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The Howard Partnership Trust

Assistant Early Years Practitioner

Reference: e84b36aa-ab9d-4013-a85f-19a6dff54b34
Employer: The Howard Partnership Trust
Location: Sunbury-on-thames
Job Type: Permanent
Contract Type: Permanent

Job Details:

31.25 hours a week, term-time only, working from Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 3:15pm (with a 30 minutes unpaid break)

Candidates should be qualified at minimum (Level 2, permanent role). We will also consider Apprenticeships,for candidates with prior experience of working with children.

Qualified (Level 2) or above

£15,686 to £16,182 per annum –Full-time equivalent: £21,108 to £21,776pa

Apprentice (Level 3, fixed term role)

£14,292 per annum – Full-time equivalent: £19,233 per annum

We have an exciting opportunity for aqualified Assistant Early Years Practitionerto join the team at the Kenyngton Manor Primary School. This role supports the Nursery Manager inenabling all children in the EYFS tolearn and develop by: recognising children as individuals capable of independence; building positive relationships and establishing enabling environments.

You will work as a member of the school team to ensure that all children attending the setting receive high quality care, are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating play experiences which meet their individual needs.

Key deliverables include assisting Nursery Manager with:

  • The planning and implementation of the daily activities ensuring that children’s needs are met

  • Providing a safe, creative and appropriate play opportunities – ensuring that all relevant records are maintained

  • Ensuring that food provision is carried out within the statutory guidelines

Key qualifications/experience and skills required.

The Successful Candidate will have:

  • At least an approved early years practitioner level 2 qualification see the DfE Qualification Requirements(attached)

  • Basic numeracy and literacy e.g. through GCSE qualification in English and Maths or equivalent, or able to evidence ability at an equivalent level. You will also have a basic understanding of Health and Safety regulations, procedures and the principles of equality and diversity.

Alternatively, join the apprenticeship programme and be willing to work towards an approved early years practitioner level 3 qualification as an Apprentice within the school. You will need to have appropriate experience of working with children.

THPT can offer:

  • An opportunity to be part of a dynamic and developing organisation

  • Excellent benefit package to include Cycle to Work, Sainsbury’s Loyalty Discount and access to discount schemes

  • Fantastic Local Government Pension Scheme, including generous employer contributions

  • Rewards and Benefits Scheme that includes Loyalty and Service Awards

THPT value their staff very highly, as reflected in the excellent retention rates across the Trust. THPT also operate an extensive Rewards and Benefits Scheme that includes Loyalty & Service Awards, access to discount schemes and membership of the Surrey LG Pension Scheme.

If you have any questions about the role or the application process, please contact the THPT HR Team. Visit Kenyngton Manor Primary School website for more information on advert.

Early applications are encouraged. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of this advertisement.

Values and Behaviours

We are a values-based organisation and seek to recruit individuals who can demonstrate our values.Our values will be assessed through the selection process, so we ask all applicants when providing their supporting statement to also incorporate not only how they meet the essential criteria for the role but to also demonstrate our values.

Our values are:

Integrity – displaying honesty and having strong moral principles

Partnership – working together and taking collective ownership to achieve the same goals

Advocacy – working hard on behalf of others to maximise their success

Resilience – finding success again after something difficult or negative has happened

Compassion – displaying empathy towards and a desire to help others

Aspiration – aiming high to achieve success

Safeguarding & Further Information

The successful candidate will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As well as verification of identity, we ask all successful candidates to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure. In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) guidance, we may also conduct an online search about any shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence to identify any matters that might relate directly to our legal duty to meet safeguarding duties, in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE).

The Howard Partnership Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Due to the nature of this role, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. In making your application, it is essential you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences. This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up; any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.

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