Information about us
Earlyyearscareers.com (the site) is owned and operated by Outstanding Day Nurseries Ltd. Registered in England and Wales (hereon referred to as “We”).
Scope of the site
The site has been designed to support early years practitioners, childcare managers and OFSTED registered childcare settings within the UK.
Registration and Access to the site (earlyyearscareers.com)
Whilst every effort will be made to provide continuing services, We will not accept liability for difficulties caused by interruption of services. We reserve the right to withdraw or amend the services we provide on our site without any notice.
Access to some services requires registration and log-in. You are responsible for maintaining the security of passwords and other confidential information. We reserve the right to restrict access and to make changes to the site.
You are responsible for arranging your registration so that you can take advantage of available early years services on this site and for compliance with terms and conditions.
Registration of Early Years Settings
Some services (eg Training Records and matrices) require the additional registration of the early years setting to take full advantage of the service. In order to do this you must have authority to act on behalf of the early years setting. You will need to enter a unique identifier for the setting. This will, whenever possible, be the unique OFSTED identifier, as shown on the OFSTED setting registration. This identifier must be shared with practitioners at the setting so that they can use it when registering themselves.
Using the site
The site is designed to support the work of managers and practitioners working in OFSTED registered early years settings.
Comments made should meet the spirit of the site, and we reserve the right to edit, not publish or remove material that we consider inappropriate. Comments should:
- be respectful of others, and unlikely to cause offence
- be accurate
- reflect your true feelings and beliefs
- comply with the laws of UK and the country from which the comments are made
- be relevant
They must not:
- contain any specific accusations of others related to criminal activity, abuse, neglect etc.
- defame other people or organisations
- promote discrimination of any kind
- be obscene, threatening, inflammatory or offensive to others
- contain language that may be considered abusive
- reveal the personal information (including email addresses etc) of other individuals without their written consent
- infringe copyrights or other legal protections
- incite others to commit unlawful acts
- advertise other sites
Recording Training Events
The skills app is provided to allow registered practitioners to keep a log of appropriate early years core training and continuing professional development. It has been designed for the use of practitioners in registered early years settings in the UK. Listings include an identifier of the setting at which the practitioner is working, and all entries will be accessible by the chosen representative(s) of the setting. Personal records may be downloaded by the featured individual and records of all staff at the setting may be viewed or downloaded by the appointed people within the setting.
All data is subject to data protection law, and must not be used for any purpose beyond identifying staff skills and training requirements.
We will not be held liable for technical problems that interfere with access to these records.
Posting Job Vacancies
The site allows you to post specific job vacancies. Before posting jobs you must ensure that you have the appropriate authority of the organisation for which the posting is being made.
All job postings must:
- be relevant to the early years sector
- represent real posts available, with realistic deadlines
- accurately represent the nature of the role to be undertaken
- adhere to the spirit of the site
Finding a Job in Childcare
We aim to make sure that the information available on this website is accurate, but we have no control over and do not endorse the content of any job vacancies or linked websites. We do not accept any responsibility arising from reliance on any such information and, in using this website, you agree that we are not responsible for any warranty or representation, express or implied, completeness or appropriateness for a particular purpose of any information accessed.
We reserve the right to remove or alter any information without warning.
Using The Site
By accessing any part of our site, you agree that you will:
- do nothing to interfere with or restrict its use by others
- not reverse engineer, decompile, copy or adapt any software or other code or scripts forming part of our site
- not modify, interfere with, misuse or delete any data contained on our site and entered by or relating to any third party user
Material contained in our site must not be reproduced or exploited for commercial gain. All rights are reserved.
All material on the site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we deny any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by users of our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site or sites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for loss of income, revenue, profits, contracts, anticipated savings, business, data, time or goodwill nor for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort, including negligence, even if foreseeable. You agree to indemnify us against any such damage or loss.
Intellectual Property Rights
All materials on this site are copyright. You may not copy or reuse any trade marks or other materials without receiving our express consent. This includes:
- all articles and postings,
- all graphics including logos and other trade marks,
- comments posted by others,
- downloads of training and skills information related to first person and the setting for which you have authorisation,
- job information for personal use,
- information and articles for your personal use to assist you and your setting in your work in early years childcare,
- other materials with specific downloads for your personal use.
You are expressly forbidden to access or download third party data beyond that of practitioners within the setting by authorised representatives.
We reserve the right to take legal action against people who attempt to access third party data.
How We Use Your Data
We will make all reasonable efforts to safeguard your data. It will be used within the letter and spirit of the Data Protection Act, and as described in the site. No data will be given or sold to third parties.
We will use your data to analyse general trends that do not identify you.
We may contact you or your setting to alert you to services or opportunities.
Training dates will be used to set timers so that you may be alerted when update training becomes due. The site may contact you and/or your setting to alert you. This is an automated setting (CRON).
Linking to our site
You may link to our site. Links must:
- be made in such a way that the reputation of our site is not damaged
- correctly represent the spirit of the site
- not suggest any link, endorsement or approval with the site
- not be in a frame within an external site
Permission to link may be withdrawn without notice.
Linking from our site
Our site contains links to other sites and third party resources. These links are provided within the spirit of goodwill for your information. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and we accept no responsibility of any kind for them.
We will attempt to moderate comments posted on the site, but we accept no responsibility for views expressed. They do not (necessarily) represent our views or beliefs.
How we store your personal data
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted. You are responsible for keeping your password confidential. Do not to share your password with anyone. The setting password should be kept safe and shared only with those who have a right to access personal data related to the setting.
Transmission of information over the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the its security. Any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will make all reasonable attempts to maintain its confidentiality and security.
IP addresses and cookies
We may collect information about your computer, including your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about browsing actions and patterns, and is does not include information that identifies you.
We may also obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies are small scripts that are transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to make relevant improvements to our site by (for example):
- collecting more accurate usage data
- recognising patterns in the use of the site
- speeding up your surfing and searches
- providing data that better meets your preferences
You may refuse to accept cookies by changing your browser settings, however, this may restrict your use of some features of the site. if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site.
We make use of social media including Facebook and Twitter (among other platforms.) We may repost any material posted by you to this site. The same terms and conditions will apply. By posting to our website you consent to reposting or promotion by us using social media.
This is a Dynamic Site
Whilst we aim to provide uninterrupted services, we are continually working to improve our site, so we will regularly make changes to it. This may mean that we need to suspend the site for short intervals. Under certain circumstances it may be necessary to suspend the site. We accept no responsibility for problems arising as a result of this.
If you have any concerns about material on our site, please contact us via the contact page.