Early Years Practitioner
- Location: Little Shoots Nursery, Trowbridge
- Salary: £10.42 / £11 per hour
Who we are?
YMCA Brunel Group is an independent, locally governed and managed charity operating in Mendip, Bath, Bristol, Wiltshire and South Somerset. We are part of the international YMCA movement. Our mission is to create supportive, inclusive and energising communities, where people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.
Our activities include:
Accommodation for over 700 people every year who are at risk of being homeless, who are on low incomes, experience barriers to work, or young people in need of high levels of support, who have often experienced trauma and difficult times in their lives. We don’t just provide a bed, we support people holistically and continually seek to help our residents gain the training, skills and confidence to lead independent lives.
A Health & Wellbeing centre in Bath, a community facility with a fully kitted out gym, functional fitness areas and extensive class programme.
Two commercial hostels in Bath and Bristol which help us cover our central costs.
Twelve youth clubs for young people aged 10-19, including 4 young carers groups, providing a space where they can have dedicated time to talk to trusted youth workers, access relevant information about issues that concern them, and develop their social networks.
Eight Ofsted registered Nurseries, providing spaces for up to 360 children where they are given opportunities and experiences that will set them up for their educational journeys and prepare them for their lives ahead.
What does the job entail?
You will be assisting in the provision of a secure, caring and comfortable environment that nurtures the physical, emotional and cognitive development in which children can learn through experiences and to liaise with families, colleagues and professionals for the benefit of the child in the setting.
What skills will the successful candidate need?
You will be a qualified early years educator (Level 3 or Level 2 but working towards a level 3)
What we offer
Enhanced sick pay allowances and paid compassionate and emergency dependent leave.
25 days holiday plus bank holidays
Cycle to work scheme
YMCA employee advantages
YMCA Brunel Group is an inclusive organisation and the post requires a shared commitment to equality and diversity.
The position is located in our Little Shoots Nursery in Trowbridge, Wiltshire
This is a full-time role, 37.5 hours per week, all year round.
Rate of Pay
For qualified Level 2 practitioners : £10.42 per hour
For qualified Level 3 practitioners: £11 per hour
Please find the job description and personal specification for this position as follows: Early Years practitioner Job Description
YMCA Brunel Group is committed to follow safer recruitment guidelines and all candidates will have to demonstrate full employment history, give 2 good references and be DBS checked. In line with the requirements of the Asylum & Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.