Early Years Practitioner (Level 3 qualified) maternity cover: full-time

Our friendly and dedicated team of child-care professionals enjoy the unique setting of our nursery on one of the UK’s leading city farms. As well as offering a beautiful environment, we have a wide range of resources and educational opportunities on our doorstep.

Over the past few years, we have been able to expand our provision to support 2-year funded families and families that are eligible for the 30-hour funding. This expansion has allowed us to create more qualified level 3 practitioner positions. We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate and committed practitioners who wish to thrive in their role through training and support, and to offer children great indoor and outdoor learning experiences in our very special setting.

We offer 25 days paid holiday plus Bank Holidays. We have 5 in-service days each year, in which we offer staff training and we close between the Christmas and New Year. We invest in continual professional development and all staff have regular supervisions, appraisals and support. We believe in the importance of staff wellbeing and have achieved a rating of Excellence across all areas of the Workplace Wellbeing Charter.

We have successfully achieved the Bristol Standard and received amazing feedback on the work we do. We are currently rated ‘Good’ with Ofsted.

Please get in touch for more information about our career opportunities.

Early Years Practitioner (Level 3 qualified) maternity cover: full-time

Job reference: 201902CFS07 
 to work with children aged 2 to 3½ years in our day care nursery
Working pattern: Monday – Friday (37.5 hours p/w all year round)
Salary: £17,160 per annum (£8.80 ph)

Qualifications and experience

  • NVQ level 3 in childcare or equivalent
  • a minimum of 1 year’s experience of working with children and families

Please download the job description / person specification below for more information:

Early Years Practitioner Level 3 (pdf)

How to apply

Please state the job reference number with all applications or enquiries.

Please download the application form below:

Application form (Word)

Send your completed application to carrie.morton@windmillhillcityfarm.org.uk.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

Please note if your application is shortlisted you will be invited to attend a play session and an interview.

Closing date: we will review applications on arrival
Interview date: to be arranged
Start date: Monday 29th April 2019

For further information or an informal discussion about this post please phone Vadna Chauhan or Laura Carey on 0117 963 3299 or email vadna.chauhan@windmillhillcityfarm.org.uk or laura.carey@windmillhillcityfarm.org.uk.

Windmill Hill City Farm is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare all vulnerable groups and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our commitment is underpinned by robust processes and procedures that seek to maximise opportunity, minimise risk and continuously promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce.

All successful applicants will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check which must be maintained throughout the period of employment.