Herries Preparatory School is seeking to appoint an inspirational and dynamic Senior Nursery Assistant with a passion for developing lively and practical EYFS learning activities.
You would become part of a small, friendly and forward-thinking team in our happy school. We are committed to building independent learning and to developing individual children’s interests, which we would expect to see demonstrated at interview.
Our ideal applicant will have boundless enthusiasm and be adaptable to the needs of the children and help us maximise outcomes for them.
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full-Time
Hours: 5 days per week. 34 weeks & 5 inset days
Location: Herries Prep School, Dean Lane, Cookham Dean, Berkshire, SL6 9BD
Closing date: 27 February 2024
Herries Prep is a delightful non-selective school and nursery with small classes, for children aged 2-11 within the former home of Kenneth Grahame, where ‘Wind in the Willows’ was written. The school was initially established in 1937 in a beautiful historic setting.
To provide high quality teaching and learning opportunities and assist with planned activities relevant to pupils’ age and stage of development.
To help to maintain a safe, secure and caring environment.
To prepare and participate in a range of activities to promote each child’s physical, intellectual and emotional needs to enable them to reach their full potential.
To engage children in activities which encourage linguistic and social interaction between the children and their carers.
To act as key worker for a group of children, by observing, monitoring and accurately recording each individual's development in the school’s systems, currently Footsteps and Google Classroom.
How to apply:
Please contact the school if you would like a pre-application visit. Only those candidates who have been shortlisted will receive a reply. The Safeguarding and Behaviour policies will form part of any interview and can be found on our website http://www.herries.org.uk.
Herries is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The protection of our pupils’ welfare is the responsibility of all staff and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of our organisation. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) clearance along with other relevant pre-employment checks. References will be taken up and carefully checked.
We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships
Suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date and we reserve the right to withdraw the position if an early appointment is made.