Early Years Practitioner - Full-time

New House Nursery School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-513442-6T
  • Posted:28/10/2022
  • Pay:23,000.00
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:28/11/2022 at 16:00
  • Interviews:28th November 2022


This is an exciting opportunity to join the outstanding staff team of New House Nursery.  We are look to appoint a fully qualified level 3 Early Years Practitioner who is as passionate about high quality Early Years Care and Education as we are.

This is a full time term time role, 38-43 hours per week Monday to Friday, working with children from 2 to 5 years of age.  There is capactiy to work in the holidays should additional hours be required.  

The succesful applicant will be a Key Person to a group of children and will possess the following qualities:

  • A caring, compassionate and flexible Key Person.
  • To effectively carry out all Key Person duties including planning and providing exciting and engaging activities for both the indoor and outdoor environments.
  • To have high expectations of the children and to be able to accurately assess and plan next steps for individual children.
  • To have good time management skills and have the ability to meet deadlines.
  • To be committed to safeguarding.
  • Experience of SEND would be desirable but not essential.

In return we offer:

  • Fun but professional and supportive colleagues with years of experience to share.
  • Beautiful children who are eager and willing to engage and learn.
  • Beautiful working environment with a fantastic garden in which to teach.
  • CPD with opportunities to participate in regular training to continually upskill.
  • A wealth of resources.
  • Regular cake!

If you are interested in finding out more about this wonderful opportunity then email Jane at newhousenursery@btinternet.com.  I look forward to hearing from you.


Information about the school

New House is an informal Private Nursery School for two to five year olds situated in the idyllic rural location of New House Lane and operates with the very strong ethos that every game and aspect of play is an important and valuable learning experience for the pre-school child. All of the rooms have a calm, relaxed and happy atmosphere in which all of the children are offered a variety of activities encouraging them to interact and participate, but most importantly tailor made for individual abilities enabling each child to work at their own pace. This in turn increases the child’s confidence and levels of well being giving them the opportunity to become totally independent within the Nursery environment demonstrating high levels of involvement. New House not only offers excellent premises in which to house the children and cater for their individual needs, but boasts a wonderfully spacious and well equipped garden to support our strong ethos on outdoor play; the garden is used during both the morning and afternoon sessions all year round and the children are able to develop their gross motor skills and experience the wealth of nature that surrounds them first hand with total safety. On leaving us, our children should be prepared for school with an enquiring mind and enough confidence to undertake various tasks with complete self reliance. New House was judged Outstanding for the second time in March 2019.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.