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Nursery Practitioner

Job Description

Job Title: Nursery Practitioner

Location: Northampton

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Term Time Only)

Are you a passionate and dedicated Nursery Practitioner looking for an opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of young children? Dunbar Education is proud to represent a local nursery in Northampton seeking enthusiastic individuals to join their team.

Position Overview: As a Nursery Practitioner, you will play a pivotal role in providing high-quality care and education to children during term time. You will be part of a nurturing and dynamic team that creates a safe and stimulating environment for children to learn, grow, and thrive.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Childcare: Provide attentive and caring support to children, ensuring their well-being and safety at all times.
  • Education: Implement age-appropriate activities and experiences that support children's development and learning.
  • Communication: Build positive relationships with children, parents, and colleagues, fostering open and effective communication.
  • Observation: Monitor and record children's progress and behaviour, adapting care and activities accordingly.
  • Health and Safety: Maintain a clean, safe, and hygienic environment, following all health and safety guidelines.
  • Teamwork: Collaborate with colleagues to create a cohesive and supportive team atmosphere.


  • Minimum Level 2 or Level 3 Childcare qualification or equivalent.
  • Previous experience working in a nursery or early years setting.
  • Knowledge of early childhood development and best practices.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A warm and nurturing approach to childcare.
  • A commitment to providing a stimulating and inclusive environment for children.


  • Competitive salary
  • Term-time only hours (Work during school terms, with holidays off)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Supportive team environment
  • Opportunities for career growth

How to Apply: If you are a passionate Nursery Practitioner who loves working with young children and wants to be part of a supportive and caring nursery team, we would love to hear from you. Please send your CV and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience

Join us in creating a nurturing and enriching environment where children can learn and grow while having fun. Dunbar Education and the nursery are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences.