Early Years Practitioner

Location: Nursery, Coram’s Fields, Kings Cross
Hours: 35 hours per week 
Salary and Benefits: £23-24,000 per annum DOE, Cycle to work scheme, training and development opportunities, discounted sport and hall hire, discounted childcare (holiday clubs), defined pension contribution scheme, free employee assistance programme (EAP)
Contract: Permanent

Set in the main grounds of the park, our Nursery provides one of the most unique childcare offers in London, delivering excellence through our qualified and highly experienced team and with the benefit of full access to our seven acre site. We are looking for an exceptional individual to become part of our dedicated team, to help deliver high quality childcare within our setting, playing an important role in the continuing growth and development of the Nursery.

Responsibilities include:


  • To work as part of the Nursery team to effectively deliver the EYFS ensuring that the individual needs and interests of children in the setting are met.
  • To plan and provide a safe, stimulating, rich learning environment which recognises the individual needs of the child.
  • To maintain accurate records of key children’s development and learning journeys and share with parents, carers, and other key adults in the child’s life.
  • To reflect the importance of practitioner input to the senior staff team, to support the continual development of the setting.
  • To develop and maintain strong partnerships and communication with parents/carers to facilitate day to day caring and the identification of early learning needs.
  • To be responsible for reporting any concerns regarding the welfare and safety of the children in the nursery.
  • To work alongside the Manager and staff team to ensure the ethos and values of Coram’s Fields are upheld at all times.
  • To plan and supervise a range of outings for the children.
  • To support nursery assistants, students, and volunteers.
  • To ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times.

Job Description and Person Specification

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send your CV and cover letter to Alketa Malaj (Nursery Manager) at alketa@coramsfields.org.uk or by hard copy to Alketa Malaj, Coram’s Fields, 93 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1DN.

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to make early applications for the role should they be interested. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted within 14 days of applying; if you have not been contacted within this time then unfortunately on this occasion your application has not been successful. 

Diversity and inclusion matter to us. Coram’s Fields is committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, from a diverse range of backgrounds. We strive for our workforce to be representative of the communities that we serve, and we know that greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the families and children we work with.

Coram’s Fields is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of all children and young people. All those applying for a role with the charity are subject to robust safeguarding checks and will need to demonstrate clearly their commitment to safeguarding. All appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and all post holders are required to register with the DBS update service.