The Governors of St James are looking to recruit enthusiastic and caring Nursery Playworkers to work in our new nursery/Foundation Stage Unit which will be opening in September 2022. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to be involved in the development of the nursery under the guidance of our experienced EYFS Lead. You will work with the Headteacher and our wonderful staff to ‘Bring Out the Best’ in our children.
We are looking for Nursery Playworkers to work 5 mornings (7.15am-9.00am) or 5 afternoons (3.00pm-6.15pm) per week. You may also wish to consider one of these roles in conjunction with our Nursery Assistant position which we are also advertising for.
This will initially be a fixed term appointment for one year until August 2023.
In return, we offer:
• a close partnership with the Godalming Learning Partnership and opportunities to work with other EYFS and school staff
• an environment that champions staff and pupil emotional wellbeing
• a very warm, friendly and supportive working environment with a commitment to nurturing and developing all our staff, including our school dog
• a caring and inclusive Christian ethos with supportive, enthusiastic and dedicated staff, governors and parents
• be an enthusiastic and creative, providing an engaging and rich learning experience to bring out the best in our children
• have a positive attitude to life and a belief that every child can fulfil their potential
• have a proactive approach to your own professional development
• have excellent organisational, ICT and interpersonal skills
• be committed to make a positive contribution to the school and the wider community.
Visits to the school prior to an application are warmly welcomed and encouraged but, if a visit is not possible, you may wish to phone our EYFS Lead, Abi Bradbury, or Deputy Headteacher, Debbie Jenkinson for further details.
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 if a suitable candidate is found.
St James School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
References will be requested prior to interview, shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a self-declaration and disclosure form, and we will undertake an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check for all successful candidates and prohibition from teaching check.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.