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Nursery Practitioner

YMCA Norfolk

Norwich, NR3 2HF

Job Description

At our Ofsted- rated Good nursery, we are seeking both qualified and unqualified Nursery Practitioners to join our team. We are passionate about developing children who are confident and caring so if you are too, we’d love to hear from you!

Position: Nursery Practitioner
Pay: Level 3 qualified £11.50 per hour (£22,724 per annum pro rata) / Level 2 and unqualified £10.42 per hour (£20,589 per annum pro rata)
Location: Muddy Puddles Nursery, Norwich
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours per week: up to 38 hours per week (flexible)

• Paid annual leave
• Long Service rewards
• Access to contributory stakeholder pension scheme after 3 months
• Health and wellbeing events and activities
• Family friendly policies
• In- service training opportunities and bursaries investing in your development
• Annual staff celebration event
• Death in service benefit of 2 x annual salary
• Staff discount at Williams Kitchen Café, Explorers and Muddy Puddles Nursery
• Free staff parking

Job Role:
As a Nursery Practitioner your role is to deliver a range of fun, creative, and development focused nursery activities for children aged between 3 months and 5 years.

You will be responsible for supporting the Room Supervisor and/ or Deputy Nursery Manager in providing high-quality nursery provision using the EYFS framework (Early Years Foundation Stage) which guides the work of all our Early Years’ Practitioners.

Further information can be found at:

The Organisation:
At YMCA Norfolk we are hope filled, inspiring and empowering. We aim to offer meaningful opportunities to make a difference in the lives of young people. We place young people at the heart of all we do and are committed to building an organisation that is responsive to the needs of young people within our community.

As a value- driven organisation we want our identity to run through everything we do, so we aim to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for not only the young people we serve but our staff too. Working at YMCA Norfolk is an opportunity to be a part of an organisation which is challenging, innovative, rewarding and most importantly- fun!

What you’ll need to succeed:
As a member of the nursery team, you’ll demonstrate initiative and creativity in creating an environment which encourages children’s all-round development, providing a high standard of care at all times. You’ll act as a keyworker to allocated children and encourage the participation of parents and carers in their child’s time at the nursery.

Successful applicants will be Level 2 or Level 3 qualified in Early Years.

Don’t meet all the requirements?
If you are excited about this role but you don’t have the qualification required, we’d still love to receive your application! We have opportunities for both qualified and unqualified staff available and an Apprenticeship programme for those just getting started in their Early Years career.

YMCA Norfolk is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please note the successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check prior to starting employment.

Written references will be obtained for the successful candidate that will cover the previous 5 years of employment. The successful candidate will be advised that an offer of employment is subject to us obtaining a minimum of two references which are satisfactory to YMCA Norfolk. Character references may be sought where it is not possible to obtain employment references.


Level 3 Qualified £11.50 per hour (£22,724 per annum pro rata) / Level 2 and unqualified £10.42 per hour (£20,589 per annum pro rata)


Full- time/ Part- time


Up to 38 hours per week

How to apply

You can apply via our website: