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Early Years Practitioner (Childcare)

Pinocchio's Children's Nurseries


Early Years Practitioner (Childcare)

Pinocchio's Children's Nurseries Apply Now
Salary £10,920 per year Location PENICUIK Hours of work Full-time (35 Hours) Training provider PA Training Closing date 30/05/2023 Qualification SCQF Level 7
This employer is part of the Disability Confident scheme. This means if you identify yourself as disabled, and meet the minimum criteria for this job, you should be offered an interview.

Job overview

At Pinocchio's nurseries in Edinburgh and Midlothian we strive to put each child's individual social and emotional needs first. We passionately believe that when children are happy, then they will progress and be ready to succeed on their adventure through learning. You will work as part of a family run group of 5 nurseries across Edinburgh and Midlothian.

Pinocchio's Children's Nurseries has recently been accredited with Gold Award in Investors in People and Silver Award in Investors in Young People showing the investment in all employees.

Staff benefits include 28 days holiday per year increasing by one day per year of service up to a maximum of 33 days, employee of the month scheme, subsidised lunches, discount on Pinocchio's Nursery fees and more.

There is an established support team in place including Standards and Quality Manager, Accountants and each setting having Cleaners and Chefs meaning you can focus on the children in your care.

As an apprentice practitioner, you will be responsible for working as a team, to help provide a stimulating, safe environment for children to grow and develop. We are looking for someone who enjoys spending time outdoors, supporting children to learn. Outdoor play is an important part of the day for the children and we look at it as an extension and continuation of the playroom.

What will I learn?

You will work toward the practitioner qualification - Social Services (Children and Young People) SVQ 3 at SCQF Level 7 which will take approximately 18 months. You will be supported in the workplace to learn all aspects of the role and in addition, will attend off the job training workshops on a monthly basis.

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

National 5 English preferred.
This role would suit someone who has good communication skills, excellent time keeping and is reliable. It would also suit someone who has a caring and nurturing nature.

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