Job Vacancies At The Ryleys

The Ryleys School is an inclusive, equal opportunities employer that considers all applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We welcome and encourage applications from all individuals regardless of individual background or circumstance.

Procedure for Application

Applications should be made using the application form below and forwarded with a letter of application to the Headteacher.

References will be required for those candidates considered for the shortlist.  


Current Vacancies

Job description

Part Time or Full Time Early Years Practitioner at The Ryleys School

If you have a passion for shaping young minds and providing a nurturing environment for children, then The Ryleys School has the perfect job opportunity for you. We are looking for an enthusiastic Early Years Practitioner to join our passionate team.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Planning, preparing, and delivering engaging and stimulating activities for children aged 1-4 years old.
  • Ensure children's safety and wellbeing at all times, taking responsibility for every aspect of their care and routines.
  • Encourage social, emotional, and cognitive development by creating a positive, enjoyable learning environment.
  • Work collaboratively with other teachers and staff in order to facilitate labelling and learning development.
  • Develop positive and productive relationships with parents, ensuring they are kept well informed of their child's progress and development.
  • Maintain a safe and hygienic environment for the children.
  • Follow and comply with policies, procedures, and legal obligations of the Early Years Foundation Stage.


  • Qualified to at least Level 3 in Early Years Education or an equivalent qualification.
  • Experience working with young children, preferably within a nursery or Early Years setting.
  • Passionate about the academic, emotional, and physical development of children.
  • Ability to support the children in self-care, development, and play activities.
  • Excellent communication, social, and interpersonal skills to effectively engage with children, parents, and staff.
  • A positive, proactive, and flexible approach to work, able to adapt to various situations and challenging circumstances.


  • Competitive salary package, with opportunities to work full-time or part-time depending on your preference - 12 months per year.
  • Continuous professional development opportunities for growth as an Early Years Practitioner.
  • A supportive and inclusive working environment within a leading independent school.
  • Opportunities to participate in school-wide events and collaborate with senior staff members.
  • Free school meals
  • Uniform and access to school pool out of school hours.

If you are passionate about Early Years Education and eager to make a positive impact in the lives of children, we encourage you to apply for this rewarding opportunity.

  • Application deadline is 8th April. 
  • Interviews during the week of 15th April. 
  • Start date, late April.

To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you believe you are the right fit for the role to headteacher Mrs Langford at

The Ryleys School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to appropriate checks including an enhanced DBS clearance.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.


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