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Nursery Assistant, Hazelbury Primary School

Apply by:                               3pm on 9th February 2023

Interviews:                           Week commencing Monday 20th February 2023

Actual Salary Range:        Scale 3 (£19,177.18 - £19,492.63)

Working hours:                   32.5 hours per week 39 weeks per year

Contract Term:                    Permanent

Job Start:                              As soon as possible

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Hazelbury for an outstanding Nursery Assistant. In this role you will be working with a team to provide a safe, caring and stimulating environment for our Early Years and Reception children. You will work with groups or individual children to aid them in their learning, showing a good understanding of children’s needs. The ideal candidates must be flexible (as every day is different) adaptable and hard working. You will need to be a well organised person who can work independently and as part of a team and have the skills to build positive relationships with children and colleagues.

We understand how important it is for staff and children to have access to modern technology, which is why all children are provided with Chromebooks and all members of staff are provided with iPads. Children are engaged with a creative curriculum that makes use of our performing arts studio, music zone and creative hub. Our own on-site sports coaches provide our children with quality sport provision and fantastic extra-curricular opportunities. With a farm, pond and orchard on site, we are able to provide the children with creative outdoor experiences. We also have our very own minibuses, which all staff has the opportunity to be trained to drive.

Our ethos encourages a learning journey that invites children to be great citizens of the future. Our pupil voice is strong and we have embedded values that ensure resilience and independence. Children are encouraged to have a growth mind-set and we have a focus on mindfulness for both children and staff across the school. We are part of the Connect Education Trust, a partnership of successful schools in North London.

As part of the Connect Education Trust we are strongly committed to providing high quality professional development and career progression for all staff. We are constantly reviewing our practices to ensure that our staff can focus on what matters: providing a rich environment in which children can learn and thrive. We are able to offer significant opportunities to work in collaboration with colleagues at Hazelbury and across the Trust. At Hazelbury, staff are able to be involved with developments within the curriculum in areas that interest them. We encourage expertise and staff that supports one another to develop their own practice by creating remarkable futures for all pupils.

The well-being of our staff is of paramount importance and we promote a healthy work-life balance. As part of the Trust, all staff are given access to Perkbox- an app that provides discounts on many high street chains. At Hazelbury Primary School we provide staff with well-being days, an attendance reward scheme, as well as giving all employees access to a support hub and we also have our own staff gym on site.

With easy access into central London, our school is ideal for candidates wanting to live in either inner or outer London.

In line with recent legislation, applicants must have a command of spoken English that is sufficient to effectively carry out duties of the role.

Please visit our website to learn more about Hazelbury: www.hazelbury-primary-school.co.uk

For an application pack or any further information please email hazelbury.recruitment@connecteducationtrust.org

All Connect Education Trust is committed to safeguarding, therefore all employees working within the Trust must have the ability to work in a way that promotes the safety and wellbeing of our children and young people. All candidates are required to complete the school’s ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ declaration and will be asked to apply for an Enhanced Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). For posts in regulated activity, this will include a barred list check. The Trust also requires consent from applicants to carry out online searches of publicly available information, including social media, prior to interview.  The Trust and its schools are committed to ensuring that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment or is disadvantaged on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status or race, and we welcome applications from all sections of society.