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£10.42 - £11.60 hourly
  • Acorn Early Years Foundation
  • Castlethorpe, UK
  • 17 Oct, 2023
Full time

Job Description

We are always looking for staff to join us - so if you have an strong passion for workining with children and love what Acorn's ethos of putting children at the heart of everything we do, then send us your CV and we will contact you to discuss options in your local area.  Let us know if you are interested in full or part time work. It  doesn't matter if you do not have any qualifications in Early Years, we can help to you to achieve these, but if you do have your Level 3, then that is great and we can support you to achieve even greater things. This can be academically to Levels 5 and 6 or via progression to Lead Practitioner, Senior (Room Leader), Deputy or Manager.   We very much welcome candidates that are looking to progress their personal career development due to future opportunities in the pipeline.

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We’re proud to be one of the leading childcare providers in Milton Keynes, Northampton and Bedford with over 30 years’ experience who specialise in nature pedagogy and promoting the professional development of our employees. We believe that childcare needs a personal touch, and our nurseries and out-of-school clubs offer flexibility and individuality with a homely feel. As a not-for-profit organisation, we place our children’s well-being at the heart of our work.

The ideal candidate will be passionate, motivated and enthusiastic about outdoor learning and creative play, as well as a good working knowledge and practice of the EYFS and safeguarding procedures.

Apply today or get in touch with our HR team for an information chat on: 01908 510309 or email:

Successful applicants must be able to provide ‘right to work in the UK’ documentation, provide two satisfactory references and undertake an enhanced DBS check prior commencing employment.



As a thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to making Acorn a safe, nurturing and fun place for our children to be, we offer:

  • Payscales that are competitive, transparent and reviewed annually

  • 65% childcare discount

  • Generous family leave 

  • 25 days of annual leave, plus bank holidays and Christmas shutdown (and the option to buy more) 

  • 4 dedicated training days and individual development plans

  • Enhanced pension scheme 

  • Cyclescheme and Techscheme 

  • Length of Service awards

  • Pay advances for when times are tough

  • Employee assistance wellbeing programme 

Nursery Name

Acorn at Central Support Office, Castlethorpe