Dartford Primary Academy
April 1, 2021
Job Type
Facilities Positions  
Short Summary
We have a fantastic opportunity for a Nursery Nurse to join the team.
Actual salary £13,910 per annum (£16,825 full time equivalent)
Working Pattern
36.25 hours per week, Term Time + 1 weeks
Closing Date
April 29, 2021


Blue Whales Nursery is looking for a new Nursery Nurse. Could this be you? Are you a caring and patient person who loves to work with children? Would you like the opportunity to work in a thriving nursery environment with the benefits of school hours and holidays? 

About the role: Blue Whales Nursery is part of Dartford Primary Academy and is the first, essential step in our pupils’ educational careers. Our nursery provision, which caters for pupils in their pre-school year, is integral to our school community and works on implementing the EYFS Framework through the strategies of International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. We aspire to build an intrigue to learn more through our inquiry-based approach. We help our pupils to develop as successful, global citizens whilst exploring their interests and curiosities.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Nursery Nurse to join the team. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Nursery Nurse to assist in the provision of the Nursery to the highest standards, ensuring that the best possible environment and care are provided for children.  We are looking for an excellent practitioner who will be expected to provide high quality, flexible childcare for families.

This role is offered on a permanent, 36.25 hours per week (08:15 - 16:00) with a 30 minute lunch break, Term Time + 1 week. Pay progression will be reviewed yearly with opportunities for increases based on the successful candidates performance.

We are looking for someone demonstrates the following:

  • A minimum of a relevant NVQ Level 3
  • Previous, recent experience in a similar setting
  • Proven success in providing support for management of a similar provision
  • 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 EYFS framework and other relevant regulations
  • Knowledge 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 stunning environment with modern building, excellent resources and facilities
  • A strong commitment to support professional development opportunities
  • A supportive Governing Body and Leadership Team

Working with us at Dartford Primary Academy: Dartford Primary Academy is a highly successful three form entry primary school in Dartford, catering for children between the ages of three and eleven. We provide children with meaningful opportunities and experiences to become global citizens who have a desire to learn. Our purpose is to equip our children to be internationally-minded and to possess the essential skills they need to be successful and engaged in all their learning throughout their educational careers and within their future vocations. Our aim is to send all our pupils onwards so they become lifelong learners, who are successful, confident and responsible citizens with a desire to improve the world in which they live.

At Dartford Primary Academy, we pride ourselves on nurturing our children to become determined, persistent achievers who will change the world. As a member of our team, you will be well-supported and provided with opportunities to develop yourself as a teacher and professional. Our pupils have said that they would like kind, happy and enthusiastic teachers who make learning fun, but also help them to achieve their very best!

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2020, our Trust will comprise 28 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 15 primaries and 2 special) educating over 16,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff.  We also have one further secondary academy in development phase, due to open in September 2021.  The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust.  This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together.  You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to.

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.

Recruitment and hiring during COVID-19: Despite the challenges we face, recruitment and hiring will continue for all Leigh Academies Trust vacancies with as little disruption as possible over the coming weeks and months. This is for all senior, teaching and support staff appointments. Applications will still be reviewed and interviews conducted in a timely manner, although interview activities will vary. If you have any queries or concerns, please get in touch with the LAT Talent Team.

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date.  Applicants will be notified of this where possible.  Therefore, early applications are encouraged.    

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