Job offer available in Scotland Early Years Practitioner (Lunch Cover) at University of Dundee

Permanent, 16 hours per week

The University of Dundee Nursery Ltd offers high quality childcare to families studying or working at the University of Dundee. The nursery believes that children are individuals who develop and learn at their own rate, we believe that children’s voices should be heard and our staff are the vessels to ensure this happens. We offer children a wide range of experiences that will help them develop and grow as they learn new skills. We are a large nursery with 4 home rooms caring for children from birth to 5 years.

We are seeking a passionate practitioner who strongly believes that children should be at the center of nursery life, who is capable of hearing what children are telling them and who likes to bring fresh ideas to share with the team. The appointed person must be a strong team player who is capable of using their own initiative whilst ensuring that all children’s needs are met.

The appointed candidate will cover for staff whilst they have lunch and therefore undertake a wide range of duties on a daily basis, this will include preparing the room for lunch, clearing up after lunch, taking over learning experiences from staff, preparing learning experiences for children both indoors and outdoors.

Your priorities will include:

  • Understanding children’s rights
  • Have a working knowledge of all relevant frameworks for early years practice in Scotland
  • To have the child’s interests at the forefront of daily routines
  • To work collaboratively within a team
  • To demonstrate inclusive practice
  • To build positive relationships with children and parents
  • Professional development

Who we’re looking for:

  • HNC Children and Young People or equivalent
  • Experience of working in a day care service
  • PVG clearance
  • SSSC registration

We are one of the UK’s leading universities – internationally recognised for our expertise across a range of disciplines and research breakthroughs in multiple areas, including science, medicine and engineering, amongst many others. Our main city-centre campus is at the heart of Dundee – an up-and-coming, friendly, compact and affordable city with a rich heritage in design and technology. We also have campuses at Ninewells Hospital and in Kirkcaldy which are easily accessible via local transport links.

For further information about this position please contact Jacky Jones on 01382 345188 or email To find out more about The University of Dundee Nursery Ltd. please see website.

The diversity of our staff and students helps to make the University of Dundee one of the top universities in the UK. Family friendly policies, staff support networks for BME and LGBT staff, membership of Athena SWAN and Stonewall, as well a full range of disability services, create an enjoyable and inclusive place to work.

The University of Dundee Nursery Ltd is a Scottish Registered charity – No. SC032969


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