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We currently have one job vacancy within our childcare setting. If you are interested in this position or would like any more information, please email or call 01773 745014 ext. 2.


Supply Early Years Practitioner

Current Salary conditions: £8.91 per hour.


Essential requirements of the post – one of the following qualifications; NNEB DIPLOMA, BTEC Diploma in Childhood Studies, NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and Education.



The Early Years Practitioner will carry out a supportive role within the nursery team working within our childcare facility at all times carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the post in compliance with the Authorities Equal Opportunity Policy





•To work under the guidance and supervision of the Head teacher, Childcare Manager and Senior staff.


•To work closely in partnership with the two childcare teams and the wider school community.


•To be actively involved in the planning, preparation and evaluation of the EYFS curriculum to provide age appropriate and stimulating learning activities to enable children to develop to their full potential.


•To be committed to working with the teams to create a stimulating atmosphere, both indoor and outdoors, where the children are able to explore, experiment and make discoveries during their play within a safe setting.


•To have a clear understanding of the value of child initiated play and demonstrate this in their positive daily interactions with children and parents.


•To be aware of and familiar with the school and Authority policies regarding curriculum, pupils and staff. In particular the Early Years Practitioner should be informed about Child Protection Procedures, Discipline Guidelines and Special Needs Policies as well as Accident Procedures and Health and Safety issues. Copies of all necessary documents are provided for staff.


•To work closely with the other members of the team in the care and maintenance of childcare and school buildings and equipment.


•To accurately observe, record and plan for the development of children’s individual progress and share this information with staff and parents.


•To take on the role of key worker for a group of children – this will also involve working closely with their families and sharing children’s progress and achievements.


•To play a part in the training of students from the local community.


•To welcome and encourage parents involvement in their child’s development and promote close links between home and school.


•To further own interest and development with new ideas by attending courses and actively participating in staff training.


•To be involved in any other duties, which may, from time to time, reasonably be required within the general level of responsibility of the post.

Training opportunities

If you are a sixth-form, college or university student, studying towards childcare and education qualifications, and are interested in Ripley Nursery School Childcare as your placement setting, please contact Katie Wright, Childcare Assistant Manager on 01773 745014 ext. 2 or alternatively, email