Reception Teacher

Job Description

Flourish Education is currently recruiting for a Reception Teacher to work in a Primary school in Cheltenham. This is a full time role to start in September. The school has recently been rated ‘good’ by OFSTED, with a recent report stating that school leaders have built ‘a positive and inclusive culture’, with a strong focus on staff well-being.

As a Reception Teacher, you will be required to plan and deliver lessons that are exciting and engaging, with a strong emphasis on the importance of learning through play. You will have high expectations of pupil behaviour, work well as part of a team alongside the teaching assistants and be dedicated to creating a positive learning environment for the young learners in your care.

A secure understanding of the EYFS is essential. The school encourages teachers to plan engaging activities linked to the children’s own interests. During child-initiated learning, you will use your knowledge of the EYFS to extend children’s learning further. The children have access to a well-resourced outdoor area and Forest School, therefore enthusiasm for outdoor learning activities is a must!

We are looking for a passionate and committed Reception Teacher for a September start. This is a full-time position to cover maternity leave, and will continue until the end of the academic year.

Required Skills and Experience for this Early Years Teacher role:

  • QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) – ECT’s are encouraged to apply.
  • Experience of Teaching within the EYFS (either in Reception or Nursery)
  • A caring and nurturing approach
  • Excellent behaviour and classroom management skills
  • The ability to work effectively alongside teaching assistants.
  • The ability to form positive relationships with pupils and families

The benefits of an Early Years Teacher working for Flourish Education:

  • Up to £160 per day which equates to £31,200 per annum based on working 5 days a week for a full school year.
  • Up to £100 welcome to the team bonus
  • The option of PAYE or Umbrella
  • Holiday Pay - for PAYE candidates you accrue this at 14.36% of your day rate
  • Pension Contributions
  • Free safeguarding level 1 and Prevent training.
  • Refer a Friend bonus scheme.
  • Regular contact throughout the registration process and once you are at work from your own dedicated consultant.


This Early Years Teacher opportunity is located in Cheltenham, and is easily commutable from the surrounding areas including Gloucester, Bishops Cleeve and Tewkesbury. The school has an onsite carpark, and is easily accessible via public transport.

If you’re interested in this opportunity then apply now, or to find out more, please contact Rebecca Stanton at Flourish Education.


Flourish Education Ltd is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects every candidate to share this commitment. All candidates are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. It is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. Flourish Education is acting as an employment and business agency.