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About the job
Better Children's Centres are looking for casual Early Years Child and Family Practitioners to work in a nursery setting, support the delivery of children centre activities which include stay and play sessions, training, creches, and after school activities, across all four Children's Centre's in Thamesmead and Abbey Wood in South East London.
Our Children's Centres serve almost 9,400 under 5s and their families - aiming to give children equality in their early life chances as well as providing learning and guidance opportunities to help families live more fulfilling lives. High-quality care, education and a safe, yet enjoyable environment is of the utmost importance in our Children's Centres, so your commitment to deliver these will be key to your role.
You'll be a creative thinker, able to lead and devise fun sessions for children and babies up to 5 years old in everything from song and story times to arts and crafts.
You'll have proven experience of working with under 5s and have a good knowledge of safeguarding issues and procedures. An understanding of equality and diversity issues is of the utmost importance as our service users come from a variety of backgrounds and cultures with differing needs including disabled children and those with special needs.
You should have excellent communication skills as not only will you be working with our children and families but with colleagues and peers in the centres at all levels, you will have an NVQ Level 2 in Child Development, or equivalent and will be expected to work between the hours of 7.45am to 6.15pm. If you are unable to work flexibly between these hours, please explain this in your application.
In return, we offer a range of benefits that you'd expect from the UK's largest leisure provider:
- Pension schemes
- Discounted membership at our leisure centres
- Career pathways
- Ongoing training and development to help you to be the best
If you have the skills, knowledge and passion for this role, apply now.
Closing date: 31st January 2019
All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications and location.
Better Children’s Centres are run by GLL, the UK’s largest leisure and cultural services provider and one of the first and largest leisure social enterprises. Our aim is to get more people, more active, more of the time whilst making leisure and community facilities accessible and affordable. We partner with local authorities to run leisure centres, swimming pools, libraries, children’s centres, spas, events spaces and world-class sporting venues such as the Copper Box Arena and London Aquatics Centre on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - all under our Better brand. As a not-for-profit organisation, we’re different. Passionate about seeing our communities thrive, we invest back into our facilities, projects and people and are an Investors in People Silver Award employer.
GLL is an equal opportunities employer.
Requirements for application
- Driving License
- DBS Check