Early Years Practitioners

Job Title: Early Years Practitioners
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Croydon
Salary: £16,000-£19,000
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: AT - C12
Contact Name: Andrea Tyler
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 24, 2020 14:15

Job Description

Early Years Practitioners Level 2 & Level 3 Wanted in Croydon

This large setting situated in Croydon is looking for permanent childcare practitioners to join their team. The setting is operational for 51 weeks of the year and is open Monday to Friday, from 07.45 -18.30 (37.5hrs a week) and you will be looking after children from 2 – 11 years. 

Facilities include a craft room, an IT room, soft play and sensory rooms. The Out of School children have many different and dedicated areas in which to play and the Early Years' children are cared for in age groups across five different rooms - each with their own outside play area. There is also a decked balcony, gardens and an adventure playground.  The Setting is easily accessible and has great transport links and parking is available.  They follow the EYFS curriculum and positive relationships between parents and staff are encouraged at all times to ensure they maintain a positive co-operative environment for the best interests of the children.

You will need to ensure the children are given the opportunity to carry out child led activities throughout their routine and following the ‘foundation stage’ preparing them for their eventual move to school, fostering independence and helping the children reach their highest potential throughout their learning and development. 

Exciting benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • 28 days holiday
  • Learning and Development opportunities
  • Great career progression
  • Excellent Transport links
  • Dedicated support from the management team
  • Car parking available
  • Pension Scheme
  • Subsidised lunches & snacks
  • 40% off childcare fees

Your role will include:

  • Ensuring all the children reach their highest potential throughout their development
  • Providing high quality care for the children within the setting
  • Building and maintaining good relationships with children and parents
  • Implementing the EYFS curriculum and attending planning meetings
  • Providing exciting activities for all the children
  • Completing observations, planning and any additional paperwork for your key children
  • Assisting and supporting other staff within the setting  
  • Discussing the children’s progress with their parents or guardians
  • Following the Nursery policies and procedures throughout the setting
  • Completing risk assessments within the room and the garden
  • Ensuring the children have a safe and stimulating environment
  • Attending parent and staff meetings
  • Supporting children with additional needs and IEP’s
  • Preparing the children for the move to school


All candidates must have:

  • Qualification in Childcare or experience within a childcare setting (and willingness to train)
  • Good verbal and written skills
  • Enthusiasm, self-motivation & ability to work on your own initiative and be a good team player
  • The ability to work within a large team
  • Knowledge and understanding of the EYFS, Child Protection & Safeguarding
  • Great interpersonal skills

If you feel you would like to be considered for the above position, get in contact today. You can either send your CV or call us, we do have a 24 hour on call facility should you wish to speak outside of your working hours.


** This position is subject to an Enhanced DBS Certificate and Early Years references **

**StaffBank is an Equal Opportunities Employer **