Cover Nursery Practitioner

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: £17,748 - £19,542 or £12,514.61 - £13,779.61
Location: Little Learners Nursery,St Saviour’s, Verulam Avenue,
Contract: Temporary
Working Pattern: Term Time
Hours: 34 hours per week. 9:30 - 17:30 4 days a week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 26/04/2021 at 12:00 PM
Reference: SCH/21/146900

Little Learners Nurseries

Cover Nursery Practitioner

Post available: Nursery Practitioner- level 1,2 or 3

Salary: £

Employer: Nurseries of St Mary’s and St Saviour’s

Location: Walthamstow

Contract Type: Temporary- 1 year

Contract Term: Term Time only

Closing date: 25/4/2021


Little Learners nursery group are growing and have excellent opportunities for experienced EYFS practitioners.

St Mary’s is judged as Good & St Saviour’s as outstanding in all areas by Ofsted. We have bright and spacious rooms indoors and fabulous outdoor areas including our forest school.


We are seeking enthusiastic and flexible staff to cover holidays and absence.  This is an exciting and varied role and would be suitable for someone who is happy to do everything from organising activities to helping prepare snacks. You would work with our babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers at both of our sites to help create a safe, caring and welcoming setting where children are encouraged to flourish in a stimulating environment.


If successful, you would be on a term time only temporary 1-year contract working 8am-6pm 4 days a week.


You will:

  • Provide the children with a safe, secure and home like environment
  • Have a working knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Operate a key person system and liaise with parents, carers, and senior staff
  • Plan, organise and implement a programme of activities to meet the needs of this age group and each individual child’s needs and interests
  • Work as part of a highly motivated and professional team


Do you have:

  • An appropriate qualification and/or recognised by the DFE as full and relevant for the EYFS.
  • The commitment to provide first class childcare
  • The ability to promote good practice in a professional manner
  • Good organisational skills
  • A caring, kind and approachable manner
  • An understanding of how children develop and learn
  • Good English, Mathematics and ICT skills
  • The ability to work on your own initiative

We can offer:

  • A welcoming Nursery
  • Close links with the church and local community
  • Enthusiastic, well-behaved children who are eager to learn
  • Hardworking, motivated and positive colleagues


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo Child Protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Criminal Records Bureau. References will be taken up before interviews are offered.


Early application is encouraged as we review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert earlier than the stated deadline​.


Contact information

Address: St Saviour’s, Verulam Avenue, Walthamstow, London, E17 8ER

Tel: 020 8520 0612



All completed applications should be returned to Alison Brown.

Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

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