5 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    27 October 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    7 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
Early years
Working pattern
Term time
32.5 hours per week / Monday - Friday/ Term Time incl. INSETs - 44.263 paid weeks
Contract type
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
£17.458 pa Full Time Equivalent
Actual salary
£13,018 pa pro rata

Job summary

We are looking for an experienced, highly motivated, creative Nursery Assistant to join our committed and hardworking Nursery Team at Helston Day Nursery.

The Nursery is well-established, and our highly experienced and qualified staff, take great pride in supporting the children attending the Nursery in their development, working closely with parents to ensure that every child has a varied and enriching experience to help them grow, develop and thrive.

The purpose of the role is to provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for the children placed in the Nursery. Experience of working with babies would be desirable.

To be considered for this role you must be qualified to NVQ Level 3 or above [or equivalent], and have proven experience of working as a key-worker within a nursery/EYFS environment. You should have the ability to plan and monitor fun, engaging activities for the children and have a genuine enthusiasm for the profession and working with children. Applicants with a particular interest in Special Educational Needs would be most welcome, although this is not essential.

Helston Day Nursery is a part of Helston Community College who are one of the family of schools who together are Southerly Point Co-operative Multi-Academy Trust. We genuinely support each other and work closely together to achieve our aim of 'enabling excellence for all': our children, our staff and our communities. Our work is underpinned by the co-operative values and these inform everything we do.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a large dynamic Trust which offers excellent benefits including a Local Government Pension Scheme and access to wellbeing services.

Southerly Point Co-operative Multi-Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. DBS disclosure will be required at the enhanced level for all appointments.

Southerly Point Co-operative Multi Academy Trust is also committed to having a workforce that promotes equality and celebrates diversity.

Applicants are expected to familiarise themselves with our Safeguarding and Child Protection policy, which can be found via the following link: https://www.helstondaynursery.co.uk/policies

Applying for the job

To find out more about the Nursery and the College then please visit our websites:


Application forms can be downloaded from our vacancies page on the College website. Alternatively, application forms can be emailed direct to recruitment@helston.cornwall.sch.uk

Please note we do not accept CVs and only applications submitted on an application form will be considered.

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1364 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01326 572685

About Helston Community College

About Helston Day Nursery

For over 25 years, Helston Day Nursery has provided a safe and stimulating atmosphere for children aged from 3 months to 5 years within a small and homely environment. Graded ‘Outstanding’ in our most recent OFSTED inspection, we are very proud of what our nursery offers to our children and their families.

Our well-established, highly experienced, and qualified staff take great pride in supporting your children in their development, working closely with parents to ensure that every child has a varied and enriching experience to help them grow, develop and thrive.

If you would like to view the OFSTED Report for Helston Day Nursery, please see the link: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/16/102759

Arranging a visit to Helston Community College

If you would like to visit the nursery then please contact Angela Atkinson, HR Manager via email: recruitment@helston.cornwall.sch.uk

School location

Church Hill, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 8NR

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