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Early Years Educator - Full-time

Saltwood CEP School, Hythe

  • Ref:KCC886-3350-136S
  • Posted:22/03/2024
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:June 24 (or Sept 24)
  • App Close Date:22/04/2024 at 15:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Qualified Early Years Educator

Saltwood Play and Learning Centre are looking for a Qualified Early Years Educator from June 2024, the position offered is flexible between 12 hours a week and 32 hours a week.  The successful applicant will be a motivated and enthusiastic individual with the ability to use their own initiative. 

The main duties of the role include:

  • Ensuring the children are cared for in a happy, safe and stimulating  environment.
  • Working in partnership with parents and also fellow colleagues.
  • Maintaining child development and observation records.
  • Following and implementing all policies and procedures set out by the setting.
  • Ensuring the key person approach is fully instilled in every day practice.
  • The successful candidates must hold a full and relevant Level 3 Childcare qualification. For details of these qualifications please use the following link: https://www.education.gov.uk/eypqd/qualification-search.aspx

Applicants will need to demonstrate some recent experience in a child care setting which can be referenced and able to demonstrate their knowledge of the developmental and learning needs of young children.  You will also need to be a positive role-model to colleagues, students and visitors to the nursery.

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Strive to be a team player
  • Be self-motivated in both their studies and work place
  • Show enthusiasm in learning how to create a stimulating, fun, inviting and caring learning environment for young children.
  • Trustworthy
  • Punctual
  • Reliable
  • Committed
  • Motivated and polite

Only applications submitted using our application form will be considered, we are unable to accept CVs.

Saltwood play and Learning Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the person specification and will be required to apply for a DBS disclosure. We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.



Jessica Edmed

Centre Manager

Saltwood Play and Learning Centre

01303 238712


Information about the school

Saltwood Play and Learning Centre is a registered charity with a team of up to 15 staff operating from the grounds of Saltwood School and offering childcare for nursery and school age children during term time.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jessica Edmed
  • Address:School Road, Saltwood, Hythe, Kent, CT21 4QS
  • Telephone: 01303 238712
  • Email: jessica.splc@outlook.com


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 Education.