Early Years Practitioner

£11.50 - £12.50 hourly
  • Acorn Early Years Foundation
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 24 Apr, 2024
Full time Early Years Practitioner/Nursery Nurse

Job Description

If you are offered an EYP role before the end of April, you will receive a £300 recruitment bonus after successfully completing your 3 month probation period.

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

The role will ideally 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.

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.


  • To support a holistic approach to the curriculum
  • To ensure basic care needs of individual children are met
  • To ensure a high level of well-being among children
  • To have a good understanding of Acorn’s ethos, values, policies and procedures and that they are reflected in daily practice
  • A good working knowledge and practice of the EYFS and safeguarding procedures
  • To assist in the smooth day to day running of your group
  • To carry out tasks as requested

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
  • 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 – helping you get back on the saddle
  • Techscheme 
  • Length of Service awards 
  • Summer and Christmas parties
  • Pay advances 
  • Employee assistance wellbeing programme 

Nursery Name

Acorn at Hedgerows