Job Description

Temporary EYFS/Reception Teacher – Maternity Cover

Fixed Term Contract – Summer Term Only

Salary: Holy Cross Prep’s own pay scale – competitive depending upon qualifications and experience

Start Date: 15th April 2024

Apply by 9am 19th February 2024

Holy Cross Preparatory School is an outstanding independent school for girls aged from 3 to 11 years. Located conveniently just off Kingston Hill, we are a Catholic school with a caring and inclusive ethos. We have a beautiful eight-acre site and offer first rate facilities including a performing arts and sports hall, tennis and netball courts, a sports pavilion, and all-weather pitches.

Our dedicated and committed team work together to pursue excellence on every level. Our well behaved and curious girls not only achieve academic excellence; many excel in sport, music and art while growing as happy, well-rounded, confident, and curious young people. Our employees are extremely hardworking, highly motivated, and fully committed to life in a busy and thriving prep school.

We are looking for a fun, caring and inspirational early years teacher to join us in our reception department  for the summer term on a fixed term contract. You will have first-hand experience of working with pupils in an early years environment, preferably reception year, and will be able to demonstrate a good working knowledge and understanding of the EYFS framework. Our teachers are hardworking, highly motivated and fully committed to life in a busy and thriving prep school.

We value our employees and can offer a competitive salary and benefit package, typically 18 weeks of non-teaching time per year and smaller classes of happy, well-behaved girls who are a pleasure to teach.

If you share our ethos, are passionate about education and would like to join our friendly and supportive team, please submit an application form to Further details and the application form can be found on the school website vacancies page. Contact Lindsey Banks, Deputy Bursar on 0208 942 0996 if you wish to discuss this exciting opportunity.


The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 19th February 2024  however we will assess applications as they come in and may withdraw the vacancy before this date so early application is recommended.


Holy Cross Prep are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). As part of the shortlisting process, the School will consider carrying out an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of its due diligence.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.