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Thank you for your interest in working at Pilgrims School. We nurture a child’s inherent curiosity and creativity to provide the best possible educational start.  Every aspect of our school from the design of our buildings, to the way that we teach focuses on letting children be children while helping them to flourish.

We understand the diverse needs of family life and aim to establish a mutual trust and understanding between family and home.  In addition to the school curriculum, we offer a range of extra-curricular activities throughout the academic year to further encourage and support the children’s curiosity, creativity and passion to complement what they learn during the school day.

As a team we continuously strive to achieve an outstanding level of care and education for every pupil.

Please use the link below link to apply for any of our current vacancies.

Current vacancies

Early Years Practitioner (Full Time)

Do you want to work at a thriving setting that has excellent benefits?  Do you want to make a real difference to a young child’s development?  Do you want to grow as a practitioner and develop your skills?  If so Pilgrims is the place for you.

Owing to an increase in numbers we are currently looking for Early Years Practitioners with NVQ Level 2 or 3 qualified and key worker experience to join our team.  This is a permanent, full-time position, 37.5 hours a week, between the hours of 8am-6pm, Monday to Friday annually.

If you are passionate about working with young children, have a positive attitude, are highly professional and enjoy working as part of a team then we would love to hear from you. In return, we offer a competitive salary (based on qualifications and experience) and excellent benefits.

The closing date is 12 noon on 31 January 2022.

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EARLY YEARS DEPARTMENT MANAGER (Full Time)

This is a permanent full-time position taking responsibility for one of our three Early Years departments within the school. Pilgrims is a happy, caring community with ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted and ISI ratings. Our extensive grounds and wonderful facilities provide inspiring indoor and outdoor spaces for our three Early Years departments where children learn, play and thrive.

If you have at least 2 years working in a management role within a childcare setting, and can demonstrate your ability to support, mentor, motivate and engage your team to provide outstanding care and education then this role may for you!

We can offer you:

  • Salary up to £24,360 p.a. (based on qualifications & experience)
  • 33 days holiday (inc. annual leave), plus additional ex-gratia and emergency days
  • Up to 10% employer contribution pension scheme
  • Life Insurance up to 4 times salary
  • Cash plan scheme providing a host of cash benefits including dental and optical treatment, physiotherapy, aromatherapy massages and shopping discount scheme
  • Private hospital surgical treatment
  • Free school lunches
  • Free parking
  • Employee Assistance Scheme offering wellbeing support and counselling

The closing date is 12 noon on 31 January 2022.

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Wrap Around Care & Play Assistant (part time)

Pilgrims wishes to appoint a Wrap Around Care & Play Assistant to start as soon as possible to assist with Breakfast, Lunch and Tea duties.  The successful person could take on all or some of the hours.

The hours are 8am-9am and/or 12-1.30pm and/or 3.30pm-6pm, Monday to Friday, term time only.   Please see the job description for further details.

Pilgrims Pre-Prep is an independent, Bedford based, co-educational school with 340 pupils aged from 3 months to 7 years.  We are a happy, caring community with ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted and ISI ratings.  Our extensive grounds and wonderful facilities provide inspiring indoor and outdoor spaces for our three Early Years and Main School departments where children learn, play and thrive.

In addition to your salary we also offer the following benefits:

  • Up to 10% employer contribution pension scheme
  • Life Insurance up to 4 times salary
  • Cash plan scheme providing a host of cash benefits including dental and optical treatment, physiotherapy, aromatherapy massages and shopping discount scheme
  • Free school lunches (where relevant)
  • Free parking
  • Employee Assistance Scheme offering wellbeing support and counselling

The closing date is 12 noon on 22 January 2022.

Pilgrims Pre-Preparatory School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the DBS clearance.

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