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Early Years Teacher (11842)

  • Salary:
    £26,500 per annum
  • Directorate:
    Developments Spring
  • Contract Type:
    Fixed Term Full Time
  • Closing Date:
    16 April 2024
  • Number of Roles:

Role: Ref 11842 – Early Years Teacher

Location: Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

Salary: £26,500 per annum

Contract/Hours: Fixed Term Full Time 40hrs per week (12 months – with possibility to continue depending on available roles within the setting at the time)

Closing date: Midnight on 16th April 2024 

Benefits: Annual leave of 25 days plus public holidays, gain professional qualifications with excellent training and development opportunities, flexible maternity/adoption/paternity packages, a pension with a up to a 7% employer contribution rate (plus, if you pay in to the pension you will receive life assurance cover), staff discount portal with your favourite brands, Blue Light Card eligibility with 15,000 discounts from national retailers. For more information check out our career's portal. 

We're thrilled that you're considering a career with Spring. Spare us five minutes, and we'll tell you what you need to know…

 About Spring

Spring offers award-winning childcare services, as part of the national charity Action for Children. It's our mission to be the best provider of outstanding quality early education to children throughout the UK, that is accessible to all. We are focused on enabling young people to learn, have fun and make friends in our bright, engaging settings. That starts with creating a happy environment for our team.

Join us and you can look forward to:

  • A kind, caring culture with an emphasis on wellbeing, both physical and mental.
  • Flexible working – wherever possible we offer flexibility on hours and/or hybrid working.
  • Lots of opportunities for training, learning, development, including gaining qualifications.
  • Excellent benefits that compare favourably to other employers in our sector.


Spring RAF Wyton is located in the housing estate next to RAF Wyton base near Huntingdon and is a 78 place setting. There is a baby room, toddler room and a preschool room.  Food is cooked fresh daily onsite the nursery follows the Eat Better Start Better programme to ensure nutritional value. We believe that all children build confidence through play and interaction with others which is encouraged. 

We're looking for an enthusiastic and initiative-taking graduate with an interest in Early Years to join our team at Spring RAF Wyton. With the Early Years Teacher Status qualification, you will be able to teach children up to 5 in various settings, including reception classes, nurseries and children centres. 

Please note that leading teaching in reception classes in mainland schools would require additional qualifications such as QTS.

Spring Nurseries will support our successful applicant to gain the EYTT qualification through our partnership with Best Practice Network.

The qualification duration is 12 months, is fully funded, and you will be paid whilst studying towards your qualification and completing placements in a primary school.

The Early Years Teacher, once qualified forms part of the setting leadership team, alongside the Nursery Manager and Deputy Manager and will act as the third in charge and manage the day to day running of the nursery in the absence of the Manager or Deputy.  The Early Year's Teacher will lead on the implementation of the curriculum within the setting, as well as the monitoring and development of teaching and learning.

Completing the qualification is a requirement of the Early Years Teacher role. Once qualified you will be guaranteed an interview for a permanent position as the Early Years Teacher for the setting.


What you will need:

To be eligible for Early Years Initial Teacher Training, you must meet the following entry requirements set by the Department of Education:

  • GCSE Grade C/4 or above (or recognised equivalent) in Maths, English, and Science.
  • Equivalency exams are accepted if you do not have GCSEs.
  • Bachelor's degree in any area of study.
  • Right to study and work in the UK.
  • Competence in spoken and written English.

Spring Nurseries would also require any potential candidate to have the following requirements.

  • The candidate must demonstrate a passion/experience either personal or professional, working with children.
  • Strong IT Skills and experience of using various IT systems including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Whether this is a career change for you or the next step in your journey, we'd love to hear from you.

We work together to reach our mission to give children a healthy start in life.

Good luck! We can't wait to hear from you.


Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

At Spring we're dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. We actively encourage applications from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic and disabled candidates as they are under-represented within the organisation. We want to take deliberate and purposeful action to ensure equal opportunity to all groups.

Male staff are often under-represented within this sector and we would like to encourage more male applicants for our roles.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

Application Process

There are 5 sections for you to complete - Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration – please refer to the JD and Person Specification when applying.

We also want to know what unique qualities you can bring to help us reach our vision for children and families. 

Talent Pool: We're sure you've got what it takes to join our ambitious team. If you're unsuccessful this time around, we'd like to hold your details in case similar jobs come up that you might be better suited for. But feel free to let us know if you'd rather we didn't do that.

If you need support with your application, please contact our Recruitment Partner Lynn Kelly on

 We'll be happy to give you any support you require.

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