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Early Years Practitioner: (Two positions available) 

Grace Cook Primary School and Nursery offers a unique learning environment for everyone. Full of vitality and exciting opportunities, we pride ourselves on our ability to innovate and lead. 

We currently have two vacancies for Early Years Practitioners - Part Time, Grade 3 Point 4, 25 hours per week, 38 weeks a year £12,917, permanent from January 2024.  

Position 1:  7.45 - 12.45pm    Position 2 :12.45 - 6.00pm   

As an Early Years Practitioner at Grace Cook Primary School and Nursery, you will work as a proactive and influential practitioner, working directly with the children (across our 2 and 3/4 year old nursery rooms), skilfully involved in day-to-day practice within our Nursery. You will  work with other staff to provide an inclusive provision and a learning environment that reflects the Curiosity Approach.   

Grace Cook Primary and Nursery school in Stowmarket opened in September 2022 for children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, and we are now ready to appoint an additional member of staff for our growing school. We expect our staff members to aspire to be the very best, and we support them to achieve this through offering a positive and supportive working environment with opportunities for continuous career development. 

To apply, you will need to be a motivated, inspiring, enthusiastic and hardworking Early Years Practitioner who thrives on getting involved, puts the children at the heart of everything you do, and has a good knowledge of child development and the EYFS Curriculum. The successful candidate will be instrumental in working within the Grace Cook Early Years team. This is an exciting opportunity that cannot be missed! We look forward to hearing from you. 

Visits are strongly recommended. To arrange an informal meeting to discuss the role with our Headteacher Richard Dedicoat, please contact Laura Ward: 01449 833094 Closing Date and short-listing: 29th November 9.00am Interviews will be held shortly after the closing date.   

Orwell MAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will be interviewed in line with our safer recruitment procedures and the successful applicant will be subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check. Our school is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age.