Assistant Early Years Practitioner

Kenyngton Manor Primary School
Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey
Contract Type
Part Time
FTE £19,233pa- £21,776pa-Pro rata £14292pa-16182pa
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
30th April 2024 01:25 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Suitable for
Other Graduates; Apprentices
Job Reference
Early Years
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Suitable for: Other Graduates; Apprentices
  • Job ID: 1411201

Kenyngton Manor Primary School is a two-form entry Primary School with a highly reputable nursery (2-3 year olds) and preschool (3-4 year olds). We have approximately 500 pupils aged 2-11. The nursery and pre-school provision offers children and families a stimulating, well-resourced base for children’s learning and development. We have excellent facilities, well equipped classrooms and well-maintained outdoor areas. The average class size is 26 and staff work in teams to collaboratively plan and deliver high quality opportunities for learning.

From Nursery to Year 6, our broad curriculum enables children to ‘Stretch and Reach’: up (to achieve academically), in (to know themselves and be able to express it), out (to relate well with, and share responsibility for, others) and forwards with a spirit of adventure. 

Our Support Staff (including a team of early years practitioners) are highly skilled and play a critical role in securing strong progress for all pupils. 

31.25 hours a week, term-time only, working from Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 3:15pm (with a 30 minutes unpaid break)

Candidates should be qualified at minimum (Level 2, permanent role). We will also consider Apprenticeships, for candidates with prior experience of working with children.

 Qualified (Level 2) or above

 £15,686 to £16,182 per annum -Full-time equivalent: £21,108 to £21,776pa

 Apprentice (Level 3, fixed term role)

£14,292 per annum -Full-time equivalent: £19,233 per annum

We have an exciting opportunity for a qualified Assistant Early Years Practitioner to join the team at the Kenyngton Manor Primary School. This role supports the Nursery Manager in enabling all children in the EYFS to learn and develop by: recognising children as individuals capable of independence; building positive relationships and establishing enabling environments.

You will work as a member of the school team to ensure that all children attending the setting receive high quality care, are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating play experiences which meet their individual needs.

Key deliverables include assisting Nursery Manager with:

  • The planning and implementation of the daily activities ensuring that children's needs are met
  • Providing a safe, creative and appropriate play opportunities - ensuring that all relevant records are maintained
  • Ensuring that food provision is carried out within the statutory guidelines

Key qualifications/experience and skills required

The Successful Candidate will have:

  • At least an approved early years practitioner level 2 qualification see the DfE Qualification Requirements (attached)
  • Basic numeracy and literacy e.g. through GCSE qualification in English and Maths or equivalent, or able to evidence ability at an equivalent level. You will also have a basic understanding of Health and Safety regulations, procedures and the principles of equality and diversity.

Alternatively, join the apprenticeship programme and be willing to work towards an approved early years practitioner level 3 qualification as an Apprentice within the school. You will need to have appropriate experience of working with children.

If you have any questions about the role or the application process, please contact the THPT HR Team.

For more information on Kenyngton Manor Primary School and working within The Howard Partnership Trust visit the website.

Early applications are encouraged. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of this advertisement.

Values and Behaviours

We are a values-based organisation and seek to recruit individuals who can demonstrate our values. Our values will be assessed through the selection process, so we ask all applicants when providing their supporting statement to also incorporate not only how they meet the essential criteria for the role but to also demonstrate our values.

Our values are:

Integrity - displaying honesty and having strong moral principles

Partnership - working together and taking collective ownership to achieve the same goals

Advocacy - working hard on behalf of others to maximise their success

Resilience - finding success again after something difficult or negative has happened

Compassion - displaying empathy towards and a desire to help others

Aspiration - aiming high to achieve success

Safeguarding & Further Information

The successful candidate will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As well as verification of identity, we ask all successful candidates to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure. In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) guidance, we may also conduct an online search about any shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence to identify any matters that might relate directly to our legal duty to meet safeguarding duties, in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE).


Safeguarding Statement:

As part of our standard recruitment procedure, we would draw your attention to the fact that the school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Kenyngton Manor Primary School

Kenyngton Manor Primary School

Part of The Howard Partnership Trust

The Howard Partnership Trust