Nursery Practitioner (Qualified)
Holmbush Primary Academy

Closing date: 25/06/2021

Job posted date: 10/06/2021

Salary: West Sussex Grade 2 - £18,198 - £18,562

Employment type: Permanent

Hours per week: 32.5

Do you have the qualifications and caring approach to succeed in our nursery team?

Holmbush Primary Nursery (Little Learners) is looking for a Nursery Assistant to join their friendly team.

Our Nursery Assistants ensure children have a safe, stimulating and enjoyable environment. If you have great communication skills, this could be the role for you.

We are looking for a caring, friendly and dedicated qualified Nursery Assistant to join our team. You will have:

· NVQ Level 2 or 3 or relevant qualification equivalent in Early Years Foundation Stage

· an up to date Paediatric First Aid course, or evidence of working towards this qualification

· great communication skills with children, team members and parents and carers.

The role of Nursery Assistant is key to ensuring a safe, stimulating and enjoyable environment, which allows our children to develop and grow. To succeed in this, you will need to:

· provide high-quality care and education to our children

· participate in a range of activities that promotes each child’s physical, intellectual and emotional needs

· promote the philosophy of ‘Learning, Playing and Interacting’.

About Holmbush Primary Academy Nursery

Ofsted grade: Good (2018)

The Early Years Foundation Stage at Holmbush Primary Academy consists of the Nursery and one Reception class. The Nursery welcomes children from the age of 2. Our class size is 16 children and we offer a combination of mornings, afternoons and/or full days.

Our Nursery has a dedicated room within the academy, with our own entrance and large outside area which is used all year round. The Nursery team is supported by the Early Years Lead who oversees both the Nursery and Reception class.

The Early Years team is forward looking in their practice and staff are encouraged to continue with their own professional development.

Visit Holmbush Primary Academy website

About the University of Brighton Academies Trust

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is the fifth largest multi-academy trust in the south east, with 15 infant, primary and secondary schools all graded by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding. We educate 7,700 children aged 3 months to 16 years and employ 1,200 staff across East and West Sussex.

Excellence, innovation and integrity are the values that guide us.  We work collaboratively to help our pupils and everyone connected with our academies achieve excellence. By working together, sharing insights and best practice our schools support each other to improve.  Read more about our vision and values.

The University of Brighton is our sponsor.  We work closely with the University’s School of Education: in 2019 it was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted for all Initial Teacher Training and was awarded the Student Union’s school of the year.

Benefits we offer

We value our staff, investing in their training and development at all stages of their careers.

We place particular importance on providing opportunities for you to learn and grow, with a package that includes an annual personal development day, job-related apprenticeships to enhance your skillset, open access online training courses, and scholarships run in collaboration with the University of Brighton.  And when the time is right for you to take the next step in your career, we can help you to find the right opportunity in one of our 15 schools.  

The other benefits we offer including our generous public sector pension schemes and family friendly policies are designed to support you with work-life balance, wellbeing and the financial aspects of life.

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If you would like to know more about the nursey, please contact the academy by calling 01273 592471 or emailing

Our commitment

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We welcome applications from all members of the community. The Trust is proud to be part of the government’s Disability Confident scheme which underpins our staff recruitment practices.