Nursery Practitioner (Level 3 qualified)

Knaphill Federation of Schools
Woking, Surrey
Contract Type
Term Time
£17,748 per annum
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
14th April 2024 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Job Reference
eteach/Nursery Practitioner
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1413154

We are looking to appoint a Level 3 qualified and experienced Nursery Practitioner to join our friendly and caring team at Knaphill Lower School Nursery.

Vacancy: Nursery Practitioner (full and relevant Level 3 qualified)

Academy: Knaphill Lower School

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 32 hours per week term time only, 190 days per year (38 weeks). In addition to your commitment of annual hours you are required to attend up to 5 In Service Training (INSET) days. Overtime will be paid for any INSET days worked.

Working Pattern: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:30am to 3:15pm and Wednesday 8:30am to 4:00pm (with an unpaid 30-minute lunch break)

Salary Range: SWAN Grade 4

Actual Annual Pro-rata Salary: £17,748 (full-time equivalent £23,824 )

Start date: As soon as possible

Although we are looking to appoint a Level 3 qualified Nursery Practitioner, we will also accept applications from Level 2 qualified or experienced unqualified applicants with the aim of supporting training to complete Level 3. Please note, there will be a variation in Pay Grade. This will be discussed at interview.

Knaphill Lower School Nursery is caring and nurturing. The setting has a large indoor area, providing a secure and stimulating place in which children can develop, explore, achieve, and enjoy. The Nursery environments and staff encourage all children to become happy confident and independent learners, which enables the children to make a smooth transition to school. Our Nursery area, both inside and out, is ideal for discovery and exploration, and our open-ended resources support the children to carry out investigations, work together, compromise and share, take risks, gain independence, and have lots of fun!

You will work as a member of the nursery team to ensure that all children who attend Knaphill Lower School Nursery receive high quality care, are kept safe, and receive rich and stimulating play experiences which meet their individual needs. Please read the job description and person specification for more details on the role.

For this post, applicants must demonstrate a positive, patient, and nurturing approach towards helping children to be the best they can be. Our ambitious culture is reinforced with professional development opportunities for all our staff and training will be provided according to the role.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:

  • A passion and enthusiasm to work with children
  • A positive, patient, and nurturing approach towards children
  • Be confident, able to work one to one and deal with challenging situations
  • Desire and ability to contribute fully to school and nursery life and work effectively as part of a team
  • Have high expectations of self and others
  • Forward thinking and dynamic
  • Have a flexible, can-do attitude

Closing Date for applications: Midnight Sunday 14th April 2024

An early application is recommended as candidates will be assessed and shortlisted as their application is received. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

Interview Date: Likely to take place w/c 15th April, tbc

We look forward to receiving your application.

Knaphilll Lower School is part of The Swan Trust, a multi-academy trust which incorporates 10 schools within the Woking area. The schools work closely together and aim to support each other through purposeful collaboration that enhances educational opportunities and supports improvements in the quality of learning for all our children.

All schools within The SWAN Trust warmly welcome children, families, governors, and staff from diverse backgrounds within the Woking community. The schools within The Trust aim to ensure that every child feels safe and happy in school creating a culture where they can grow and develop.


Safeguarding Statement:

Knaphill Federation of School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to demonstrably share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. Shortlisted applicants will be required to supply details of any unspent convictions and conditional cautions and any spent convictions and adult cautions that are not protected (i.e., that are not filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended). If you are appointed, you will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

All schools within The SWAN Trust welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

Knaphill Federation of Schools

Knaphill Federation of Schools