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Position: Early Years Practitioner or Early Years Support Practitioner

We are looking for a passionate Level 3 Early Years Practitioner or Level 2 Early Years Support Practitioner to join our family here at Keep Guard Day Nursery!

If you do not have a qualification in childcare, but feel this position could be for you, then you will need to show a willingness to train to a CACHE Level 2 or Level 3.

The position is working five days a week, all year with the following working combination available:

  • Monday to Friday 8am-4pm each week, plus staff meeting 5:15pm-6:15pm on a Wednesday – 36 hours

  • Monday to Friday 8am-5pm each week, plus staff meeting 5:15pm-6:15pm on a Wednesday – 41 hours


The question is…

  • Do you want to work in a magical castle?

  • Work in an environment where children always come first?

  • Explore purposefully designed learning environments?

  • Have work-life balance?

  • Work in an environment that recognises assessments and learning journeys happen away from the children through time out (PPA) each week?

  • Plan in the moment with each child?

  • Be able to give warm hugs when needed?

  • Explore outdoors in all weathers in either our courtyard or natural garden?

  • Have the skill of being able to rapidly count the heads of large number of moving children?

  • Develop a love of books in our in-house library?

  • Enjoy singing, number rhymes and imaginative play?

  • Have a designated break away from the children in a work-free area?                          

  • Support independence in nose-wiping skills?

  • Have several conversations all at the same time?

  • Use a tablet-based system?

  • Develop strong parent partnership working?

  • Have a career in childcare which is supported and recognised?

  • Finally, be prepared to be adored and be important to our children?

There is nothing like seeing that tiny individual develop in to a confident and inquisitive learner ready to transition to school!

If you feel this could be a position for you, please contact us on 01234 327955 or via email for an application pack. Due to safer recruitment, we will require a completed application form.


The appointment will be subject to a satisfactory DBS clearance and two references. Visits to the nursery are welcomed and encouraged. Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.

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