We are currently advertising for a Foundation Stage Practitioner and Mealtime Assistant for the Pre-School:


We are a rural setting within a small, friendly village community on the outskirts of South Molton. We offer childcare and early years learning opportunities for to up to 24 children per session between the ages of 2 and 4 years.

From September, the setting will be open during term time only on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.30-4.00pm

Foundation Stage Practitioner:

A caring, enthusiastic and committed leader is required to join our dedicated team from September 2017.  Duties will include: overseeing and co-ordinating the provision of high quality childcare and education; supervision and care of children; activity planning; health and safety/risk assessment and assessment/monitoring/evaluation; parent/carer liaison; contributing to, and implementing, school policies and working with staff to ensure that they are adhered to at all times. You will hold a full and relevant Level 3 qualification (such as NVQ Level 3 in CLLD or equivalent) as a minimum and will have experience of working in an Early Years setting or other suitable experience. 

Knowledge of the EYFS and child development is essential, as is a desire to work as part of our school team to provide excellent educational opportunities for our children.  You will preferably be first aid trained and hold a current Paediatric First Aid qualification, although training can be provided. 

The post is for 30 hours per week worked over four days (Mon - Thu) and pay rate is initially £8.36 - £9.21 per hour dependent on experience.

Please click here for the DCC Job Description

Please click here for the Application Form

Mealtime Assistant:

We also require a Meatlime Assistant to cover the lunch period at pre-school.  You will enjoy working with our youngest children and be prepared to support and assist with their lunchtime routines.  You will enjoy being part of a wider team, have effective communication skills and be able to demonstrate good food hygiene practices following school health & safety guidelines.  You will preferably be first aid trained and hold a current Paediatric First Aid qualification, although training can be provided. 

Hours are up to 6 per week (1.5 per day) although this is dependent on numbers attending on individual days.  Rate of pay is £7.78 per hour.

Please click here for the Application Form

General Information for Both Posts:

Visits to the Pre-School are welcomed; please telephone Sophia Allum on 01769 550387 to make arrangements.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  DBS disclosures are required for these posts.

We would be happy to receive your applications for either position by e-mail (to or post. If you have any difficulty downloading the attachments, please get in touch and we will arrange to get them to you by another method.  If you have any queries about either post, please contact us for further information.

Closing date for receipt of applications is noon on Friday 7th July.



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