Part-Time Nursery Practitioner

Newhall Primary Academy, Harlow

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Job Ref No. ECC0-35S Position Type: Early Years Pay Range: Essex LGS Point 3-4 £10,033.51 + Outer Fringe Allo
Position Start Date: 14/12/2020 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 04/12/2020 Midday Date of Interviews: w/c 7th December 2020 Shortlisting Starts:  07/12/2020

Job Description

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Are you someone who is dedicated to delivering excellent standards of care and education?

Would you like to be part of a 56 place setting for children aged 6 months to 5 years?

If so, we'd like to meet you!

At Newhall Primary Academy and Nursery, we are looking for an exceptional Early Years Practitioner to work with our Nursery Manager, Early Years Phase Leader and other EYFS staff. We are looking for someone who is up for a challenge and wants to get stuck in with all aspects of our academy life!

Post Title:

Early Years Practitioner

Contract type:



Newhall Primary Academy and Nursery

Working hours:

20 hours per week on a rota basis between 7.15am and 6.15pm, All Year Round

Start date:

As soon as possible


Essex LGS Point 3-4 £10,033.51 + Outer Fringe Allowance £338.38 per annum.

About us

Newhall is a relatively new, state of the art academy on the Newhall development in Harlow, with the capacity for 420 children. It will grow year-on-year until it reaches full capacity. The Nursery has capacity for 56 children and is open all year round from 7.30am until 6pm. It offers both funded and private day care places.

The Academy and Nursery opened in September 2018 and we are now seeking additional staff to join us and be part of the unique opportunity to build and grow the setting from its infancy. There is no doubt about it, setting up the Academy and Nursery from scratch takes vision, dedication and hard-work, but being part of that exciting and rare journey is exciting and it will be very rewarding to see the Academy and Nursery take shape over the next few years. To see more information about Newhall, please visit our website.

About the role

As one of the early members of staff to be appointed to Newhall Primary Academy and Nursery, you will help shape its future direction. You will work alongside our Nursery Manager, EYFS Leader and other EYFS staff to help create an exciting and vibrant Early Years, where all children thrive.

The role is part-time working 20 hours per week between the hours of 7.15am-6.15pm. Your main job role will be working in all rooms from 6 months to 5 years, covering staff lunches and holidays. You will be supporting the day to day running of the nursery, including serving lunches, cleaning, carrying out observations and supporting the nursery where required.

You will be based in the purpose built Nursery building and you will work in partnership with other Early Years Practitioners. You will be line managed by an experienced Senior Early Years Practitioner and be part of the wider Academy and Nursery Early Years Team.

What we're looking for:

We are looking for someone who is passionate about working in childcare, has previous experience in a day care setting and knowledge of the current Early Years Framework. You must have recent experience of working with 6 months to 5 year olds, and be able to show evidence of this. If you are hard-working and thrive on a challenge, have a good standard of both spoken and written English, then we would like to hear from you.

The successful candidate will have:

· The motivation to achieve the very best for the children in our care and be relentless in the pursuit of excellence.

· Excellent inter-personal experience as an effective good and outstanding Early Years Practitioner.

· Excellent communication skills and a good sense of humour

· Good organisational skills

· Creativity which drives all aspects of care and education

In return we can offer:

· A firm commitment to you and your professional development.

· Friendly, supportive, enthusiastic and hardworking colleagues, staff and Governors.

· A growing learning community.

· Encouragement to develop new ideas and the opportunity to make a real difference.

· Coaching and mentoring from the academy's Senior Leadership Team.

· Fantastic trust-wide CPD opportunities

· Vast opportunities for career progression

How to apply

We hope you will take the time to find out more about our new academy and nursery and experience our warm welcome. For further information about the role, or to arrange an informal discussion, please contact the Newhall Primary Academy and Nursery Office.

Completed applications should be sent via e-mail to our Nursery Manager by midday on the 4th December 2020.

Short-listed candidates will be invited for interviews on the week beginning Monday 7th December 2020. Newhall Primary Academy and Nursery 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. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

In applying for this post you are required to submit:

· A completed REAch2 Academy Trust Application form which contains the Person Specification form; and

· A supporting letter of application; not to exceed two sides of A4

Part-time hours: 20 per week

Application deadline: 7/12/20

Job Types: Part-time, Contract, Permanent

Salary: £10,371.89 per year

Information about the School

Newhall is a new, 2-form, state of the art academy and nursery on the Newhall development in Harlow. The school has been built to accommodate 420 primary children (Reception to Year 6) and 56 nursery children (6 months to 4 years).

Our school is situated on vast grounds, incorporating sports fields, games courts and play areas. The building itself offers a fully equipped curriculum kitchen for pupil use, a beautiful library, outbreak areas for interventions, a music and drama room and very well-resourced nursery rooms and primary classrooms. Our staff have an excellent work ethic and deliver high quality teaching and learning opportunities for our polite and eager-to-learn children. We have a caring, family ethos coupled with high expectations and along with the Reach2 Academy Trust, we are able to provide high quality CPD for all who work here.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Charmaine Ward
Reach2 Academy Trust
Roundhouse Way, Harlow
Essex, CM17 9SF
Telephone: 01279215480

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