Nursery Teacher

Sherwell Valley Primary School, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 6ES

11 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    8 July 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    13 June 2022

Job details

Key stage

Early years

Working pattern

Contract type



MPS OR UPS (Depending on experience)

Nursery Teacher job summary

Post Title: Nursery Teacher

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Full time - 32.5 hours per week, for 39 weeks per year.

Scale Grade: MPS or UPS (depending on experience)

Based at: Sherwell Valley Primary School, Hawkins Avenue, Chelston, Torquay. TQ2 6ES

Organisation: Torbay Council

Closing date: 9am on Friday 8th July 2022

Shortlisting: Friday 8th July 2022

Interview date: Friday 15th July 2022

Start date: Preferably September however a start date of January 1st would be considered for the right candidate.

Are you a passionate and experienced nursery teacher looking for a new challenge? We are hoping to recruit a teacher to come and lead our nursery and make a very real difference to the life chances of the fantastic children that we serve. You will be supported by a highly professional and able team of nursery practitioners as well as a strong leadership team.

The right candidate for this post will be someone who understands early child development and knows how to create an outstanding nursery provision. You will also need to be someone who can lead others and inspire them to do the very best for the children in their care. In return you will be provided with an accredited leadership development program which will support you in growing both your teaching and management skills.

Sherwell Valley is a great place to work and to learn and we are excited to be extending our team at this time. Professional development and growth is really important to us and, as a large school, opportunities for both are frequent and diverse. We also benefit hugely from having lovely children, a supportive community and a fabulous school environment.

The successful candidate will have:

• Be forward thinking and able to work independently when required.
• Be able and confident to manage the established nursery team
• Experience of relevant safeguarding training
• Understanding of principles of early years child development and learning processes and barriers to learning.
• Must be an organised individual and manage the administrative demands of the role.
• Successful leadership and management experience in a school or other relevant organisation

This post falls into the category of Regulated Activity. Sherwell Valley Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. An enhanced DBS check is required for this post.

Applying for the job

Please send your completed application form to Tracey Young by emailing or by posting it to:

Sherwell Valley Primary School
Hawkins Avenue

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Supporting documents

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

About Sherwell Valley Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
700 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Contact phone number
01803 613296

Sherwell Valley is a very large and vibrant school where children enjoy learning and teachers love to teach them. We are a happy school that prides itself on providing outstanding learning opportunities for all of our children. We believe strongly that children learn best when they are nurtured and supported in being the most confident that they can be. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Arranging a visit to Sherwell Valley Primary School

Visits to the school can be arranged by calling Tracey Young on 01803 613296 or by emailing

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