Full-time (37 hours per week) or Part-time (18½ hours per week) available Salary Grade: G4 – £18,795-£19,171 per annum (pro rata for part-time)

We are currently looking for an experienced and qualified Early Years Level 3 practitioner, who has a loving and caring nature to join our friendly and professional team.

The chosen candidate will need to have specific experience working with children aged 0-5 years, and be able to assist the Team Leaders and other childcare practitioners across the centre in providing a safe, caring, stimulating environment for the children in our care.

Happy Days is committed to Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment and so will offer a full induction and professional development programme for the chosen candidate. The candidate will be required to have a good understanding and working knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), and be able to carry out the role of a key person within the setting, nurturing, supporting and developing a group of key children. A good knowledge of Safeguarding within an early years setting will also be required. The candidate must also hold a relevant Early Years Qualification as found on the DFE Early Years Qualification check website (Legal requirement)

We will also ask the successful candidate to complete any of our mandatory training courses that they do not already possess via our e-learning programme prior to their start date with us. These include safeguarding, behaviour management, food hygiene etc

The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of our Personnel Recruitment specification and be subject to an enhanced DBS check. A prohibition from teaching check will also be completed for all applicants. Minsthorpe Community College is committed to equality of opportunity and upholding the principles of the Equality Act 2010. We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. Only applications submitted with a completed Minsthorpe Academy Trust Application Form will be considered.

All applicants will be invited to spend some time at Happy Days Children’s Centre prior to interview.

Please send completed application forms to Cath Green, Director of HR & Associate Teams – – by Midday – Friday 13th March 2020.

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