Skip to main content

This job has expired

Early Years Practitioner

Inspired Education
Hampstead, London
Competitive Salary
Closing date
23 Jun 2024

View more

Contract Type
Full Time
Qualified Practitioner, Teaching
Nursery, School

Early Years Practitioner

Inspired Education is the leading global group of premium schools, with a portfolio of over 110 premium private schools spanning six continents which utilise proven educational practices from every corner of the globe, ensuring over 85,000 students receive a world-class learning experience from Kindergarten to Year 13. In addition, we are delighted to be recognised in the top 10 highest value private companies in the UK by Beauhurst.

In over 25 countries, Inspired schools are individually developed and anchored in the vibrant cultures of their respective locations. They collectively form an international family of schools that nurtures each student's academic and personal development in a progressive, dynamic, and innovative learning environment.

By joining our award-winning team of over 12,000 employees, you can work in state-of-the-art facilities alongside industry-renowned educators and leaders in some of the world's most desirable locations. We invest heavily in our team members who enjoy industry-leading professional development, exceptional career opportunities, and mobility across our group.


St Anthony’s is a Catholic Preparatory School (IAPS) for boys aged 2.5 – 13. It is Roman Catholic but welcomes boys of other faiths. There are currently over 280 pupils on roll and the school is looking to increase this number to 330 over the next few years. This will be in part due to the rapid expansion of our highly successful Nursery, which opened in September 2023.

The majority of boys transfer to leading Independent schools.

We have an exciting opportunity for two enthusiastic and dedicated Early Years Practitioner to join our team at St Anthony's Boys.

The Early Years Practitioner must have an understanding of the principles and content of the Early Years Foundation Stage and know how to put them into practice. They must support other practitioners in acknowledging the various influences and transitions experienced by a child.


  • To be a highly motivated early years’ practitioner role modelling excellent practice to children as identified in the Early Years Inspection Handbook.
  • To stay abreast of current Early Years initiatives and legislation and ensure that this informs your practice.
  • To have consistently high expectations of what children can achieve and support their learning.
  • To have a secure understanding of child development of the age group they are working with and have relevant subject knowledge that is detailed and communicated to the children.
  • To gather assessment information looking at what children already know, understand, and can do and share this with parents or other professionals.
  • To use assessment information to plan appropriate teaching and learning strategies that identify able or talented children or children who are falling behind in their learning and need additional support, enabling children to make good progress.
  • To support children, understand how to develop as a result of regular interaction and encouragement from staff, and support parents understand how their children should progress and how they can contribute to this.
  • To develop strong working relationships with parents by providing information that helps them to understand how children can progress.
  • To be a reflective practitioner using evaluative tools to monitor and improve practice.
  • To write accurate reports and document on children’s developmental progress using the Early Years Outcomes document and other relevant documents.

The full Job Description is available at interview and on request.



  • The post holder must hold level 3 qualification in Early Years Education – Essential.
  • This post would suit someone with experience of working in an Early Years setting or an ambitious and committed graduate starting out on their profession – Essential.
  • The post holder should have at least 3 years of experience of working with young children, particularly 2–5-year-olds – Desirable.
  • Experience of working with children and families, identifying support for developing children’ learning.
  • Experience of working as part of a team.
  • Experience of teaching and delivering planned learning experiences

Knowledge & Understanding

  • A good knowledge and understanding of the EYFS, Ofsted Education Inspection Framework and relevant current legislation.
  • A good understanding of the developmental needs of young children, particularly 2- to 5-year-olds.
  • A good understanding of what constitutes a quality early education environment.

Skills & Abilities

  • Good observational and assessment skills and the experience of maintaining accurate learning records for children.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with parents and colleagues.
  • Good teaching skills including scaffolding, demonstrating and role modelling, positive interactions with children.


Inspired Education Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practices and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. 

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert