Birmingham City Council

Early Years Practitioner

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Grove Community Project 21 Arthur Road Lozells And East Handsworth Birmingham B21 9HY
£19,300 per annum (pro rata)
08 Jun 2022
30 Jun 2022
groveproject@hotmail .com
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Early Years Practitioner

£19,300 per annum (pro rata)

Hours: Full time

Contract Type: Permanent

Grove Community Project

21 Arthur Road

Lozells And East Handsworth


B21 9HY

Telephone Number: 07730691409

Email Address:

Job Start Date: September 2022

Grove Community Project is looking for an experienced and creative Early Years Practitioner to support the Teacher in delivering excellent practice across the Early Years Foundation Stage. The candidate will be part of a small team of practitioners at an excellent nursery within an established children’s charity in Handsworth, Birmingham.

The nursery offers high quality childcare and early years learning opportunities to 64 children aged 2 to 5 years old.

Most children attend the 32-place nursery part-time. We follow the Reggio Emilia approach to early years education where the expressive arts and the surrounding environment play a central role in learning and children are encouraged to use language to investigate, explore and reflect on their experiences.

Key responsibilities include:

• supporting the Teacher in delivering excellent practice across the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

• contribute in raising the quality of early years provision, including physical, emotional, social and intellectual education and care for children in the setting

• contribute to Planning activities and arranging resources

• help to Identify children with SEN and to support and monitor SEN and Early Support Plans, working alongside other agencies as appropriate

• a detailed understanding of Safeguarding and Child Protection Procedures

• promoting the Reggio Emilia approach to early years education

• parent/carer liaison

Key skills and experience:

• Level 3 in childcare and education or above

• GCSE English and Maths, good written/spoken English

• considerable relevant experience of the full age range from two to five

• detailed knowledge of the EYFS

• experience of working with children with SEN – SENCO and documentation

• to be a Key Worker to children and be confident in carrying out observations and assessments

• understanding of and commitment to the Reggio Emilia approach (desirable)

For more information about the post please email Sarah Wood at:

Closing Date: 30 June 2022, 5pm

To apply, please download the application form and job description here and send

completed forms to Sarah Wood at:

Interviews will be held in early July.

Rehabilitation of offenders: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

Applicants please note: This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment. Please use the contact details in the advert for information on actual employment conditions.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Prohibition check; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references. 

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