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Early Years Assistant - Full-time

Oaks Primary Academy, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2003-80S
  • Posted:03/10/2023
  • Pay:Actual salary £16,940 per annum
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:16/10/2023 at 23:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Oaks Primary Academy has a rare opportunity for a suitably qualified individual to join their friendly and collaborative team in the role of Early Years Assistant. We are incredibly proud of our achievements and the environment we offer the children in our care, and our successful candidate will be joining a highly experienced, friendly and encouraging team who will welcome you with open arms! ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

This role is offered on a permanent basis offering an actual salary of £16,940 (£20,103 full time equivalent) based on 36.25 hours per week, Term Time + 1 week. Please note that this opportunity is based in our Nursery, Ducklings Nursery.

We are looking for someone demonstrates the following:

  • Experience in the Early Years Foundation Stage (preferably within Nursery).
  • Someone who will work well as part of a team, collaborating with two other Nursery Practitioners.
  • Some who must be organised and have the confidence to plan and prepare highly effective learning opportunities for children of all abilities.​​​​​​​
  • A minimum of a relevant Level 3 qualification
  • Being independent and able to work under pressure
  • Excellent communicator at all levels
  • Ability to organise own work and that of others, identify priorities and meet outcomes
  • Lead by example, demonstrating high levels of drive, enthusiasm and passion with proven ability to motivate others
  • Excellent written communication with ability to produce and evaluate reports
  • Up to date knowledge of the current EYFS framework and other relevant regulations
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding children

In return we can offer you:

  • The opportunity to help shape our future by joining a LAT Academy
  • A school community committed to raising achievement and attainment
  • A strong commitment to support professional development opportunities
  • A supportive Governing Body and Leadership Team


Information about the school

Working for Oaks Primary Academy: Oaks Primary is a small academy with approximately 190 pupils on roll and an additional 20 pupils in our Nursery. We are very proud of our school and the hard work and positive attitude of all our pupils and staff. Teaching and learning areas are both safe and well maintained, providing a stimulating working environment for pupils. We are continually striving to improve our facilities in order to enrich the experiences of our pupils.

The teachers and support staff form a very strong team and work closely with the Governing Body and Leigh Academies Trust to promote high standards throughout Oaks Primary Academy. Parents provide invaluable voluntary support throughout the academy including a programme of fundraising activities throughout the year.

The academy teaches a broad and balanced curriculum which is enriched by a wide range of extra-curricular activities. It is our aim to provide a happy, safe, and caring community, where everyone is encouraged and supported to achieve their goals.

Values: We care - about our pupils through our human scale approach to education, our staff and their well-being and the communities that we serve, driven by our high ideals and strong moral values.

We have boundless ambition - to achieve excellence for all and create confident young adults with high levels of resilience and integrity.

We work together - as one team in the belief that we are greater than the sum of our parts. We foster an enterprising culture through collaboration and in close partnership with industry and other educators.

We keep getting better - using our ‘can-do’ attitude towards continuous improvement and innovation.

Oaks Primary Academy is judged 'Outstanding' in all areas by Ofsted - 'Oaks Primary Academy is a welcoming and caring school. Pupils feel happy and safe here. Pupils have an infectious appetite for learning and relish every opportunity to become more knowledgeable. This is because learning is placed firmly at the heart of the school. Expectations of pupils are high.' - Ofsted 2021.

'Here at Oaks Primary Academy, we continue to provide outstanding education to all children. Every child is unique and has the opportunity to develop and grow as a learner. We feel it is vitally important that children learn about and connect with their communities.' - Principal Thomas Moore.

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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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.