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Early Years Practitioner

Havering London Borough Council

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Job description from Havering London Borough Council

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Early Years Practitioner to join our Early Help Service. We are looking for someone who is passionate about working with children and families to provide targeted, individual and group interventions in order to improve outcomes for children and families.

About the role
The primary purpose of this role is to work as part of the Children’s Centre team alongside colleagues within social care and other partners including health to ensure the effective delivery of child focused services and activities to support parents, carers and children aged from conception up to age 13. Our Early Help Service focuses on providing universal and targeted services to families in need of support, which includes the delivery of parenting programmes, activity groups and targeted interventions which focus on the parent/infant relationship. You’ll join a team consisting of a Children’s Centre Coordinator, a Senior Early Years Practitioner and a team of Early Years Practitioners.

The key objectives of the role are to:

Provide safe, high quality services for families accessing the Children’s Centres and community based settings.

Support families by improving family relationships and promoting positive and healthy outcomes for children with a focus on school readiness.

Plan and implement age-appropriate activities, following the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework.

Work in partnership with parents/carers to increase parental confidence and capacity, supporting healthy attachment and encouraging containing and nurturing relationships that promote child development.

About you

As an Early Years Practitioner in our team you will work collaboratively with families, partners as well as colleagues, ensuring an approach that aims to achieve excellent outcomes, which in turn supports our children and families to lead happy, healthy lives.

Our services are diverse, and we have exciting and stimulating opportunities for everyone and various career pathways you can explore.

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The closing date for the receipt of applications is Monday 24th November 2023 however, interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early. You will be notified if your application has been successful, interview date to be scheduled.

If you would like to know further information, please do not hesitate to contact Helen Anfield, Children’s Centre Coordinator,

Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Helpdesk on 01708 432770

Additional Information

We want everyone to choose Havering. When you apply for a job with us, your application is considered on its merits regardless of your age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation. Our residents and service users come from all walks of life, and so do our employees. Find out what it means to Choose Havering.

The London Borough of Havering has important responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you are appointed to a job that involves working with these groups, you may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.

We practice anonymised recruitment. Please ensure that you remove all personal information from any documents that you upload.

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What Havering London Borough Council employees say about their job

  • Best thing

    Working with children

    Worst thing

    The atmosphere


    Havering London Borough Council Employee, December 2022

  • Best thing

    Pay check at end of month

    Worst thing

    Constantly shutting down depots, moving people around from team to team, absolutely no point asking to go on training courses, as only the select few, feather their own nests! No morale at all.


    Havering London Borough Council Employee, November 2022

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