Head of EYFS (maternity cover)

  • Country: UK
  • School: Cumnor House School for Boys, South Croydon, UK
  • Deadline: 22/10/2021

About the School

The Role

Head of Early Years

Full Time (maternity cover)

Closing date Friday 22nd October

Interviews: WC 1st November

At Cumnor House School, we pride ourselves on encouraging a genuine love for learning. From a very young age, we support our children in their development of a sense of curiosity, open-mindedness, perseverance, reflection and critical thinking. This thirst for growth and knowledge is one that stays with them throughout their school years, meaning they enter each stage of their lives best prepared for the challenges and opportunities ahead.

The opportunity

We are looking for an exceptional Head of Early Years to join our Senior Leadership Team on a maternity cover and provide leadership and management of both the Cumnor House Nursery sites and Boys Reception Classes securing high quality teaching within the Early Year’s curriculum for the school. This role will monitor in conjunction with the Head Teacher the effectiveness of the Early Years Foundation Stage and identify both staff and curriculum development needs with the Nursery and Reception.

Who are you?

The successful candidate will have an enthusiastic and caring attitude with excellent personal skills to motivate and lead the Early Years department. They will have experience in both Nursery and Reception and be passionate about Early Years and have a thorough understanding of the EYFS regulatory framework.


  • Competitive salary depending upon qualifications and experience
  • Free coffee and tea supplied throughout the day
  • Free parking on site
  • Holidays
  • School fee discount
  • Professional Development

Nurseries Addresses:

91 Pampisford Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 6DH (South Croydon Nursery)

13 Woodcote Lane, Purley, Surrey, CR8 3HB (Purley Nursery)


Part of Cognita Group – Cognita Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer Recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

How to Apply

Please apply for this vacancy by the following link:

All candidates are required to submit a completed application form – CV’s will not be accepted.

Completed forms can be submitted electronically to or by post and marked for the attention of the Business Manage

Job location: UK
Job Type: School Teaching and Learning
Job Duration: Full-Time

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