Nursery Practitioners

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Lauriston Nursery, we are looking for staff for both our Dunfermline and Kinross nurseries to cope with the additional demand.

Could you be the final pieces of their jigsaw to support the growth of the nursery?

Your role will be to support and develop early year’s education in the most fun and innovative way and you can use your experience working in a nursery environment to fit into our team delivering the best possible childcare within a well-resourced family run nursery with a large friendly team.

Candidates must have -

· You must have a friendly, smiling face to welcome all children and families.

· You must have a good sense of humour and be able to laugh at jokes that are not funny unless you are 5 and under!

· Vivid imaginations are essential - if requested to be the King of the Castle you must be the bestest King of the Castle!

· An excellent singing voice is not required however the ability to loudly sing a nursery rhyme in front of an audience is essential!

· Long arms to wrap round one or more children for squishy hugs are a bonus!

· Accept that you may enter public places after your work with numerous unidentifiable substances on your clothing and possibly in your hair!

· Must not be squeamish - poo will play a big part in your day!

· A sense of smell better than a police dog's is required to find the culprit(s) of any offending odours!

· Must be able to read an upside down book with at least 6 interruptions per page whilst not losing your place.

· You must be prepared to have lots of fun and laugh frequently throughout each day.

· Lastly and most importantly you must want to make each child feel nurtured and secure, special and important.

The boring stuff:-

· You have to get up early in the morning to start work.

· You have to have a bit of paper which tells us that you studied for a SVQ3, HNC or equivalent.

· You will have had experience working in a childcare environment before.

· You will have another bit of paper telling us that you have a PVG and SSSC registration.

  • You will know all about the Curriculum for Excellence and/or Pre-birth to Three Curriculum

Successful candidates will get –

· A very competitive salary

· Enhanced maternity leave

· Up to 80% discounted childcare

· Annual leave allowance which increase with your length of service with the company.

· Company pension scheme.

· Access to Smart Rewards scheme giving you the option of very generous discounts ranging from places such as Tesco, Apple, Boots, Disney, Bobbi Brown and many more.

· Access to an extensive training platform.

· Company gifts at Easter and Christmas.

· Free dedicated parking.

· Staff uniforms.

· Occasional playdough in the hair.

· Foody Fridays – Ranging from as much Ben & Jerrys as you can eat, pizzas, pasta, or whatever we can persuade our in house chef to cook for our amazing staff.

We strongly believe that Lauriston is a great place to work, with fair terms and conditions and a supportive management structure. If this sounds like your next opportunity or if you are interested in hearing a bit more about us, click apply and submit your CV.

At this stage we can only accept applications from fully qualified practitioners however, if this sounds like your ideal job but you are yet to qualify, please keep an eye out for our apprentice recruitment later in the year.

23 January 2023
Nursery Practioner