Staff are compassionate about children’s well-being and give support to children who need extra reassurance. Children get to know their key person and other staff well, and are confident to explore and investigate their surroundings. 2016 Ofsted report
At Honeycroft we provide a friendly and safe environment for all children to develop and thrive by selecting staff who embody the Honeycroft spirit. Our diverse and capable staff are supported by a group of exceptional trustees.
We are Recruiting
Current vacancies include;
- 121 Early Years Playworker – approx 25 hours per week
- Early Years Playworker – approx 36 hours per week (1 full time post or 2 x part time posts)
- Early Year Apprentice – approx 30 hours per week
Our team work together to provide a safe, caring and stimulating environment that supports each child’s development. We use the online learning journal ‘Tapestry’ to document children’s progress and give staff weekly non-contact time to update and upload observations. Our team are skilled in providing an inclusive, happy, multicultural environment with approx. 50% of our children attending with English as a second or third language.
Our core values, as selected by the team, include: Passion, Communication, Imagination & Creativity, Team Work & Collaboration and Playfulness. We are looking to recruit experienced practitioners who share our core values.
Applicants must have previous experience of working in an early year’s environment; hold a minimum relevant Level 3 qualification; demonstrate good knowledge and understanding of child development; enjoy working with children and demonstrate a keen interest in their own learning and developing.
Duties include working as part of a team to provide consistent care and emotional support to each child in accordance with the Early Years Statutory Guidance; being a ‘key worker’; carrying out regular observations; tracking and monitoring to support children’s ongoing development; collating data and ensuring it is up to date; contributing to the planning/delivery of the day and activities; maintaining the cleanliness and tidiness of equipment and areas of responsibility; keeping all necessary paperwork in order and reporting any concerns relating to children, staff, parents to the manager.
At Honeycroft, eligible staff can sign up to the government’s employer pension scheme; receive 50% off childcare at the centre; enjoy 10% off all food and drink in the coffee shop; be part of the staff parking space rota; 4 weeks annual leave (including two weeks off at the end of August and days between Christmas and New Year); bank holidays in addition, minimum of termly training per year to support personal development and termly staff socials.
To request an application pack, discuss the roles or arrange a visit please email email@example.com or call 01273 220323.