Could you inspire Scotland’s youngest children to become our amazing citizens of the future?


Early Years Practitioners (EYPs) with Early Years Scotland (EYS) have a unique, exciting role within the early years sector. Our EYPs utilise all of the excellent skills, knowledge and experience they have acquired through their studies and previous posts, to work with children and their families whilst supporting family engagement and family learning.


Would you like to work with children and families together, in group sessions within the community?


Our staff work hand-in-hand with children and families on a continual basis, across varied settings within communities and primary schools. Their priority is to enrich and enhance parental skills, whilst building capacity to improve, strengthen and maximise:


  • positive attachments and relationships between parents and children
  • early literacy and communication
  • shared interactions and approaches to learning
  • cost-free enriched home learning environments
  • healthy living


You will be fully involved in planning, developing and evaluating our innovative Stay Play and Learning sessions. A typical week’s activity could look something like this:


Monday Participating in staff professional learning/supporting young parents in the community
Tuesday Delivering a workshop on oral health in a Parent and Toddler group in the community
Wednesday Delivering Stay, Play and Learn sessions with P1 children, and their families in a school setting
Thursday Working with eligible 2-year olds and their families, to achieve a shared understanding of children’s learning and development
Friday Delivering baby massage sessions with mums and dads in a community setting.


EYS will likewise invest in you, providing regular professional learning and experience opportunities that will enhance your career profile, develop your skills and knowledge in creative and unique ways, and inspire your practice in new and exciting ways.



Post Details (All pay and allowances are pro-rata and subject to continued funding)


  • Full Time: 35 hours per week over 52 weeks per annum (part-time will be considered)
  • Salary starting at £20,263 per annum (Point 19 on scale 19 – 22, hourly rate £11.13)
  • 20 days annual leave in first year, and 30 days thereafter
  • 12 public holidays per year
  • A range of staff benefits including:
    • Provision of regular professional learning sessions on a range of topics relevant to your post
    • 5% employer pension contribution from 3 months’ service;
    • Employee Assistance Programme (online, telephone and personal advice on a wide range of subjects);
    • Paid sick leave entitlement on a service-related increasing scale
    • Support for professional learning qualifications
    • Enhanced maternity/adoption leave pay for eligible staff


Applicants should be eligible to register as a Practitioner with SSSC (e.g. HNC Early Education & Childcare or SVQ Level 3 Children’s Care, Learning and Development). A full, current driving licence with own transport for business use and membership of PVG Scheme are required.


Closing date for applications: Friday 10 January 2020 at 9am

Interviews are expected to be held: Tuesday 21 January 2020


* Due to office closure over the festive period, it will not be possible to acknowledge receipt of all applications and so we would advise that only those selected for interview will be contacted.  If you have not heard from us by 17 January 2020, please consider that your application has been unsuccessful this time.  Thank you!


Application forms and full post information can be downloaded https://earlyyearsscotland.org/about-us/job-vacancies and completed applications emailed to recruitment@earlyyearsscotland.org. Please do not send CVs as only completed Early Years Scotland application forms will be considered. For more information, please contact HR on 0141 221 4148.


Early Years Scotland is an Equal Opportunities Employer