provide outstanding customer satisfaction, and your passion for all things early years.

Through positive interaction and role modelling of best practice, you will inspire our team to deliver all aspects of the EYFS and statutory requirements. You will proactively solve problems, identify and plan to overcome challenges and support our team to provide the highest levels of care which meets the needs of every child in the setting.

You will build professional relationships with parents, colleagues, and external professionals, to support children’s well-being and provide high levels of outstanding care. You will sensitively manage any challenges, working with the management team.

While providing professional childcare is highly important, we also encourage our team to have fun. After all, if you’re happy, the children will be happy.

  • Minimum qualification and experience required:
    • Early Years qualified to level 3 or above

    Full/part time: Full time

    Salary range: £23,000-£26,000 depended on hours and experience.

    Closing date for applications: Ongoing

Application Process

Applications must submit a CV and sent this to debbie@alphabetcorner.com (Nursery owner).

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Debbie Knowlton on 07766513862.

Contact details/other information for applicants:

debbie@alphabetcorner.com

07766513862

PRESCHOOL DEPUTY MANAGER SPRINGWOOD PRESCHOOL

ST ALBANS CHURCH, 104 COPNOR ROAD, COPNOR, PORTSMOUTH, PO3 5AL

Visit 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 09:00 am – 15:00 pm.

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 PH

    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

Nursery Practitioner (part-year) - University of Portsmouth Nursery

Burnaby Road, PORTSMOUTH

The role

Nursery Practitioner (part-year) – University of Portsmouth Nursery

  • Minimum qualification and experience required:
    • NVQ level 3 / NNEB / BTEC in childcare and 2 years post-qualification experience.

    Full/part time: 37 hours per week, 32 weeks per year, Sept to June

    Salary range: £14,214 to £15,764 (£20,600-£22,847 x 0.69 FTE) per annum

    Closing date for applications: Friday 01 April 2022

Application Process

To apply go to:  https://port.engageats.co.uk/

Interview date Wednesday 13 April 2022

Contact details/other information for applicants:

The University Nursery is committed to Safeguarding Children and an Enhanced DBS check is required for this post.  A pre-interview visit to the Nursery, to assess candidates’ working practice and attitudes to children, will be required.

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 Tops Day Nurseries website

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

Milton Park Pre-School Practitioner

Milton PO4 8ET

The role

Fixed temporary contract to cover maternity leave until at least April 2023.

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.

  • Minimum qualification and experience required:
    • Level 2/3 Childcare qualification with at least 1 years’ experience preferable required.

    Full/part time: Term time only 32.5 hrs per week to cover maternity leave until at least April 2023

    Salary range: To be discussed on interview

    Closing date for applications: Ongoing

Application Process

Applications must be submitted on an application form which can be obtained by contacting Sherralee Luff, manager by Email or telephone.

C Vs will not be accepted although can be included with application form.

Contact details/other information for applicants:

Sherry Luff Manager or Tina Smith Admin Manager

Telephone no. 07546215327

miltonparkpreschool@hotmail.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.

St Nicholas Preschool One to One Special Needs Assistant

North End, Portsmouth, PO2 0NG

Website for St Nicholas Preschool

The role

We are looking to appoint a One to One Special Needs Assistant on a temporary one year contract to provide one to one support for a child within the setting. The position is 32.5 hours a week 8.30am to 3.00pm Monday to Friday.

Start Date: 5 September 2022

We Are looking for someone who will encourage the child’s learning and development by creating a safe, caring, stimulating and exploratory environment, the role will include promoting positive relationships with parents, children, and colleagues. The role will also involve being a key person to that child.

The candidate will need to work well in a team and deliver a high-quality child centred approach to play, learning and care.

We are a term-time preschool providing high quality childcare to children aged 2-4years.  We pride ourselves on having a committed and caring team of staff who support children’s learning, development and well-being.

We have recently gained a GOOD Ofsted Report Sept 2021.

  • Minimum qualification and experience required:
    • The candidate must hold an approved, full and relevant Level 3 qualification for working in EYFS and have experience with SEN.

    Full/part time: Full Time, Term Time – 8.30am to 3.00pm Monday to Friday

    Salary range: £9.50 per hour

    Closing date for applications: Ongoing

Application Process

Applications must be submitted on an application form which can be obtained by contacting:

Karen Le-Clercq, Preschool Supervisor, stnicspreschool11@gmail.com  or 023 9242 6152.

CVs will not be accepted.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact:

Karen Le-Clercq, Preschool Supervisor, 023 9242 6152

Contact details/other information for applicants:

Please email stnicspreschool11@gmail.com or telephone 023 9242 6152 for an application form.

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.

Carousel (Hilsea) Nursery School Nursery Practitioner

Hilsea PO2 8ND

Website for Carousel Nursery School

The role

We are expanding our team and are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic Level 3 qualified Nursery Practitioner to come and join our growing team. You must be highly skilled, caring, and compassionate and have experience working in a nursery environment.

A good knowledge of the EYFS is also essential. You must have a childcare qualification such as NVQ 3/CACHE level 3 or equivalent.

We are looking for someone highly motivated, a positive influence on the children and the team, pro-active, reliable and must have the ability to use your own initiative.

We are a full day care setting for children aged 3 months to four years. Open 51 weeks a year.

We are an inclusive setting and pride ourselves on early intervention for children with emerging SEND needs. Our staff team are flexible and adapt to all age groups, sharing our knowledge in termly group meetings and monthly staff meetings. We allow children to flourish by providing activities and resources that have a good balance of child and adult led time. We promote independence, self-care skills, equality and use positive reinforcement in our approach to behaviour management. We support our staff through in house training and online courses to continually develop our team’s skill set, experience and always reflect on our working practice.

  • Minimum qualification and experience required:
    • NVQ 3/CACHE level 3 in Childcare and education or equivalent.

    Full/part time: Full time and Lunch cover positions

    Salary range: Reflective of age and experience

    Closing date for applications: 22 July 2022

Application Process

CV’s must be sent to carouselnursery@icloud.com

Contact details/other information for applicants:

Phone: 02392 677377

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. An enhanced DBS is required for this role as well as 2 references.