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Nursery Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Whitehill Primary School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-3900-189S
  • Posted:06/02/2023
  • Pay:TDET Range 3
  • Start Date:March, 2023
  • App Close Date:17/02/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:w/c 20th February, 2023


Nursery TA - Band 3

30 hours - 08:30-15:30 - Monday to Friday - Term-time only

Fixed Term Contract to 31st August, 2023

We are seeking someone energetic and passionate about EYFS, with the skills and experience to join our Nursery setting.  Your experiences may be linked to school or nurseries, but must be around creating a child centred provision.  It is vital that you have a desire for the best for children and their development.

Whitehill is a three form primary, including both 15 and 30 hour nursery provision, serving a diverse community.  We strive to build confident, ambitious and independent learners.  We are proud that our children enjoy high quality, enriched learning with exciting opportunities.  Whitehill has much to offer:  grow in a supportive environment with lots of internal and external CPD.  We will help you to thrive.  

The role (will include):

  • Working with children under the direction of the Nursery Leader
  • Supporting children age 3-5 to understand instructions and encourage their quality learning and development
  • Using your strong numeracy, literacy and communication skills to help develop pupil standards
  • Have the highest expectation that every child will make sustained academic and personal progress
  • Keeping children on task; escalating concerns to the Nursery Leader
  • Building and maintaining successful relationships with children, whilst treating them with respect and consideration
  • Preparing the Nursery activities and resources and restoring the setting after sessions; maintaining a safe environment throughout the Nursery day for all children and adults
  • Working closely as a team with your immediate colleagues, with our other Nursery setting and 3 reception classes

The person (must have): 

  • MUST have NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)
  • GCSE Grade C/4 in English and Maths
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Experience of working with children of Nursery/Year R school age preferable
  • Understanding of child development and learning
  • Work constructively as part of a team, and independently where required, understanding roles and responsibilities and your own position within these

We welcome visits to our school, to arrange this please contact Mrs Fran Lear on LearF@whitehillprimary.com

Applications can be found at https://www.whitehillprimary.com/vacancies/

Completed applications by email to Mrs Samantha Ireland, HR Assistant on irelands@decustrust.com

Closing date: 17th February, 2023

Interviews: w/c 20th February, 2023.

The school reserves the right to close this advert early should the right candidate be found. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early for this role.  We will seek references prior to the interview.

Information about the school

Whitehill is an inclusive primary school, with a current roll of 670 children, serving a diverse community. We strive to build confident, ambitious and independent learners. We are proud that our children enjoy high quality, enriched learning with exciting opportunities.

Whitehill Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The school will conduct all necessary safer recruitment checks before employment commences.

This post is subject to pre-employment checks, including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, reference checks and proof of right to work in the UK.

In line with KCSIE 2022 guidance, as part of the shortlisting process, the Trust reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence and to share any pertinent information found concerning a candidate's suitability to work with children with Hiring Managers to be discussed at interview stage.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jennifer Lumley
  • Address:Sun Lane, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 5HN
  • Telephone: (01474) 352973
  • Email: IrelandS@decustrust.com
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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.