Nursery Practitioner

Edinburgh College

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Job Description


Waterfront Nursery

Providing Childcare at Edinburgh College (Granton Campus)

Nursery Practitioner

Maternity cover position for 6 months

Part-time: 22 hours per week

Shift pattern- Mon: Off, Tue: 8am-5pm, Wed: 1pm-5.30pm, Thu: 8am-1.30pm, Fri: 1pm-5pm

Salary: Band D £21,065 - £22,587 per annum pro rata (appointment is usually made at the first point in the salary scale)

Edinburgh College requires a fully qualified Early Years Practitioner to join their purpose built nursery located at Edinburgh College, Granton Campus. We are a large Partner Provider nursery with capacity for 135 children.



For the future you want

As one of the largest colleges in the UK and a key contributor to learning in our capital city, Edinburgh College is proud to be supporting over 19,000 students from around 115 countries worldwide to achieve the future they want. 

As a student-centred organisation and one which offers over 700 courses across 32 subject areas, Edinburgh College also works with over 1,000 industry partners to help secure the best possible employment opportunities for our students.

We are also the biggest single provider of student’s to Edinburgh Universities, with 99% of our successful full time students moving onto employment or further education within 6 months of graduating.


What we are looking for


We are looking for individual(s) with a proven track record of working as part of a team within a child care setting. The applicant should have experience of working with children aged 3 months to 5 years. We are looking for individuals with a genuine passion for the learning and development of children in the early years. We particularly are interested in people with a love of outdoor learning and Forest and Eco Schools experience as we are keen to develop this area.

Applicants should possess an HNC or SVQ 3 (or equivalent) in Early Education and Childcare or Childcare Practice for a practitioner post Applicants must be registered with the SSSC Applicants MUST be able to provide two references from current childcare positions or if recently qualified, from a college tutor. These are required to be testimonial style references which comment on the candidates’ suitability for the post. Short listed candidates will be asked to undergo a practical assessment, which may involve questions from our children and staff team.


Closing Date: Tuesday 23 January 2018

Interviews scheduled: w/c 05 February 2018

Applications must be made online at

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