Vacancies

Early Years Practitioner Vacancy

 Are you an outstanding Early Years Practitioner with the passion and skills to inspire and enthuse young children, and help them build strong foundations for a lifetime's learning?  Do you love using the outdoor environment and natural resources in learning? We are looking for someone like you to join our friendly team at Freshford Preschool! Ideally you will already be Level 3 qualified.

  • Hours: 16 hours per week, term time only (14 hours in the setting on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8.30am to 3.30pm, plus 2 hours paid non-contact time)
  • Salary: £8.00-£8.50 per hour, depending on experience
  • Start date: Monday 7th January 2019
  • Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Wednesday 14th November 2018 
  • Interviews: Tuesday 20th November 2018 (am) and Wednesday 21st November 2018 (am) 

We encourage potential applicants to visit the setting if possible prior to making an application. Please contact the Business Manager, Jen Harper (business@freshfordpreschool.co.uk) to arrange a visit.

For more details, please review the full person specification.

Freshford Preschool is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (as amended 2013). A DBS Criminal record check will be required for this role. 

To apply, please download and complete our application form. We do not accept CVs, except where provided alongside a completed application form.


Supply Staff Vacancies


Are you an experienced Early Years Practitioner with the passion and skills to inspire and enthuse young children, and help them build strong foundations for a lifetime's learning?   Are you looking to work flexibly without the formalities of employment? If so, we are currently recruiting Supply Early Years Practitioners to cover for staff absence on training and sickness. 

Hours of work

To provide cover on demand during term times only:

Mondays – 8.30am/9am to 2/3.30pm

Tuesdays – 8.30am/9am to 2/3.30pm

Wednesdays – 8.30am/9am to 2/3.30pm

Thursdays – 8.30am/9am to 1.30pm

Ideally we are looking for staff who can be available at short notice. To cover for staff sickness we may need to contact you at about 7.30am to start work at 8.30/9am the same day.

Pay and terms and conditions of employment

Supply staff with a full and relevant Level 3 qualification or higher are paid £10 an hour, but are self-employed contractors so responsible for their own tax and NI if appropriate. Supply staff are paid according to a signed timesheet on a monthly basis.

Supply staff are responsible for covering the cost of their own DBS check, which will be verified using the DBS update service. Supply staff must supply two satisfactory references prior to any work being offered.


Please contact the Pre-school Business Manager, Jen Harper on business@freshfordpreschool.co.uk if you are interested in a supply role at Freshford Pre-school. 


Volunteer Vacancies

We always welcome new volunteers of any age to work with the children. Volunteering with the Pre-school can also provide valuable experience before starting a teaching or childcare qualification.

Please contact our Pre-school Business Manager, Jen Harper on business@freshfordpreschool.co.uk if you are interested.