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EYFS Practitioner - Seedlings Nursery(Maternity cover)

Langley Park Primary AcademyMaidstone, Kent

About the role: Langley Park Primary Academy is now recruiting for an outstanding EYFS Practitioner (Maternity Cover contract) at Seedlings Nursery, starting from January 2022. 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 3 NVQ in Childcare or the equivalent of.

This role includes the following shift patterns; 7.30am-3.30pm / 10.00am-6pm Monday-Friday, shifts will be agreed in advance. The successful candidate will work 37.5 hours per week, offering an actual salary of £15,082 per annum based on Term Time + 1 week of inset.

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​​​​​​​

About Seedlings Nursery:  
Our warm welcoming nursery offers an outstanding start to your child’s learning journey. 

We offer our children either 15 hours or 30 hour funded sessions, depending upon eligibility. 

Our nursery sessions are delivered by highly skilled practitioners who scaffold children’s play through high quality interactions and learning opportunities. 

We cover all areas of the Early Years Curriculum as well as the Primary Years Programme (PYP). Through doing so we nurture children and encourage them to develop the following key attributes which we feel are fundamental to creating lifelong learners. 

​​​​​​​Note that whilst the position is offered on a maternity cover basis initially of up to one year, every effort will be made to offer a substantive position thereafter, either at Langley Park Primary Academy or within the wider family of academies across Leigh Academies Trust. The central Recruitment Team will keep in touch with you throughout your contract to discuss options available to you. 


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.​​​​​​​

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