About the role
We are looking for an exemplary qualified level 2 or 3 Early Years Practitioner with a minimum of 1 year experience working in an early years setting to join our hard working, supportive and friendly team. This post is full time, working 37 hours a week, 50 weeks per year working with children aged 3 months to 4 years in our OUTSTANDING Early Years Setting. We are also willing to consider part-time hours with a suitable job share.
The role includes working in one of our 3 Day Care rooms as a key person, meeting the needs of our children, supporting children's development through observation, planning and activities and communicating with parents and other professionals. Staff must be enthusiastic and put the child at the centre of their work.
Day Care is currently open 5 days a week, 50 weeks a year from 8am to 6pm. Staff must be able to work to a rota system in order to ensure appropriate staffing levels and expertise are maintained throughout the Day Care opening periods. On occasions staff are requested to attend out of hours parent's evenings, staff meetings and whole school events.
We offer an excellent pension scheme through Hertfordshire County Council. 24 days annual leave which increases with service, along with an extra smiley day per year. We offer excellent training opportunities to enhance practitioners professional development these include NVQ level 2 and 3, Early Years Foundation Degree and BA (hons) degree. We also provide performance related targets through appraisals and a generous staff discount.
Howe Dell is an organisation that takes safer recruiting seriously and rigorous checks will be made as part of the process relating to any appointments to the School and Day Care.
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