Early Years Practitioner

BS3 Community Development
£17,680 annually
Contract Type: 
Full Time
40 hours per week
Details of Role: 

You are looking for your next career step, a new challenge and a job with a purpose.

We are looking for an Early Years Practitioner, qualified to Level 3 or above to join our growing Early Education team at our OFSTED Outstanding nursery based in the Southville Centre.

About us: We are committed to supporting our team members’ professional development and can offer the right candidate a fantastic opportunity in a unique childcare setting. We are a charity and run as a community business and we are proud to say that we reinvest our profits back into developing the community of the children we look after. 

About you: You’re motivated, reliable and have a positive attitude and approach.

About the role: You are enthusiastic about working in an OFSTED Outstanding nursery. Your aim is to provide the best quality experiences for children and to do this you help ensure the smooth running of the nursery routine and develop positive relationships with children and families.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities




  • Support the highest possible standard of care and emotional support.
    • Assist with tasks which contribute to meeting children’s basic physical and security needs and take opportunities to build positive relationships with children.


  • Ensure all children are valued and included.
    • Promote an anti-discriminatory framework in all areas & assist with ensuring all children’s individual needs are met.


  • Support the implementation of planned activities and contribute relevant information about children’s achievements.
    • Work alongside Early Years Practitioners/Playworkers to implement activities and lead pre-planned small group times in their absence.
    • Record information about children’s achievements and report this to their ‘Key Worker’.


  • Engage in play experiences and interactions with children.
    • Value children’s choices, interests and self-directed play and take any opportunities to interact/engage in these with them. 








  • Contribute to positive partnerships with parents and carers.
    • Interact with parents, providing information and feedback about their child’s day/session.



Duties and Responsibilities


  • Contribute to the development of the setting and commit to furthering personal professional development.
    • Contribute ideas, and value the ideas of others, for developing the setting as a whole.
    • Contribute to personal review, appraisal and reflection opportunities and demonstrate a positive attitude to training opportunities.


  • Contribute to a positive, enthusiastic and progressive team.
    • Work alongside colleagues in a productive and positive way, making suggestions for improvement and attending staff meetings outside of nursery hours.


  • Understand how both the Early Education & Childcare and BS3 Community policies relate to this role.
    • Maintain a high level of professionalism, working within the organisations agreed policies and procedures.


  • Assist with the smooth running of the setting, completing all relevant tasks including those at the request of Practitioners and Senior Staff.
    • Conduct tasks which ensure the daily routine can be implemented, taking account of children’s individual needs.
    • Support the provision of an environment which is clean, safe and attractive and take appropriate steps to remedy or report issues in relation to this. 



This job description does not represent an exhaustive list of duties which relate to this role. Practitioners are expected to understand and carry out any duties which are in keeping with the aims of this post.


Please be aware that you may be required to work out of any of BS3 Community’s current or future premises.

Closing Date: 
Monday, 23 September, 2019 - 23:45
How to Apply: 

Please send an email to hr@bs3community.org.uk to request and application pack.

Contact Person: 
Aimee Wentworth
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