joinPre-School & OOSC Practitioner – Permanent position

Helpston Playhouse & Under Fives, John Clare Primary School, West Street, Helpston, Peterborough, PE6 7DU.

Helpston Playhouse is an Ofsted ‘Good’ setting, offering places for Pre-School age children. We also run a busy Breakfast and Out of School Club in our award winning, environmentally friendly building. We are looking for a new member or members to join our experienced team as a Pre-School Practitioner, working alongside our Playhouse Team in the Preschool, Breakfast Club and the Out of School Club. Our setting is open from 7.30am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday. We are within easy reach of Stamford, Peterborough and the Deepings. We are ideally located on the Delaine bus route between Stamford and Peterborough.

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated practitioner or practitioners to work within our team to further the success of our setting provision. The successful candidate or candidates will help to plan, lead and organise a varied and rich curriculum that delivers the EYFS ensuring all learners are challenged, motivated and engaged. The candidate or candidates will be highly professional and demonstrate excellent levels of communication with all stakeholders.

Key responsibilities:

  • To produce a fun and educational environment

  • Follow the EYFS framework

  • Maintain health and safety requirements

  • Ensure the wellbeing of the children is maintained at all times

  • Excellent planning & record keeping

Key skills/ requirements:

  • Minimum Level 2 qualified in Early Years

  • Able to work with a fun and supportive team

  • Excellent communicator

  • Experienced or newly qualified Practitioner, although training will be given to the right candidate or candidates

Expected Hours:

  • Term Time only

  • Contracted 30 hours per week or flexible working with a potential job share arrangement

  • 8.00am start

  • Flexibility is a must for this role as cover will be required, sometimes at very short notice to cover staff sickness, emergencies and training courses


  • Pay pro rata & hourly rate between £9.14 – £10.30 dependent on experience & responsibilities of the successful candidate

  • Holiday pay entitlement

  • Optional Pension

  • Sick pay

  • Annual CPD opportunities

  • Paid administration time

Closing Date: Wednesday 11th March 2020
Interview Date: To be confirmed

Start Date: As soon as possible but a start date will not be agreed until two satisfactory references are received.


Helpston Playhouse and Under-Fives is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children. This post is offered subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Application form: 

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