A fantastic opportunity to join Hopscotch Day Nursery – Full Time Position

Hopscotch Day Nursery, Leigh Road, Eastleigh are looking for a full time Level 2 Qualified Practitioner to provide a high standard of early years support and education.

Experience and qualifications are essential to a minimum of Level 2 Certification.

Hours of work: Shift basis between 7.30am – 6.30pm

To Apply: candidates whose CV’s stand out will be asked to provide an email address in which we can send a Hopscotch application form. These will be reviewed and successful candidates will be invited for an interview. Application forms must be filled out fully and no gaps left. Based upon experience


  • Help ensure that all children attending the nursery setting are kept safe and that their health and wellbeing is considered at all times
  • Support and shadow, key people appointed, observing and assessing the children’s development and progress in accordance with the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage)
  • Maintain accurate and effective children’s records by using the appropriate methods
  • Ensure all relevant nursery/early years legislation and policies are acknowledged and adhered to
  • Uphold Hopscotch’s high standards of cleanliness and hygiene
  • Liaise with the catering team in the delivery of meals and snacks for the children, including those with special diets and allergies
  • Cover staff lunches where needed
  • To attend staff meetings and training sessions as required, and participate in self-development activities showing a commitment to professional development

Person Specification:

Essential –

  • Level 2 qualification
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment, preferably a customer facing role
  • Natural affinity to children
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team and independently
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Able to build relationships with others
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Caring nature
  • Energetic

Willing to learn and progress further in knowledge

Desirable –

  • Former experience working in a childcare environment e.g. day nursery/after school club/school
  • Knowledge of OFSTED, EYFS and other relevant childcare policies and programs
  • Food Hygiene certificate
  • Knowledge of safeguarding and the role of a DSL


Qualifications are desirable but not essential for this role.

All abilities can apply

For further details and an application form visit: Hopscotchdaynurseryvacancies

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