Assistant Early Years Practitioner / Bank Staff

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About the role

We are looking for an Assistant Early Years Practitioner with experience of working in an early years setting to join our hard working, supportive and friendly team in our OUTSTANDING Early Years Setting. This post is for Bank Staff, an Early Years qualification is desired but not essential. 

The role includes working across our 3 Day Care rooms and supporting the team, meeting the needs of our children, supporting children's development through observation, planning and activities and communicating with parents and other professionals. Staff must be enthusiastic and put the child at the centre of their work.

Day Care is open 5 days a week, 50 weeks a year from 8am to 6pm. Staff to work to a rota system in order to ensure appropriate staffing levels and expertise are maintained throughout the Day Care opening periods.


  • We offer an excellent pension scheme through Hertfordshire County Council.
  • Staff receive a day off each year for birthday's known as a 'Smiley Day'.
  • Day Care is closed for public bank holidays, one week in August and one week at Christmas.
  • Performance bonus related targets through appraisals.
  • 2 days training per year.
  • We offer excellent training opportunities to enhance practitioner’s continuous professional development these include NVQ level 2 and 3, Early Years Foundation Degree and BA (hons) degree.
  • A generous staff discount.  
  • Staff socials. 
  • Staff private health insurance.
  • Free uniform.
  • Free onsite staff parking. 
  • Food provided for training evenings/days. 

Howe Dell is an organisation that takes safer recruiting seriously and rigorous checks will be made as part of the process relating to any appointments to the School and Day Care.


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Contact details

ALISON RECK , manager
Howe Dell School The Runway Hatfield
Hertfordshire AL10 9AH

Telephone: 01707 263291 ext 6
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