Senior Practitioner Personal Specification

Please see below contact our Recruitment Coordinator for more information on 01202 551553 or

Essential Desirable
Qualifications NVQ level 3 or equivalent


Completed or working towards their Level 2 Team Leading

NVQ Level 4, Foundation Degree, Honours Degree
Experience At least 1 years childcare experience



Supporting other practitioners in their practice
Knowledge and understanding Strong understanding of the EYFS


Aware of how to identify gaps in children’s learning and development


Maintaining accurate records of children development


Monitoring accident trends


Effectively creating activities meeting the individual needs of the children and able to tailor these to ability and age


How to create a stimulating environment


Basic understanding of leadership and management


How to support others in improving


Knowledge of Health and Safety


Ability to devise outdoor activities

Personal characteristics Positive, enthusiastic and hardworking


Impeccable interpersonal skills


Flexible – primarily with start and finish times

Desire to continue with professional development
Skills Displays commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children


Values and respects the views and needs of the children


Works collaboratively with colleagues


Resilient and demonstrates ability to work well under pressure


Good time management


Willing to work within organisational processes and procedures to meet required standards for the role

Ability to demonstrate creative abilities


Proficient understanding of computer/IT skills



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