Early Years Key Worker (maternity cover)

Hilltop Infant School, Wickford

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Job Ref No. ECC2548-65 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Depending on qualifications and experience
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Temporary
Application Close: 10/12/2019 Midday Date of Interviews: To be arranged  

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Fixed Term Early Years Key Worker for Hilltots at Hilltop Infant School (maternity cover)

  • 19 hours per week, term time plus 5 non-pupil days
  • Monday: 8.45am - 12.45pm
  • Tuesday - Friday: 9am - 12.45pm

Salary depending on qualifications and experience: Level 2 qualified £7841, Level 3 qualified £8147 (FTE £17,364 and £18,065 respectively + £609 outer fringe)

This is an exciting opportunity to join the friendly and committed team at our recently opened pre-school. Hilltots is an integral part of Hilltop Infant School, an outstanding school in Wickford. The Hilltop Schools are part of The HEARTS Academy Trust which is based in Wickford. The HEARTS Academy Trust is inspired by its values of happiness, self-esteem, achievement, respect & responsibility, truth, spirituality and service.

We seek to appoint a qualified Early Years Key Worker to work for 19 hours a week, term time only plus staff training days. Our fully qualified staff maintains a high professional standard at all times and demonstrates a caring attitude, allowing the children and their families to feel at home. Hilltots Pre-school is set within the grounds of Hilltop Infant and Junior Schools and has its own secure, designated building with child friendly indoor and outdoor play areas. The children here learn through play and exploration, we believe a fun and exciting environment is key to their future success. We follow a child led approach and give children the opportunity to play and explore within a safe and caring environment with the support of our experienced practitioners. We support and prepare our children through important transitions, such as starting school. This role will cover morning sessions at Hilltots followed by lunchtime with a group of pre-school children in the school itself.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, passionate and hard-working. In return we offer the support of the school and Trust staff and a range of CPD opportunities.

Applicants must be qualified as an Early Years Practitioner, Level 2. We will close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications to shortlist, therefore we suggest you do not delay applying.

Information about the School

Hilltop Infant School is an outstanding school that has children at the heart. We are well served by transport links and are close to major road networks.

The HEARTS Academy Trust is truly innovative and rewards outstanding staff for outstanding outcomes. The school calendar consists of 184 contact days, 5 non-pupil days and high quality additional continuous professional development for the equivalent of 6 days.

Trustees are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, medical check, prohibition from teaching check and references prior to interview.

For further information about the HEARTS Academy Trust please visit our website at www.heartsacademytrust.co.uk

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Information about the school

Contact Information

Penny Partridge
Hilltop Infant School
Hill Avenue, Wickford
Essex, SS11 8LT
Telephone: 01268 762531
Email: v.adkins@heartsacademy.uk