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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    8 January 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    19 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£15,654.00 - £16,523.00 Annually (Actual)

Early Years Practitioner job summary

Early Years practitioners required at Polden Bower Special school due to the continued growth of our school. Permanent contracts with a start date ASAP

32.5 hours per week 39 Weeks per year. (Term time plus INSET days) Term time hours of work: Monday 08.45 am – 4.45 pm Tuesday - Friday 08.45 am to 3.30 pm.

Grade 14 & 15 Dependent on experience

Polden Bower, is a 220 place special school and has the specialist resources needed to meet the needs of our students. state-of-the-art facilities for all the children and young people, this includes a warm water pool for physiotherapy; a sports hall; a sensory room; and fully accessible classrooms with the latest teaching technology. This is a very exciting time to be joining a growing Federation. We are working in partnership with The Bridge School which is the PRU within Bridgwater.

Polden Bower School has a small nurturing Early Years centre where children in Reception and Key Stage 1 play and learn together. We are looking for enthusiastic, friendly and nurturing practitioners who have a caring personality. We are looking for practitioners who are able to nurture positive relationships with children, ensuring their emotional well-being and promoting their confidence and self-esteem.

We are looking for talented Early Years Practitioners to join our growing team of staff. If you feel you have what it takes to work with us and feel passionate about meeting the needs of our children, we would very much like to hear from you.

We are looking for practitioners who are:

  • Practical and caring
  • Enjoy supporting young children to play and develop
  • Passionate about supporting young children with SEND
  • Flexible, dynamic, positive and caring
  • Level 3 qualified in relevant qualification as desirable
  • Experience and knowledge of the Birth to 5 Matters

In return the school will offer the successful candidate:

  • Full induction programme and ongoing professional development
  • Supportive staff team
  • ‘My staff shop’ benefits which include Cycle to Work scheme
  • Provision of free tea/coffee for staff
  • Wellbeing support
  • Access to Occupational Health Service

Enquiries and visits are warmly welcomed, please contact Jo Stamford on 01278 496386.

Polden Bower School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This appointment will be subject to enhanced DBS disclosure, medical clearance proof of the right to work in the UK and satisfactory references.

Following the acceptance of your interview, an online check will be carried out as detailed in the latest Keeping Children Safe in Education guidelines

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About Polden Bower School

School type
Special school, ages 4 to 19
School size
194 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19

Special School

School location

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