Midlothian Sure Start is a dynamic, award winning voluntary Organisation.
It offers a quality support service to families with children up to age 10 across
Midlothian Sure Start has been in existence since 2001 and employs over 80 members
of staff providing a service in six family support centres. Our ethos is to provide
a holistic, confidential community based service where Project Users are at the heart
of the service.
With a passion for working with young children and a strong understanding of pre-birth
to three framework and Building the Ambition, the successful candidate will be responsible
for supporting children aged 0-3 in a nurturing environment, working in partnership
with families to give children the best start in life.
We are currently looking to recruit the following posts:
Job Descriptions can be downloaded from the links on the right.
You can also download the Vacancy Application Form and any relevant documents from
the links below.
If you have any questions relating to the above positions, you can call us on 0131
654 0489 or
For candidates who are qualified and interested in applying we are looking for SPA/SVQ2
in early education and childcare or equivalent qualification as a minimum requirement.
A sound knowledge and experience of child development & working with families is
We are willing to take on candidates who have the 10 week crèche workers course training
as a minimum training standard on the understanding the candidate is willing to register
with SSSC and undertake relevant training or qualification required to reach the
standard of SVQ3 in early education and childcare or equivalent. Training will involve
courses such as Birth to 3 Training, Child Protection level I & II and accessing
further education training to reach this standard.
For further information call Eliza Waye, Deputy Manager on 0131 654 0489
or email on email@example.com
The Vacancy Application Form can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this
or you can call Lisa Paul on 0131 654 0489
or email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Early Years Practitioner or an Early Years Support Worker, 35 hours per week on a
fixed term contract of 12 months
Early Years Practitioner or Early Years Support Worker, 17½ hours per week on a fixed
term contract of 12 months
Early Years Support Worker Salary Scale 10 - 11, £15,825 - £16,224 + Pension
Early Years Practitioner Salary Scale 12 - 15, £16,600 - £17,588 + Pension
To provide play opportunities that is appropriate to the development needs of children.
To provide a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment for children (Predominantly
Offer stimulating and diverse play and collective involvement through dancing, singing
and story telling
To encourage positive relationships between children
To provide children with the opportunities to experience diverse cultural values
To value parents as their child’s key educator and facilitate the transfer of learning
to the setting from home, and vice versa
To provide support and guidance to parents in relation to their parent/child relationship
and parents needs
To assist parents to care for and play with children on outings.
This post requires a person who is empathetic and responsive to the needs of young
You must be keen to contribute to the development of each child’s self-esteem and
You must also ensure that the physical needs of the children/babies are met during
sessions including toilet needs, changing and feeding
You must be able to work as a team
You must respect confidentiality at all times and uphold our core values in all areas
You will be expected to follow Child Protection guidelines at all times
A qualification that meets registration requirements with the SSSC as a Support Worker,
day care of children is essential. An SVQ Level 2 in Early Education and Childcare
or equivalent is desirable for the Support Worker post
A qualification that meets registration requirements with the SSSC , as a Practitioner,
day care of children e.g. an HNC, SVQ level 3 in Early education and childcare or
equivalent is essential for the Early Years Practitioner post
You must have experience of working with young children
You must register with the SSSC and work towards any qualifications that you may
required to carry out
You must also either hold a valid Child Protection Certificate or commit to undertake
Child Protection training
You will need to have a satisfactory PVG Certificate
Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential.
Competitive Salary of £15,825 - £17,588
Generous holiday entitlement
In-house training with the opportunity to access external training
Working as part of an ever growing supportive Organisation
An opportunity to make a difference to the lives of our families
Application packs can be downloaded from the Website, by emailing email@example.com
or by calling Lisa Paul on 0131 654 0489.
Closing date for applications: Monday 8th May 2017 @ 12 Noon