Early Years Practitioner

£18,928 - £20,009 yearly
  • Kids Play
  • High Wycombe, UK
  • 10 Sep, 2020
Full time Childcare

Job Description

Early Years Practitioner, Childcare, Nursery

Duration: Full time, Permanent

Are you a qualified Early Years Practitioner looking to work for a more forward thinking company? Want a new challenge? Something different, and unique?

Kids Play Childcare are committed to providing top quality childcare for all ages. We are the fastest growing childcare provider in the South East, with 7 sites in Milton Keynes, as well as venues in Bury St Edmunds, Leighton Buzzard, St Albans and London.

Due to continued success and expansion, we are excited to announce that we opened our brand new 96 place day nursery at Odds Farm Park in November 2019, and there is a vacancy for an experienced and Qualified Early Years Practitioner to join our team in September 2020!

The benefits:

This role will be exciting, challenging and extremely rewarding! We offer an attractive salary and benefits package including:

  • 50% off childcare (including Holiday Camp)
  • Over 800 offers for high street discounts with popular retailers to include cinemas, restaurants and theme parks.
  • External 24 hour helpline with counsellors for any issues you want to discuss.
  • Access to 18 training courses including Child Protection and ongoing training and development
  • Free hot lunches every day
  • 28 days annual holiday, after 2 years of service these increase by 1 day per year, up to 33 days holiday!
  • Free uniform
  • NEST Pension scheme for all staff
  • Monthly staff lottery and employee of the month
  • Annual awards ceremony

Responsibilities and Duties

  • To support the day to day responsibility for the efficient running of the setting facility.
  • To ensure that developmental records for your key group are kept up to date.
  • To support your colleagues and work as part of a team in providing a safe, caring and stimulating environment for all children. (Ages range from 6 weeks to 13 years dependent on setting).
  • To assist in the development of an attractive stimulating range of equipment, activities and displays relevant to the age and needs of the children in the setting, which encourage independence, self motivation and eagerness to learn.
  • To treat information of matters relating to the work within the setting as confidential.
  • To ensure the highest standards of safety, hygiene and welfare whilst maintaining adequate supervision of the conduct of the children attending the setting.
  • To ensure company policies and procedures are followed at all times.
  • To help support the management team to ensure that the Ofsted standards including EYFS is followed at all times.
  • To support the management team in striving to deliver an outstanding setting
  • Any other duties that may be required.

Qualifications and Skills

We are looking for confident Practitioners, qualified to a min L3, who are looking to get their teeth into a new challenge. You will be motivated to hit the ground running and add value to our fun and hard working team. You will thrive in a busy environment, and always be on hand with new ideas and activities. You will be confident with all areas of the EYFS, and Safeguarding.

You must be available full time, 40 hours per week.

Please note the nursery is open from 7:30am-6:30pm, Monday to Friday and so shift patterns will be rotating within these opening hours. Please make sure you can commit to early and late shifts before applying.

Kids Play Childcare Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any employment is engaged. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. In the event of candidates not being part of the DBS update service, Kids Play Childcare Group will pay for a new disclosure to be carried out, however employees will be responsible for payment to subscribe to the update service. Individuals must register within 14 days of the date of the disclosure, otherwise they must pay for a new disclosure to be done again.


  • Discounted/free food
  • Wellness programmes
  • Childcare
  • Education reimbursement
  • On-site parking
  • Company events & social hours

Reference ID: OFPDN-EYP

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £18,928.00-£20,009.60 per year