Early Learning and Childcare Practitioner at Whatriggs ECC

East Ayrshire Council


£24,534 to £26,754 per annum Full Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: EAY06636

Job Description

Contribute as part of a team to the provision of a quality early learning and childcare service for children aged 0-8 years and their families and work to the principles of the national care standards for early education and childcare and abide by the Code of Practice for Social Service Workers.


The duties of the post involve Regulated Work with children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Successful applicants for such posts will be required to become a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme member in respect of Regulated Work with either or both of these groups as appropriate, or if they are already a Scheme member, be subject to a PVG Scheme Record Update, before any formal offer of employment can be made by East Ayrshire Council.

Please note:- PVG members' records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG Scheme Record or Scheme Record Update, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant prior to any formal offer of employment being made.


There are 2 full time temporary posts available based at Whatriggs ECC, Kilmarnock.

Post 1 is full time term time and post 2 is full time 52 weeks. You will be asked within your application form which post(s) you wish to be considered for.

The hours of work are 35 per week.

These posts are temporary for 9 months.

The salary for the full time full year post is £24,534 - £26754 and the salary for the full time term time post is £20,995 - £22,895.

The Individual

We follow the national guidance in relation to pre-employment checks namely “Safer Recruitment Through Better Recruitment”. With regards to requests for references and in line with this guidance, during your application process you should provide details of a minimum of two appropriate and relevant references, one of which should be from your current or most recent employer. It is also a requirement that the reference from your current or most recent employer is from an appropriate senior manager and it is not a reference from a former peer operating at the same level.

Please note; The information provided above are the standard conditions for this post. However, due to the current outbreak of Covid 19 you may be required to work from home until advised otherwise.

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