Early Years Practitioner

Lexden Lodge Kindergarten, Colchester

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Job Ref No. ECC307729-2S Position Type: Early Years Pay Range: Meets NMW or above
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 30/11/2023 Midnight Date of Interviews: Week commencing 6th of Nov Shortlisting Starts:  12/11/2023

Job Description

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We are looking to recruit passionate early years practitioners for our inspiring independent day nursery. You will be level 2 or 3 qualified and have experience of working with children under the EYFS framework.

You will be expected to show initiative, commitment to role and respect our values, working practices, each other and the families that attend our nursery. You will have a keen desire to help us to maintain our excellent standards and form part of our wonderful family-run nursery.

A sense of fun is desirable along with a positive attitude and an ability to work under diretion from senior staff. Knowledge of the EYFS Curriculum and previous key person experience is desirable. We are committed to continuing professional development within our team.

Job Types: Full-time, part-time, Contract


Nursery Practitioner must hold a current childcare qualification (Level 2/3 is expected) including knowledge of and ability to follow the requirements of EYFS
Previous experience of working with young children
Satisfactory Disclosure Barring Services Check and references
Nursery Practitioner Responsibilities and Duties:

Always maintain the safety of children within your care, both indoors and outside.
Be fully aware of safeguarding responsibilities in keeping children safe. Be creative, and provide the children with developmentally appropriate activities and challenging experiences to help them learn and discover the joy in play.
Work in a non-discriminatory way, supporting the ideals of equal opportunities and respecting cultures and traditions.

Nursery Practitioners will be part of a family run business with a positive, friendly outlook.
Ongoing CPD and training.
First Aid training as standard
Competitive and individually rewarding rates of pay, depending on experience and qualification.
Robust PMR scheme
Progression through recognised training
28 days paid holidays
Staff social events and occasions
Pension Scheme
Many other rewards throughout the year
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

Information about the School

About Lexden Lodge Kindergarten

We are proud to be an "Good" Nursery and are looking for Qualifies Nursery Practitioners who are passionate about providing excellent childcare for children. Established in 2005, Lexden Lodge Kindergarten has rapidly became one of the leading private nursery schools in Essex, winning numerous awards and accolades. We have built up a remarkable reputation in the childcare community and in the locality, verified by our Accreditation through Day Nurseries Association. We now welcome over 180 children into our kindergarten and are proud to have seen so many young faces develop to become smart and fully rounded individuals. We are passionate in offering an excellent working environment where staff are valued and respected. We have a mentoring programme where experienced staff mentor and train newly qualified staff members. We offer CPD sessions across all areas of the EYFS curriculum.

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.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Linda Cranny
26 Lexden Road, Colchester
Essex, CO3 3QD
Telephone: 01206 574005
Email: admin@lexdenlodge.co.uk

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