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Nursery Assistant - Full-time/Part-time

Radnor House Sevenoaks , Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-6018-47S
  • Posted:29/06/2022
  • Pay:Competitive and Subject to Experience
  • Start Date:1st September 2022
  • App Close Date:29/07/2022 at 16:00
  • Interviews:Ongoing


Job Description – Nursery Assistant

Term Time only


Responsible to              Head of Pre Prep


Purpose of post

  • To assist in the provision of a high standard of care for children placed in Pre School in a way that meets their physical, social, emotional, intellectual and developmental needs and in addition meets the School’s inclusive values
  • To give support to all members of staff within Pre School
  • To assist with the implementation of the daily routine within Pre School



Duties and Responsibilities

  • To contribute to the planning and implementation of appropriate programmes of activity for the children in collaboration with the Head of Pre Prep
  • To have a full understanding of the nursery systems of record keeping and keep records of the children’s development, using the nursery key worker system
  • To assistant in the provision of an attractive and stimulating range of equipment, activities and displays, indoors and out, relevant to the ages and needs of the children, which encourage independence, self motivation and eagerness to learn
  • To assist in the provision of a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds and stages of development
  • To be familiar with the National Standards and ISI guidelines and recommendations of good practice and assist in their implementation
  • To share the responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children in Pre School
  • To liaise with parents and encourage their involvement in the aims of Pre School and in all aspects of their child’s care
  • To assist with the domestic management of Pre School, including ensuring that it is kept safe, secure and clean at all times. Be prepared to help where needed in the preparation of snacks, meals, cleaning of equipment etc.
  • To respect the confidentiality of information received
  • To be aware of the high profile of the Pre School and the School and to uphold its standards at all times
  • To be involved in out of working hours activities e.g. training, staff meetings, Open Days, Summer Celebration etc.
  • Any other duties appropriate to the post as directed by a Senior staff member



Specific Child care Tasks

  • To help children with feeding, changing clothes, toileting etc
  • Help maintain hygienic standards at all times
  • Providing comfort and warmth to a poorly child
  • To ensure mealtimes are a time of pleasant social sharing
  • To report signs of illness, neglect or apparently non- accidental inquiry
  • Ensure each child is collected in accordance with the collection procedure



NVQ Level 2 or 3 EYFS relevant or willingness to undertake training

Paediatric First Aid (training can be provided)


An advantage but not essential:

Basic Food Hygiene certificate

Information about the school

Radnor House Sevenoaks is a fast growing independent co-educational day school educating up to 750 pupils aged 2-18. Located on a beautiful and historic site close to the town of Sevenoaks, Kent, the school was originally founded in 1924 as Combe Bank School before joining the Radnor House Group in 2015, becoming fully co-educational from Nursery to Sixth Form. The school is a member of IAPS and ISA..

Our mission is to deliver educational excellence based on our principles of outstanding lesson delivery and high academic and personal standards, all rooted in our shared values of excellence, respect, courage and perseverance.

Radnor House Sevenoaks passionately believes in the limitless potential of children and the critical role adults play in this journey of self realisation.

Teaching and Learning at Radnor House Sevenoaks aims to create a collaborative whole-school community of life-long learners, always motivated to achieve the highest standards of teaching and learning through self-reflection, objective evaluation, and research-based practice.

As a staff member at Radnor House Sevenoaks, you are part of a community that works together to achieve the best for each of its pupils. There are almost 150 members of a highly dedicated staff team in teaching and support roles.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Kate Ratsma
  • Address:Combe Bank Drive, Sundridge, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14 6AE
  • Telephone: 01959 562918
  • Email: hr@radnor-sevenoaks.org


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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).