Full Time Practitioner Vacancy

The Wonder Years have a vacancy open for a Level 3 qualified practitioner to work 40 hours a week over our Preschool, Out of School Club and Holiday Club facility.

You will be responsible for a group of key children, planning appropriately to meet the needs of the EYFS and maintaining accurate records.

Experience is essential in this role, as well as a sound knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

The successful applicant’s regular working hours will be 8am-6pm, Monday – Thursday.

For more information, or to apply, complete the application form. Please click here for the job description.

Interviews will take place w/c 28/05/2018

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Applications for position of Manager

The Management Committee invites applications for the post of Setting Manager.

Founded in 1971, The Wonder Years is a non-profit making educational & childcare charity run by a committee of volunteers. The Charity is Ofsted registered,affiliated to the Pre-school Learning Alliance and is an active member of the Haxby & Wigginton Early Years Partnership.  

The organisation is committed to providing quality experiences for children from birth to eleven years old, within a learning and play environment which is welcoming as well as being  safe, organised and purposeful, providing equality of opportunity for all.

We require a manager who is passionate, enthusiastic and committed to high-quality childcare learning and development. You will have experience of working as a manager (or deputy manager) of a nursery or pre-school already. You will need to hold a minimum  of a level 3 qualification but it would be beneficial to be qualified to the level of level 6 / Degree / EYP/T. You will provide evidence of an outstanding professional background and have excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.

The successful candidate will have overall responsibility for the effective daily management of the pre-school and extended school facility and have a sound knowledge of EYFS policies and procedures including Ofsted regulations, ensuring that these are upheld and reviewed at all times.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a complete knowledge of the EYFS and be competent in IT skills, with good written and spoken English. The role will be full time 40 hours a week. The Wonder Years is open 50 weeks per year.

The successful candidate will be a positive leader and excellent communicator when managing a committed team of staff. You will motivate the staff and be an effective role model. Managing the day-to-day business of The Wonder Years will include setting and adhering to budgets, staff training, admissions procedures and working closely with the committee.

You will be required to undertake enhanced DBS disclosure. There will be a competitive salary to be agreed with the successful candidate and the opportunities to complete relevant professional development.

For further details of what this role entails, including the complete job description, please download the role description and application form.

Applications to be submitted to by 8pm on Thursday 12th July.

If you would like to visit the setting please call 01904 758717 to arrange an appointment.

Interviews to be held week commencing Monday 16th July.

This position is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

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The Wonder Years have an exciting opportunity open for 2 new apprenticeships starting September 2017.

Each post are 40 hour per week contracts (Monday-Friday), at the current apprenticeship wage.

The Wonder Years is a popular preschool, out of school club and baby & toddler group based in Wigginton, York. With over 300 children on role, we are one of the largest settings in the local community.

The 2 successful candidates will work across all areas of the provision, building their knowledge and experience working with children birth to 11 years.

Deadline for applications: 21/07/2017

Interviews: w/c 24/07/2017

Job Description:

Application Form:

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Eden Camp

Information for the Eden Camp trip:

Date of Trip: 29/08/2017

  • Arrive at TWY before 9am.
  • Pickup after 4pm.
  • Spare Clothes, Coat, Packed Lunch required
  • Additional cost TBC
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The Deep

Information for The Deep trip:

Date of Trip: 22/08/2017

  • Arrive at TWY before 9am.
  • Pickup after 4pm.
  • Spare Clothes, Coat, Packed Lunch required
  • Additional cost TBC
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