2 December 2019

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To advertise your vacancy, you will need to email fsc.team@hertfordshire.gov.uk with the pro forma and any other revelant documents. 

Early years practitioner – URC Pre-School Harpenden

Monday and Tuesday: 8.45am – 1.15pm

Wednesday and Thursday: 8.45am – 3pm

First Friday of each half term: 9am – 12pm
Salary £8.25 per hour
Full time/part time/term time Temporary term time position
Location Vaughan Road, Harpenden

The URC Pre-School and Nursery provides education and care for children from the age of 2 to 5 years in the centre of Harpenden. The pre-school and nursery were rated Ofsted outstanding in their last inspection and recently won ‘Nursery of the Year’ at the Herts Advertiser School Awards 2019.

We are looking to employ an enthusiastic, caring individual with a qualification in childcare (minimum of cache level 3, NVQ level 3 or equivalent). Past experience in a similar setting is desirable but not essential.

The main duties include but are not limited to:

  • acting as a key person for a number of children and to therefore be responsible for the assessment, recording and monitoring of the needs of these allocated children
  • to work in partnership with our parents are carers to aid learning, development and welfare of the children in our setting
  • to understand and be actively involved in the implementation of the pre-school’s policies, practice and procedures
  • to help plan activities for the children which abide by the standards set out in the early years foundation stage curriculum
  • to report possible evidence of child abuse and other safeguarding issues to one of the designated safeguarding officers on site. 

The full job description can be found on our website.

This position will remain open until filled.
For more information please email manager@urcpreschool.com.

Pre-school manager – Knutsford Community Pre-School
Hours 8.30am – 3.45pm Monday - Friday
Salary TBA depending on experience
Full time/part time/term time Full time, term time
Location North Watford, WD24 7ER

Knutsford Community Pre-school are looking for a friendly, enthusiastic, inspiring leader with at least two years proven experience of working in an early year’s care & education setting. Applicants must be SENCO trained and qualified to level 3 early years, with a commitment to obtaining a level 4 qualification.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • ensuring the welfare & safety of the children is paramount and any needs are acted upon
  • drawing up curriculum & daily activity plans as a team; considering early years foundation stage (EYFS) and children’s individual needs, through observation, interaction and assessment
  • maintain a development plan ensuring the setting receives a minimum ‘good’ Ofsted rating
  • ensure all staff are suitably trained, supported & systems are in place for managing all aspects of their employment and keeping CPD records
  • liaise closely with parents/carers, committee, Ofsted and other professionals as necessary.

The closing date is Friday 31 January 2020.

For more information please contact knutsfordpreschool@hotmail.co.uk

Pre-school assistant/key worker - Marshalswick

8am – 1pm or 9 am - 1pm

Salary Minimum £8.50 or based on experience
Full time/part time/term time Term time only
Location Marshalswick, St Albans

Offering early years education for 2-5 year olds, in a nurturing, stimulating and inclusive environment.

The successful candidate will be qualified to work in the early year’s workforce. Reliable and ideally a level 3 or above. Consideration will be given to the right candidate with a level 2 qualification in early years with at least one years experience.

Main priorities include:

  • to act as key person to a group of children and use systems of observation and record keeping so that their attainment and progress are effectively and regularly assessed under the Early Years Statutory Framework
  • to ensure personalised play and learning experiences are planned for key children
  • good knowledge of safeguarding
  • build good partnerships with parents
  • flexible and a team player.
This position will remain open until filled.
For more information please contact Marshalswickpreschool@gmail.com

Early years practitioner - Home from Home Day Nursery
Hours 40 hours
Salary Dependant on experience
Full time/part time/term time Full time
Location St Albans

Level three qualified practitioner with at least two years experience required to start as soon as possible

We are an Ofsted outstanding nursery with an excellent reputation and a homely, friendly feel.

We offer:

  • performance/qualification based salary reviews
  • attractive annual leave entitlement plus additional birthday day off
  • uniform allowance
  • automatic enrolment into a pension scheme
  • excellent pay
  • team building and social events
  • continuous personal development with excellent inhouse training
  • staff room with refreshments.

You must be a UK resident or hold a full UK visa and be willing to complete a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check.

This position will remain open until filled.

For more information please contact Anne or Sue on 01727 811212.


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