Current Vacancy: Preschool Practitioner

Want to work in a friendly, experienced and fun team, with inspiring children in a beautiful natural environment and vibrant community? Too good to be true?

Our outstanding and truly wonderful preschool in Calstock offers all that and more…… so read on…perhaps you’ve got what it takes to be our next Preschool Practitioner? 

We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed Preschool Practitioner with a minimum qualification (or working towards) of NVQ level 3 (Early Years) and experience of working in an early years setting or with children under 5. As part of a super friendly, highly experienced and hands-on team, you will be required to help provide a stimulating and varied programme of educational play for children, and for helping ensure their safety and wellbeing at all times.

Tamar Valley Pre-school in Calstock strives to promote a safe, caring and stimulating environment, in which all children flourish and reach their full potential. The main ethos of our pre-school is building the independence and confidence skills needed for life and school. We do this by learning through play and delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. To understand our approach better; yes, we help start the children on their essential written literacy – but we also have our own bouncy castle!

We are an OFSTED ‘outstanding’ provider. We run in the Calstock Village Hall and in the ‘Enviro-mania’ site (forest school) of the Calstock Primary School on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

If you are currently undertaking NVQ Level 3 training but are not yet qualified, and are interested in the role, please get in touch – we’d love to hear from you. 

More information and to apply

Job Description and Person Specification

Preschool Practitioner  24 Hours Per Week (Term Time Only)

Monday:  08.45 – 15.15 

Wednesday 08.45 – 15.15 

Thursday 08.45 – 13:15  (Forest School setting)

Friday 08.45 – 15.15 

Salary: £11:00 – £11:50ph depending on experience. (Salary payments are spread over 12 months although preschool only operates during school term time)

(Salaries are reviewed every year in April)

Application Closing date: 29th January 2024 (12:00pm)

Notification of Interview: 31st January 2024

Interview date: 2nd February 2024

Tamar Valley Preschool is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). Please be aware that an enhanced DBS check will be required for this position. Tamar Valley Preschool is committed to equality in recruitment. If you require this information in a different format, please contact us using the email address below.

Please note this role is subject to a probation period.

Further information and how to apply

Application Pack

If you would like to talk to someone about this role, please contact Leanne Wickett, Preschool Manager at: with your phone number and we will call you back. 

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