Weston Green School
An exciting opportunity for a full time Nursery Assistant to work in our wonderful, nurturing Early Years as part of our thriving independent school.
Do you have experience as a Nursery or Kindergarten Assistant and have a level 3 in early years(Early Years Educator)?
Do you have enthusiasm, and energy to work as part of our supportive and friendly team in an inspiring school environment?
Weston Green School is a 2 form entry independent school situated in Thames Ditton, Surrey. Our school is a special place where children grow and thrive to become independent and confident young people, who achieve exceptionally well, but also enjoy their experiences immensely and develop a life-long love of learning. Our children begin their time with us in our wonderful and supportive Kindergarten, which has recently extended its provision to a Nursery cohort for children from 2+ and to all year round.
Our new Nursery offers both full day and half day sessions for children from age 2+ and then within our Kindergarten from 3-4 years old. Parents have the option to sign up for term-time only, or all year round. Our Nursery Assistant will work closely with the Nursery Manager assisting with the delivery of a flexible, high-quality education and care to meet the needs of the children and their families.
This is an exciting opportunity to work with our new Nursery Manager to help establish our 2+ Nursery and extended (all year) provision, and we are seeking to appoint an experienced and competent assistant to join our team who:
Is an enthusiastic and dynamic member of our team
Has an excellent broad knowledge of the EYFS curriculum and how this can be applied within the Nursery
Can build excellent & positive relationships with both children and adults
Has the ability to work as part of a team under the direction of our Nursery Manager as well as being able to show initiative and lead practice
Can lead the Nursery cohort if required in the Nursery Manager’s absence and liaise with parents accordingly
Can show a commitment to developing good relationships with; children, staff at the school, parents and outside agencies
Has high expectations and is friendly, hardworking and supportive and above all flexible!
Can provide outstanding care and develop the education of children, using specialist knowledge and experience. Including undertaking tasks related to classroom and extra-curricular activities, the delivery of the designated and enriched curriculum, raising standards through continuous self-evaluation and providing high standards of supervision and pastoral care
The post holder must be at least NVQ Level 3 qualified and with a pro-active can-do attitude.
We can offer:
An exciting opportunity to support in establishing a new Nursery provision as part of our Early Years
A small, friendly two form entry school with a strong pastoral and community ethos
A supportive, caring and inspiring team
Children who are fun, and exciting to teach
Small class sizes
Excellent development opportunities
The permanent contract will be for 40 hours per week, 52 weeks per year. The hours of work are 10.00am - 6.00pm each day
The role offers 6 weeks (30 days) annual holiday entitlement, of which 20 days is determined by compulsory closure - 10 days summer, 5 days Christmas and 5 days Easter. The additional 10 days to be taken at a mutually convenient time during normal term time.
Salary dependent on experience within the range £22,000 - £23,500. The start date will be negotiated following the successful appointment.
Closing date: Friday 2nd September at 12:00 noon
Interviews to be held: Week beginning 6th September
We encourage visits to the school. If you would like to find out more or arrange a visit please contact the school.
Weston Green School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism. We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website.
Weston Green School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups.