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Early Years Practitioner (32 hours)

YMCA Fairthorne Group
4.0 out of 5
£21,674 - £24,874 a year - Permanent, Full-time



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  • Additional leave
  • Childcare
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee discount
  • Enhanced maternity leave
  • Free parking

Full job description


If you can:

  • Nurture new-borns, get messy with toddlers and prepare pre-schoolers for the big wide world.
  • Giggle, hop, paint, climb and show off your best dance moves.
  • Inspire, stimulate, educate.
  • Be a bouncing space-bunny one minute, and a cuddle monkey the next.

Then you’re just the right person who’d thrive and love working with us!

We will give you:

Salary: £21,674 - £24,874 per annum (Dependent on Qualifications)

Full Time role: 32hours per week

  • Day off for your birthday
  • Signing up bonus, total of £500!
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays FTE, accruing an additional day for each year of service up to 30 days
  • Option to purchase additional leave (up to 10 days a year)
  • 50% discount on nursery fees
  • Enhanced Maternity
  • Day camps discounts: 1 week free and 1 week at 50% per child per annum
  • Campsite and activities discounts at YMCA Fairthorne Manor: campsite, river hire, activities, daycamps.
  • 30% discount on food in Cafes: Fairthorne, Eastleigh and Andover.
  • Wellbeing assistance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Good quality resources and a modern environment
  • A welcoming, caring and supportive culture

Your qualifications and experience:

  • Level 2/3 childcare qualification or relevant experience and willingness to train
  • Experience in providing high-quality childcare for children aged 4 months - 5 years
  • An understanding of the developmental needs of children
  • Able to connect with children, co-workers and parents alike; provide stimulating indoor and outdoor activities; complete daily observations on the children in your care; and plan their next developmental steps in line with EYFS
  • Just like us. Passionate about helping children grow to the best of their ability…and having a whale of a time doing so!
  • Basic knowledge of health and safety
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding good practice
  • Paediatric First Aid qualification or willingness to train

About us:

We are looking for an extra special EYP to join our friendly, busy team at our YMCA Nursery Fairthorne Manor. Located on the outskirts of Botley, the nursery is based in a former manor house, and set in 94 acres of stunning parkland and woodland. The nursery offers a unique environment for children to explore, grow and bloom through providing exciting, child-led, play-based activities and utilising the outdoors wherever possible.

The YMCA are huge advocates of personal and professional development. When you work with us, you also benefit from:

  • Access to 26 online professional development modules.
  • Inspiring opportunities to work in different settings and share practice.

Successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via Disclosure and Barring Service.

We are an equal opportunities charity with commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion in the workplace. A copy of this policy will be made available on request.

Please apply now for this rewarding position and be part of an amazing charity who continue to support and achieve wonderful things within the community.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £21,674.00-£24,874.00 per year


  • Additional leave
  • Childcare
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee discount
  • Enhanced maternity leave
  • Free parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Referral programme


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

School type:

  • Day nursery


  • Nursery: 1 year (preferred)
  • Childcare: 1 year (preferred)

Work Location: In person