Our Early Years Practitioners are responsible for providing a high standard of learning, development and care for our children, which is steeped in the knowledge of attachment theory and early brain development. Supported by our Nursery Manager and Deputy Nursery Manager, our team will nurture environments that are emotionally and physically safe.

Role of the Early Years Practitioner:

  • To ensure our environments are safe, nurturing and engaging both indoors and outdoors
  • To meet with our families at drop off and pick up times
  • Provide a high level of awareness to transition periods and be responsive to the emotional needs of our children and families during this time
  • Plan stimulating and engaging activities for our children to thrive
  • Prepare lunch and snacks
  • Undertake risk assessments
  • Complete daily paperwork, including but not limited to, risk assessments, registers and room temperatures
  • Complete observations for our children and update our learning log system
  • Be involved in supporting new children to settle into our nursery environment
  • Complete home visits as and when appropriate
  • Liaise closely with our families, informing them of activities and exchanging information about progress

Qualities and characteristics:

  • Have a fascination and curiosity in the development of children
  • Show a commitment to ensuring their professional development remains relevant and up to date through accessing current research on child development
  • Be an outgoing, friendly and enthusiastic person with the ability to have fun
  • Can demonstrate our values of Love, Curiosity, Integrity and Courage

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Hold a minimum HNC/SVQ Level 3 or equivalent in Childcare
  • A current PVG and SSSC registration
  • Have knowledge of GIRFEC, Pre-Birth to Three and Child Development and be able to give examples of use in practice


  • Career development opportunities within the Tigers Group
  • Salary banding: £22,000 to £26,000 per annum, negotiable depending on experience. Pro rata depending on hours worked
  • Subsidised childcare costs
  • Company pension
  • Increased annual leave for continued service
  • Paid PVG and SSSC registration and renewals
  • Uniforms provided
  • On-site parking available
  • On-site Health and Wellbeing Coordinator
  • Actively promote work-life balance
  • Assist in shaping policy and decision making
  • Encouraged and supported to make a difference in the lives of our children
Job Category: Early Years
Job Type: Part Time
Job Location: Glasgow

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