Education and Children's Service's
Early Years Practitioner
Dalry Primary School & Nursery
Salary: £22,956 - £26,919 (Pro-rata for sessional)
Hours: 36 per week, 39 weeks sessional
Dalry Primary School & Nursey is a diverse and multicultural primary school &
nursery in the city centre of Edinburgh, housed in a beautiful Victorian
building. Around 70% of our children have English as an additional language,
and we currently have 28 different languages spoken by our pupils and families
who are from many different countries around the world. This rich cultural mix
makes our school unique. There is a very strong inclusive ethos at Dalry and
we are well supported by a very wide range of partnership services and
agencies, which enhance the work, and wider life of the school & nursery. Our
nursery is currently delivering 1140 hours and our capacity is 64 pupils. The
school roll is just over 300 including nursery.
We are looking for an Early Years Practitioner (EYP) to join our
enthusiastic and committed team, and to be part of our very positive and
nurturing environment. The successful candidate will work collaboratively as a
member of the wider early years team, including potential involvement with
transition and play pedagogy from Nursery to Primary 1.
The EYP will; provide a service compatible with good practice in the education
and care of children and young people within the policies and systems laid
down by the Council and Education Department and the Care Commission; work as
an effective member of a Multi-Disciplinary Team promoting a stimulating
environment which balances education and care for children and young people;
meet children's individual needs and those of their families, enabling each
individual to achieve their potential; contribute to programmes of work for
children with additional support needs; create a supportive and caring ethos
in which individual children and young people are encouraged and supported to
develop self-esteem, self-confidence and respect for others; provide an
appropriately challenging and stimulating educational environment where
individual children and young people are encouraged to reach their full
potential. The principles of the Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC)
programme will underpin the post holder's work e.g. putting the child at the
centre; keeping the child safe; taking the whole child approach.
The EYP must hold either SNNB/HNC Child Care and Education or SVQ 3 Social
Services, Children and Young People.
You will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council
(SSSC) in the category of Practitioner and adhere to the codes of practice
set out by SSSC.
For further information about the school, please visit our website:
https: // dalryprimaryschool.com/
This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or
Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act
2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo
a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by
the City of Edinburgh Council.
We're committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel
valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the
benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience,
and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation.
Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually
increases until it reaches the top of the range. For roles in grade 5 or
above, annual increments in our contribution zones are dependent on achieving
agreed performance goals.
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