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Preston Tower Primary School (Lower Campus), West Loan, Prestonpans, EH32 9NX
£28,414 - £32,027 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Vacancy Information

It is East Lothian Council's policy that successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale.  

This is a 52 week non-sessional post i.e. it will include working during the school holidays
Days and Hours of Work:
Mon 0800 - 1400
Tue 0900 - 1800
Wed 0800 - 1400
Thu 0800 - 1800
Fri 1300 - 1800
To start: January 2022

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced practitioner looking for the next step in their Early Years Career to join an established team.  

We are looking for someone who is confident to be responsible for the supervision of the staff on a day to day basis in our vibrant nursery and together with the team you would be expected to help deliver high quality Early years care within the Preston Tower Nursery across the year.    

Preston Tower Primary is large friendly school with around 900 pupils, split over 2 campuses.  West Loan campus is for nursery, P1 – P3 pupils and the Preston Road campus is for P4-7 pupils.  The successful applicant will be based in our West Loan campus.  Our nursery is divided into 3 rooms where children attend either Monday and Tuesday or Wednesday and Thursday.  A Friday session timetable is also provided.  Each of our rooms are staffed by one Senior Early Years Practitioner as well as highly skilled EYP’s and Support workers.  We are proud to deliver a high quality learning environment where all children have the opportunity  to flourish and progress to the best of their abilities.  Our values of kindness, respect, high expectations,  nurture and inclusion underpin our curriculum and are always at the forefront in all we do in our nursery.  

Interviews will take place on Thursday 6th January 2022 and you will be notified via email during the holidays.

Job Details

To work as part of and supervise on a day to day basis, a team of early learning and childcare practitioners, in delivering a high quality child centred service which supports the needs of children and families and enables each child to achieve their potential within a caring, safe and welcoming environment.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Job Attachments') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job.  You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form.  You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.

The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work.  Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours.  Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.

Job Requirements

You must be educated to HNC level in Early Education and Childcare or hold SNNB/HNC/SVQ3 qualifications in Childcare/Education or equivalent and be able to evidence additional learning and knowledge of current practice and legislation in relation to Early Learning and Childcare.

PVG/Disclosure Requirements
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UKwebsite.

Additional Information

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Further details on all East Lothian Council Primary and Secondary Schools, including individual school websites can be found here: Primary and Secondary Schools

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