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Join Us! VACANCY: Bank Staff

Hourly Rate: From £10.42 per hour (dependent on qualification/s and experience)

Location: Great Bookham, Surrey

Working as a Bank Early Years Practitioner at our playschool, you can blend the convenience of Bank work, with the security and benefits of being an employee – giving you the flexibility to work when you want!

If you’re looking for a flexible working role, where you can have fun, be creative, and help to develop little minds – a Bank role with Polesden Lacey Playschool would be a perfect fit for you.

Why Polesden Lacey Playschool?

Polesden Lacey Playschool is a charity organisation registered with the Charities Commission, and run for the benefit of the children, their families and the community.

Established in 1991, we are, registered to take a maximum of 18 children per session between the ages of two and a half and five years old.

Our Playschool aims to provide a safe, friendly and stimulating environment, where children take their first steps towards independence. Our children develop through art, music, stories, toys and play with other children and staff.

Set within the grounds of Polesden Lacey Infant School, we occupy our own classroom that has been specifically designed with children in mind. We also have our own playground and allotment. Our close working relationship with the school means we are able to share their incredible facilities such as the sensory garden, outdoor classroom, play equipment and Orchard.

We care about our environment and are proud to be working towards our Plastic Free Nurseries status.

What you’ll be doing

  • Supporting colleagues with their delivery of the EYFS, by engaging children in entertaining and educational play and activities, encouraging their development towards key milestones

  • Supervising the children throughout the day, ensuring their safety

  • Working as part of a larger team, to ensure all essential day-to-day tasks are completed in line with playschool demands i.e. hygiene standards and room preparation

  • Promoting and ensuring child welfare, protection, health and safety and safeguarding procedures and policies are followed at all times

  • Working with colleagues to maintain a positive, happy and safe environment on a day-to-day basis

What we’re looking for

  • Previous experience working with children would be beneficial but not essential as full training will be provided

  • Passion for making learning fun and engaging for each child

  • Excellent communication

  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable

  • A flexible approach to working hours

Safeguarding Statement

At Polesden Lacey Playschool the welfare, safety and protection of the children in our care is paramount. We have a duty to create an environment in which children are safe from abuse and to respond promptly and appropriately to any suspicion of abuse.

Every staff member and volunteer undertakes safeguarding training, following the guidelines and procedures of Surrey Safeguarding Children’s Partnership (SSCP).

All positions are exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and Playschool will arrange for a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check on all successful applicants. No-one will be employed if they are barred from working with children.

All appointments will be subject to a probationary period and will not be confirmed unless the Playschool is confident that the applicant can be safely entrusted with children.

A copy of our Safeguarding Policy (along with others) can be found in full on our website,

For all enquiries or to request an application pack, please speak to our Chair, Ellie Pragnell via

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 31st January 2024


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