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Early Years/Nursery Assistant - Part-time

Bapchild & Tonge CEP School and Nursery, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-3328-88S
  • Posted:24/06/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 3 and Kent Range 5
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:08/07/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We are looking to appoint a Early Years/Nursery Assistant to join our strong and committed team in our Early Year and Year 1 team. The post will see you supporting children both in our Year 1 class and Nursery. The role will be split between supporting children on a 1:1 in the Year 1 class with personal care and then the Nursery. Bapchild and Tonge CE (Aided) Primary School took over the Nursery in January 2021.This is a great opportunity for someone to make a real contribution to our Nursery and Year 1 children with our bespoke curriculum that fosters a love of play, learning and a passion for investigation and enquiry. 

You will be passionate about working with children, watching them develop under your care and looking to continue your career. We are looking for someone who is child centred with a minimum Level 3 qualification in NVQ/Early Years education or equivalent.

We offer in return:

  • Inquisitive, enthusiastic and lovely children who are eager to play and learn
  • An extremely friendly and strong supportive staff team
  • Strong Christian values and vision
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Newly resourced rooms with further investment planned

Working hour are between 7.45 - 1.45pm Monday to Friday and term-time only. 

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please contact the Hannah Smith - Assistant Headteacher to arrange - Hannah.Smith@bapchild.kent.sch.uk and discuss the exciting vision for the Nursery and Early Years in our school.  

Pay will be split between four hours paid at Kent Range 3 (£18,618) and two hours at Kent Range 5 (£19,915 - £21,207). The two hours at Kent Range 5 recognise the personal care element of the role. 

Bapchild and Tonge are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screenings appropriate to the post, including references from previous posts and an enhanced DBS check. 

Information about the school

Bapchild and Tonge CE (Aided) Primary School and Nursery is a one form entry through primary school with 210 pupils currently on roll and a popular Nursery with up to 24 places per session. The School took over the Nursery in January 2021 and has been working hard to invest in new toys, resources and improve the room environment. The school is on the outskirts of Sittingbourne and part of the Rural Swale Collaboration Group (RSCG) of schools. Parents and children describe the school as having a friendly atmosphere and our pupils enjoy coming to school. Our Ofsted inspection (July 2019) said that the school is good and commented that there 'is a strong sense of community permeates the school, providing care and support for pupils, their families and staff.' SIAMS in February, 2017 graded us as Outstanding overall.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr Christian Kelly
  • Address:Bapchild And Tonge CEP School And Nursery, School Lane, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 9NL
  • Telephone: (01795) 424143
  • Email: headteacher@bapchild.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01795 424143


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).