KIDS is a national charity which has been supporting disabled children, young people and their families since 1970.
We work with children, irrespective of their disability or impairment, from birth through to 25 years. Each year we support over 15,000 disabled children, offer over 120 different services and work with about 80 Local Authorities across England.
We are passionate, caring and trusted and our vision is a world in which all disabled children and young people realise their aspirations. We offer support and practical help for families, every step of the way.
About The Role
Full time, 36 hours per week.
Are you a person who really wants to make a difference to people’s lives? If so this might be the job for you.
KIDS have a vacancy for a dynamic and creative Senior Practitioner (Early Years) who will support the growth and development of our small inclusive nursery. Do you have experience working with children with special education needs (SEND).
The successful candidate will expected to:
To fulfil the role of SENCO for a key group of children including planning and evaluating their learning, leading on multi- agency meeting and completing Early Support Plans.
To work as a member of the Early Years Team based at KIDS Wylde Green to ensure that quality provision for children 0 - 5 years is delivered.
Responsibility for the daily running of the nursery whilst adhering to KIDS Policies & Procedures and the requirements and guidelines outlined by Ofsted and through KIDS Standards
This is a permanent full time role - with the option of term time working.
The successful candidates should have:
Excellent knowledge and understanding of safeguarding and experience of working with children with special educational needs and disabilities.
Excellent understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage and be able to support children's learning and development through planning creative play experiences based on individual interests and needs.
Experience of working with parents and carers and a wide range of professionals is important as is the confidence to support and manage early years practitioners and apprentices within our nursery ensuring the highest possible quality provision.
You should have a minimum of an NVQ Level 3 in Early Years and three years post qualifying experience.
Please see the job description for further details.
KIDS is an inclusive nursery working with children from 3 months to 5 years. We work with children of many different abilities and backgrounds and support them with their learning and development through play. The setting is open 8am-6pm, Monday to Friday for 51 weeks of the year. We are very fortunate to have a new nursery building that will provide opportunities for children, their families, visiting professionals and the staff team. With this expansion we are looking for positive, engaging, passionate and friendly individuals to join our welcoming staff team.