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Early Years Practitioner (Maternity Cover)

Peapod Preschool

Norwich, NR2 3AR

Job Description

We are looking for an enthusiastic practitioner to join our team at Peapod Pre-School to cover maternity leave from mid-May (at the earliest) until February 2024. We are a warm and welcoming setting that offers full day and sessional care during term-times for up to 41 children per day, aged 2-4, including breakfast and after school club. You must hold a minimum Level 2 qualification in childcare. You will have good child development knowledge, as well as knowledge of the EYFS and be willing to work as part of a busy and friendly team. We will consider students who are working towards their T- Level qualifications and can be flexible with the start date for the right candidate.

You will be required to take on the role of key person, taking observations of a small group of children who you will plan for and support their learning and development. You will be mentored by staff members to enable you to do this. The position is offered on a part-time basis, with an hourly rate between £10-£11, depending on qualifications.

One position is for our 2-3-year-old room (Petits Pois) and initially offers 30.25 hours Monday-Friday, although extra hours could be offered through overtime.

Please email managers, Sarah Riley and Fran O’Neill: if you are interested in applying for a position and they will send you an application form. Previous applicants need not apply.

Peapod Pre-School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and receipt of suitable references.


£10-£11 per hour


Monday - Friday, term-time only



How to apply

Email managers Sarah Riley and Fran O'Neill on for an application form.