Job Description


Job Title: Early Years Practitioner (L3) 


Contract:  Maternity cover post


Hours:     37.5 hrs during (term time only) 


Pay:        £21,547.5 pro rata 


Accountable  to:  Childcare Services Manager


Job Purpose

The purpose of this position is to work as a qualified child care practitioner and key worker delivering childcare and education as part of Mary’s childcare team in our early years setting preschool. There may be an opportunity to work with additional hours in our holiday Play Scheme during school holidays under the guidance of the service manager.  

Main Duties and Responsibilities


  • To provide a  stimulating and happy environment where children can grow and learn 
  • To actively encourage children’s learning and progress in all areas of development by interaction and extension of play activities
  • To work in partnership with the parents
  • To know and adhere to the pre-school's operational and safety policies and procedures
  • To assist the Early Years Teacher  with the short, medium and long-term planning of the EYFS curriculum 
  • To carry out and record children’s observations in accordance with the requirements of the EYFS framework and as instructed by the service manager 
  • To participate in continuous professional development and training as required 
  • To ensure that any information received concerning the children is kept confidential 
  • To assist with the daily setting up and clearing away of all activities and equipment
  • To attend staff meetings. Undertake training and other events throughout the year. 

Download the Job Description and specifications here and complete the application form Mary's Application Form.

All job offers are subject to the completion of suitable references, health and DBS checks