Early Years Assistant - The Spinney Lane Nursery - EDN28155


Early Years Assistant - The Spinney Lane Nursery - EDN28155

£10,001 - £20,000

CITY OF EDINBURGH COUNCIL, Gilmerton, City of Edinburgh

  • Part time
  • Temporary

Posted 1 week ago, 10 Jul | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: 24-07-2024 (In 2 days)

job Ref: EDN28155

Full Job Description

Job Description

Children, Education and Justice Services

Early Years Assistant - fixed term until 26/06/2025
Spinney Lane Nursery

Salary: £23,651 - £23,857 (pro rata for part time and sessional)
Hours: 13 per week, 39 weeks sessional
Monday: 9.00 - 14.45, Thursday: 9.00 - 14.45 and Friday: 9.00 - 11.30 Fixed Term Contract to June 2025

The Spinney Lane Nursery, located in the grounds of Gilmerton Primary School, provides early learning and childcare for children aged 3-5. The nursery has implemented 1140 (term-time) hours from August 2018. From August 2020 the Nursery has run a full-time, term-time only placement for approximately 60 children. Children are in from 8.30-3pm on a Monday to Thursday and 8.30-12.30 on a Friday.

The successful candidate will have opportunities to be creative and imaginative within the early years setting. They will work collaboratively as part of the nursery team and all stakeholders to develop, implement, monitor and review effective early years policies, procedures and practice in a climate which promotes equity and excellence in early learning and childcare.

The following experience would be desirable:

• Experience of using floor books for planning

• Experience of leading and managing initiatives within an early years setting, including loose parts play and outdoor learning

• Froebel trained/experience of the Frobelian approach.

This post is regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. Where an individual has spent a continuous period of 3 months or more out with the UK in the last 5 years, an Overseas Criminal Record Check will be required. You will be required to provide this check. An unconditional offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.

We're committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation.

As part of our goal to improve our organisational culture and create a great place to work together for the people of Edinburgh, we want to make sure that we’re bringing the best people into our roles, not just in their skills and experience but also in their approach to work.

To help achieve this, we’re changing the way we interview and assess candidates by moving from a competency-based interview approach to a behavioural and technical (skills for the job) based approach. This new way of interviewing will allow us to assess how you think and how you would bring Our Behaviours of Respect, Integrity and Flexibility into your ways of working.

You can find out more on Our Behaviours web page Our Behaviours – The City of Edinburgh Council

Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range.

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