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Early Years Practitioner - One to One Cover

  • Job type: Permanent, part-time
  • Date:
  • Reference: 24555173

The Midcounties Co-operative is the largest independent co-operative in the UK and is an innovative co-operative business, owned by its members. We are proud to be a successful co-operative, founded on co-operative values and principles that Co-ops share throughout the world.

The Co-operative Childcare is part of The Midcounties Co-operative, the largest independent co-operative in the UK. We have 470 sites spanning 8 different businesses - Food Retail, Pharmacy, Travel, Funeral, Post Offices, Employee Benefits, Energy and of course Childcare.

Our vision is

"To be a successful consumer co-operative business working towards creating a better, fairer world and to enhance the lives of our colleagues, members, customers and the communities we serve"

Our Benefits:

  • 30% childcare discount,
  • Discounts in selected co-operative groups,
  • Free uniform,
  • Employee Assistance Programme,
  • High street discounts,
  • Excellent career opportunities,
  • Free NVQ Levels 2 & 3 training (for colleagues under 24)
  • Training bursaries available (over 24)
  • in house training,
  • Annual award schemes,
  • Long service awards,
  • Share of profits for all colleagues,
  • 3 paid days per year for or fundraising in the local community,
  • Recommend a friend schemes,
  • Annual pay increase

Our expectations:

Early Years Practitioner



  • To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for all children in the nursery
  • To give support to other team members throughout the nursery
  • To work as part of a team in order to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, learn and develop
  • To build and maintain strong partnerships with parents
  • To work within the requirements set out in the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage - Setting the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five
  • Occasionally situations may arise that require the post holder to perform other duties or tasks as may be reasonably requested by the Society

Our Difference:

  • We are owned and controlled by our members
  • Our Board of Directors is elected by and from the membership
  • All colleagues are encouraged to be members
  • We re-invest a percentage of our profits in the communities we serve
  • Members are rewarded for doing business with us through a share of the profits
  • Our members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others
  • We are part of a global movement bound by our Co-operative Values and Principles
  • Top 25 Best Big Companies to work for

Midcounties Cooperative is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from men to work in our Nurseries.

Salary dependant on qualifications and experience


Minimum Level 3 qualified

CRB at enhanced level

Occ Health Check

2 Satisfactory references

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