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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    15 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    1 July 2024

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Full time: 37

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ESCC Single Status 4 Point 9

What skills and experience we're looking for

Rye Community Primary School is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, energetic, and adaptable Nursery Practitioner to join in our classroom-based nursery. The nursery setting will consist of children aged between 2 and 4 years old. The nursery is currently open for 5 days a week, Monday - Friday from 8:30am to 3.30pm. These times are open to change in the light of the needs of the community. Staff will work to a rota system to ensure that appropriate staffing levels and expertise are maintained throughout the setting’s opening periods.

Staff will be able and enthusiastic about working with a variety of professional disciplines and to put the child at the centre of their work.

Our ideal Candidate will demonstrate an understanding of:

The foundation stage learning goals.

How children learn and develop between the ages 2 and 4.

The importance of children’s holistic development in important areas such as speech, personal social and emotional development, physical development, literacy, and numeracy.

The effect of developmental stage, wellbeing and circumstances on a child’s learning and development.

The significance of attachment, the key person’s role and how significant events can impact a child.

How to support children through transitions.

Hold Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education & Care

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the following:

The legal requirements and guidance concerning safeguarding, security, confidentiality and promoting welfare.

Safeguarding policies and procedures, including online safety and child protection.

Your role in relation to safeguarding, security child protection, reporting and confidentiality.

The signs that a child is in danger or at risk of serious harm or abuse, and the necessary action required to protect them.

What the school offers its staff

In return, we offer:

  • A happy community committed to the professional development of all colleagues.
  • A distinctive local context ensuring we place inclusivity at the heart of all we do.
  • A skilled and experienced team of teachers and other professionals.
  • A motivated leadership team leading rapid improvement to the children’s life chances.
  • A school in which the children are enthusiastic, engaging, and thoughtful.

We would be pleased to welcome you for an informal visit to our school prior to application.

Commitment to safeguarding

Rye Community Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment. We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our 'Child Protection Policy' which can be viewed in the 'Policies' section of our website.

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About Rye Community Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
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School size
239 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

Our mission is to make sure all our children can 'Dream, Believe, Achieve'.

Our school is a kind, caring and inclusive space where children feel safe and well-looked after. Every child is known as an individual and their unique talents are recognised and celebrated.

We are part of a family of schools that serve the young people of Rye from two to sixteen years of age, enabling us to offer a consistent nursery, primary and secondary education. We are proud of our place at the centre of the community, serving local children and their families.

Our aim is to unlock the gifts and talents found in every learner regardless of ability, background or need; offer a vibrant curriculum which challenges every child to success; and develop the love of learning and high aspirations that will serve our pupils well as they grow.

Since November 2018, Rye Community Primary School has been part of Aquinas - an educational trust of eleven schools in the south-east; we believe all our children should feel happy and valued. We believe in a strong partnership between home and school - recognising the importance of the child's family in their progress and development.

We look forward to leading Rye Community Primary School into the future and invite you to see for yourselves what we have to offer.

Arranging a visit to Rye Community Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hrassistant@ryecollege.co.uk.

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