Relief Early Years Practitioner

Posted 3 months ago

Relief Early Years Practitioner

Working at YMCA Bournemouth is an opportunity to be a part of a global organisation working at a local community level in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. We are inclusive, diverse and forward-thinking. We work across areas including Housing and Support, Family and Relationships, Youth Work, Training and Education, and Health and Wellbeing to enable people in our local community to develop their full potential in Mind, Body and Spirit. People choose to work for us because they want to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable adults, children, young people and families and they want to work in an environment that will support them to do so.

At Teddy’s Preschool we are an in-the-moment setting, and therefore have no forward planned activities, but share in the joy of each learning moment that arises with the children. You have the freedom to be as creative as you can to ensure that our children get the best possible learning experience, whilst you have fun too. We also use an online observation system, so no more piles of paperwork!

Fed up of being stuck inside? We have a great outside space and free-flow access to it in all weathers – this is a major part of this role, and so a strong passion for outdoor learning would be highly desirable. We also support children with additional needs and English as an additional language, and so experience in these areas is a must.

The setting is open 5 days a week, term time only, between 08.30 – 16.00.


Salary (relief role) £11.45 per hour.

Hours and days of work will be dependent on the needs of the setting.

*YMCA Bournemouth offer a range of staff benefits which are included in the link below.

*Please note – we do not accept CVs, please submit YMCA application forms only.

*Please note that if you are invited to an interview and require any adjustments based on disability, please let us know.

*If you have not heard from YMCA Bournemouth within 3 weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

*The role has a statutory, occupational requirement to ensure the safety and welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk that they may come across using our services. The post holder will take responsibility for ensuring safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk as a priority and follow both YMCA Bournemouth safeguarding policy and Pan Dorset statutory guidance.

*The YMCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to the active promotion of equal opportunity, both in the provision of services and as an employer of paid and unpaid workers.

*Employment will be subject to satisfactory references, right to work checks and a Disclosure and Barring Service check. If the role involves regulated activity with children or adults at risk, your employment will be subject to an Enhanced level DBS check prior to commencement date. All other applicable roles will be subject to a Basic level DBS check prior to commencement date.


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