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Early Years Practitioner

Collingwood SchoolSutton

Early Years Practitioner 

Collingwood Preparatory School and Nursery 

Springfield Road, Wallington, Surrey, SM6 0BD

Salary: £20,500 to £22,500 per year depending on experience

Contract type: 52 Weeks a year Hours of Work

40 hours per week

Start date: By agreement 


We are currently recruiting for a passionate Early Years Practitioner to join our wonderful nursery.

Collingwood Preparatory School and Nursery based in Wallington, South West London is a co-educational independent school for children aged 2 years to 11 years, which provides a broad and balanced education within a unique setting. It offers an individually focused education in a friendly environment, promoting excellence in learning and encouraging exceptional behaviour. It is a truly inclusive school with a unique family feel and offers small classes, dedicated and enthusiastic teachers and experiences catered to the needs and interests of every child. The school has a strong family atmosphere and prepare pupils exceptionally well for schools of their choice at age 11+. 

We offer shift work between the hours of 7.30am-6.30pm for all our nursery staff.

To join us, you will need to be passionate about teaching and children’s learning and want to develop your professional skills too. 

About the role 

To succeed, you will need NVQ Level 3 in Child Care and Education, Early Years Care and Education, or similar qualifications such as NNEB certificate and Diploma. You will also need knowledge of appropriate First Aid procedures and ideally hold a Paediatric first aid qualification. Practical experience of implementing good quality learning opportunities is also essential, monitoring progress and planning educational games and activities which will keep the children engaged throughout the day would be welcome. We would also like to hear from you if have the experience to co-ordinate specialist areas, such as SENCO, literacy or numeracy skills.

Confident in your ability to develop positive relationships with colleagues, parents and children, you are committed to the protection and safeguarding of children too. What’s more, you work well under pressure and on your own initiative, are great at prioritising and value and respect the views and needs of children.

The Benefits 

In return for your dedication and commitment you will play an important role in the growth of Collingwood School. There are also be ample professional development and training opportunities, including ongoing coaching from the management team, with the prospect of career and salary progression as our business grows. Other benefits include:

• Competitive Salary, with annual reviews

• Childcare fee discount

• 28 days Annual leave inclusive of Bank Holidays with Annual leave increasing with service

• Pension scheme

• Refer a friend scheme up to £750

• Health plan that provides significant coverage such as optical, dental, dental accident, chiropody, therapy treatments and health club concession. Access to Doctor line from anywhere in the world, scanning such as MRI, CT and PET scan 

• Employee Assistance Programme.

• Westfield rewards (discounts from various high street and online outlets).

Above all, you will benefit from being part of a fun, supportive and creative team.

We look forward to receiving your application. 

For an informal conversation please call tom on 07706 323847.

We are totally committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children & young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, as all new staff will be subject to enhanced DBS clearance, identity checks, qualification checks and employment checks to include an exploration of any gaps within employment, two satisfactory references and registration with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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