Nursery Practitioner Early Years - Full-time
Pay: Bronte Nursery Pay Scale
Start Date: Jan 2018
Required as soon as possible
At Bronte Nursery we aim to provide a home away from home atmosphere where children can grow in confidence within a stimulating, learning environment. Our team of warm, friendly staff offer a high level of care and commitment to their role. Bronte nursery consider the safety and welfare of every child in our care paramount.
The nursery is close to the town centre and local rail links. We operate for 51 weeks of the year and run from 7:30am to 6:30pm Monday to Friday. We provide care for 70 children per day aged between 3 months to 5 years, over 4 rooms. Additional activities are provided in music, ballet, French and sport.
Person Specification and Qualifications
Applications will be welcomed from those with experience with young children, especially in a busy nursery environment, and who is able to work with children of all ages, including babies. A relevant Paediatric First Aid qualification is desirable. This role also requires good communication skills, writing skills, self-motivation, teamwork, and active observation, along with constant self-improvement of performance and high standards of neatness, hygiene and self-presentation. The successful candidate will have a commitment to providing a high standard of care to children together with a conscientious and willing approach.
Terms and Conditions
The role reports to the Nursery Manager. The hours of work will be 40 hours per week. This is based on a shift pattern of an early 7.15am - 5.15pm, late 8.30am - 6.30pm and middle shifts 8.00am - 6.00pm. Your remuneration will be within the range of £8,528 - £11,648 per annum depending on experience. This is based on the standard salary (which includes an allowance for the equivalent of 4 weeks paid annual leave plus Bank Holidays). At busy times you may be asked to work additional paid hours. The Nursery pension scheme is available.
Applications should comprise of a completed Nursery application form and a covering letter, which should briefly summarise the candidate’s background and reasons for applying. Applications may be sent as a hard copy or in electronic form to Mrs Suki Bains, Nursery Manager by post.
Bronte School and Nursery Ltd is an equal opportunities employer. The School and the Nursery are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate for this post will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Closing Date: 19/01/2018 at 23:00
Interviews: Week beginning 22nd January 2018
Information about the school
The School and Nursery
Bronte School is a co-educational independent preparatory/junior school, age Kindergarten to Year 6. It is located close to the centre of Gravesend, with easy access to the station and the town’s facilities. Bronte Nursery, which provides care and education from age 3 months to pre-school, is located nearby, in a separate building.
The School has a family feel, with a single class entry, and an overall size which allows all teachers to know the children well. Academic focus is emphasised, with systems and a curriculum to challenge and stimulate, and to do so at each ability level. The curriculum has wide-ranging opportunities in each of the academic subjects and in sport, music, art and drama. On leaving the school, many children move to grammar schools (around 85%), others move to non-selective state schools and others to independent schools.
In addition to the Kindergarten, there are 7 classes, each of a maximum of 20 children, giving a capacity of 140.
The Nursery follows a similar ethos, looking to provide a safe, happy atmosphere, with a lively and full curriculum, where young children can grow and develop with confidence. Additional activities and lessons are provided in music, ballet, French and sport. The capacity is 70 children, and the Nursery operates from 7.30am to 6.30pm each weekday, for 51 weeks per year.
Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.