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Early Years Practitioner

University of East Anglia

Norwich, NR4 7TJ

Job Description

Sport and Commercial Services Division
UEA Nursery

Early Years Practitioners (Full and Part-time opportunities available)
Ref: SC4652

Salary on appointment will be £22,308 per annum, with an annual increment up to £22,980 per annum (pro rata if part-time).

Are you qualified in Early Years Practice looking for the opportunity to work in a Nursery rated Outstanding by OFSTED?

Do you want a role which offers career development and progression opportunities?

The UEA Nursery is delighted to invite you to join our busy, professional, and friendly team to provide a safe, secure, and exciting environment for the babies and children in our nursery.

We have a fantastic nursery based on our campus which offers our children free-flow play between our indoor and outdoor areas.

We have a Forest School area in the nearby campus woodland which offers a natural environment for creative play. We are very proud of the creative, imaginative, and stimulating environment that we create for children in our care.

You will benefit from fantastic opportunities for self-development, and you’ll work 7 and a half hours per day on a rota basis. Your shifts will be either 8:30am to 5:00pm, 8:45am to 5:15pm or 9:00am to 5:30am, all Monday to Friday.

You must have a relevant Early Years qualification with knowledge and training in the Early Years Foundation Stage, along with experience of working with young children in a nursery setting. You will also need a willingness to undertake training and work flexibly across the nursery age range, as you will work with all age groups.

We have full-time and part-time opportunities available on an indefinite basis from 2nd September 2024. If you are interested in part-time working, please state your availability and preferred working pattern on your application form.

These posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Appointment will be subject to a criminal record check at Enhanced level from the Disclosure and Barring Service, including a check of the Child Barred List. It is an offence to apply for these roles if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

To read more about the UEA Nursery, please visit:

Further information on our great benefits package, including 34 days annual leave inclusive of Bank Holidays and additional University Customary days (pro rata for part-time), can be found on our benefits page.

Your completed application will be reviewed once received.

Interviews will take place on campus and successful applicants will be notified of the interview date and time.

The University holds an Athena Swan Silver Institutional Award in recognition of our advancement towards gender equality.


Salary on appointment will be £22,308 per annum, with an annual increment up to £22,980 per annum (pro rata if part-time).


Full or Part-time


Full or Part-time

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