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Early Years Practitioner

YMCA Fairthorne Group
4.0 out of 5
Dairy Road, Andover SP11
£21,674 - £24,874 a year - Permanent, Full-time


Dairy Road, Andover SP11

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

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 will thrive and love working with us!

We will give you:

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

  • Day off for your birthday
  • Signing up bonus, total of £500!
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Good public transport links
  • Employer Pension
  • 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 programme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Good quality resources and a modern environment
  • A welcoming, caring and supportive culture

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.
  • Attain additional qualifications such as SENCO, Forest School qualification.
  • Inspiring opportunities to work in different settings and share practice.

Experience & Qualifications required

  • Qualified to Level 3 Childcare ideally but not essential
  • Experienced in providing high-quality childcare for children aged 4 months - 5 years – ideally in a nursery, with some knowledge of health and safety
  • 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
  • Basic knowledge of health and safety
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding good practice
  • Paediatric First Aid qualification or willingness to train
  • Just like us. Passionate about helping children grow to the best of their ability…and having a whale of a time doing so!

About us:

As the original and largest youth charity in the world; and the leading childcare provider across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. We are committed to giving children the best start in life by providing the opportunity to belong, contribute and thrive.

Apply now to become the missing piece of our team! Join our friendly, active team at the heart of Augusta Park, East Anton, Andover. You could be working in bright, spacious rooms and fabulous outdoor play areas to create plenty of exciting spaces for mini adventures and daily discoveries.

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
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • On-site parking


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • No weekends
  • Overtime

Work Location: In person

Reference ID: And/EYP/40