Early Years Practitioner

£11.50 - £12.50 hourly
  • Acorn Early Years Foundation
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 18 Apr, 2024
Full time

Job Description

Based in the outskirts of Bletchley (4 miles from Central Milton Keynes), our lovely Cold Harbour nursery benefits from its own Outdoor Learning Centre. Our older children enjoy using this area on a regular basis. The role will be 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday working between 0730 and 18.15.

We are looking for inspirational Level 3 qualified Early Years Practitioners to join our nursery in our Cold Harbour nursery in Milton Keynes. We also have roles available at some of our nurseries, please enquire. 

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.

We very much welcome candidates that are looking to progress their personal career development due to future opportunities in the pipeline within the location of MK.

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: hr@acornearlyyears.org.uk

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.

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Benefits

Working at Acorn

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
  • Christmas closure 
  • 25 days of annual leave, plus bank holidays (and the option to buy more) 
  • 4 dedicated training days and individual development plans 
  • Enhanced pension scheme 
  • Cyclescheme 
  • Techscheme 
  • Length of Service awards 
  • Summer and Christmas parties
  • Pay advances for when times are tough
  • Employee assistance wellbeing programme 

Nursery Name

Acorn at Cold Harbour