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We are currently recruiting for the following roles.

Nursery Apprentice

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our rated ‘excellent’ nursery within Copthorne Prep School. 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 have 20% off the job training time to work towards your funded level 2 qualification in EYFS via an apprenticeship.

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

School Minibus Driver

We currently have a vacancy within our Transport team driving for a minibus driver to carry out morning and afternoon school pick up and drop off.  Monday to Friday during term time – 20 hours per week – 2 hours morning and evening, plus potential for optional additional hours during the day to support school trips.  10 hour per week shift considered. £9,000 per annum

Closing date: 5th April 2024

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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