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Early Years Practitioner - Full-time/Part-time

Loose Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2044-249S
  • Posted:25/05/2023
  • Pay:KR range - variable according to experience
  • Start Date:To be discussed with candidates
  • App Close Date:19/06/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:w/c 26th June 2023


Can you imagine walking into the EYFS phase of a school and seeing the most incredible example of continuous provision and independent learning? Are you able to visualise a setting where all children are deeply immersed in their learning environment, taking risks, making connections and bringing their imagination to life? Are you able to turn a normal school courtyard into a world of imaginative play and exploration? Can you confidently implement continuous and enhanced provision and support others to build a world of learning for the pupils at Loose? If this sounds like you, we are really keen to meet you.

We are looking for a number of roles as we embark on a new direction through our EYFS phase and into Year 1. You must be determined, passionate and knowledgeable about the EYFS phase. Ideally you will have strong knowledge of the EYFS curriculum, best practice in child initiated learning and a hunger for dreaming big for our children.

You might be leading or working in a nursery setting and looking to earn more for your skills and experience in a mainstream primary school.  You might be an outstanding classroom teacher looking for more responsibility and challenge. 

In order to attract the best possible team members, we are offering part and full time roles. Salary is negotiable for the right candidate to take us on a journey of discovery and imagination through EYFS or those looking to support us on the way. 

Candidates should have one of the following:  Qualified Teacher Status / Early Years Professional Status / Early Years Teacher Status / another approved Level 6 qualification.

We are not rushing to appoint, so the starting dates can be adjusted to suit the right candidates. If you are interested in our roles and vision, come and see us and take a look – we welcome visits. This is an open role which will be interviewed for as appropriate applications come through. With shortlisting dates on:

Round 1 - June 20th

Round 2 - September 20th

Round 3 - October 20th


Information about the school

Loose Primary School is a large, oversubscribed 3-form entry school set within an amazing community and beautiful surroundings. The school has created an ambitious vision to provide children with a world-class education. Children are motivated and willing to learn and flourish when provided with exciting learning opportunities, the chance to take risks and bring their imaginations to life. Our school facilities support these opportunities; we have our own swimming pool, superb art, computing and PE resources as well as vast grounds that can be endlessly explored

Our staff team are highly motivating and work together to develop themselves and one another. Children are at the heart of everything we do and the professional development we offer ensures that staff continually improve for the benefit of the children.

Loose is part of the Coppice Primary Partnership incorporating; Loose Primary School, Coxheath Primary School and St Katherines School and Nursery. This partnership proves invaluable in providing many exciting career opportunities for staff to explore as well as providing excellent staff support and development. Please feel free to discuss this further with us.

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Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Samantha Hilder
  • Address:Loose Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 9UW
  • Telephone: (01622) 743549
  • Email: hr@coppicepp.org

Fax: 01622 746214


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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.