Early Years Practitioner

Early Years Practitioner

**Immediate Early Years Practitioner/Nanny Vacancies**

Are you currently working within childcare but are on the lookout for something that offers you something a bit different, say in another country? Mark Warner have just what you are looking for. We are currently looking for someone who is outgoing and enthusiastic about outdoor activities, who also has a passion for childcare to join our award winning team as an Early Years Practitioner/Nanny this Winter 21/22 season.

At Mark Warner we specialise in superb family activity holidays, you will have the chance to work in top ski resorts in France in the winter and beautiful beach locations in Greece, Sardinia and Turkey.

Who we are

With over 45 years’ experience we have grown into one of the most highly regarded independent travel companies in the UK. We’ve received numerous accolades and were recently voted ‘Best Family Tour Operator’.

Much of our success is attributed to the high quality of our staff. We are very proud of our professional and committed childcare teams.

What do we have to offer?

Our childcare teams work to a weekly rota, we operate a “key worker” system, implement strict ratios, split our children into age related clubs and look for daily structure whilst abiding by Covid-19 regulations.

Caring for children from 4 months to 12 years you’ll be allocated an exclusive group of children from one of our clubs. You’ll tailor-make your own imaginative, energetic activity plan to include plenty of outdoor activities.

What are we looking for?

We’re looking for fun loving, creative individuals with a natural affinity with children and a desire to deliver exceptional customer service for an unforgettable holiday experience for our children and their parents.

Are you a team player? Do you have bags of energy, plenty of initiative, patience and encouragement with a professional ‘can do’ attitude to help us maintain our high standards?

If yes, don’t miss out!

Essential requirements:

Level 3 Early Years qualification (CACHE, NNEB, City and Guilds, BTEC National Diplomas all accepted)
Paediatric First Aid
Good swimmer
Enhanced DBS check within 6 months (or we can carry one out for you)
UK/EU Passport holder

At the end of the day

This is an incredible opportunity to combine your love for working with children whilst experiencing life in an exciting new country, learning new activities from skiing to sledging and windsurfing to tennis and exploring superb places on your days off with great friends.

In addition to an exciting and fulfilling season we’re committed to offer you a fantastic package that includes:

Comfortable Accommodation
All Meals – 3meals a day/7 days a week
Use of the Hotel Facilities
Smart Uniform
Holiday Concessions for Family & Friends
A Competitive Salary
Opportunity to Work Year-Round
Work Permit and Visa provided for UK passport holders
Full Training and Management Development
If you’re looking for adventure, want to try new experiences and are keen to develop your skills come join our fun-loving childcare team now!

You can find out more about the childcare services we provide here:


Take a closer look at the role and what it’s all about were:

Childcare Practitioner

Please note: All applicants must have an EU or UK passport.

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When the London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) saw its most vulnerable children arriving at nursery hungry, anxious and developmentally-delayed as a result of lockdowns and the impact of living in poverty (exacerbated by the pandemic), we set up the...
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Ofsted report: 98% still good or outstanding but more recent inspection concerns

Ofsted report: 98% still good or outstanding but more recent inspection concerns

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman has launched Ofsted’s Annual Report 2020-21. The report covered the year to September 2021 during which the Inspectorate carried out fewer inspections than normal due to closures and restrictions.

Although 98% of nurseries and pre-schools still remain judged as good (76%) or outstanding (22%) there are concerns about the numbers of childcare providers leaving Ofsted’s register.
Childcare places have reduced by about 1% of the total numbers of places the previous year.

Another big concern highlighted in the report was that 44% of early years providers believe children’s personal, social and emotional development had fallen behind. This was particularly strong in in areas of deprivation where it was reported there was lower take-up of two-year-old places.

Purnima Tanuku OBE, Chief Executive of National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA), said: “This Ofsted report rightly acknowledges the key role that early years settings and their workforce have played in supporting our youngest children through such a tough year with the harmful effects of closures and restrictions.

“We are hearing from early years providers how they have worked with children who have displayed challenging behaviours at nursery. Their wellbeing and support with their language skills and personal, social and emotional development have been critical.

“It’s a great tribute to our nurseries that despite the negative impacts from the pandemic, 98% are still judged as being good or outstanding. However, we are concerned by the trend in recent inspections.  It is vital that inspectors recognise the challenges that nurseries still face and the stress that staff are under on a daily basis. Due to ongoing measures and staff absences, nurseries are very different places compared to pre-pandemic times. Ofsted must review its complaints and appeals procedure to make sure that complaints are treated fairly.

“Even before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, we were reporting that staffing recruitment and retention had hit crisis levels but the pandemic has made this situation even worse. It’s important that this is recognised by Ofsted. There is therefore a question about how everyone in the sector, from Government to Ofsted can put measures in place to support nurseries to retain staff and to encourage more people into the profession.

“Children must be at the heart of educational recovery efforts, starting with early years. That’s why we need to see a clear reform of the early education and care policy and a funding system that is built to deliver this.”

Ofsted’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman, said: “In order to protect older generations, we asked the youngest generation to put their lives and education on hold. As we look forward to the year ahead, we must strive to redress the balance. Every generation gets one chance to enjoy its childhood and fulfil its potential. We must do all we can to make sure this generation is not denied its opportunity.”

Read the full report here and read the full story, as reported by NDNA here.


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