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Job vacancy for a Pre-school practitioner

Job advert click here – 2013 or see below

Vacancy: Pre-school practitioner


Kirk Hammerton Pre-school Playgroup is a thriving community playgroup rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2011. It is located in Kirk Hammerton – a village situated between York and Harrogate and serves a number of surrounding villages and local schools.


Start date: January 2014             Applications by: 6th December 2013

Hours: three sessions of 4.5 hours –  9am -1.30pm (13.5 hours) per week. Term time only. Longer hours may be available.

Candidates will need to provide two references indicating their suitability to work with children prior to interview and will be subject to a Disclosing and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Remuneration: details given on application. 4 weeks paid holiday (pro rata)




To assist the play leader and deputy play leader in delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage to playgroup children age 2 to 4 years.


To act as keyworker to a number of children which includes making regular observations and assessments, compiling children’s Learning Journeys and planning for their next steps.


To engage with parents, staff, early years consultants, reception teachers and health professionals regarding their key worker children.


To attend regular training courses during paid hours – both external and in-house.


Essential requirements


  • A relevant Early Years level 3 qualification or above.
  • Current knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
  • An ability to work well in a team and have flexible approach to working hours.
  • An ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • An enjoyment of working with children.

Contact details

Please contact our administrator, Ria Hennessy, for an application form.

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01423 339 505 (playgroup opening hours) Tel: 01423 331826 (out of hours)

Please contact our playleader, Helen Herbert, if you would like more information regarding the vacancy

Email: [email protected]


Kirk Hammerton Playgroup is an Equal Opportunities employer


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