29 April 2024

Do you love working with children but looking for a more flexible way of working than being tied to a specific number of hours per week? We’re on the lookout for someone to join our team on a casual basis to provide cover across our nurseries.

With no commitment to the minimum number of hours per week, you’ll have the freedom to pick and choose from the available shifts where we require cover. So you can select the shifts that work best for you while doing a job that you’re passionate about!

Job Title: Early Years Practitioner – Casual Hours (Holiday, Sickness Cover)

Location: Fairthorne Manor, YMCA, Southampton SO30 2GH

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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