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Are you a qualified Nursery Practitioner? Read on…

Whether your existing job title is Nursery Assistant, Nursery Nurse, Early Years Practitioner… We want to hear from you!

Right now, we have fantastic opportunities available for supply nursery staff across Lancashire and Cumbria. With our three branches in Blackburn, Chorley and Lancaster, we work with a large number of nurseries, children’s centres and Foundation Stage classes within schools – which means a huge number of work opportunities all year round, both on a casual and long-term basis.

Here’s a breakdown of the main areas each branch works in:

Blackburn branch: Blackburn with Darwen, Accrington / Hyndburn, Ribble Valley, Burnley, Rossendale

Chorley branch: Chorley, Leyland, West Lancashire, Ormskirk, Wigan, Bolton

Lancaster branch: Lancaster, Morecambe, Fylde Coast, Preston, Kendal, Ulverston, Barrow-in-Furness

In all of these areas, we can offer flexible work to fit around your life and commitments. To work in these roles, we are looking for fully qualified staff with either Level 2 or Level 3 qualifications, and a GCSE grade C in Maths and English or Level 2 Functional Skills Maths and English. We are also looking for people who can demonstrate their overall suitability to work with children – through the completion of a successful interview, references and a DBS clearance.

To find out more about registration with Key Stage Teacher Supply, please call Catherine on 01254 507210.


Published Date: 28th November 2017
Category: Key Stage Supply, Teaching Assistants, Uncategorized



New Year, New Job? Call Key Stage Teacher Supply, the leading North West supply agency!

If you are looking for supply teaching work in the North West of England, then you need Key Stage Teacher Supply. Now is the ideal time to get in touch and arrange registration in time for January supply work! What better way to start the new year?

We have short and long-term supply jobs available all year round in schools and nurseries across Lancashire and Cumbria. Due to overwhelming demand from schools and Early Years settings, we are looking to recruit primary and secondary supply teachers, supply teaching assistants and nursery assistants and various other ancillary staff, such as school bursars and site supervisors

To find out more about the flexible, competitively paid supply positions we have available across the North West, please call Catherine on 01254 507210.


Published Date: 24th November 2017
Category: Key Stage Supply, Supply Teaching, Uncategorized



Consultants wanted!

Here at Key Stage Teacher Supply we are moving into some exciting times and as we embark on our growth strategy, we need dedicated, motivated individuals that can join our successful education consultants in Blackburn, Lancaster and Chorley.

With over 50 years of Corporate and SME experience within the education sector, Sharon and I are eager to give you the complete toolkit on how to set up and run a profitable primary and/ or secondary desk, all we need from you is the right MINDSET.

If you are a graduate looking for an exciting opportunity in recruitment, or already have experience of working in education and want to extend your skills and knowledge, then I would like to hear from you. Email me at or call 01254 507210.



Published Date: 27th June 2017
Category: Uncategorized



Great feedback from the primary curriculum training!

A very big thank you to all who attended the primary English training last night. As ever, it was a great success, with lots of great feedback from attendees.

‘Great CPD, very useful and helpful to stay up-to-date.’

B. Hughes

‘Really good for providing a “child’s eye view” of reading and writing.’

L. Davies

Going forward, we will be adding online training into our CPD mix for our supply teachers and teaching assistants – so keep your eye on your emails!

As ever, if you would like to discuss registration with Key Stage Teacher Supply, please call Catherine on 01254 507210.


Published Date: 24th January 2017
Category: CPD/ Training, Uncategorized



Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

From everyone at Key Stage Teacher Supply, we wish you a very happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

Our offices are closed now until Tuesday 3rd January, but you can contact us by phone on all three of our branch numbers:

Blackburn – 01254 507210

Chorley – 01257 240960

Lancaster – 01524 597170

See you in the New Year! (It’s going to be a busy one!)


Published Date: 23rd December 2016
Category: General, Uncategorized



Advent! A countdown to your new job?

What would you like for Christmas?

A new job to start the new year?

Then maybe you should register with Key Stage Teacher Supply…

We work with over 300 schools and nurseries across Lancashire and Cumbria, and we place teachers, cover supervisors, teaching assistants and nursery nurses in short and long-term supply bookings every day.

To find out more, call Catherine on 01524 507210.


Published Date: 1st December 2016
Category: Key Stage Supply, News & Events, Uncategorized



Anti-Bullying Week – some information and resources……/…/

Above are some links to information and resources for national Anti-Bullying Week, which starts today and continues until Friday.

Here at Key Stage Teacher Supply, we are always keen to support initiatives that make schools happier and safer places for students and staff alike. Our recruitment process places great emphasis on the importance of safeguarding children, and we believe that having high quality teachers and support staff in schools helps to foster an environment where students feel safe, and also feel secure in raising any issues they may be experiencing.

To find out more about Key Stage Teacher Supply, please visit or call us on 01254 507210.


Published Date: 14th November 2016
Category: Uncategorized



Primary Curriculum Training – Another CPD Success!

Well, we have come to the end of our four sessions of Primary Curriculum training now, and we would like to thank everyone who attended, and also our fantastic trainers.

The training was a great success, and the feedback consensus is that it was really practical, useful and well delivered.

Take a look at what a couple of the attendees said:

Excellent, good quality and very valuable!  I think it is important to ensure that we are kept up to date when new initiatives or curriculum changes are introduced.  Many thanks for organising them.

L. Clegg

Although I was only able to make it to two of the four I found the presenters to be of an excellent standard.  The style of delivery and the content was superb.  I would definitely like to learn from them in the future.

S. Woodhouse

We are planning to run both the English and Maths courses again in October, so watch this space!


Published Date: 22nd July 2016
Category: Uncategorized



How to be asked back again and again…

Here at Key Stage Teacher Supply, we want our supply teachers, teaching assistants and nursery nurses to be asked back to the schools that they visit. If a school is happy with one of our members of staff, then so are we. And so are the children. And so is the teacher! Its a win-win-win-win!

Here are a few tips to ensure that you make a good impression:

  • Smile – you would be surprised how much of a difference this makes. Agencies like ours often hear positive feedback about ‘smiley’ teachers and support staff – it seems to be a memorable trait!
  • Be on time – be clear about where you are going and set off in plenty of time. It sounds obvious, but staff who are late won’t usually be asked to come back.
  • Volunteer for playground duty – for obvious reasons, this will go down well. It also gives you the opportunity to meet and get to know the children.
  • Leave a note – it is really important to leave the returning teacher an indication of how the day went, which work was completed, who did well, etc. Key Stage Teacher Supply will provide you with a ‘handover notes’ format to use.
  • Say goodbye – it is important to make someone in the school office aware when you are leaving.This is also an opportunity to say thankyou for a lovely day (hopefully), and to mention that you would like to come back in future.

If you would like to discuss the supply work we have available in over 300 schools and nurseries across Lancashire and Cumbria, then please give Catherine a call on 01254 507210.


Published Date: 8th July 2016
Category: Uncategorized



The Lancashire Telegraph East Lancashire Schools Awards

We are delighted to announce that we will be be sponsoring the category of Secondary Headteacher of the Year at the Lancashire Telegraph East Lancashire Schools Awards for 2016! The awards will be held at Stanley House Hotel & Spa at Mellor on Thursday 30th June.

It is an honour to be involved in an event that recognises the fantastic work that goes on in schools and nurseries across Lancashire, and their dedicated and hard-working staff. We are really looking forward to it!


Published Date: 1st June 2016
Category: Uncategorized