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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    2 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    16 May 2024

Job details

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Working pattern

Full time, term time: 35 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

TSAT Pay Group 4 Pro rata £23,089 - £26,807 for hours and weeks stated (£27,668 - £32,123 FTE)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint a Nursery Manager to join our team at Penbridge School based at the Infants site.

We are a 24 place nursery for children aged 2-4 years. Our sessions run as morning sessions from 8:30-11:30am or afternoon sessions from 12-3pm with some of the children staying for lunch.

As the Nursery Manager you will deliver and ensure a high standard of learning, development and care for children aged 2-4 years whilst ensuring the nursery is safe environment for children to learn. As well as managing the day to day activities of the nursery including; record keeping, management reports and budgets.

We are a ‘Thinking’ nursery. We provide hands on engaging experiences that stimulate children’s senses so that the brain develops.As part of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust, our ‘curiosity’ curriculum is planned by staff who understand the next stage of education and are committed to laying the very best foundations during the early years for their all-through thinking journey. We use children’s interests to develop learning opportunities.

What you will need to succeed:

For a full list of responsibilities please see the attached job description

  • A minimum of at least 2 years’ experience working in a nursery/preschool, ideally as a room leader or manager
  • Excellent knowledge of the Early Years curriculum and proven track record of planning, tracking and monitoring children’s learning and developmental milestones
  • Experience of line management, rotas and managing budgets effectively
  • Minimum NVQ Level 3 in Child Care and Education or equivalent
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • English & Maths GCSE Grade 4/C or above/or equivalent
  • Nurturing nature with a passion to make a difference in young children’s’ care and education
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills to be able to relate to a wide range of people including children, staff, parents and external professionals

What the school offers its staff

Formally known as Penhale Infant School and Newbridge Junior School, we officially joined together in September 2022 to form Penbridge Infants and Junior School.The Infants site comprises of a nursery with 24 places for funded 2-4 year olds and a 2-form entry Infant school with 180 children on the roll including 24 in our Rainbow Fish Inclusion Unit.The Juniors site comprises of a 4-form entry school with 440 children on the roll.

“Pupils are happy and enjoy attending this welcoming school” – Ofsted 2022

At Penbridge School, we are a proud member of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust. This enables us to create a unique offer for children: an "all-through" educational journey in which they remain with the same family of schools throughout their education. 

We are one of five primary schools and one secondary school in Portsmouth to benefit from Thinking Schools' award-winning resources, curriculum, and collaboration opportunities. 

What our Trust will offer you:

  • The opportunity to work with and support happy and well-behaved children who are excited about learning and work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos.
  • Vast support network from senior leaders and other teachers within the school and our Trust including excellent CPD opportunities and career pathways
  • An excellent Local Government pension scheme
  • Two week October Half-Term holiday
  • As a Trust we aim to foster a culture of appreciation with our fantastic Colleague recognition scheme
  • Health and Wellbeing benefits including access to Thinking You - A 24/7 employee assistance programme for legal, financial, emergency health or lifestyle support
  • Support staff have access to 'Discount for Teachers' with a huge range of money saving deals and vouchers
  • A 'Refer a Friend' incentive scheme

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. As per KCSIE we will also undertake online searches for all shortlisted candidates, if you have any questions regarding this process, please email recruitment@tsatrust.org.uk

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About Penbridge Infant School & Nursery

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 7
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
219 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 7

At Penbridge School we want children to be successful learners and develop a lifelong love of learning. We teach the skills they need to be effective learners and the language they need to express how they can become successful across all areas of the curriculum.

We know that children are naturally inquisitive and we aim to develop this curiosity by providing a curriculum that engages and excites but also provides challenge at the correct level.

Arranging a visit to Penbridge Infant School & Nursery

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email sarah.arthur@penbridge.tsat.uk.

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