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Team Leader & Nursery Practitioner – would ewe like to make a positive impact?

April 13, 2018

Team Leader

32 – 40 hours per week

This is a fantastic role for an exceptional and experienced practitioner looking for a new challenge and the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing development and growth of a successful nursery and out of school club in West Lothian.
You will be progressive in your approach to childcare, be incredibly positive in your outlook, have excellent people management skills with a real ability to build a strong team and guide them to achieve excellence.
You will be responsible for ensuring our days run smoothly, our team members are supported and our children are offered the best opportunities possible.   Full details are laid out in the job description.


You will need to have the following qualifications, training and experience:
• Minimum SVQ Level 4 or equivalent
• 2 years’ practitioner experience
• Excellent knowledge and understanding of all curriculums, building the ambition and self-evaluation frameworks
• Excellent organisational skills with the ability to work to targets and deadlines
• Knowledge of health and safety legislation
• Knowledge of Care Standards
• Strong people management skills with the ability to lead and motivate a staff team
• Knowledge and understanding of equal opportunities
• PVG membership
• SSSC registration

Nursery Practitioner

32-40 hours per week

If you are a self-starter with great ideas, someone who pays attention to detail, can inspire  and nurture children of all ages, is organized, likes smiling and having fun, takes care, has high standards, can solve a problem or two, can communicate with ease, is a team player and buys into our brand then we want to hear from you.

Sheephouse is a small but perfectly formed nursery and out of school club in Fauldhouse, West Lothian.  We have been consistently graded VERY GOOD by the Care Inspectorate.  We’re incredibly child-led and do things ‘The Sheephouse Way’- ensuring that the needs of the children that we care for and their families are central to what we do.  We don’t like to stand still and are innovative in our approach to play – always keen to push boundaries and offer fantastic play opportunities.  We have a great team who are hugely important to us and we like to support and empower them all with a view to having as much fun as possible on a daily basis.

You will need to have the following qualifications, training and experience:
• Minimum SVQ Level 3 or equivalent
• 1 years’ practitioner experience
• Excellent knowledge and understanding of all curriculums, building the ambition and self-evaluation frameworks
• Excellent organisational skills with the ability to work to targets and deadlines
• Knowledge of health and safety legislation
• Knowledge of Care Standards
•  Knowledge and understanding of equal opportunities
• PVG membership
• SSSC registration


In return we offer excellent rates of pay, benefits with ongoing support and career development.  For more information on how to apply and a copy of the full job description please contact office@sheephousenursery.co.uk

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