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Qualified Early Years Practitioner – Part time – 20 hours per week

January 10, 2020

We’re currently recruiting for an experienced practitioner to help support our continued growth. We’re looking for someone who is available on a part time basis – around 20 hours per week over 4 days.

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.

Desirable qualifications, training and experience:

• Minimum SVQ Level 3 or equivalent

• Childcare experience

• Great knowledge and understanding of all curriculums, Building the Ambition and HGIOELC 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 hello@sheephousenursery.co.uk

Qualified practitioner – term time

September 4, 2019

We’re currently recruiting for an experienced practitioner to help support our continued growth.  We’re looking for someone who is available on a term time basis.  Hours are negotiable.

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.

Desirable qualifications, training and experience:
• Minimum SVQ Level 3 or equivalent
• Childcare experience
• Great knowledge and understanding of all curriculums, Building the Ambition and HGIOELC 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 hello@sheephousenursery.co.uk

Apprentice/Practitioner

February 5, 2019

We’re currently recruiting for a practitioner.  You might be part way through your apprenticeship or college course, already fully qualified or just about to embark on your childcare career.  Either way, we can help you get to where you’d like to be…

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.

Desirable qualifications, training and experience:
• Minimum SVQ Level 3 or equivalent
• Childcare experience
• Great knowledge and understanding of all curriculums, Building the Ambition and HGIOELC 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

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

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

April 13, 2017

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.


• To achieve and maintain our high standards of care
• To offer innovative play and learning opportunities across the setting in line with the principles of Building the Ambition
• To effectively lead staff teams on the floor and liaise with the other team leader and their team so as to ensure our spaces are used as a whole and children are planned for on a daily basis
• To lead on all planning and evaluation
• To ensure that your team members are supported to carry out their roles
• To ensure that all spaces are safe, clean and tidy, risk assessments are in place
• To ensure that all team members are supported in achieving their own potential

• To ensure all policies are implemented and adhered to at all times


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


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

Brilliant practitioner – could this be ewe!?

February 18, 2017

32 hours per week – permanent

If you are a self-starter with great ideas, someone who pays attention to detail, can inspire 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.  In just four short years we’ve been graded ‘very good’ by the Care Inspectorate in two consecutive inspections.  We 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.

Applicants should hold an HNC or SVQ Level 3 and be more than familiar with the latest curriculums, guidelines and sector regulations.  Apprenticeships may be considered for exceptional non-qualified candidates.

If you could see yourself fitting right in then contact office@sheephousenursery.co.uk for a full job description providing a copy of your CV and a covering letter outlining what would make you the perfect addition to our growing and fabulous team.

Part-time practitioner

July 22, 2016

19 hours per week – term time only

If you are a self-starter with great ideas, someone who pays attention to detail, can inspire 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.  In just four short years we’ve been graded ‘very good’ by the Care Inspectorate in two consecutive inspections.  We 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.

Applicants should hold a minimum of an HNC or SVQ Level 3.

If you could see yourself fitting right in then contact office@sheephousenursery.co.uk for a full job description providing a copy of your CV and a covering letter outlining what would make you the perfect addition to our growing and fabulous team.