Early Years Practitioner – Level 3 or above

This role is also known as Nursery Nurse, Level 2 Practitioner, Early Years Practitioner, Level 3, Early Years Educator

Nursery Practitioner / Early Years Educator

Willow Cottage is recruiting passionate and childcare professionals and educators to help us deliver the highest quality education and childcare.

Would you like to work in a beautiful rural location with extensive outdoor facilities?

We believe that our staff should feel valued and be part of a supportive team of childcare professionals.

Roles and responsibilities

As a member of our team you will be involved in the responsibilities below:
  – educating and caring for the children attending the setting
  – planning and supervising activities whilst scaffolding learning and development opportunities during experiences such as; arts and crafts, music and mealtimes
  – helping children develop communication and language skills
  – feeding babies and ensuring their personal needs are met
  – supporting purposeful observations and maintaining their learning journeys
  – focus on outside learning and exploration
  – ensuring the safeguarding and welfare of the children

Job Roles
Early Years Educator – L3+
Early Years Educator Apprentice – L3
Early Years Practitioner – L2

Location – Positions available at –
Bletchingdon Setting – OX5 3DH
Eynsham – OX29 4EH
Farmoor – OX2 9NT

Hours/Contracts Available
Full time – 40 hours over 4 days – 7.30am to 6pm
Part-titime – Up to 40 hours
Bank Work – We also have flexible contracts available

Please note: The nursery is open all year round and is not able to offer term-time only positions. 

Early Years Educator role – £25,000
Apprentice Early Years Educator L3 – £24,000
Nursery Practitioner L2 role – Up to £24,000
£2000 welcome bonus (T&Cs apply)


Willow Cottage is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  

Applicants must be able to provide evidence of having the right to live and work in the UK and must undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and DBS and barred lists checks. 

Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer. Please see our willow-cottage.com/jobs web site for further information.



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