Early Years Practitioner, Early Years Centre

Southampton, United Kingdom
£20,400 to £21,630
08 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
28 Aug 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Early Years Centre

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £20,400 to £21,630
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Sunday 28 August 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1929122FB

We currently have two opportunities for highly motivated individuals to join our team within the University of Southampton’s Early Years Centre, in a role which requires commitment and flexibility.

You will be responsible for the delivery of high-quality care and education, whilst supporting all needs and stages of early development. Your focus will be to create a calm and tranquil space where both children and staff feel safe, secure and content. We want all our families to feel welcomed and at peace, knowing that their little ones are being cared for in the most nurturing and inspiring way.

We are currently on our journey to gain ‘The Curiosity Approach’ accreditation, where we aim to provide endless opportunities for children to learn, laugh and explore in a safe and supported environment. 

As an Early Years Practitioner, together we will put the child at the centre of everything we do; always asking ourselves “why?” and reflecting on how what we are doing is benefiting the child. We reflect on our areas and resources and think about the open-ended opportunities they provide, focusing on the child’s interests. We look to extend on children’s play to support them through their learning and development, by modelling play, actions and communication. 

We believe children thrive and learn best when they are happy, relaxed and having fun, encouraging a natural love of learning and curiosity.

We want our practitioners to take pride in the care they provide and help create a compassionate and kind setting for all. We can achieve this by being united and working together to create a setting that allows children, families and staff to express their own curiosity and nurturing personalities.

Applicants must have or be working towards a NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and Education/CACHE Diploma/NNEB or equivalent.

 A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service clearance at Enhanced level is also required.

For an informal discussion please contact the Centre Manager, Telephone (023) 8059 3465 or email your CV:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date sated above. If you need any assistance, please call Sian Gale (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email Please quote reference 1929122FB on all correspondence.