St George’s Lupset Ltd is a local registered charity and community enterprise, providing Training, Health and Wellbeing activities and Childcare for the local community. They currently have a vacancy for 2 x Qualified Early Years Practitioner within their full day care nurseries; one at Childcare @ Sandal (based at Sandal WF1 5NU) and another at Childcare @ Broadway (WF2 8AA). Working 37 hours per week all year round.
‘Childcare’ runs four nurseries; two full day care and two sessional. St George's pride themselves on running high quality childcare for babies, young children and their families and they work closely with local Children Centres, Early Help Hubs, Schools and the community.
As a Qualified Early Years Practitioner (with a minimum of a Level 2 Childcare qualification), you will be required to assist in the delivery of high-quality nursery provision for young children and their families in accordance with The Early Years Foundation Stage (2014). You will join a large team of Early Years Practitioners working towards achieving their vision for continuous improvements and working towards maintaining or achieving an Outstanding Ofsted judgment.
St George's have a four-stage application process made up of expressions of interest, working interviews, formal application and formal interviews. These four stages help us to assess your skills, abilities and knowledge and help you to get to know the organisation and job requirements. If you are unsuccessful at any stage of your application, you will be informed and given feedback if you require.
1. Expression of Interest
In the first instance please email firstname.lastname@example.org stating why you want a career in Childcare, your Childcare qualification and what you know about St George’s Lupset Ltd and why you would like to work for them. Once they have received your expression of interest it will be broadly assessed against the Job Description and Person Specification.
2. Working Interviews
The purpose of the working interview is to assess your interaction with children and other adults in the childcare setting. You will be expected to spend up to 2 hours within the nursery where you will be assessed by a parent or member of the ‘Childcare’ team. You will be given guidance on what you will be expected to do. It is acknowledged that within this timescale you will have limited time to demonstrate all your skills and abilities; this will be considered when carrying out the assessment.
3. Formal application form
If you pass stage 2 you will be invited for interview and will be expected to complete an application form detailing how you meet the criteria on the Person Specification. Please read these carefully and be sure to demonstrate in your application form how you meet the essential criteria by providing examples of previous experience or knowledge.
4. Formal Interviews
This is a traditional interview where you will be asked a number of questions by a small panel. You will then have the opportunity to ask questions of the panel.
CLOSING DATE: Please note St George's may move the closing date forward if suitable candidates apply as they are looking to appoint ASAP. St George's therefore encourage all potential applicants to express their interest ASAP.