Child Development Practitioner

Early Years 0-5, NJC scale point 27, £24,174 plus £3,473 pro rata, 20hrs per week

Fixed term until March 2021


Closing date: 8 October 2018

Interviews: 17 October 2018


Home-Start is one of the leading family support charities in the UK.

Home-Start Southwark Volunteers help families with young children deal with the challenges they face. We support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children.

We achieve this by training local volunteers to provide parenting support, encouragement and professional friendship in people’s homes and through support groups and structured early intervention work.

The role
As our Child Development Practitioner you will be responsible for ensuring that high quality early years practice is embedded in our services. You will work directly with families as well as supervising a team of trained volunteers to provide targeted, specialised support to parents to best support their child’s learning.

An excellent understanding of the needs of families and young children as well as the skills to implement the EYFS in a home environment is essential.

You will have:

  • Experience of delivering child development and parenting interventions
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with children, parents and professional partners
  • Experience in meeting the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of children under 5
  • Skills and experience in evaluating and measuring outcomes and impact
  • A relevant early years education qualification equivalent to NVQ Level 3 or above


To apply please download the recruitment pack below:

Please send you completed application and Equal Opportunity form to
Please note we do NOT accept CVs.


Employment will be dependent on satisfactory references and an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check

Home-Start is committed to safe recruitment as an important part of safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults. Home-Start is committed to Equal Opportunities.


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