Senior Practitioner - Early Learning & Childcare - Brae Nursery

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Advertisement Details The purpose of this post is to work effectively as a lead member of an Early Learning and Childcare team to oversee the delivery of a high quality, safe and balanced education and...

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The purpose of this post is to work effectively as a lead member of an Early Learning and Childcare team to oversee the delivery of a high quality, safe and balanced education and care service, which meets the needs of each young child and their families and is in accordance with relevant legislation and guidelines.

Post holders must apply for and maintain registered status with the registering body as long as the post is held.

The main duties of the Senior Practitioner are:

  • To work effectively as a lead member of the Early Learning and Childcare team, supervising the work of other staff and supporting students and work placements, as delegated by the registered manager.
  • To interact effectively, enthusiastically and appropriately with young children to fully meet their individual education and care needs.
  • To promote and value each child and support their welfare, including their personal, social and emotional wellbeing.
  • To oversee the day to day running of the setting, ensuring full compliance with relevant legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures relating to learning, care and health and safety, including Child Protection procedures and Health and Safety guidelines.
  • To take lead responsibility for the planning and provision of a range of developmentally appropriate learning activities, in line with local and national advice and guidance including planned and spontaneous play activities, real life experiences and outdoor learning.
  • Working with the teacher, develop the learning environment to supports children to effectively develop their literacy and numeracy skills.

Brae High School is a non-denominational school located in Brae. It provides early years, primary and secondary education up to S6 for children from the north mainland of Shetland. The structure of the school is Early Years, P1-P7 which includes composites, and S1-6 classes. There is currently a total of 330 pupils on the roll. The school is managed by a Head Teacher and 2 Depute Head Teachers. The current Head Teacher is Logan Nicolson. Further information can be found on the schools website at

More detail is provided in the Job Profile, Person Specification and Conditions of Service Summary attached to the bottom of this advert.





Additional Information

  • The grade of this post is H or I
  • This post is not career graded
  • Salary shown in the advert is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £2,742 per annum (pro rata)
  • Temporary Full Time post for 37.0 Hours per Week , 52.18 weeks per year
  • Temporary contract for a period of approximately 12 months. This is for the duration of a period of maternity leave, and will terminate following the return to work or resignation of the postholder
  • Preferred candidates will be required to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made
  • The successful candidate will have to complete registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within 6 months of the agreed start date
  • A relocation package does not apply to this post
  • We will pay interview expenses from within Shetland
  • We are happy to talk flexible working

During the application process you are required to give the names of two persons not related to you, who we can contact to provide a reference to support your application.

This post is based at Brae Nursery.

For further details relating to this post, please contact: Karis Morton, Manager/Lead Practitioner, call on 01595 745600 or e-mail

If you have a disability which prevents you from applying online, please call 01595 744032.

Information about Shetland

Shetland is an archipelago in the north of the British Isles where you'll find freedom, wildlife and wild beauty, but also a rich culture and dynamic, forward-looking society. The Islands have a thriving and diverse economy full of opportunities and offer residents the ideal work/life balance. Shetland combines stunning coastal landscapes and wide open spaces with friendly, bustling island communities. Factor in Shetland's impressive modern amenities, highly regarded schools and the Islands offer a work life balance rarely found elsewhere.

Find out more about:

Living and working in Shetland: here

The Shetland Islands Council: here

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