Nursery Practitioner
Churchwood Primary Academy

Closing date: 31/10/2021

Job posted date: 05/10/2021

Salary: East Sussex Grade 5 - £19,698 - £20,092

Employment type: Permanent

Hours per week: 32

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

Our Nursery Practioners 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 Practitioner to join our team. You will have:

  • NVQ Level 3 or relevant qualification equivalent in Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Have suitable mathematics and English qualifications - either functional skills at level 2 or a GCSE qualification tp at least grade C (grade 4)
  • Have sound ICT skills;
  • Can work as part of a team that plans for and delivers the EYFS for children aged 2-5 years, by tuning into their individual needs and next steps;
  • Is enthusiastic about delivering an inspirational indoor and outdoor learning environment to meet the needs of all the children in the setting;
  • Has experience and knowledge of maintaining care routines and making strong partnerships with parents and carers;
  • Is willing to deputise whilst the Nursery Teacher has non-contact time
  • A particular interest in Outdoor Learning and/or SEND would be an advantage

If you are seeking a new challenge or progression in your career and this post excites you, we look forward to hearing from you!

Experience and qualifications relating to the Early Years Foundation Stage and a good level of qualifications in terms of English, Mathematics and ICT are essential. 

The pro rata salary for this position is £17,036.11 per annum

About Churchwood Primary Academy

Ofsted grade: Good (2017)

Churchwood Primary Academy is a school for 4 to 11-year olds in St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex. We are a caring and creative school. With one class in each year group, we are able to guide and support our pupils to achieve their best. Situated in the picturesque setting of Church Wood, our pupils enjoy learning outside the classroom in our forest school, woodland playground and large playing fields. Our speech and language provision is a key strength: we have a Autism Spectrum Disorder unit for Key Stage 2 pupils and a Speech and Language therapist. We also host a nursery for children aged from 2 years.

We hold the School Games Gold Award and the East Sussex Quality Mark for Inclusion.

We can offer you:

  • a calm, positive and innovative learning environment
  • excellent facilities and resources for staff and pupils.

Visit Churchwood Primary Academy.

About the University of Brighton 

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 Benefits, 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.

Take a closer look.

Find out more

To arrange an informal discussion please contact the academy office on: 01424 852326

To submit your application form, follow the ‘Apply for job’ link at the bottom of this page

Visits to the academy are welcomed by arrangement. Please contact Mrs Giles at bursar@churchwoodprimaryacademy.org.uk to arrange.

Closing date: 31/10/2021

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.


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