JOB VACANCY: The Sunshine Centre, Banbury – Level 3 Early Years Practitioner

We require a dynamic, motivated and energetic experienced Early Years Practitioner who is friendly and flexible and will enjoy working within a successful, stimulating and vibrant Early Years Childcare setting with 0-11 year olds. Successful applicants will join our enthusiastic and committed staff team. A recognised Level 3 or above qualification in Early Years is essential. This position is full time, 39 hours per week, all year round.

Job location (usual place of work): The Sunshine Centre, Edmunds Road, Banbury, OX16 0PJ

Pay rate: £16, 974.36

Pay is pro rata?: Yes

Job title: Level 3 Early Years Practitioner

Applications close on date: Midday on 20th July 2018.

Date of Interview: Interviews will be held 24th July 2018.

Hours are: Full time

Contract is: Permanent

Job description:
Purpose of job:
• To enable children to develop their own individuality.
• To encourage children to communicate their needs and to express their feelings in an acceptable manner.
• To support children in functioning successfully in a small group.
• To offer children choices and support them in decision making.
• To enable children to develop a positive attitude to learning and to have an enquiring mind.
• To support children in learning to take responsibility for their own behaviour.
• To establish stable and consistent relationships with individual children and their home carers/families.

Ethos and Vision
• To assist in developing the vision and values of the setting and promote them throughout provision and practice, in partnership with parents/carers/families, staff and the local community.

• Key Tasks:
• To understand and work to the setting’s policies and procedures, e.g. safeguarding, health & safety and confidentiality.
• To work to the national and County Council standards and Ofsted requirements.
• To meet the needs of the children through physical care, relationship, play and interaction.
• To contribute to a nurturing, stimulating and challenging environment for children both indoors and outdoors.
• To make observations of individual children which enable staff to respond to and plan for children’s individual needs and development.
• To co-ordinate and plan for individual children to celebrate and extend their interests, well-being and learning.
• To contribute to record keeping for individual children.
• To contribute to maintaining appropriate resources and equipment.
• To work as a member of a team, attend team meetings and contribute to programme planning, policy development and long term plans.
• To respect and respond to individual’s rights to their family and community backgrounds.
• To promote equality of opportunity and inclusive practice.
• To reflect on personal practice and contribute to discussions about practice and provision within the setting.
• To have knowledge of child development.
• To participate in monitoring and evaluating the work of the services and ensure that information is sensitively and systematically collected.
• To be responsible for your own Health & Safety and observe regulations in relation to the Health & Safety at Work Act.
• To ensure all paperwork is accurate, appropriate and up to date.
• To ensure the atmosphere is a happy and welcoming for the children, parent/carers, staff and visitors.

To apply, please contact: Please e-mail: and ask for an application pack.

Job Description EYP Level 3 Job Description 2017

Person Specification EYP Level 3 Person Spec 2017