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Lanterns Nursery School and Extended Services

A Hampshire Maintained Nursery School

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Make a difference to our children


Here at Lanterns Nursery School we recognise that our staff are our biggest asset; without their skills, experience and dedication to the early years sector we would not be able to fulfil our ambition for each and every child to achieve their full potential.  We are always looking for passionate, playful, and inspiring early years staff to join our team.


Why you should choose Lanterns


Lanterns is a very special place.  As an inclusive nursery, with resourced provision for children with special educational needs, we offer a unique opportunity for our staff to develop their skills and experience in the early years.  A trauma informed approach underpins our curriculum, which offers forward thinking and research led teaching and learning in the early years.  Staff attend regular training through our annual INSET days and have the chance to develop their skills in Makaton as well as a range of techniques (e.g. Attention Autism) that are designed to enable all children to engage fully with the curriculum.


As one of three Hampshire maintained nursery schools, we offer all our staff local authority pay conditions and access to the pension scheme.

Current vacancies


Early Years Practitioner - Full-time permanent, term time.


Contract/Hours:  Permanent

Salary Type: Support Staff

Salary Details: Support Staff Grade C - £21,190 - £22,215 FTE, pro rata

Hours of Work: Full time 8am to 4pm or 8.15am to 4.15pm, Monday to Friday, term time

Location of Role: Lanterns Nursery School

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Job/Person Summary

Are you passionate about early intervention and making a difference to the lives of young children? Do you have experience of working with young children with complex SEND? Are you creative and adaptable with the ability to use a range of approaches and strategies? Are you playful, imaginative and engaging?

We have a position as an Early Years Practitioner (EYP) to join our dedicated and highly driven team. We are looking for someone who has a love of working with young children, an interest in their development and experience of working with children within the 2 - 5 year old age range. We are an inclusive nursery offering resourced SEND places and this role will include working with children with complex special educational needs daily.

You will be playful in your approach and be able to interact with children through play, making observations of their learning and progress and having fun. You will support senior staff with planning and implementing an exciting child-led curriculum and learning experiences both inside and out. You will use specific interventions, strategies and interventions to ensure that all children can access a developmentally appropriate curriculum.


You will be motivated and able to use your own initiative in order to engage and inspire children. You will have good communication skills and a developing knowledge of how young children learn. You must be adaptable, able to work within a large nursery team and be dedicated in supporting young children to grow. We can offer you a welcoming and supportive environment to develop your professional skills and knowledge. We are committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and have lots of experience to share as part of induction. As part of the role, you will understand the need for confidentiality and follow safeguarding procedures.


Application Procedure

For more information and to request an application pack please contact



Tel: 01962 860393.


Lanterns Nursery School & Extended Services and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.