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Early Years Practitioner - Preschool - Full-time

Saplings Rural Day Nursery and Preschool, Hadlow, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC667-7581-4S
  • Posted:20/02/2024
  • Pay:from £23,088 per year
  • Start Date:asap
  • App Close Date:19/03/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:05/03/2024


We are looking to recruit an Early Years Practitioner to join our Preschool Room and the fantastic Preschool team in our busy and loving Day Nursery In Hadlow, Kent. 

This role includes a very generous 5 week annual leave PLUS a two week Christmas closure. The setting is also closed on Bank Holidays.

The ideal candidate will hold a relevant 3 qualification, although other applications will be considered. The role involves providing a high standard of physical, social and intellectual education, both indoors and outdoors, at all times. Working closely with the other members of our team to offer a programme of activities suitable to the age range of the children and developing partnerships with parents/carers to increase involvement in their child’s development. You will assist in delivering a high standard of learning, development and care for children aged 0-5 years. The ideal candidate must be self-motivated and responsible. We serve children with a wide range of needs so a keen interest in child care and child development is important. Good verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work with parents are also essential. The successful candidate must be a team player with a flexible approach.

This role will include a 4 day working week, with some 7.45am starts and 6pm finishes.

- Plan and implement activities to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs of the children in the nursery
- Supervise and support a team of nursery staff
- Maintain a safe and secure environment for children
- Build good relationships with parents and keep them informed about their child's development
- Observe, assess, and record each child's progress

- Level 3 Early Years Childcare qualification or equivalent desired 
- Experience working in a nursery setting or with young children 
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- First Aid certification is preferred

If you have a passion for early childhood education, we would love to hear from you.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: From £23,088 per year



  • Generous annual leave
  • Competitive pay
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking




  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday




  • Nursery experience: 1 year (preferred)



Work Location: In person


Information about the school

Sapling’s works in partnership with families and the community to enhance the abilities, skills and development of each individual child as a whole. We use the Early Years Foundation Stage framework to help us to trace each child’s progress and provide the right activities to help all of the children move towards achievement of the early learning goals. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Casey Parker
  • Address:Saplings, Court Lane, Hadlow, Tonbridge , Kent, TN11 0DU
  • Telephone: 01732 850958
  • Email: casey@hadlowsaplings.com
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.