Early Years Practitioner
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Free Spirits is a busy 88 place Nursery, graded Outstanding by Ofsted. The Nursery caters for children 6 months to Pre School, located within the grounds of The Freeman Hospital.
Two vacancies have arisen within the Nursery for full time members of staff to join our 'Outstanding' team.
We are looking for passionate and energetic members of staff with a sound knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage and child development. Could you be this person?
Are you enthusiastic about working with children and supporting their learning and development?
- Interview Date: 14th June 2023
- 2 Full time Early Years Practitioners 37.5 hours per week
- You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.
Main duties of the job
Are you able to use your own initiative, research and keep your knowledge up to date?
As part of a team would you be able to plan varied and stimulating activities which challenge children's learning and development?
We would welcome applications from candidates who would like an opportunity to join our 'Outstanding' team. A sound knowledge of The Early Years Foundation Stage and a positive approach to child care is essential. Experience working with babies would be desirable.
A minimum of NVQ level 2 in childcare or an equivalent in childcare is essential. An NVQ level 3 in childcare or an equivalent in childcare would be desirable. Please ensure that your qualification is in childcare before you apply.
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.
Rated 'Outstanding' by theCQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.
We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.
Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.
We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.
- To care and supervise children aged 0-5years under the direction of the Lead Early Years Practitioner and the Senior Staff/Nursery Managers.
- To implement a structured and stimulating environment through play, under the direction of the Lead Early Years Practitioner, as a requirement of OFSTED.
- To supervise and assist students whilst on placement.
- To settle in new children, working closely with parents/carers under the direction of the Lead Early Years Practitioner.
Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.
As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.
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