Early Years Practitioner
School
Newhall Primary Academy and Nursery
Location
Roundhouse Way Harlow, Essex, England CM17 9SF
Start Date
As soon as possible
Salary
£20,067 - £20,468 per annum + £626 outer fringe allowance

About the Role

We are offering:
• 31 days holiday per year (including bank holidays)
• excellent support and in-house training with the potential to develop your career through the Nursery and Academy
• Company sick pay scheme
• 20% childcare discount
• friendly, supportive, enthusiastic and hardworking colleagues, staff and governors
• lovely, kind children
• wonderful new working environment – both inside and outside
• opportunities to observe and share good practice within the nursery but also have the opportunity to meet with primary staff as we all share one large, very smart staffroom
• a supportive leadership team who will encourage innovation and initiative
• a wider network within REAch2 Academy Trust, of support, exceptional practice and excellent CPD opportunities, as well as access to an Employee Assistance Programme.

Working hours:
The role is full-time working 40 hours per week between the hours of 7am and 6.15pm Monday to Friday all year round. You will be required to attend monthly staff meetings.
Applicants must hold a level 3 qualification or above in childcare. You will be based in a room as a key worker and supporting the teaching and learning of the children in your care.

About us:
Newhall is a relatively new, state of the art academy on the Newhall development in Harlow, with the capacity for 420 children. It will grow year-on-year until it reaches full capacity. The Nursery has capacity for 56 children and is open all year round from 7.30am until 6pm. It offers both funded and private day care places.
The Academy and Nursery opened in September 2018 and we are now seeking additional staff to join us and be part of the unique opportunity to build and grow the setting from its infancy. There is no doubt about it, setting up the Academy and Nursery from scratch takes vision, dedication and hard work, but being part of that exciting and rare journey is exciting and it will be very rewarding to see the Academy and Nursery take shape over the next few years. To see more information about Newhall, please visit our website.

What we’re looking for:
We are looking for someone who is passionate about working in childcare, has previous experience in a day care setting and knowledge of the current Early Years Framework. You must have recent experience of working with 6 months to 5-year-olds and be able to show evidence of this. If you are hard-working and thrive on a challenge, have a good standard of both spoken and written English, then we would like to hear from you.
The successful candidate will have:
· The motivation to achieve the very best for the children in our care and be relentless in the pursuit of excellence.
· Excellent inter-personal experience as an effective good and outstanding Early Years Practitioner.
· Excellent communication skills and a good sense of humour
· Good organisational skills
· Creativity which drives all aspects of care and education

Closing Date
Friday 28th January 2022 at midday
Application Contact
Trust Social Media
Location

We hope you will take the time to find out more about our new academy and nursery and experience our warm welcome. For further information about the role, or to arrange an informal discussion, please contact the Newhall Primary Academy and Nursery Office.
Application forms can be downloaded from the documents section of this advert.
Completed application forms should be sent to Emma Pike, Nursery Manager at emma.pike@newhallacademy.org
REAch2 Academy Trust have an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Trust’s online Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separately.

REAch2 is continuously working towards improving the diversity of the Trust, and the experience for our staff from diverse backgrounds. We are clear that the value of greater diversity to the Trust lies in the way we will value difference when we work together towards richer solutions. 

We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience who feel they can make a real contribution to the Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.

REAch2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all adults working in or with our schools to share this commitment.

Enclosed in our application pack is a copy of our safer recruitment policy, which outlines the steps we take to ensure that we attract the most suitable, high calibre candidates, and to help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to working with them.

We encourage all potential candidates to read this policy carefully in order to fully understand what is expected of you in our recruitment process. All roles will be assessed for the appropriate level of DBS check, which will include a Children’s Barred List check if the role meets the criteria for regulated activity.

• 31 days holiday per year (including bank holidays)
• excellent support and in-house training with the potential to develop your career through the Nursery and Academy
• Company sick pay scheme
• 20% childcare discount
• friendly, supportive, enthusiastic and hardworking colleagues, staff and governors
• lovely, kind children
• wonderful new working environment – both inside and outside
• opportunities to observe and share good practice within the nursery but also have the opportunity to meet with primary staff as we all share one large, very smart staffroom
• a supportive leadership team who will encourage innovation and initiative
• a wider network within REAch2 Academy Trust, of support, exceptional practice and excellent CPD opportunities, as well as access to an Employee Assistance Programme.
• a competitive salary,
• Membership of the generous LGPS pension scheme,
As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership to ‘perks at work’.