Early Years Practitioners for Foundation Stage (F2)

Lunchtimes and afternoons.
Hours per week: Mon 11.45–4.30pm, Tues–Fri 11.45–3.45pm (20.75 hours).
(WBC Grade 4 FTE £18,070, Actual salary £8,629) Term time only + inset days.


At Highwood we not only promote academic and sporting excellence but we also place a huge emphasis on teaching children the skills they need to become effective learners. The learning behaviours we promote are Perseverance, Teamwork, Curiosity, Creativity, Reflection and Independence. We strongly believe that if our children continually develop these skills alongside making academic progress, then we have been successful in preparing them for our ever changing world.

The governors at Highwood are seeking to appoint an Early Years Practitioner as a key worker in F2. The role includes supporting the children during their lunchtime including outside in the playground. 

We are looking for a someone who:

  • Can support individuals and small groups make progress with their learning
  • Will help develop exciting learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom
  • Has a good standard of Literacy and Numeracy
  • Is a good communicator with all school stakeholders
  • Has experience of providing intimate care for young children
  • Experience of Foundation Stage or an EYFS qualification
  • Is NVQ level 3 Qualified

The school can offer:

  • Welcoming and supportive colleagues within the school and local cluster
  • Delightful children from a diverse community
  • A well-resourced learning environment with vast amounts of outdoor space
  • An effective partnership with teachers, parents and governors
  • Significant opportunities for Continuing Professional Development
  • A strong appraisal process to further develop your skills as a professional

To find out more about our school please visit www.Highwood.wokingham.sch.uk

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged.

Further details and an application pack can be obtained from Mrs Cindy Edwards, School Business Manager. Please telephone to discuss the positions and request an information pack on 0118 9265493.

Applications will be considered on receipt.

If shortlisted for interview you will be expected to attend an interview and an observed task on the day.


This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced DBS will be sought from the successful candidate.

Highwood Primary School

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Highwood Primary School
Fairwater Drive
Woodley
Reading
Berkshire
RG5 3JE

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