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Reference: JOB-75402
Location: Dandelion Education - Aylsham Site
Phase: Early Years
Job Type: Permanent
Job Time: Part Time
Salary: £18,000-£19,000 (based on 37.5 hours - term time only)
Closing Date: Wed 10th Jul 2024

Early Years Educator - SEND team with a specialist provision ‘The Patch’

Dandelion Education - Aylsham Site

Brick Kiln Wood


NR11 6FJ

Tel: 07389 702 664



  • Salary - £18,000-£19,000 (based on 37.5 hours - term time only)
  • Permanent
  • Part time
  • 25 hours per week
  • Term time only

Dandelion’s ‘Patch’ is an outstanding alternative provision that caters for children aged 4-8, with mild to moderate additional needs, who need a nurturing, child-centric environment in which to thrive.

Children attend The Patch for a maximum of 2 days and may present with needs associated with anxiety, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Autism (ASD), Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) and / or trauma.

Staff work in a 1 to 2, adult to child ratio and are supported by a highly skilled team.

You must be :

  • resilient and passionate about supporting and teaching children
  • able to make fast decisions and problem solve
  • have excellent interpersonal and time management skills
  • love working outdoors in all weathers

If you have the qualities we're looking for we'll provide full Dandelion training, a support system (which includes well-being supervisions) sweatshirts, staff social events and sweet treats!

If you're interested in working within an award-winning team, you could be our next Dandelion!

Benefits include:

  • Bespoke training and mentoring support
  • Compassionate leave
  • Childcare discounts
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • Employee mentoring programme
  • Free parking
  • Sick pay


  • Childcare: 2 years (required)
  • SEND experience
  • and relevant childcare qualifications (essential)

How to apply

Click 'apply for job' and you will be redirected to our website, where you can apply.

Completed application should be emailed to -

Closing date: 10 July 2024

Interview date: TBC

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. To this end, you may be required to undergo pre-employment check.

This post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and you will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced DBS check with barred list. If you have information to declare it may be protected under the Exceptions Orders and you may not be required to declare it. You will be asked to make a criminal conviction declaration if you are shortlisted for the post. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.