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Job Ref No. ECC3101-99 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Band 2 (April 2020)
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 22/01/2021 Midnight Date of Interviews: 01/02/21  

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Early Years Key Worker

16.25 hours per week

8.45am - 12pm daily

Term time plus non-pupil days

£9.81 per hour (including outer fringe)

£7298 per annum (FTE £18,933 + £626 outer fringe)

The Wickford Church of England School is seeking an Early Years Key Worker to join our outstanding team. This is an amazing opportunity to work in our Early Years provision, Little Teds, with an outstanding school team. The successful person will be adaptable and enjoy the opportunity to work with children ranging from the age of 2 to 4. The successful person will be:

  • Enthusiastic and motivated
  • Qualified in Early Years, at least to level 2
  • An excellent team worker who is flexible where required
  • Aware of the EYFS framework

In return, we can offer the successful candidate:

  • The opportunity to work with our lovely children
  • A responsive and involved leadership team
  • A CPD entitlement for all staff
  • Supportive colleagues who want the best possible opportunities for children
  • A constantly improving learning environment

Wickford Church of England School is a small outstanding school that aims to provide the very best education for children in our care. We are one of six schools that form the HEARTS Academy Trust, where we truly believe that children are at the heart of all that we do. We are looking for an early years key worker to play an important part in our early years provision.

Previous applicants need not apply.

HEARTS Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer and will not discriminate against any applicant on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race. For this reason, all application forms are anonymised before shortlisting takes place to ensure applicants are considered only on the relevant qualifications, skills and experience that are profiled on the application form and personal statement.

It is very important that you complete the application in full, particularly the section which refers to references. We must have the full contact details of two referees, including their name, address, telephone number and email address. Incomplete application forms will not be considered.We will close this vacancy early if sufficient applications to shortlist are received, therefore we advise applicants to apply early.

Information about the School

Wickford Church of England School is a small, friendly infant school, close to good transport links.

HEARTS is an acronym inspired by our vision of Happiness, self-Esteem, Achievement, Respect and Responsibility, Trust, Service and Spirituality for all pupils.

The Trust is truly innovative and rewards outstanding staff for outstanding outcomes. The school calendar year has 184 days of contact time with pupils, 5 non-pupil days, and the equivalent of 6 days of high quality continuous professional development.

The Trustees are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will be subject to and enhanced DBS check, medical check, a prohibition from teaching check and references. References will be taken up prior to interview. All positions are subject to a probationary period.

For further information about the HEARTS Academy Trust please visit our website at

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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Contact Information

Michelle Scanlon
Mount Road, Wickford
Essex, SS11 8HE
Telephone: 01268 572672