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About The Role

Employer - Kids

Contract - Flexible shifts, 36 hours Monday - Friday (8am to 6pm)

Location - Shakespeare Road, Popley, Basingstoke RG24 9BP

Located on the bus route from the town centre.

Salary - £20,342

Education/Qualifications - Level 3 qualification or above in Early Years

 The good stuff/benefits

  • Join a company that truly cares about your wellbeing
  • Enjoy an enviable annual leave package, starting at a generous 25 days and growing each year up to 30 days.
  • Option to buy an additional 5 days holiday.
  • Enjoy your entitlement to Bank Holidays.
  • We've got your back with Maternity and Paternity Pay.
  • Rest easy knowing you're covered with our Death in Service plan.
  • Invest in your pension plan with the option to top it up knowing that Kids is also contributing 3%.
  • Achieve work-life harmony with flexible hours tailored to your needs.
  • Unlock exclusive discounts at hundreds of online retailers through our employee benefits portal.
  • Spread the word and reap the rewards with our enticing "Recommend a
  • Friend" scheme.
  • Access confidential support and expert guidance 24/7 through our Employee Assistance Programme, helping you navigate both personal and professional challenges.
  • Take care of yourself with Company Sick Pay which you are entitled to from your first day.
  • 5 days of paid family/carers leave.
  • Salary sacrifice schemes available
  • Develop your mentoring skills by either being a mentor or signing up for our mentoring programme.
  • Expand your horizons with Kids’ online learning platforms, offering a wealth of professional courses for your personal and career development.
  • Apprenticeship programmes available for employees
  • Benefit from a colleague engagement programme enabling your voice to be heard.
  • Lean on us during difficult times with Bereavement Leave.

Do you have what it takes to join an amazing organisation that makes a difference to the lives of children, young people and their families?

Basingstoke Nursery is a modern, fun and vibrant inclusive day care nursery for up to 90 children. Working with an amazing team you will be helping to support disabled children, or young people and their families. Learning takes place through a rich mix of play opportunities where the children can engage in their senses and learn to explore in different ways. You will become part of a fantastic team of highly motivated individuals who love what they do.
 
The Role
 
  • Leading a room as a key worker
  • Creating fun and educational activities for all the children under our care
  • Keeping a record of the children’s progress to share with parents and other carers
  • Building and maintaining relationships with parents/carers to facilitate daily learning and care of the children
  • Providing support to all team members
  • Creating a happy and stable environment for all the children by considering their cultural and medical needs
  • Confidence to discuss any concerns relating to a child or parent while respecting confidentiality requirements
  • Adhering to the nursery’s policies and procedures, as well as legislative requirements
  • Maintaining high standards for safety, cleanliness and hygiene

About You

Personal Qualities:
 
  • Administer and implement assessments, support plans and risk assessments
  • In–depth understanding of children’s developmental, emotional, physical and intellectual needs
  • Physical fitness to lift and handle children and equipment
  • Team player
  • A calm and caring nature and an inspiration to the children
  • Knowledge of EYFS and Ofsted requirements

Our Mission & Strategy

We’re here for children and young people with special education needs and disabilities, young carers and families. We’re on a mission to create a world where all kinds of children and young people have all kinds of opportunities. We create life-changing opportunities by providing a wide range of support. Together, we’ll empower disabled children to stand up for their rights.

Childhood should be a joyful time. But some children and young people living with special educational needs and disabilities are defined by what they cannot do.  That’s wrong.

Every child should have an equal opportunity to play, learn, grow and thrive.

Because when the world says we can’t, kids say we can.

Our strategic plan will enable us to reach 120,000 disabled young people and their families, every year, by 2027. 

We welcome applications from individuals with disabilities or those who have personal experience with disability. Our goal is to create an environment where everyone feels valued and supported. We are dedicated to making our recruitment process accessible to all, and we are committed to making reasonable adjustments to accommodate the needs of disabled candidates and colleagues. For example, we ensure that our job advertisements are easily accessible, and upon request, we provide application forms in alternative formats, such as large print.

At Kids, we actively encourage individuals with disabilities to apply for positions by guaranteeing an interview to any disabled person who meets the job requirements outlined in the person specification. We understand that everyone may need different levels of support, so if required, assistance is available to help applicants complete their application forms. Our dedicated in-house Careers team is here to discuss the support options we can offer to ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed.

We deeply value the safety and wellbeing of all individuals who interact with our services. Our staff members receive comprehensive training to recognise and address safeguarding concerns. We work closely with families and other organisations to take every reasonable measure to minimise the risk of harm to children, young people, and adults.

To uphold our commitment to inclusivity, we adhere to rigorous safer recruitment and selection procedures. We foster a culture of inclusivity and transparency, where any concerns regarding our personnel can be raised and addressed promptly and appropriately. By identifying and addressing concerning, problematic, or inappropriate behaviour early on, our aim is to create a safe and supportive environment for all.

Please be aware that our Safer Recruitment procedures include conducting a DBS check and a Colleague Suitability Declaration where applicable. We understand the importance of ensuring the safety of vulnerable individuals, and being listed on either of these Barred Lists prohibits individuals from legally working, applying for work, or volunteering in Regulated Activity involving children and/or adults.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion are fundamental principles that guide everything we do at Kids. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels respected and valued. We strive to ensure that all members of the Kids team have equal access to employment opportunities, promotions, and professional development. Our commitment to inclusivity is embedded in our business planning, organisational structures, values and the personal development plans of all staff members. We believe that by embracing diversity and promoting inclusion, we can create a stronger and more vibrant community for everyone.

To apply for this position please refer to our vacancies page at www.kids.org.uk and apply direct