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Early Years Practitioner Including Early Years After School Care - Part-time

St Michael's Prep School, Otford

  • Ref:KCC886-6016-237S
  • Posted:13/03/2023
  • Pay:Actual salary pro rata £14,005.08, FTE £24,605.00
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:17/04/2023 at 10:00
  • Interviews:Monday 24th April


Are you looking for a new challenge?  Working in our purpose-built Pre-Prep building you will be working as part of a dynamic team providing the best care and the most wonderful play experiences for our Early Years children. We are looking for an organised, creative individual who loves enabling the children to access all areas of learning through play.  The successful candidate will have an interest in how learning builds into success for our children going forward.  Our Pre-Prep staff are committed to giving our children the best start in their education.

You will be expected to help plan and lead activities, working as part of the team and encouraging our Early Years children to ‘have a go’.  Working in our Early Years department, you will set up the after-school facility for our pre-school children to enable them to have fun before being collected at the end of the day. You will be responsible for the safety and welfare of a small group of children in our new after ‘Early Years After School Club’.  You will also take initiative when you see that tasks need to be completed, as well as helping to serve snacks and lunches.

Benefits of working at St Michael’s Prep:

As we are an independent school our terms are just 33 weeks long (5 weeks shorter than state schools).  Our early years staff work 34 weeks per year which includes INSET days, when training for interesting and relevant topics is provided.  All staff working over the lunch period are entitled to a complimentary hot or cold lunch during term time. There is complimentary use of the swimming pool (at agreed times only). Annual Salary Review, classes are small, parking on site is free, and we would welcome you to the St Michael’s family with a comprehensive, interesting induction program.

St Michael’s actively manages the inclusion of its people and values human diversity, believing that our different ways of being and thinking adds value to our school community.  We are committed to creating and sustaining a more ethnically diverse workforce. In this regard, we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds who share our values in this area.

If you would like the opportunity to find out more, please call Carol or Sathya in the HR team for a chat, we are happy to answer any questions you may have before applying. We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we appoint before the close date, early applications welcomed.

Please complete an application form (non-teaching) downloadable from our website, vacancies page Join Us | St Michaels School .

Please submit your application form with a covering letter (in MS word or PDF format only) including details of the skills, qualities and experience you have, and why you would like to apply for this position to:

Mrs. Carol Hughes at recruitment@stmichaels.kent.sch.uk.

Application Deadline: Monday 17th April 2023

Interview Date: Monday 24th April 2023

 St Michael’s Prep School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service and online digital presence checks if invited to interview

Information about the school

St Michael's Prep School is a co-educational day school, rated ‘Excellent’ by the ISI in March 2017, with approximately 478 children aged 2-13, enjoying a beautiful location, overlooking 100 acres of land. Our state of the art Pre-Prep building sets each child on a learning journey that is rich, active and inspiring. Children continue into the Prep School, taught by a large number of specialist professionals who work throughout the school to provide a rich array of curricular and co-curricular opportunities.

We can offer you

A first-class working environment within a welcoming team, modern and well-maintained IT infrastructure; a teacher laptop (where appropriate); supportive colleagues; competitive salary; small class sizes; free meals provided during term time; free parking on site; sick pay scheme; annual salary review; automatic enrolment in the teachers’ pension scheme (TPS) for teaching positions, and our support pension scheme for all other staff (both subject to scheme criteria) and opportunities for continuous professional development.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01959 522137


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.