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Childcare Practitioner

Peek-a-boo Nursery School


Childcare Practitioner

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£8,632 per year Edinburgh Full-time (40 Hours) Training for Care 31/03/2020 SCQF Level 7

Job overview

The job will be in a private nursery as part of a team working with 0-3 year olds. Nurseries are fun, exciting and caring places to work with lots of different play activities on offer to create a stimulating and enjoyable learning environment for the children, both indoors and outdoors, combined with rest and relaxation time too.

A typical day would include planning and setting up a wide range of play activities to help promote the children’s physical, intellectual, language and social development plus other tasks such as preparing snacks, ensuring the environment is safe for the children and some cleaning and clearing up. You will be interacting with and supporting the children, and responding to their various needs.

What will I learn?

You will learn the on-the–job skills and competences required to achieve the SVQ3 Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF Level 7. You will also receive underpinning knowledge inputs, on either a day release or evening tutorial basis, plus regular SVQ portfolio support from your assessor who will also come out to visit and observe you in your workplace. You will be required to demonstrate Core Skills in ICT and Numeracy at SCQF level 5.

What qualification or qualities are required?

You’ll have a head start in this vacancy if you’ve completed a Foundation Apprenticeship in a related field. We’ll need you to provide evidence of your qualification and show you gained the relevant skills from your placement

Funding is available for people aged between 16 and 19 years of age and for those under 29 who are disabled or care experienced. To be eligible you should have, or expect to achieve, a minimum of 3 National 4 or 5s.

Although previous experience is not required some, e.g. baby sitting or school work experience with children, is helpful. The ability to demonstrate a genuine commitment and desire to work with children is most important, and reliability, ability to use initiative and good interpersonal and communication skills are all essential.

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