Early Years Practitioner qualified/unqualified - Esher

Surrey County Council
12 Jan 2018
14 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Full Address:

Arrow & Trefoil Hall

West End Lane



KT10 8LA

Exact working hours:

Full time/term time only (38 weeks per year)

8.25am-4.05pm (Monday-Thursday)

8.25am-1.10pm (Fridays)

Any further details:

There is a degree of flexibility with start times – please enquire if you are interested in this role but unable to start at the specified time. There is an opportunity for overtime and additional working hours throughout the year. Staff are able to take two weeks of statutory holiday pay during term-time and the remainder is built into monthly pay. Salaries are paid monthly on the 22nd.

About the setting:

River Mole Pre-school is situated in West End Lane, Esher, adjacent to West End Recreation Ground. We are a successful pre-school with the benefit of a large premises and an idyllic location and are fortunate to be able to offer children extensive opportunities, both indoors and outdoors. River Mole Pre-school operates in term time only and opens from 8.30am – 4.00pm Monday – Thursday and 8.30am – 1.00pm on Fridays.

About the Role

We are currently looking for one Early Years Practitioner to join our well-established team. We are happy to interview both qualified and unqualified practitioners - though a little experience in Early Years is desirable - for this role and pay will depend on qualifications and experience (minimum £9.00 per hour). This role is available to be filled from the start of Spring term 2018 (first day of term: Thursday 4th January) and applications will be considered as they come in. We are ideally looking to fill this role as soon as possible. If you are looking to work in an Outstanding setting with a well-established team of staff then please get in touch for more information or to arrange to come for a visit and a chat. You are welcome to come and look around the setting during opening hours.

  • We are looking for a practitioner who is energetic, enthusiastic and passionate about working with young children in Early Years.
  • You must have a clear understanding of the EYFS and the ability to use this effectively in everyday practice, ensuring that all individual children’s needs are being met.
  • You must be committed to delivering high quality care and education to two to four year olds and providing a safe and secure environment for them to develop and learn as they prepare for school.
  • You must have a good working knowledge of Safeguarding practice and be able to confidently implement this in your day to day practice.
  • You must be a strong team player with the skills and ability to build positive relationships with colleagues, children and parents.
  • The successful applicant must be willing to take on a Key Person role and therefore will need a good understanding of how to track children’s development through observation and assessment, and be able to effectively use this information to contribute to the planning of activities and delivery of the EYFS.
  • If you are unqualified, you must have a great attitude towards learning and be willing to attend training and workshops to further your knowledge and skills in Early Years.

Additional Information


Enhanced DBS checked (or willing to have a check)

Knowledge and/or experience of Early Years

Live locally


Term-time annual leave

Very competitive rate of pay

Paid lunch break

Training and development opportunities

Pension scheme

Please note that this vacancy is not part of Surrey County Council, we are advertising this on behalf of a partnership organisation.