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SPECIAL NEEDS NURSERY KEY PERSON (starting in September 2023)

  • Opportunity to work in a unique setting
  • Promoting and maximising learning opportunities for children with a range of additional needs
  • Assisting in the implementation of the EYFS areas of learning, tailored to each child’s abilities
  • Sharing progress with parents using the Tapestry reporting platform
  • Tracking progress using the ‘Birth to Five’ Development Matters framework
  • Experience of this area is not essential, but an enthusiasm and willingness is needed to be part of a team delivering individualised approaches to learning
  • Level 3 qualification required
  • Appointment subject to DBS clearance and references
  • For further information or to express an interest please contact Maria Sims (Nursery Manager) on or call on 07734 257 223
  • Informal pre-visits to meet the Nursery team and children are welcomed as part of the pre-interview process.

  Job Description

  Person Specification

  Closing date: 31st May 2023

We currently have a Saturday vacancy based at our site at 151 London Road, Bishop’s Stortford.

Cottage Kids is for children with learning disabilities aged 5 years -12 years. It is a fun and social club for our younger members who take part in a variety of activities inside and outside of Grove Cottage.


  • Early Years level 3 qualification or equivalent
  • Experience of working with children with learning disabilities is desirable
  • Good communication skills
  • Good at juggling tasks
  • Uses initiative to solve problems
  • Team player and self-motivated to work on own as required
  • Focused on getting job done
  • Positive role model, enthusiastic and inspires others, advocate of Grove Cottage
  • Professional appearance and approach to work
  • Demonstrate integrity and confidentiality and show initiative
  • Flexible, adaptable, and able to work in a fast, ever changing, complex environment
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure
  • First aid training is advantageous

Cottage Kids runs on the 2nd and 4th Saturday every month term time only from. Working hours are 8.45am – 5.45pm with a 30-minute unpaid lunch break.

The hourly rate is £10.42 plus holiday pay, paid monthly directly into bank account.  All offers are subject to an enhanced DBS check and two references.

If you are interested in applying for this, please send your CV to Esme Willcocks, Senior Administrator by emailing or by post to

Grove Cottage, 151 London Road Bishop’s Stortford. Herts. CM23 3JX

Grove Cottage is an equal opportunity employer.

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