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Early Years Practitioner

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Paradykes Family Learning Centre
  • Closing 22nd December 2023

  • Advertised from 8th December 2023
  • Full-time Monday to Thursday 7.45am to 5.30pm – 35 to 40 hours per week. Salary £12.14 to £12.66 per hour + pension.


Midlothian Sure Start is a dynamic, award winning third sector organisation. It offers a quality support service to families with children up to age 12 across Midlothian. Midlothian Sure Start has been in existence since 2001 and employs over 70 members of staff providing a service in Family Learning centres and in the community. Our ethos is to provide a holistic, confidential community based service where families are at the heart of what we do.

We are looking for people who are as passionate about the services we provide as we are and in return we are keen to support professional development with excellent training and development opportunities, enhanced sick pay (following completion of probation), enhanced annual leave entitlement (we close completely for a well-earned break over Christmas and New Year) and we support our staff with an Employee Assistance Programme and Pension Scheme.

We are currently recruiting for multiple early years posts across our 6 Family Learning Centre’s. The role is to support and assist in the day-to-day running of the Playroom, creating a welcoming environment for parents and children and contributing to each child’s self-development and level of autonomy.

A qualification in childcare or working towards one and a child protection certificate or commitment to undertake one is essential as is experience of working with young children. An understanding of the difficulties experienced by vulnerable families and good interpersonal and communication skills are also required.

Application notes

For more information or if you are interested in applying please contact our recruitment team on 0131 654 0489 or email your CV to