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Early Years Practitioner/After School Care - Part-time

Spring Grove School, Wye, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-6045-67S
  • Posted:20/02/2023
  • Pay:Dependent upon experience
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:22/04/2023 at 13:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Spring Grove School is looking for an enthusiastic individual who has a minimum of Level 2 Early Years Childcare qualification. The afternoon session from 12.30pm to 3.30pm will be spent in the Nursery working with children from the age of 2-4 years under the supervision of the Head of Early Years. The afterschool care continues in the Nursery from 3.30pm to 6.15pm and Nursery children are then joined by children from the school. You will enjoy the company of children and engage with them providing a relaxed, friendly and enjoyable time.

For the After School Club the successful candidate will assist with the planning, leading and supervising of a range of activities to ensure our After-School Club is a popular and successful venture, providing our children with a high quality and stimulating environment. 


You will be working from 12.00pm to 6.15pm, Monday to Friday, term time only - term dates can be found here.

Key Responsibilities

  • To have a full working knowledge and understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • To plan organised daily activities, within a given framework, appropriate to the different age groups, followed up with observations and record keeping 
  • To help create a happy and secure environment in which children can develop confidence and grow as individuals, with positive management of children’s behaviour
  • Ensure after school care runs smoothly in an organised and consistent manner
  • Deliver engaging and fun activities
  • Provide a safe and secure environment for children, staff and others, that equipment is safe, standards of hygiene are high and safety procedures are implemented
  • Manage and maintain club ratios and registers of all children attending Creche/SG Extra
  • Ensure the process of registration of children attending is accurately adhered to
  • To actively support the children's social development, through appropriate activities and to provide support for other staff in these activities if required
  • Coordinate and help set up and clear away all equipment/activities before and after all the children arrive/leave

For an informal discussion about the role please contact the Assistant Bursar, Mrs Angela Peirson, on 01233 812337.

Spring Grove School reserves the right to close applications and make an appointment at any stage.

An > Application Form (Non-Teaching) may be downloaded from the enclosed links.  Our terms of employment and an application form may also be requested by email from apeirson@springgroveschool.co.uk.

Completed application forms should be accompanied by a covering letter and should be marked Private and Confidential to Mrs A Peirson, Assistant Bursar, Spring Grove School, Harville Road, Wye, Ashford, Kent TN25 5EZ or emailed to apeirson@springgroveschool.co.uk. CVs alone will not be accepted.

Information about the school

Spring Grove School is an independent Nursery and day school that offers an outstanding all-round education and a fantastic start in life for children aged 2 to 11 years. The school was rated ‘Excellent’ in all aspects in its most recent (February 2023) ISI inspection. Spring Grove is ideally located in an idyllic 14-acre rural setting just outside the village of Wye, and close to both Ashford and Canterbury.

At Spring Grove School we provide an inclusive environment and education underpinned by high quality, expert teaching that is targeted to the needs of each child. The school is also well known for its excellent extra-curricular provision, including music, drama, dance, art, Forest School and sport.

Our school is small enough for us to know every child, as well as their family, and for us to encourage each and every pupil in our care to be self-confident and independent learners. The children at Spring Grove School live and breathe our school motto ‘Always do your best’. We firmly believe Spring Grove School is unique and a great place for children to grow.

Spring Grove School is a member of the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS). For more information, please visit the school’s website www.springgroveschool.co.uk

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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 Education.