Pre-school Practitioner

Ladybird Pre-school is looking for a Pre-school Practitioner from December 2012 to join our large and dedicated team providing high quality childcare within the village of Cottenham. You must have a relevant childcare qualification to at least NVQ 2 or equivalent (NVQ Level 3 is desirable) and working experience in an early years/childcare setting. You should be willing to learn and undertake training and to work competently with demonstrable experience of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

You should be able to demonstrate the skills and understanding to support the implementation of childcare and curriculum activities for children ages 2-4 years old whilst ensuring safety and supervision at all times. Experience of being akeyworker and of providing verbal and written feedback to parents is essential. You must have up to date knowledge of child protection issues and procedures and a willingness to work with staff, Trustees and parents to support fundraising efforts for the pre-school.

In return for all of the above, we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to work in a professional, friendly and caring working environment within a purpose built building. Our staff are supportive and experienced and we are committed to providing professional development.

Hours of work will be:

Monday 8.30am –3.30pm

 Tuesday 8.30am -12.45pm

 Wednesday 8.30 –12.45pm

 Thursday 11.15am –3.30pm

 Friday 8.30am –3.30pm

 plus additional meetings and keyworking time.

 There may be the opportunity toincrease your hours during the school year.

The post is on a permanent basis but hours of work are reviewed annually at the beginning of the academic year.

At Ladybirds we are committed to safeguarding children and in line with the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board guidelines the successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check. We also have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately we are unable to offer employment to anyone who does not have the right to work in the UK and candidates invited to interview are requested to provide proof of their eligibility to work. This position is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Please contact us on 01954 250891 or for more information or an application form or visit our website

We warmly welcome visits to Ladybirds.

CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications: Friday 9

thNovember 2012