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We're recruiting!

A rare opportunity has arisen at Harvey Bears Nursery and Pre-school in Harvington.

We are looking for someone to join our team with a minimum level 2 or above in early years.

Full-time 37 hours or possibly 2 part-time positions.


Please either call in or give us a ring on 07927 903535 or email

Responsible to: Pre-School Manager


Purpose of the job: To work a as part of the pre-school team under the direction of the manager. To provide safe, high quality education and care for young children which meets the individual needs of children attending the setting.

Main duties

  • To help to set up the playroom(s) for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of the session.

  • To advise the Pre-school Manager of any concerns e.g. over children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary.

  • To teach children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulating play experiences.

  • To ensure that children are kept safe and that you understand when to follow child protection procedures.

  • To support meal times within the setting.

  • To actively participate at team meetings, supervisor meetings and appraisal meetings.

  • To attend training courses as required and to take responsibility for your development.

  • To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff, which is acquired as part of the job.

  • To be aware of and adhere to all the setting’s operational policies and procedures, e.g. health and safety, fire precautions, dropping off and collection of children, food safety, cleanliness of the setting etc.

  • To ensure that adequate records are kept and updated regularly.

  • To promote the nursery to current parents and potential customers.

  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the Pre-school Manager, in accordance with the setting’s business plan/objectives.


This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties discussed and directed by the line manager.

Person specification


Essential criteria

  • Level 2 early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent as minimum.

  • Flexibility in hours including the ability to start as early as 7:30am, as needed.

  • Willingness to learn.

  • Previous experience of working with young children.

  • Sound knowledge of child development for children from birth to five years.

  • Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

  • Knowledge of child protection procedures.

  • Good communication skills.

  • An understanding of play based approaches to children’s learning and development.

  • Commitment to equal opportunities.

  • Commitment to working effectively with young children and families.

  • Friendly and flexible approach at work which facilitates the development of effective relationships.

Desirable criteria

  • Willingness to undertake further training.

  • Current First Aid at Work qualification.

For more info or to apply contact Sue via email at or on 07927 903 535

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and does require a criminal records check. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them. As part of our wider safeguarding policy, which can be found on our website, we adhere to robust safer recruitment practices.

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