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Early Years Educators - Term Time Only

The Play People
Battersea/Wandsworth/Clapham Junction/Nine Elms/Vauxhall
£20 000 to £22 000 + benefits. Term time only position/35 hours per week.
Closing date
25 May 2024

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The Play People are offering a fantastic opportunity for a full time senior early years educator to join our team in South West London.

Why join us?

  • You will work as part of a professional and experienced team dedicated to providing a rich learning environment that supports all children and adults to reach their full potential.
  • Our approach values the talents and interests of our nursery team and encourages all those involved to develop their practice, the environment and learning programmes to support the children and each other.
  • Our curriculum is child led with an emphasis on play, freedom and outdoor learning. Staff must be able to tune into children's interests and individual needs to guide them through the learning process.
  • Staff have scheduled time to reflect and plan each week out of ratio.
  • We offer extensive training and development opportunities for staff which includes 5 inset days, access to an online training portal and full team training sessions with professional specalists.


  • Salary £20,000 to £22,000 (depending on qualifications and experience)
  • 35 hour working week.
  • Term time only (39 weeks per year)
  • 5 INSET days (included in 39 weeks) each year for team building and training sessions
  • Pension scheme contributions from the company
  • Small nursery - we have a maximum of 24 children aged between 2 and 4 years old each day.
  • Nursery opening hours 8:30am - 4.30pm (Monday to Friday)


  • You must hold a full and relevant Level 3 qualification in the Early Years.
  • Good knowledge of the EYFS and experience of working in a nursery environment as a key educator/teacher
  • Must have the right to work in the UK, no convictions or cautions with a clear DBS

The Play People are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to this post will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Scheme, confirmation of qualifications, experience checks and satisfactory references.

The Play People follows strict safer recruitment procedures to ensure the children receive the best care from the adults around them.

Visits to the nursery are welcome by appointment. 

Please contact the Nursery Manager, Joanna Moran  -

For more information about our nursery schools please visit

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