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Midlothian Sure Start, through its six centres, provides opportunities for children to learn and develop while their caregiver/s participate in the life of the centre via a range of services.  The organisation has seen significant growth in the last 12 months with nearly 100 new places in its playrooms for two years olds. 


As such, we are recruiting for the following positions:

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

email recruitment@midlothiansurestart.org.uk


Vacancy Application Form


Closing Date for post (Ref 002)   -   Monday 20th March 2017 @ 12 noon


Interviews will be held on the following dates:

Early Years Practitioner / Early Years Support Worker

Ref 002


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Self Declaration & Guidance Notes

(Job Description)

Bank Staff

Support Workers / Early Years Practitioners

Working within all 6 centres in Midlothian

Hourly Rate £7.90 - £8.57


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 preferred. 


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 elizawaye@midlothiansurestart.org.uk


The Vacancy Application Form can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page

or you can call Lisa Paul on 0131 654 0489

or email on recruitment@midlothiansurestart.org.uk



Ref 002

(Job Description)

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.

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 post:


Early Years Practitioner or an Early Years Support Worker on a 21 hours per week permanent contract based in our Family Reachout Centre.


Early Years Support Worker Salary Scale 10-11, £15,825-£16,224 Pro Rata + Pension


Early Years Practitioner Salary Scale 12-15, £16,600-£17,588 Pro Rata + Pension












Competitive Salary of £15,825-£17,588 Pro Rata

Workplace Pension

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 Service Users


Application packs can be downloaded from the Website, by emailing recruitment@midlothiansurestart.org.uk or by calling Lisa Paul on 0131 654 0489.


Closing date for applications: Monday 20th March 2017 @ 12 Noon.