8 April 2024

Are you ready to kick-start your career in early childhood education? As an Early Years Practitioner, you’ll be at the heart of our mission to inspire and support young learners. This is an exciting opportunity for candidates to join a team that values your enthusiasm and dedication to making a difference.

Job Title: Early Years Practitioner

Location: YMCA, Old Milton Rd, New Milton BH25 6DS

Company Description:

At YMCA Nursery Fairthorne Manor, we believe that everyone should have a fair chance to discover who they are and what they can become. Our approach to early years education is rooted in the belief that every child is unique, and it’s our privilege to support them on their journey of self-discovery and growth, nurturing futures every step of the way.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Promote a nurturing environment whilst engaging with children of all ages and developmental skills, encouraging each child to meet his/her potential by supporting them through learning and play with positive reinforcement and praise.
  • Support children, co-workers and parents alike; deliver stimulating indoor and outdoor activities; complete and record daily observations for children in your care; and plan their next developmental steps in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage.
  • Comply with policies and procedures outlined by the setting. 
  • Attend training opportunities for personal and professional development as well as the development of the organisation. 
  • Assist in ensuring that the Nursery is a safe environment for children.
  • Embrace the variety of each day, use initiative to keep children engaged and support their emotional needs as they arise. 

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Level 2/3 childcare qualification or relevant experience is desirable.
  • A commitment to providing high-quality childcare including physical care and hygienic practice for children aged 4 months – 5 years.
  • Have an understanding of the developmental needs of children, Statutory Framework and relevant legislation.
  • Basic knowledge of health and safety.
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding good practice.
  • Paediatric First Aid qualification or willingness to train.

If you’re passionate about early childhood education and ready to make a difference, we’d love to hear from you! Join us in nurturing futures and creating a brighter tomorrow for all. Apply now to start your Early Years career.

Early Years Employee Benefits

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Please apply now for this rewarding position and be part of an amazing charity that continues to support and achieve wonderful things within the community.

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