Early Years Practitioner

Job Reference
Date Posted
Thursday 28 March 2024
Application Closing Date
Sunday 28 April 2024
Preston Campus
£22,681 to £24,533 per annum pro rata
Part Time Term Time
Contract Type
Job Category / Type
Professional Services
School / Service
Pre-School Centre
27.50 hours per week
Interview Date
To be confirmed

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Come and work in our Pre School-Centre - rated by Ofsted as ‘Outstanding’.

Are you an experienced and excellent Early Years Practitioner looking for a new challenge? Are you passionate about working with babies and young children? Are you a fun and friendly person with a warm and welcoming personality?

If so, come and work in our fantastic and established pre-school that offers a natural approach, high quality teaching and learning opportunities, with great resources and a brilliant outdoor area. Respectful care and interactions keep the child at the centre of practice - we believe a happy child is a successful child. Children’s connections within family, communities, cultures and the natural world, are also at the heart of our ethos.

You will have experience of planning, assessing, recording and reporting to meet the requirements of the EYFS Statutory Framework. Candidates must have a recognised level 3 qualification in Early Years Childcare & Education and will take joint responsibility for the care and development of the children within our setting.

Being an enthusiastic and effective communicator, you will be expected to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework and Development Matters to ensure high-quality early years education. Knowledge and understanding of any additional roles such as SENCO and an understanding of safeguarding procedures are desirable.

This post is based on campus in Preston. Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification for this role which includes an enhanced DBS check.

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We are proud to be a diverse, multicultural university. We are committed to building a truly inclusive culture where diversity is championed. Applications are particularly welcomed from individuals who will support the diversification within the University and support its development of a culture that is inclusive and welcoming to all.

UCLan is committed to providing a safe environment to study, work and visit, protecting children, young people and adults at risk from harm and abuse. Our safeguarding policy and safer recruitment procedure outlines our approach, alongside other internal policies, procedures and guidance which can be found on our website at Safeguarding - UCLan 

Applicants applying for roles in regulated activity and that are listed as an exception under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 will be required to disclose any spent and unspent convictions and undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check at the appropriate level, UCLan will only ask an applicant to make an application for a DBS check if they are legally entitled to.