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EYFS Senior Practitioner

We are looking to appoint a Level 3 Early Years Senior Practitioner in our small Pre-school. You will be expected to work alongside the teacher to plan and deliver high quality play and learning opportunities through a wide range of activities and provide an engaging learning environment for the children. 

Payhembury Pre-School is an 11-place setting, offering high quality childcare and early years learning opportunities to children between the ages of 3-5 years. This role will be based in our foundation stage classroom where Pre-school and Reception children learn and play together. 

We are seeking a practitioner that:

  • Holds an approved Level 3 Early Years Childcare qualification
  • Is a fun, caring, confident and dedicated practitioner who is proactive, adaptable, and creative with ideas to promote learning
  • Has a good understanding of the Early Years Curriculum
  • Is passionate in making a positive difference and has high expectations for learning and behaviour
  • Promotes positive values, attitudes and behaviour
  • Has excellent communication skills leading to effective relationships with pupils, parents and staff
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work as part of a small team and work on own initiative as appropriate
  • Supportive of our Christian ethos

In return we can offer: 

  • Delightful, well behaved and enthusiastic pupils
  • A supportive and experienced team who are committed to achieving the highest standards for all of the children
  • A beautiful rural location in the heart of East Devon

Please see job description (below) for full details.


To apply, please complete the application form (attached below). Please submit your completed application form to ctitheridge@fort.devon.sch.uk by midday on 12th May 2024.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, an enhanced DBS clearance is required for this post. This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.