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Senior Early Years Practitioner

Job Description and Application

Publish Date: 9/09/20
Job Location: Lasswade
Salary: Competitive
Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time

Job Description:

The salary for the Senior Early Years practitioner role is dependent on experience. You will have 28 days holiday per year, increasing annually up to a maximum of an additional 5 days.

This is a permanent post and the successful applicant is required to work full time.  


  • Experience of working with children between the ages of 3 to 5 years,
  • Experience of recording and publishing observations
  • Knowledge of Curriculum for Excellence and Building the Ambition.
  • The ability to plan, record and track children's development accordingly
  • Experience of successful implementation of My World Outdoors, GIRFEC and HGIOELC for better outcomes for children  
  • The ability to ensure the environment is stimulating and inviting, and ensuring a wealth of experiences
  • Previous experience working in a nursery and leading a team. 


  • Excellent interpersonal skills and effective verbal and written communication,  
  • Have the ability to be diplomatic and positive when communicating with parents,  
  • Demonstrate a high degree of accountability and decision making,
  • Ability to plan, implement and achieve completion of projects/activities/goals,
  • Able to use own initiative and is self- motivated.     

Please send applications to or the nursery manager. 

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Pinocchio's Children’s Nurseries are a group of 5 award winning children's nurseries across Edinburgh & Midlothian.

We currently have purpose built day nurseries in Eskbank, Lasswade, Penicuik, Heriot Watt and Gilmerton.

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