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
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
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 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
- To provide play opportunities that are appropriate to the development needs of children.
- To provide a safe, loving and stimulating environment for children (predominantly
- To offer constructive and imaginary play as well as creative and messy play
- 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 assist parents to develop confidence in playing with children and also provide
parents with ideas of activities they can engage in with their children
- 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, responsive and an available attachment
figure for each child
- 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. A 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 eg 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
- You must have an understanding of the difficulties experienced by vulnerable families
- Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential.
Competitive Salary of £15,825-£17,588 Pro Rata
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 email@example.com
or by calling Lisa Paul on 0131 654 0489.
Closing date for applications: Monday 20th March 2017 @ 12 Noon.