Nursery Practitioner Level 3

Newhall Primary Academy, Harlow

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Job Ref No. ECC0-101 Position Type: Early Years Pay Range: SCP 5 – 6 (£23,500 - £23,893)
Position Start Date: 08/01/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 14/12/2023 Midnight Date of Interviews: Week beginning 18th December 2023  

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Due to current career progression, we have an exciting opportunity available for a Nursery Practitioner position at Newhall Nursery!

Job description

Post: Nursery Practitioner

Location: Newhall Primary Academy

Working Pattern: Full/Part Time - 25 hours, all year round

Salary:SCP 5 - 6 (£23,500 - £23,893) per annum (this salary is for 37 hours per week)

Start Date: As soon as possible

Do you want to make a difference to children's lives? Do you have a passion for outdoor learning? Are you able to work as part of a committed team to ensure all pupils thrive? If so, you could be our next Nursery Practitioner!

About The Role:

We are offering a wonderful opportunity to work with a wonderful, caring staff and within a new, well-resourced nursery! Our children are an absolute delight and our parents are extremely supportive of what we do here at Newhall Nursery. Together we are curious and creative, we love to learn new things and discover new skills and ask lots of questions.

Our children love to play and learn but need help to achieve their full potential. If you are passionate about improving the life chances of children then we invite you to come and join our team.

Our nursery is part of the Reach2 Academy Trust and we are part of the Newhall Primary School next door. We are able to offer opportunities for individuals at different stages of qualification and in their careers - Apprenticeships for those starting in a childcare environment, positions at level two with training to level three for those already with qualifications, and for level three qualified candidates, the opportunity for further progression if eligible and the chance to become room leaders. Our practitioners are able to access the primary site and the resources, including the hall, the vast playing fields, the library and the teaching kitchen.

We can offer you:

  • Strong and supportive leadership
  • Caring, enthusiastic and hardworking colleagues
  • Career opportunities within Newhall Academy and as part of the largest, primary only trust in the country
  • A commitment to providing high quality professional development
  • Local Government Pension Scheme and competitive pay
  • The opportunity to make a real difference to change the lives and futures of our children
  • Colorful, attractive and well cared for classrooms
  • Sick pay
  • Discounted childcare
  • Outer fridge allowance
  • Good levels of resource provision
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Access to counselling services

We would love to hear from you if you are an individual who:

  • Have experience working with children between the ages of 6 months' to 5 years' old or a desire to
  • Hold relevant Level 2 or 3 childcare qualification currently or be willing to work towards one through an apprenticeship training route
  • Is committed to inspiring and supporting children to learn and achieve
  • Is able to work as part of a team
  • Experience of working within an early years setting
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to keep accurate, thorough records
  • Knowledge and understanding of how children develop
  • Is conscientious, hardworking and enthusiastic
  • Is dedicated to ensuring the overall safeguarding and wellbeing of all children
  • Can demonstrate a commitment to our school ethos and values
  • Has a valid First Aid certificate or is prepared to undertake one.

Newhall Primary Academy is part of REAch2 Academy Trust, the largest primary-only academy trust in the country. REAch2 is a family connected by a common desire to learn from each other, share experiences and be mutually supportive across the entire academy community. We work as a team to deliver exceptional learning opportunities for all pupils in REAch2.

If you would like to join our dynamic, hardworking, and enthusiastic team then we would very much welcome an application from you.

You are warmly invited to contact Victoria Edwards, School Business Manager on 01279 215480 or Emma Pike, Nursery Manager on 01279 351104 for an informal discussion, to come in and visit our nursery. To submit an application please contactVictoria Edwards, School Business Manager on

Newhall Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS Check and satisfactory written references.

This is an exciting opportunity and we look forward to receiving your application!

Candidates will be contacted to arrange interviews following successful application.

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 and nursery are situated on vast grounds, incorporating sports fields, games courts and play areas. The main 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.

All our staff have an excellent work ethic and deliver high quality 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.

We look forward to having you join our Newhall family!

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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Information about the school

Contact Information

Victoria Edwards
Reach2 Academy Trust
Roundhouse Way, Harlow
Essex, CM17 9SF
Telephone: 01279215480

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