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Trustees Needed

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Swiss Cottage Nursery is currently seeking to recruit an Early Years Practitioner.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our team of dynamic, driven and committed individuals who are passionate about working with pre-school children.

Organisation: Swiss Cottage Community Association (SCCA)

Hours: 33 hours per week – 8.30am-3.30pm.  

Term time only: 38 weeks per year 

Hourly rate: £9.50

Closing date for applicants: Friday 12th April 2019  

Interviews will be held on the week commencing on 15th April 2019.

We are looking for a candidate who has:

  • Minimum Level 3 Early Years Qualification (Essential)
  • A warm/positive and child centered approach.
  • Committed to helping children thrive and get the best start in life.  
  • Effective communication and motivational skills
  • At least a year experience of working with pre-school children
  • Knowledge of Montessori (a bonus but not essential) or EYFS background     

Responsible to:

Nursery Manager or deputy in their absence.

Main Duties:

  • To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children placed in the setting. 
  • To effectively deliver the EYFS ensuring that the individual needs and interest of children in the setting are met (in conjunction with other team members).
  • To keep records of your key children’s development and learning journeys and share with parents, carers and other key adults in the child’s life.
  • To keep children safe at all times, indoors and outdoors.
  • To develop and maintain strong partnerships and communication with parents/carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs.
  • To ensure the provision of a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children having an awareness of any disabilities, family cultures and medical histories.
  • To advise manager/deputy of any concerns, e.g. about children, parents, the safety of the environment, preserving confidentiality as necessary.
  • To be flexible within working practices of the setting, undertaking other responsible duties where needed, such as domestic tasks, preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment, etc.
  • To work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the setting’s philosophy is fulfilled.
  • To read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role and the safe running of the setting.
  • To develop your role within the team, especially with regard to being a key person.
  • To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff that is acquired as part of the job.
  • To be aware of the high profile of the setting and to uphold its standards at all times, both in work hours and outside.
  • To ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times.


Background checks and a DBS will be required. Job offer will be dependent on a clear DBS check and 2 valid and up to date references.  


To apply for this role please submit your CV and covering letter to alketa@yourswiss.org  

Tel: 020 7722 7755