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Spring Grove School is an independent day school that offers an outstanding all-round education and a fantastic start in life for children aged 2 to 11 years. The school was rated ‘Excellent’ in all aspects in its most recent (February 2023) ISI inspection. Spring Grove is ideally located in an idyllic 14-acre rural setting close to both Ashford and Canterbury.

At Spring Grove School we provide an inclusive environment and education underpinned by high quality, expert teaching that is targeted to the needs of each child. The school is also well known for its excellent extra-curricular provision, including music, drama, dance, art, Forest School and sport. We firmly believe Spring Grove School is a great place for children to grow.


Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities

Posts at Spring Grove School will involve both direct and indirect contact with children. In accordance with the Children’s Acts 1989 & 2004, on appointment all postholders will be required to commit to their responsibilities with regards to safeguarding.

Spring Grove School is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all workers and employees to share this commitment.  All appointments are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, including a satisfactory enhanced criminal records with Barred List check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and satisfactory employment references which will be taken up prior to interview (if selected).


Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy (incorporating EYFS)


Current Vacancies

Please take a look below for our current recruitment needs at Spring Grove. We look forward to hearing from you.

Early Years Practitioner / Deputy Room Leader

Spring Grove School is looking for a Qualified Level 3 Early Years Practitioner to be a Deputy Room Leader in the school’s outstanding Nursery, on a one year fixed-term contract (with potential for a permanent contract).

Spring Grove’s Nursery is set within the school’s 14-acre site. The Nursery operates as two rooms – Teddies for 2–3 year olds, and Giraffes for 3–4 year olds. 

As the School will shortly be expanding its Nursery provision to cover 50 weeks, this position will be full time, year round.  

The remuneration package includes:

  • Salary dependent on experience. 
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Discounted school and nursery fees for the children of staff.
  • Relevant training including first aid qualifications.
  • Free parking.
  • A healthy and tasty lunch.
  • Private healthcare (after a qualifying period)

Click here for the Job Description.

Spring Grove School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact the HR & Compliance Manager, Mrs Emma Pike  on 01233 812337.

Spring Grove School reserves the right to close applications and make an appointment at any stage.

Click here to download an Application Form.  Our terms of employment and an application form may also be requested by email from

Completed application forms should be accompanied by a covering letter and should be marked Private and Confidential to Mrs Emma Pike, HR & Compliance Manager, Spring Grove School, Harville Road, Wye, Ashford, Kent TN25 5EZ or emailed to CVs alone will not be accepted.