Early Years Practitioner Qualified or Unqualified

21 Hours - ideally over 3 days, term time only.

We currently have a vacancy for a qualified or unqualified (willing to train) Early Years Practitioner to join our team.  Ideally working up to 21 hours over three days; however these hours are flexible, term time only.  Within this time you will also have non-contact time of three hours to complete your admin tasks and keep learning journeys up to date, we use an online system for this.  Staff meetings take place on the last Monday of term straight after session.  Visits to the setting are very welcome.

Charlton Acorns Pre-School is dedicated to the provision of early years learning that is flexible and meets the needs of the children we care for.  We cater for children from the ages of 2 years to school age.  We have a fully free flow indoor/outdoor setting; including weekly forest school sessions. 

Applicants must have a genuine interest in working with and helping the development of young children.  The ideal candidate will work as part of a team providing quality child care and education; enthusiasm, good planning and organising skills and act as a key person to a small group of children.  Attention to detail, excellent interpersonal skills and good verbal and written communication, is essential. 

You will need some basic ICT skills; be able to use email, word and tablets plus be willing to undertake further training suitable for the position. 

Charlton Acorns is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are an equal opportunities employer and will select applicants for interview based on their ability to do the job.  We will not discriminate based on age, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religious beliefs, sex, gender, gender reassignment, marital status or disability. Successful candidates will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check.


Contract – Permanent.

Wage – Dependent on experience and qualifications.

Closing date – Thursday 12th July 2018 at 3pm.

Interviews will be held week commencing - Monday 9th July 2018.

Start date - asap