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EYFS Practitioner - Full-time

Langley Park Primary Academy , Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2073-62S
  • Posted:07/02/2022
  • Pay:Actual salary £15,372 (FTE £17,634)
  • Start Date:February 2022
  • App Close Date:16/02/2022 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC


About the role: Langley Park Primary Academy is now recruiting for two outstanding EYFS Practitioners at Seedlings Nursery, starting as soon as possible. We are looking for an experienced practitioner to join our highly effective EYFS Team. The successful candidate will be responsible for;

  • Providing a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children placed in the setting
  • Giving support to other personnel within the setting
  • Implementing a daily routine in the base room.​​​​​​​

You will joining a friendly and forward thinking team and staff who collaborate across all phases and year groups. Our children are independent and thinking learners, who are at the centre of everything we do.

Our ideal candidate will have a Level 2 NVQ in Childcare or the equivalent of.

 The successful candidate will work 37.5 hours per week (8am-4pm), offering an actual salary of £15,372 per annum based on Term Time + 1 week of inset.


The successful candidate will be;

  • part of an outstanding provision
  • able to thrive within a supportive and collaborative team
  • working with children who engage enthusiastically with their learning
  • working within an environment of an exemplary standard that has been designed to encourage curiosity, awe and wonder.​​​​​​​

Our successful candidate will receive;

  • The opportunity to help shape our future by joining a LAT academy
  • A school community committed to raising achievement and attainment
  • A stunning environment with modern building, excellent resources and facilities
  • A strong commitment to supporting professional development opportunities
  • A supportive Governing Body and Leadership Team​​​​​​​


For those who have a Level 3 NVQ and interested in working shift patterns (7.30am-3.30pm/10am-6pm), please click here for the advert to apply!

Information about the school

Working for Langley Park Primary Academy: Langley Park Primary Academy opened in September 2016 and is the hub of a brand new community in Maidstone. We believe in – and celebrate – achievement and success in all areas of the curriculum. We want our children to learn within a culture of curiosity, enjoyment and positive approaches to new experiences and skills to enable them to become successful learners. From September 2018, we expanded into Year 4. In September 2019, we increased again as this year group moved into Year 5 – a very exciting year ahead as we will then be at capacity. Under the leadership of the Principal at Langley, we have developed a fantastic team who welcome new members of staff with open arms!

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2021, our Trust comprises 31 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider. Click here to view our future plans in our Vision 2025 document.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

Click here to view the range of benefits available to all LAT staff.

Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds.

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.​​​​​​​

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Olivia Couzins
  • Address:Edmett Way, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 3FA
  • Telephone: 01634 412240
  • Email: talent@latrust.org.uk


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).