Early Years Practitioner

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

Job Description

We are looking for inspirational Level 3 qualified Early Years Practitioners to join our nursery in Sharnbrook,Colworth Science Park, Bedford, Bedforshire.

Our nursery in Sharnbrook is situated in the Colworth Science Park. The nursery has fantastic outdoor facilities as well as their own forest school area. Children want to spend the majority of the their time outside and truly love their outdoor environment.

The role will be 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday working between 0730 and 18.15.

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: 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.



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
  • 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 Day Nursery Sharnbrook