Seymour House

Head of Early Years Practice


Our Head of Early Years Practice works in dual leadership with a Nursery Manager to ensure each nursery setting is providing outstanding care and education for the children within our care.  A Head of Early Years Practice continually improves the outcomes for children by ensuring current thinking and working practices are in place.  The Head of Early Years Practice also inspires and motivates others, developing each team members training and career management record.

A Head of Early Years Practice has the full support of the Central Team and also a network of other Heads of Early Years Practice.  Our Heads of Early Years Practice also ensure they budget responsibly, and work alongside the Nursery Manager to ensure our high quality settings are well resourced.

Amy Hatcher

"I have always had a passion for children's learning and development. After working in a maths and English tuition centre for a year, I decided that I wanted to work in Early Years as I enjoyed supporting children's learning and development through play based experiences. I decided to apply for the Early Years Initial Teacher Training at Seymour House as I had always known that Seymour House was highly regarded in the sector.

I started my career at Seymour House as a Trainee Early Years Teacher at Lawn Lane Nursery. I quickly developed my knowledge and skills by undertaking full time employment as well as studying alongside. After gaining my Early Years Teacher Status, I decided to apply for the position of Head of Early Years Practice At Broomfield Hospital Nursery as I wanted to further my career within a management role.

My favourite part of being a Head of Early Years Practice is being able to lead the care and education across the whole nursery by reflecting upon the provision and supporting the team with their own practices and professional development. "

Benefits and Salary

There are many fantastic benefits available at Seymour House.  We provide outstanding career progression, training and development opportunities, alongside social events such as EDspace and team building days.  We pride ourselves on training and retaining the best Early Years teams within Essex and Hertfordshire.  

We ensure all new joiners have the support and training they need by providing a dedicated mentor who helps and guides them through their first few months with us.

Our salaries for an Head of Early Years Practice opportunity are up to £32,000 per annum, with plenty of opportunities for career progression and development.

To find out more about our Head of Early Years Practice opportunities please send your CV to: or click on the link below to complete an application form.

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