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30 January 2023

St Margarets Nursery & Pre-school

St Margarets Nursery & Pre-school

Nursery Practitioner

Edinburgh City

Starting Salary £12 - £16.50 

St Margarets Nursery & Pre-school currently have over 40 staff members, and we are looking to recruit experienced Early Years Practitioners to join our amazing team. 

You must have SVQ Level 3, Level 4, HNC, GTC registered or equivalent in Early Education. £23,000 - £29,640 per year, depending on qualifications & experience. Working 38 hours per week, between 7:45 am - 6 pm 4 days per week with 1 full day off. 

We currently have vacancies available with all our age groups; we are open to discussions on room/age preferences. 

Key elements of the post: 

Ensure your room is set up prior to the children entering in the morning/afternoon session. Plan, observe, evaluate and reflect on learning experiences for the children. Ensure activities are age/stage appropriate and/or appropriate for the individual child. Ensure that children are actively engaged in activities indoors and outdoors. Ensure the health and safety, cleaning & outdoor checklists are carried out prior to the nursery opening and where applicable throughout the day. Positively communicate with parents/guardians to ensure we are up to date with the child’s routine i.e. sleep patterns, mealtimes development etc. Ensure floor books, self-evaluation, playroom practice observations are up to date and reflects the children's voice. Work as part of a key worker system, ensuring you know your key children's individual needs, next steps and achievements. Effective use of Edinburgh Council toolkits and contribution towards self-evaluation across the nursery setting, using How Good is Our Early Learning and Childcare and Building the Ambition. Be a reflective practitioner who will role model and work with a team. Adhere to St Margarets Nursery & Pre-school's policies and procedures. Always have a polite, professional and approachable manner. Create a safe and stimulating learning environment and provide a high standard of care for the children. Keep up to date with all Early Years documents, regulations, Child Acts, and new policies and procedures that are regularly changing. 

Staff benefits include: 

- 33 days of annual leave pro rata. 

- Over time is paid time & 1/2 of hourly rate. 

- Personal training sessions paid for by the company, twice per week in the nursery. 

- up to 50% off childcare. 

- 1 day off per week for a better work/life balance, spend your day off as you wish! 

- Competitive salaries as a well established single partner provider nursery, no set bands. 

- Closed from Christmas Eve over New Year to allow you to spend time with family/friends. 

- Company card with 40% discount in selected bars and restaurants in Edinburgh. 

- All staff have 5 prepaid counselling sessions ready for them to use, if they ever feel they need to talk to a professional in confidence. 

- Star of the month vouchers up to £100. 

- Full nursery uniform including polo shirts, waterproof jackets, tunics, gilets & jumpers. 

- Staff are welcome to eat our food with the children for breakfast, lunch & snack. 

- Paid contributions towards further qualifications, expanding your knowledge. 

- Team bonding days/nights out are fully paid by the company including Christmas night out each year 

- VIP Glitter ball tickets. 

- Full time chefs, cleaners, maintenance, finance, lunch covers, receptionist and management team to allow you to give your full attention to the children in your care. 

Job Types: Full-time, Contract, Permanent 

Salary: £23,000.00-£29,640.00 per year

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