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Current Vacancies

Young Sussex is always on the look out for suitable candidates to join our wonderful staff team. Of course we value qualifications and previous nursery experience, but the right attitude, sufficient aptitude and a love of children is fundamental.

Current vacancies are shown on the left. If you are interested in applying, or you believe you have something to offer for a role not advertised, please download an application form below.

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If you are interested in a career in childcare and are thinking about an apprenticeship, we welcome your enquiry at hr@youngsussex.co.uk

Senior Nursery Practitioner

£8.10 - £8.73/hr, £15,793 - £18,167 pa; 37.5 - 40.0 hrs/wk, Monday to Friday

We are looking to recruit an experienced practitioner who is looking for a new challenge and potential career progression. The successful candidate will be able to support the room leader by creating a stimulating and exciting environment in your room alongside offering high quality care to the children. You must be able to demonstrate good organisational skills; a sound knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS); a creative and imaginative approach; and excellent customer service skills. Strong leadership skills are essential as you will be required to lead the team in the Room Leader’s absence.

Duties will include ensuring the children are cared for in a happy, safe and stimulating environment; plan, prepare and review the curriculum as a team member reflective of the EYFS; work in partnership with parents; follow and implement all the policies and procedures set out by the nursery.

Qualification requirement:

NVQ in Childcare Level 3, 4 or 5 (Salary will reflect qualification)

Closing date:

Not specified - early application recommended

Nursery Practitioner

£7.72 - £8.32/hr, £15,045 - £17,307 pa; 37.5 - 40.0 hrs/wk, Monday to Friday

We are looking to recruit an experienced practitioner who is looking for a new challenge and potential career progression. The successful candidate will be able to support the room leader by creating a stimulating and exciting environment in your room alongside offering high quality care to the children. You must be able to demonstrate good organisational skills; a sound knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS); a creative and imaginative approach; and excellent customer service skills.

Duties will include ensuring the children are cared for in a happy, safe and stimulating environment; plan, prepare and review the curriculum as a team member reflective of the EYFS; work in partnership with parents; follow and implement all the policies and procedures set out by the nursery.

Qualification requirement:

Relevant qualifications and experience

Closing date:

Not specified - early application recommended

Trainee Nursery Practitioner

£142pw; 37.5 hrs/wk, Monday to Friday

We are currently recruiting for Trainees at our Hove and Brighton Nurseries. We are looking for applicants who have a genuine interest in supporting children's learning and development and who will be able to demonstrate a desire to learn and develop their own skills. You will be given high levels of support by our skilled nominated training provider including one-to-one training and mentoring.

Qualification requirement:

GCSE Maths and English Grade A-C desirable

Closing date:

Not specified - early application recommended





Benefits

We operate a competency and skills based pay scheme, incentivising staff by financially rewarding them for enhancing their level of qualification and training. We offer Long Service Bonuses as well as increased holiday based on length of service. We also offer flexible nursery care at a reduced rate, saving at least a third on our normal rate.

We believe that our clear strong values, and over 20 years of refinement, ensures that Young Sussex offers unrivalled childcare and ensures we are committed to the highest standard of care and education for children of all abilities and backgrounds. We recognise that excellent staff are fundamental for quality of care and so we do all that we can to train, support and retain our staff. We value our staff for their hard work, professionalism dedication and loyalty by maintaining a programme of continuous professional development.

Safeguarding Statement

Young Sussex is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young children and people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.