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Nursery Practitioner/Leader

Posted on 14 June 2019

  • LocationTarnerland Nursery School
  • Salary£21,589 - £23,836 pro rata
  • ContractPermanent
  • Closing DateApply by 7 July 2019

Job Summary
Job reference orbis/TP/490/2411
Positions available 1
Working hours 32
Closing date 7 July 2019
Job category Education & Learning
Organisation Brighton & Hove City Council
Directorate BHCC: External

Job introduction

Grade: Scale 5

Hours per week: 32 (9.15am - 3.45pm plus 45 minutes assessment time, finishing at 4.30pm Monday to Thursday, 3.30pm finish on Fridays).  School holiday times to be negotiated.

Paid weeks per year: 52

Start date: September 2019

Closing date: 7 July

Interview date: 18 July 

Completed application forms accepted by email/post direct to the school address:

Sussex Street Brighton BN2 0AR                        

For further information contact the school office on 01273 294199


About the role

Tarnerland Nursery School is for children aged from 3 months to 5 years, it is funded by the Local Education Authority in partnership with the Council’s Children’s & Family Services and is part of the Tarner Children’s Centre.

Our vision at Tarnerland is for every child to SMILE: Stay safe and healthy; Make a wide community of friends; Independently think and learn; Laugh, listen and talk confidently and Enjoy and respect others similarities and differences.

We are looking for a Nursery Practitioner to work as a Key Person with the 3-4 age group

Applicants must have a relevant childcare qualification and experience in working with children under five years in an Early Years environment. Experience of child protection/safeguarding work would be advantageous, as would experience of working with children with additional needs.

The term time role involves working as part of a team led by teachers; having up to 13 children in a key group, (NB this post has two key groups) with responsibility for leading their group times, observation and assessments. Overseeing the learning opportunities in a room or outdoor space (moving to a different space each week in a 4 week cycle.) The post requires you to have excellent knowledge of the EYFS and practical experience of planning and assessing for children of this age.

To have responsibility for the nursery’s holiday club during school holidays,(for children of 3-4years) although annual leave is to be taken during school holiday times.

 Please refer to the job description for full details.  

Tarnerland Nursery School is in the centre of Brighton, we offer the opportunity to work with a highly skilled and diverse team in spacious indoor and outdoor environments, including our lovely ‘meadow’.

We are open 50 weeks per year (closing at Christmas) and offer up to 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays. Training opportunities are available including at least 3 in-service training days per year.

If you would like more information please call Julie Plumstead (Headteacher) on 01273 294199.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency's Points-based Immigration System.

From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

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The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Brighton & Hove Schools do not accept CV or resume.


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