Job Vacancy

Title:                     Early Years Practitioner 

Organisation:        Charminster Pre-School

Location:               West Hill, Charminster, Dorchester, DT2 9RD

Start date:            TBC, subject to receipt of satisfactory references and DBS.

While we have successfully recruited some of the hours that we are needing, there are still some available. The role and hours may suit someone who is looking to gain experience or get into work in an early years setting or take on the role alongside existing part-time employment.

The successful candidate will be:

  • Enthusiastic, happy and child-centred, with a good sense of fun!

  • Committed to improving the life-chances of the community of learners.

  • A pro-active team player with strong communication skills.

  • Qualified to level 2 or higher in early years and childcare is desirable but not essential.

  • Preferably experienced working in a pre-school setting with working knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

  • Able to work effectively with children, parents/carers, staff, multi-agency professionals, the management committee and other colleagues as required.

  • Committed to the principles of safeguarding children.


Monday 8.30am-12.45pm, Thursday 8.45am-4.30pm

12 hours per week for the Summer Term 2022.
Days and hours may change in line with the needs of the preschool each term.

Term time only.


£ 9.50 p/h for Unqualified or £9.73 p/h for Qualified
For further information, job description and an application form, please contact Rachel Shaw, Preschool Leader, by emailing

We look forward to hearing from you.

Charminster Pre-School is a safeguarding organisation: the successful candidate will be subject to references and an enhanced DBS check.


Wednesday 18th May 2022
Interviews: W/C 23rd May 2022