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Early Years Assistant (Nursery)

Education - School

Early Years

Roseacre Primary Academy

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: 33 per week, term time only

Salary: NJC Grade D, scp 18-21, £18,870.00 - £20,541.00 per annum, paid pro rata for 33 hours per week

Roseacre Primary Academy & Nursery is now part of Achievement through Collaboration Multi Academy Trust.

Thank you for taking an interest in our advertisement for the position of an Early Years Assistant based in our Nursery. Please click here to donwload an application pack. I hope you find the information pack and our website interesting and informative and that they leave you with a true flavour of what makes Roseacre such a special place to work and learn.

Roseacre Nursery is part of Roseacre Primary Academy, which is a three-form entry academy in South Shore. The nursery operates as a discrete department and has close links with the Reception team.

In March 2018, Roseacre Primary Academy was judged to be a ‘Good Provider’ by Ofsted.

Roseacre Primary Academy & Nursery recently joined ‘Achievement through Collaboration’ Multi Academy Trust and, together, we are working to improve outcomes for Roseacre children.

Trustees, governors and staff are inordinately proud of Roseacre’s reputation, its standing in the community it serves, and the children who attend; they know that it is a special place to work and to learn. Roseacre’s values of respect, honesty, tolerance, excellence, determination and courage form the backbone of the school, underpin everything we do, and are celebrated widely. Trustees are looking to appoint a candidate who advocates these values and who demonstrates a true desire to work at Roseacre and be part of this exceptional team.

We are looking for someone who will:

  • Contribute to, and expand upon, the existing practices at Roseacre Academy & Nursery.
  • Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment conducive to meeting children’s needs in the Early Years.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with colleagues, children, parents and carers.
  • Have high expectations of children and of themselves.

Roseacre Primary Academy & Nursery is recognised as having a highly inclusive approach and, as such, we need someone who is caring, approachable and who can bring out the best in our children, whilst maintaining high expectations.

In return, our nursery can offer:

  • Delightful children who are well-supported at home.
  • The opportunity to work as part of a large, friendly team.
  • Well-resourced facilities.
  • An established induction process and ongoing high-quality professional development.
  • The opportunity to work with our collaborative partners, including the Fylde Coast Teaching Schools Alliance.

If you have the required skills, experience, competence, commitment and drive to make a difference to the children at Roseacre Nursery and would like to the opportunity to be part of this great team, please click here to download an application form. We do not accept CVs.

Your accompanying letter of application must be no more than two sides of A4 in font 12 and must demonstrate an excellent standard of written English; this will be used when longlisting applications. Your letter must address all the essential criteria in the Person Specification.

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged, by prior arrangement. Visits are an integral part of the recruitment process and, as such, a number of opportunities have been arranged as can be seen below:

Monday 11th, Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th February at 3.30pm.

Monday 25th February at either 9.30am or 1.30pm.

Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th February at 3.30pm.

Please contact the Admin Team on 01253 319000 to arrange your visit.

If you would like to visit but cannot make any of these days, please give us a call to make other arrangements.

The closing date for applications to be received by school is 12.00 noon on Thursday 28th February 2019. Candidates are encouraged to submit their application form and letter by email to with the word ‘NURSERY APPLICATION’ in the subject line. Please ensure that you attach a ‘read receipt’ request to your email to give you peace of mind.

Shortlisting will take place on the afternoon of Friday 1st March 2019 and successful candidates will be contacted by telephone or email on the same day to arrange a time for interview. These will take place on Thursday 7th March 2019.

We are looking to appoint from 1st April 2019 or as near as possible.

Achievement through Collaboration (AtC) Multi Academy Trust trustees and Roseacre Primary Academy & Nursery Local Governing Body are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants are subject to pre-employment checks, including satisfactory references; successful candidates will be required to undertake enhanced DBS and the Trust’s own checks. In addition, further associated checks relating to identity, qualification verification etc. will be undertaken.

Roseacre Primary Academy & Nursery does not inform candidates when they have not been shortlisted. As such, any candidate who has not been contacted within five days of the shortlisting date should assume that he/she has been unsuccessful. Good luck with your application; I look forward to reading it!

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term time part time

application deadline

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28th Feb 2019

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