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Mini Hive After School Early Years Practitioner - Part-time

St Michael's Prep School, Otford

  • Ref:KCC886-6016-292S
  • Posted:18/04/2024
  • Pay:St Michael's Pay Scales
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:20/05/2024 at 17:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Mini Hive Early Years Practitioner

Up to 12 hours per week

(Three hours per evening, Mondays to Thursdays, 3.30pm until 6.30pm)

St Michael's Term time (33 weeks pa)

We have a wonderful opportunity to take on the role of Early Years Practitioner within our expanding after school provision.  Our Mini Hive currently runs for two evenings per week, but we are looking to extend this to four evenings, Monday to Thursday.  We are looking for applicants who are interested in working one or more of these evenings (nb. different staff could cover different days).

Our Nursery and Kindergarten Pre-schoolers are aged between 2 and 4 years and we are looking for adults who enjoy working with this age range. The Mini Hive is looking for someone who is full of fun and enthusiasm and very practical. The children have free flow play and eat tea before their parents collect them at 6pm.

You will be working closely with our Hive After School Manager in this friendly, fun and modern environment, surrounded by our energetic children.

Informal visits welcome; please contact the HR department for further details.

Based on 6 hours per week, 33 weeks per annum:

NVQ3 qualified salary is £2,895.31 per annum pro rata (£26,204 FTE)

Non-NVQ3 salary is £2,550.58 per annum pro rata (£23,084 FTE)

These rates are applicable to those aged 23 or over, applicants below the age of 23 would have an adjusted salary in line with national minimum wage rates.

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 Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) in our last inspection. We have recently celebrated our 150th anniversary and provide a wonderful learning environment to approximately 480 children aged 2-13, enjoying a beautiful location, overlooking one hundred 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 stafflaptop (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. We believe in providing a rounded education where children can pursue their passions, challenge themselves and enjoy a creative and innovative environment. We are continually looking for ways to improve our curriculum and facilities, making them more vibrant, inspiring and in step with our ever-changing world.

Our school motto: perseverantia, sapientia, gratia (perseverance, wisdom, and gratitude) encapsulates our ethos of striving for success and using our skills to make a difference. These values are instilled daily throughout the St Michael’s journey for our pupils, and we strongly believe that to teach our children about the importance of lifelong learning, we must first model this ourselves.

St Michael’s actively manages the inclusion of its people and values diversity, believing that our different ways of being and thinking adds value to our school community. We are committed tocreating 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 to apply for this role, we look forward to receiving your completed application.

For further enquiries please contact the HR department at recruitment@stmichaels.kent.sch.uk or telephone us on 01959 522137.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01959 522137

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.