Early Years Practitioners - Term Time Only

Battersea/Wandsworth/Clapham Junction/Nine Elms
£16 000 to £19 000 per annum + benefits. Role is term time only working 35 hours per week.
27 Sep 2020
27 Oct 2020
Term time
Contract Type

Dynamic individuals invited to join our small team where you will support children in their most important phase of development to achieve their full potential through play and excellent care.

The Play People is a small independent nursery group with 2 small settings in South West London. We are looking for a number of experienced and qualified early year’s practitioners to join our expanding team.

You will work as part of a professional teacher led team providing quality early years learning environments that support children to achieve their own unique potential. We are looking for individuals who are inquisitive, full of wonder, adventurous, up for a challenge, happy and playful and understand how children develop best through play in a supportive and caring environment.

This role provides an excellent opportunity for the right individual to continue their professional development with training and career progression valued and supported by the owner/managers.

You must have:

A minimum of NVQ level 3 or higher in early years or an equivalent diploma

2 years recent experience of working in a teaching nursery for children aged 2 to 4 years

Sound knowledge of EYFS and OFSTED framework and standards and how to implement them in an early years setting

Ability to establish supportive partnerships, which empower parents/carers and support children

Ability to work on own initiative and as an effective team member

Excellent communication skills

Understand and by enthusiastic and passionate about children’s development

Ability to work to targets and deadlines

Further information and next steps

The nursery is open term time only for children. This position is for 35 hours per week. 


Our existing provision is in a purpose built nursery within York Gardens Children Centre in Batttersea, SW11. The nursery is within walking distance of Clapham Junction and Wandsworth Town with excellent transport links and limited free parking. The setting was graded outstanding by Ofsted in June 2017.

Our second setting opened in September 2019 and is located in Yvonne Carr Children Centre in SW8. The large and thriving centre has a wonderful purpose built nursery with a large garden. The nursery has excellent transport links and limited free parking and is managed by a very experienced manager from our original setting.


Job offers will be dependent on a clear DBS check and 2 valid and up to date references.

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