Position: Early Years Practitioner or Early Years Assistant


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


The position is either all year or term time with the following working combinations available:

  • 40 hours a week on a shift pattern plus staff meeting 6:00pm-7:00pm on a Wednesday – 41 hours

  • 35 hours a week on a set shift 9am-5pm plus staff meeting 6:00pm-7:00pm on a Wednesday – 36 hours

  • 30 hours a week on a set shift 9am-4pm plus staff meeting 6:00pm-7:00pm on a Wednesday – 31 hours

  • 17.5 hours a week on a set shift 7:30am-9am and 4pm-6pm plus staff meeting 6:00pm-7:00pm on a Wednesday – 18.5 hours

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.