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Early Years Practitioner (full time) - St Nicholas CE Primary School

Maternity Cover (1 year) Term Time Only. Salary: Grade 4  £19,892 (pro rata for term time only). Interviews will be held following receipt of sufficient applications 

Are you looking for an exciting new challenge?

Do you have experience within a Nursery setting?

Can you motivate and support children to learn?

St Nicholas CE Primary School is looking to appoint an Early Years Practitioner with experience of working with nursery children.

We are a small, yet expanding village primary school in East Challow, in a beautiful countryside setting on the edge of rolling downlands. 

It’s the perfect time to be joining our team! St Nicholas CE Primary will have a new Early Years unit due to completion in July 2022 and this is a fantastic opportunity to be part of our new Early Years team.

We are looking for someone:

  • With a relevant Level 2 or Level 3 Qualification in Early Years Education/Childcare or higher, and ideally trained in Paediatric First Aid.
  • To work as a keyworker as part of the pre-school team and under the direction of the Early Years lead and/or senior members of staff to provide safe, high quality education and care for our youngest children. 
  • Who knows how to play – you will be an active role model of great play to ensure the children have the most exciting day possible!
  • Who is keen to learn and keep developing.
  • With experience of working in a pre-school or a setting like a pre-school.
  • Who is proactive and who works well within a team
  • With a positive attitude
  • Has a passion for working within Early Years
  • Has good knowledge/experience of Early Years

Please contact the school office if you would like any more details –  or 01235 763858.  If you have any specific questions about the role, please contact

The Vale Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children. Successful candidates will be required to undertake a DBS check and safeguarding training as part of their job role.

To see the job description and person spec, please click on the pdf link below. 

Completed application forms must be submitted online.

St Nicholas CE Primary, as part of the Vale Academy Trust, is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity.

We are committed to the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post are subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

DBS checks will be made - Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have, and any orders which have been made against them.

Probationary period applies. All appointments are subject to satisfactory references including last place of work (with children)