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Burnbrae Primary School 144 Burnbrae Road, EH19 3GT
£29,679 - £32,234 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Term Time Full Time
36 hours per week

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Wee Brae is a bespoke Complex Needs Provision with excellent facilities including an inspiring outdoor area. Applications for this post are invited from Early Years Practitioners who have an interest and experience in supporting children who experience barriers to their learning through additional support needs. An understanding of trauma informed practice and the vision and energy to promote the high standards of this school in our Complex Needs Provision are necessary. There are four classes taught by a team comprising Class Teachers, Learning Assistants and Early Years Practitioner, and led by a Principal Teacher. This provision engages with a wide variety of partners to support families and enhance the experiences and outcomes for our children.

Post holder must hold a practitioner level qualification (e.g. SVQ3 in Childcare & Early Years Education or an HNC in Childcare and Education, or equivalent) that meets the requirements for SSSC (Scottish Social Services Council) registration.  

Qualifications which were previously recognised for SNNEB/NNEB registration may be acceptable.

 An up to date first aid certificate is required.

An SQA module of at least 1 credit at SCQF level 7 on supporting Additional Support Needs which is accredited at the Practitioner level with the SSSC

and at least two post-qualification modules in appropriate subjects such as:-

  • Behavioural Management
  • Early Literacy
  • ICT and Special Equipment
  • CALM or Team Teach training
  • Alternative language and communication methods
  • Language and Communication Difficulties
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

An up to date first aid certificate is also required.

CLOSING DATE - 8 October 2023 

INTERVIEW DATE - 12 October 2023 

Vacancy Information

Position Title:          Early Years Practitioner – Complex Needs Provision      

Directorate:             Children, Young People and Partnerships   

Location:                 Burnbrae CN          

Contract Status:      Permanent

Hours of Work:        36 hours per week

Working Pattern:      Mon 0800-1630, Tues 0800-1600, Wed 0800-1630,

Thurs 0800-1600, Fri 0800-1300 

Weeks per year:      39

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 36 hours over 39 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £25,594.53 per annum.


This post is considered Regulated Work with Children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.
Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children, You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit

Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please email to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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