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Casual Early Years Staff

York Commercial Ltd
12.42 or 13.67 plus holiday pay per hour (depending on role)
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University of York campus
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Role Description

In January 2024, the York Campus Nursery relocated to new purpose built premises on the East Campus of the University of York. The nursery provision caters for up to 30 children under two years, a toddler room and a dedicated pre-school, in all capacity to provide places for up to 94 children.

Our Early Years team play a crucial role in providing high-quality care and early education to children. You will work as part of a supportive team, helping to create a safe and engaging environment, where children can learn and grow using the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.

We are looking for casual staff to help support the nursery staff during periods of leave. The nursery is open Monday to Friday, 8am until 6pm. Experience of working with children in a nursery setting is essential.

These are casual roles therefore, hours will be offered on an adhoc basis and cannot be guaranteed. However, many of our previous casual workers have secured permanent employment with us in the future.

Early Years Assistant Practitioner

  • Hourly rate of £12.42 
  • Key duties: work as directed by the Early Years Practitioner and Room Leader within the general framework and assist with assessments of children and contribute to learning journals
  • A publicly recognised childcare qualification at Level 2 or above is required.

Early Years Practitioner

  • Hourly rate of £13.67
  • Key duties: complete key person observations and assessments, maintain records and provide activities within the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum
  • A publicly recognised level 3 qualification in childcare is required.

As a casual staff member, you will also receive holiday pay on top of your hourly rate, which is paid at 12.07%. An enhanced DBS check will be required (cost covered by us).

Please note: If you are interested in applying for a casual role at the York Campus Nursery, please send your CV to Suitable candidates will be contacted whilst this advert is live. 

To find out more about York Campus Nursery please visit the York Campus Nursery website.

York Campus Nursery is part of York Commercial Ltd (YCL), which is a wholly owned subsidiary company of the University of York.

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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