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Qualified Early Years Practitioner - Term Time

Chiddingstone Nursery School CIO, Edenbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-2578690-4L
  • Posted:27/09/2023
  • Pay:£10.42 to £11.58 per hour
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:13/10/2023 at 14:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We are currently looking to recruit a Qualified Early Years Practitioner to join our small friendly team for 22 hours a week on a permanent basis.  You will ideally have a relevant early year’s qualification (level 2 or above).

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a dedicated nursery team committed to delivering high quality childcare. You must be able to evidence proven abilities in all aspects of the role and have previously worked in a similar environment.  Our focus is on visual observations of children with minimal written observations thus ensuring that most of your time is spent on playing and caring for children.

Please see full job description and person specification for more details.

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold a full and relevant early years and childcare qualification at Level 2 or above (such as NVQ Level 2 in CCLD, Level 2 Diploma for the Children & Young People’s Workforce) or equivalent qualification.
  • Have a good to excellent understanding of the EYFS.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of OFSTED policies and regulations.
  • Be nurturing, positive and dedicated practitioner.
  • Be passionate about learning and hardworking.
  • Be confident and willing to help plan and prepare high quality, age appropriate, fun and stimulating activities both indoors and outdoors supporting a child led curriculum to ensure that each child is working towards the early learning goals in line with the EYFS.
  • Give support to other personnel within the nursery and implement the daily routine.
  • Have a good knowledge of Child Protection, Safeguarding and Health & Safety policies and procedures.

Our setting is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  All candidates much complete our Application Form to be considered for the role.   We are unable to accept CV’s. 

Shortlisted candidates will also need to complete a Self-Declaration form and we will require 2 satisfactory written reference prior to interview.  

All employment is offered subject to the completion of an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

We will provide Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding and any other relevant training as may be required to work effectively within our amazing nursery.

Information about the school

Chiddingstone Nursery School CIO is a long-established non-profit making charity run by a Management Committee. The nursery is based in a converted stable block within the grounds of Chiddingstone Castle situated in the rural village of Chiddingstone, Kent. The nursery is open Monday to Thursday from 9.00am to 3.00pm and on Friday from 9.00am to 12.00pm for 38 weeks of the year, for children aged from 2 to 4 years.

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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.