5 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    7 December 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    24 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Education support
Key stage
Early years
Working pattern
Will consider part time, term time
14 hour per week 12pm to 3.15pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 12pm to 1pm Wednesday
Contract type
Fixed term (Until end of academic year)

Job summary


We are looking for an experienced Early Years Practitioner to join our team. This is an exciting time to be joining our team and we welcome applications from keen, energetic, child centred individuals.

We have 3 early years’ settings at the Academy. The Lawns Nursery and our preschool look after children from their 2nd birthday. Children move from the pre-school or nursery settings to Blossom on the turn of their 4th birthday. All of our settings promote independence in children. Blossom prepares them for Reception class, they still have a play focussed environment following the EYFS, but dine in the main hall and take part in physical education lessons.

Ideally we are looking for someone who enjoys spending their day working in a busy Early Years setting. Who know they are excellent at what they do and the children look up to them. The work they do gives them an enormous sense of pride, knowing that every day their actions are shaping a child’s future. They have a strong desire to make a difference in the lives of the children in their care.
Our Early Years Team provide a safe, caring, inclusive, active learning environment for our pupils.

We are looking to recruit a Level qualified Early Years Practitioners who:
Can provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for foundation stage pupils
Have a working knowledge of the EYFS and Ofsted requirements for the specified age range.
Are able, with minimal support, to effectively communicate with parents and members of the community, plus establish and maintain working relationships with co-workers, school staff and other stakeholders across our entire age range.
Are committed to high standards
Understand the importance of play.
Are prepared to work inside and outside in all weather conditions.
Have a good understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and the principles of inclusion
Can develop, lead and work as part of a dynamic and committed team.
Has or is willing to undertake paediatric first aid training.

Hours - 14 hour per week
12pm to 3.15pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
12pm to 1pm Wednesday
39.8 weeks of the year (Term Time plus 9 days - pro-rata)
This contract is until the end of the academic year (July 2022)

Salary - Level 2A, point 3
(Dependant on the experience and/or qualification of the successful candidate).

Biggleswade Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the DBS (Disclosure Barring Service).
We reserve the right to appoint before the closing date.

Applying for the job

Please visit: www.biggleswadeacademy.org/jobs and click on the relevant role. This will take you to My New Term where you can complete the application form.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 13
Education phase
School size
1154 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 13
Contact phone number
01767 660515

About Biggleswade Academy

We wholly believe in the tangible benefits of an age 2-13 structure, minimising the need to change schools, and the family environment that a through school engenders. The through model can work to outstanding effect, particularly with regard to pastoral care, student welfare and the quality of relationships between each member of the school community. Our skills and experience in these areas are crucial and, alongside our innovative approaches and the wide-ranging opportunities we provide for our pupils, help create our unique ethos.

Our aim is to inspire all children with a love of learning and to create special and happy memories of their time with us. Children learn best when they feel safe to take on challenges, are interested and feel valued. Learning is celebrated and openly admired.

School location

Mead End, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 8JU

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