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Early Years Practitioner - Term Time

Featherby Infant School, Gillingham

  • Ref:MED887-2401-19S
  • Posted:27/11/2018
  • Pay:D2 (pro-rata - based on term time hours)
  • Start Date:Jan 2019
  • App Close Date:07/12/2018 at 15:00
  • Interviews:w/b 10th December


Early Years Practitioner

Location: Gillingham

Salary: Scale D2

This is a full time position 8.30am- 4pm  - pro rata as term time plus one week staff development days  (39 weeks)


Featherby Infant and Nursery school is looking for a level 2/3 or above Early Years Practitioner to join our friendly team. We would be looking for the candidate to start in January 2018. Applicants must show passion and enthusiasm for the job and be willing to lead and be a productive member of the team.

Featherby Partnership consists of 2 schools; Featherby Infant and Nursery and Featherby Junior schools. We are part of the Maritime Academy Trust who are a group of high performing schools who work in partnership to ensure high standards for children. The partnership offers immense opportunities to develop the quality of provision, sharing of good practice and professional growth.

Our curriculum and thematic approach to teaching is at the heart of our practice and we ensure children develop skills for learning and for life through our curriculum outcomes. We pride ourselves on being a fully inclusive, happy and successful school.

We can offer you:

  • A team committed to continually raise standards for all children
  • An environment of continual professional development
  • A school with enthusiastic children who are driven to learn
  • A school with opportunities to work collaboratively within and across the Trust


Responsibilities will include. 

  • Safeguarding the children, including caring for them and supervising them at all times. 
  • Liaise with and form strong partnerships with parents, providing daily feedback to parents and carers. 
  • Take on key worker responsibilities including observing and planning for children's needs, providing exciting and stimulating activities based on next steps for children. 
  • Tracking children's progress using Tapestry.
  • Adhering to the nursery policies and procedures at all time.
  • Assistance in the children’s personal care.


Key Attributes of an applicant include:-

  • Level 2/3 qualified or above
  • Highly Organised and a good communicator
  • Good team player
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the EYFS and Early Years Outcomes documents.
  • Proactive and willing to take part in extra curricular activities and events
  • Creative and able to use creativity and initiative around the nursery.
  • Leadership qualities, able to act as a positive role model to children and other staff, kind happy and willing to go the extra mile.


We will only be interviewing candidates with a level 2 or 3 qualification or above so please only apply for this position if you have relevant childcare qualifications.

School visits from prospective applicants are recommended and welcomed. Please call Amy Massey (head teacher) on 01634 231072 or 01634 231984 to arrange a time.

To find out more about us please visit our school website: http://www.featherby-inf.medway.sch.uk

For application details and more information about The Trust and its schools visit the Maritime Academy Trust Website a

Information about the school

Featherby Junior School and Featherby Infant and Nursery School are both part of the Maritime Academy Trust.

The care and wellbeing of our pupils is a high priority and our children are enthusiastic and hardworking.

The Trust and its schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to a successful DBS clearance and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before an appointment is confirmed.

To find out more about us please contact our Administration Manager, Mrs Jo Barraclough, to arrange a visit.

01634 231984 (Juniors) 01634 231072 (Infant and Nursery)

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01634 263 283

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.