Nursery Practitioner / Early Years Educator Advert

  • Willow Cottage Nurseries Ltd
  • West Oxfordshire District, UK
  • 17 Oct, 2023
Part time

Job Description

This role is also known as Nursery Nurse, Level 2 Practitioner, Early Years Practitioner, Level 3, Early Years Educator

Willow Cottage Nurseries is recruiting passionate and childcare professionals and educators to help us deliver the highest quality education and childcare.

Would you like to work in a beautiful rural location with extensive outdoor facilities?

We believe that our staff should feel valued and be part of a supportive team of childcare professionals.

Job Roles
Senior Practitioner (Deputy Room Leader) - L3+
Early Years Educator - L3+
Early Years Educator Apprentice - L3
Early Years Practitioner - L2

Location - Positions available at -
Bletchingdon Setting - OX5 3DH
Eynsham - OX29 4EH
Farmoor - OX2 9NT

Hours/Contracts Available
Full time - 40 hours over 4 days - 7.30am to 6pm
Part time - Up to 40 hours

We also have Bank Work / Flexible Contracts available

Please note: The nursery is open all year round and is not able to offer term-time only positions.

Senior Practitioner (Deputy Room Leader) - £27,100
Early Years Educator/Practitioner role L3 - £26,400
Apprentice Early Years Educator L3 - £24,720
Nursery Practitioner L2 role - Up to £24,720
£2000 welcome bonus

Roles and responsibilities

As a member of our team, depending on your job role, you will be involved in supporting some of the responsibilities below

Educating and caring for the children attending the setting

Planning and supervising activities whilst scaffolding learning and development opportunities during experiences such as; arts and crafts, music and mealtimes

Helping children develop communication and language skills

Feeding babies and ensuring their personal needs are met

Supporting purposeful observations and maintaining their learning journeys

Focus on outside learning and exploration

Ensuring the safeguarding and welfare of the children

More Information

Further information about our nursery and the roles on offer is available on our web site


Willow Cottage Nurseries are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to have a clear DBS check and to sign up for the DBS Update Service. External candidates will need to provide two references from ex employers.

Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer. Please see our web site for further information.


Competitive and regularly review salary
Flexible working arrangements
50% staff discount on fees
Bonus annual leave for reliable attendance
Bonus annual leave for long service
Bonus annual leave for Christmas Shopping
Scheme to purchase additional Annual Leave
We support both inhouse and external training
We promote and support many internal career opportunities
We are a family business promoting caring, supportive environment and culture
Refer a friend scheme

Overtime rates (x1.5)
There is ample free parking on our site
We our staff are able to join the NEST pension scheme
Beautiful countryside setting

For more information about working for Willow Cottage please see our vacancies page


Nursery Name

Willow Cottage Nurseries