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Early Years Practitioner

Pre-School Centre
Salary:   £21,197 to £23,144 pro rata
Closing Date:   Sunday 04 December 2022
Interview Date:   Monday 12 December 2022
Reference:  1336-22

The Pre-School Centre at Lancaster University currently has opportunities for Early Years Practitioners to join our Outstanding Pre-School Centre in Spring 2023. 

Roles available include full time, equivalent to 36.5 hours per week and part-time. 

Working directly for Lancaster University, and in addition to the many benefits this affords, you will further benefit from 25 days Annual Leave per year in addition to Statutory Holidays and Closure days. 

Both roles offer a great opportunity to join an Outstanding Early Years Education setting, with the successful candidates joining   a team of experienced and enthusiastic practitioners, who are dedicated and committed to the delivery of high-quality individualised learning for each child who attends the Centre.

The Pre-School Centre is open approximately 48 weeks of the year with closures at Easter, Christmas and all Bank Holidays. It caters for approximately 200 children between the ages of 3 months and 5 years. 

Based on the stunning Lancaster University campus the staff and children make full use of the facilities afforded to them across the campus, with visits to the Eco-Hub, Cinema and Orchards to name but a few.

Successful applicants will be passionate about Early Years, have knowledge about child development and be able to participate in offering an exciting and inspiring curriculum for the children in our care.

All applicants will be required to complete an enhanced DBS. 

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Please note: Unless specified otherwise in the advert wording, all advertised roles are UK based.

The University provides an environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, whilst promoting the importance of wellbeing for all our colleagues. We have a range of support networks available for our employees, and more information on these can be found on the ‘Working at Lancaster’ information page.


We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis. The University recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address all inequality in higher education.


We warmly welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their age, religion, gender identity or expression, race, disability or sexual orientation, and are committed to promoting diversity, and equality of opportunity.

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