Early Years Practitioner


  • Access to Additional Annual Leave
  • Access to NUS/TOTUM Discount
  • Employee Assistance Helpline


Adams Building

Stoney Street, Nottingham, NG1 1NG

Full Time, Term Time Only (38 Weeks Per Year)

Working Hours: Various shift pattern of early & late shifts between 7.45am-6pm, on Friday finish time is 5.30pm. Shifts are 8 hours long with a 30 minute break

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A place to belong

Being part of Nottingham College means playing a vital part in helping thousands of people reach their potential. Together, we’re making a positive difference to our learners, to our communities and to each other. We’re building better futures, for others and for ourselves. Here, you’ll work in a vibrant environment, in a rewarding role and for a college that values your contribution. Here, you will belong.

Who we need & What you’ll bring

Nottingham College is currently seeking to recruit an Early Years Practitioner to join our nursery, based within the Adams Building set in the Lace Market area of the City. We are looking for a committed individual to join our team.

Are you a Level 3 Qualified Childcare Practitioner looking to make a difference in the lives of the children we care for? We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of care and education from 6 weeks to 5 years. We recognise what an important role we play in each child’s development. Most of all, we want our children to be happy, confident and secure. Nottingham College is a diverse and inclusive College and we welcome individuals who can embrace our ethos and contribute to new ways of thinking to enhance and support the development of every child at the very start of their learning journey.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Creating engaging, fun and informative learning opportunities, helping children make excellent progress and meet the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
  • Experience at keeping high quality records regarding the children’s development.
  • To plan appropriately for your key children’s development using the EYFS curriculum.
  • Be a good communicator and use this skill to build relationships with children, parents and professionals to deliver thoughtful and creative childcare.
  • Contribute to giving children a healthy start in life, equipping them with the support, knowledge and nurturing they need to thrive, whilst leaving a lasting positive impact.
  • To continue the learning journey in attending mandatory and new initiative training relevant to the post.
  • Be reliable and make a positive contribution to our team.

Would you like to work within a learning environment that is concentrated on helping young children reach their full potential through play and stimulating activities then we would like to hear from you.

The post will be shortlisted against the essential and desirable criteria at application stage from the person specification. Please ensure that you have a look at this specification attached to the Role Profile and complete your application directly from this, as these specifications are an integral part of the selection process.

For further details on this post, which the job description and person specification cannot answer for you, please contact Alice Houldsworth (Senior in Charge) via email: alice.houldsworth@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk

Interviews / Assessments are planned for week commencing 24th June 2024.

Join a diverse, vibrant community of over 1,300 staff and feel welcome from day one. Whether it’s enjoying a cuppa and a chat at our Wellness Cafes, collaborating with your colleagues or making the most of the facilities on our campuses, this is a place you can feel involved, connected and supported. With an attractive benefits package including 35 days annual leave, flexible working opportunities, access to a generous pension scheme and perks package, this is a place where you will feel valued and where you can grow and develop, with a vast range of training and development opportunities available to you to help you progress in your career.

It’s a place where you can share your ideas, work with people from all kinds of backgrounds, help our students achieve, and together, make a positive difference.

Be a part of a dynamic and diverse team that thrives on innovation, creativity, and outstanding outcomes. Our aim is for our workforce to mirror the rich diversity of the individuals and communities we serve, creating an environment where a range of experiences, skills, and viewpoints are valued. Within our inclusive workplace, everyone is given the opportunity to belong. As part of this we are happy to consider any reasonable adjustments that successful candidates may need.

Nottingham College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of our students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks including employer references and an enhanced DBS check will be required for this role.

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For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.