Nursery Practitioner

Nursery Practitioner

Job Description

Nursery Practitioner

Full Time/Part Time hours Available

Do you especially enjoy working with children under 5 years (or Early Years) and the rewards that sharing development milestones brings? Are you looking to work collaboratively and creatively in a beautiful environment? Do you hold a recognised childcare qualification? Are you committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children?

We are looking for a full time, qualified Nursery Practitioner to join our brilliant team at the RSC Nursery in our wonderful newly refurbished premises on Waterside in Stratford Town Centre. This is a permanent opportunity, working up to 45 hours, 5 days a week.

The RSC Nursery has recently relocated and is a well-equipped environment that allows children to explore and learn through play. With a messy play space, free-flow activity areas, nutritious home-cooked food, and a large inclusive outside learning garden, you can be certain that the setting offers a nurturing and caring environment for children to flourish, learn and enjoy. To find out more download the RSC Nursery Prospectus.

In this role your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing a safe and secure environment where each child is cared for equally.
  • Working as part of a team to ensure that children can play, learn, and develop.
  • Acting as key person, keeping records of children’s development, writing reflections to share with parents and families.
  • Developing and maintaining strong working relationships and communication.
  • Undertaking duties as required, including the preparation of snacks and cleaning of equipment.

The ideal candidate for this role will have/be:

  • An early years and childcare qualification
  • Experience of working with children from 6 months to 5 years
  • Perceptive and patient with the ability to share our vision of providing a happy, creative, and supportive environment to promote a child’s development
  • Enthusiastic and able to use initiative and work well in a team and independently
  • A commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children

The team are supportive of each other and proud of the work they do, enabling children to have a bright start as they begin their learning journeys.

The nursery operates between 7.45am and 6.15pm, the successful candidate can expect to work various shifts covering the hours required operationally, these include:

  • Full day 7.45am – 6pm or 8.00am – 6.15pm
  • Morning shift 7.45am – 1pm
  • Afternoon shift 1pm – 6.15pm

RSC benefits and perks include:

  • 25 days annual leave, rising to 28 after 3 years’ service, plus Bank Holidays
  • Subsidised car parking at Bridgeway car park
  • NOW pension scheme where the employee contributions can be up to 4% and the employer contributions up to 6%.
  • Tickets – employee is entitled to one complimentary for each production in any one season and one additional £10.00 ticket (Stratford shows)
  • 20% discount in RSC shop, restaurant, and cafes in Stratford
  • Access to our Colleague Assistance Programme, providing 24-hour advice and counselling services
  • Onsite Occupational Health in Stratford-upon-Avon

This is a full time, permanent position working up to 45 hours per week, based in Stratford- upon-Avon.

We are also looking for practitioners to join our casual/bank staff team, to provide ad hoc cover for absence.

The RSC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Please note that all employees of the Nursery are required to undergo checks with the Disclosure and Barring Services. No offer of permanent employment will be made until references have been checked.

The RSC strives for excellence, and values integrity, inclusion, ambition, and innovation. We act with respect, show leadership, and build resilient ways of working in all our activities.

We offer great benefits and aim to create a welcoming, supportive environment which is happy, healthy, and safe. We place great importance upon developing a diverse, highly motivated, and energised workforce to help achieve our priorities. We put our values at the heart of everything we do.

All applications should be made online using the RSC website. If you need any assistance when applying, please email.

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