Nursery Practitioner (Qualified)
Hollington Primary Academy

Closing date: 03/03/2021

Job posted date: 19/02/2021

Salary: East Sussex Grade 3 - £18,562

Employment type: Permanent

Hours per week: 15

Hollington Primary Academy is seeking to appoint a qualified Nursery Practitioner to work within our Caterpillar Nursery.

Hollington Primary Academy is part of the University of Brighton Academies Trust and our mission is to become an outstanding academy where we ‘Think Big’ to aspire for excellence.  Within a culture of high expectations, mutual respect and shared learning, all members of our academy share in celebrating and taking pride in their successes, and are supported to take the next step on their journey. Our Nursery is an integral part of the academy as we believe the high quality early opportunities offered in Nursery have a hugely positive impact on the pupil’s later development.

Expectations of the role:

•       To assist and support the Nursery Supervisor and Nursery staff with all aspects of Nursery activities including supervising and taking care of children.

The successful candidate will:

•       Be highly motivated, with an ability to demonstrate excellent Nursery Practice.

•       Be committed to raising standards and ensuring children achieve their best.

•       Enjoy being part of a team and have a positive attitude.

•       Have a genuine passion to make a difference, and belief in the potential of every child.

•       Understand the importance of forming positive relationships with children and families.

About Hollington Primary Academy

Ofsted grade: Good (2017)

Hollington Primary Academy is a school for 4 to 11-year olds in St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex. We serve our local community and encourage our pupils to think big. We have two classes in each year group and use our creative curriculum to bring learning to life. We have excellent sports provision and hold the Gold School Games award. We also host a nursery for children aged from 2 years.

We hold a Primary Science Quality Mark Bronze award.

We can offer you:

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

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 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

Download the job description and person specification below for more information about the role. 

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

Applications can also be made on line via the Vacancies link on the Hollington Primary Academy Website.

Unfortunately it is not possible to visit this academy at this time but an informal chat can be arranged by e-mailing Mrs. A. Saxby, EYFS Lead:   

Tel. No. 01424 851783

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.