Pre-School Practitioner (Maternity Cover)

At Oasis Academy Lords Hill , Southampton
Salary: NJC SCP 3 £18,065 (Actual £6,643)
Role: Part-time
Contract: Fixed-term
Start Date: ASAP
Applications Closed: 12:00 PM on Wednesday 26th February 2020
Interviews: Wednesday 4 March 2020

Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill delivers “Excellence for All”. Our recent Ofsted inspection (May 2019) rated us as ‘Good’ in all areas.

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

The Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill Pre-School is part of Oasis Community Learning, an educational trust established in 2004 with the express purpose of transforming learning, lives and communities through the development of Oasis Academies. There are currently 47 Academy across the UK and our Pre-School is part of the Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill Hub.  As a leading academy sponsor, this post offers an exciting opportunity to be part of a nationally growing organisation, making a difference to communities on a local level, while individually improving the life chances of young people

We have an enthusiastic, committed and high performing staff team. Our mission is focused around entitling our children, staff and community to an exceptional education. Lord’s Hill is a wonderful place to work due to the excellent partnership we have with our children, their families and the wider community.  We strive to be the exceptional preschool our community deserves and are excited to welcome applications from future colleagues who share our enthusiasm for education and dedication to transforming the community we live in and serve.

Job/Person Summary

We are looking for a committed and driven practitioner to join our team.  The successfully candidate will be an experienced practitioner and will be able to show they have the understanding and experience to deal with challenges faced by some families in this community, with compassion and sensitivity while aiming for the highest outcomes for both child and family. They will have experience of having their own key groups and a good understanding of the EYFS and how to best deliver it.

The successful candidate will need to understand, share and be committed to the Oasis ethos of inclusion, equality, healthy relationships, hope and perseverance.

Contract:    Maternity cover - 5 months

Hours per week:  16 hours per week 39 weeks (term time only)

Key Skills

  • Knowledge of the principles of working in a preschool setting
  • Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation stage
  • Enthusiastic and effective team player
  • Understanding of children’s development and needs
  • Ability to work with parents and to encourage their involvement.
  • Calm and adaptable with an ability to work within a flexible and busy environment
  • Good oral and written communication skills

Application Procedure

Please take time to look over the recruitment information contained on our website.  Further information and an application pack can be found on our website.

For further information or an informal discussion about the role and the Preschool, please contact

Clare Croucher on 023 8077 6547 or email

Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill Preschool is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people.  All staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment.  All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks. This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role. 




Oasis is committed to making a difference to the lives of the communities it works in, and as such you must show a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the values and behaviours, which flow from the Oasis ethos. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks.

Category: Youth & Community
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How do I Apply?

To apply for the position of Pre-School Practitioner (Maternity Cover), please download (saving to your computer) and complete the above Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Forms and either upload and submit the forms Online or by Email.