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We are currently recruiting for the following roles.

Nursery Practitioner – term time only

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our rated ‘excellent’ nursery within Copthorne Prep School. As a key worker in the Nursery, you will build a trusting relationship with the children and their parent/carer and play a key role in ensuring the happiness and welfare of the children within a safe and stimulating environment. You will hold a minimum Level 2 EYFS qualification and have previous experience of working in a childcare setting that is ‘excellent’ or ‘outstanding’.

If you would like further information, click the link for a job description

Finance Officer

We are seeking a full time Finance Officer who will be responsible for the day-to-day financial administration as well as assist in the preparation and monitoring of budgets, management accounts and cash flow forecasts. In addition to a generous pension scheme, we also offer 25 days paid holiday, plus bank holidays. For more information click the link for the job description

Nursery Apprentice

We are looking for an enthusiastic Nursery Apprentice to join our team all year round, on an initial fixed term basis of 18 months. It is an exciting opportunity to be trained to do the same post as a Nursery Practitioner or Nursery Assistant contributing towards a high-quality caring environment for children. This includes creating a warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally through individual attention and group activities. You will study towards your EYFS level 2 or level 3 qualification via an apprenticeship, with dedicated work time to do this. We have a fantastic team of Nursery and EYFS staff to support you in your learning.

If you would like further information, click the link for a job description

Peripatetic Specialist Teacher

We are looking for a peripatetic specialist teacher on a self-employed basis for approximately 2 days per week. We are a school that promotes ready, responsible and respectful learning habits so that our children leave as confident individuals, well prepared for their progression to senior schools of their choice. The role of the specialist teacher is to provide children with a tailored programme of learning using multi-sensory methods in order to achieve retention so pupils can achieve their very best.

If you would like further information, click the link for a job description

If you would like to apply for any post we advertise and feel you have the abilities and skills we are looking for at our busy and thriving school, you should complete the application form together with a short covering letter explaining why you believe yourself to be an excellent candidate for these rewarding roles. Please download the application form here.

Please note that due to our safer recruitment procedures, we cannot accept a CV. All applicants are required to complete an application form. Copthorne Prep is a wonderful place to work and we are committed to developing our employees in their job role.

Applications should be sent electronically to All applications will be acknowledged by email.

Copthorne Prep wants to meet the aims and commitments set out in its equality policy. This includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010, and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce in encouraging equality and diversity. 

Copthorne Prep needs your help and co-operation to enable it to do this, by filling in this voluntary form. The information provided will be kept confidential and will be used for monitoring purposes. 

Copthorne Prep School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.  All successful applicants are required to complete an enhanced disclosure application with the Disclosure and Barring Service.  Copthorne Prep School is an equal opportunities employer.

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