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  • Ref no: 200454
  • Published: 26/10/2020
  • Closes: 25/12/2020
  • Location: First Adventures Nursery, 53 High Street, Linlithgow, EH497ED
  • Salary: £32,034.00 - £41,412.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 40 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.


First Adventures Nursery in Linlithgow is one of Scotland’s best private Early Years and Childcare providers. Founded in 1997, we have spent over twenty years following our guiding ethos: helping every child to grow and develop through play in a safe and caring environment. We have achieved and maintained a “5” and “6” ratings from the Scottish Care Inspectorate for over a decade, hold Eco Schools status and are pursuing further growth and development in line with the latest developments in Early Learning Pedagogy.

Our commitment to “getting it right for every child” means that we are one of very few private nurseries in Scotland to have two Early Years teachers on staff – our founder and Head of Centre and an on the floor teacher practitioner, for which we are recruiting, who leads implementation and staff development.       


The immediate duties of this role relate to our 3-5-year-old age group, as well as incorporating an advisory role for the 2-3-year olds, but the responsibilities you will have are much broader. You will work across our whole institution and educational lifecycle: from curriculum interpretation, implementation, evaluation, reflection, and the synthesis of all of these into ongoing improvement.

As a key member of senior staff, you will be a leading presence amongst our whole team, this means that:

-     Early career staff will look to you for guidance on the values they should hold surrounding care, early learning pedagogy, and child wellbeing. 

-     Practitioners will seek your support in keeping up to date with new standards, practices, and ideas.

-     Senior practitioners will need your help and advice on championing the implementation of our curriculum in an engaging, child centred way.

-     Nursery management and the Head of Centre will work alongside you in interpreting standards, developing curricula, and observing, evaluating, and supporting other staff.

First and foremost, this role requires someone who is an example to others, who sets leading standards and is both creative and committed to what they do.


Please refer to the attached Role Profile for further information regarding the duties of this role, the person specification and other details.



To apply for this role, please send a CV and covering letter or email explaining why you are suitable for this position and including a specific example illustrating an aspect of your knowledge, skills or experience to .

Informal queries and questions may also be sent to this address, if you require further details or information.

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