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  • Start date details

    25 January 2025

  • Closing date

    19 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    2 July 2024

Job details

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Nursery Teacher (Term-Time Only) job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full-time Nursery Teacher to join the team at our nursery school, working 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday, term-time only. Alongside the Nursery Manager, the postholder will lead the nursery (3-4 year olds) team in providing excellent teaching and care that meets the needs of all the children, and which is based on child-led principles.

We are a maintained nursery school and form part of a federation of four local authority maintained nursery schools across Northamptonshire, with a supportive and proactive governing body. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of Early Education and care for all our children, in whom we foster a love of learning to help each child become the best they can be.

Main duties

Teaching and learning:

  • To lead other support staff in the delivery of a child-centred, play-based EYFS curriculum, with support from the Headteacher, Nursery Manager, and SENDCo, delivering weekly planning meetings and disseminating learning objectives
  • To model and support staff to deliver effective teaching and learning through high quality interactions, monitoring and evaluating teaching and learning as part of the senior leadership team
  • Assessing new starters and outlining plans to meet their needs and interests, ensuring the next steps in their learning are identified and understood
  • To monitor, evaluate, record, and report on children's progress to a range of audiences, including parents/carers
  • To lead the delivery of an effective play-based, child-led curriculum, based upon child development
  • Demonstrating highly inclusive practice, such as by adapting teaching approaches to support the individual needs and targets for children with SEND
  • Working within the code of practice relating to SEND, liaising with the SENDCo and other appropriate professionals as necessary
  • Creating and maintaining stimulating and attractive learning environments, both indoors and outside, which encourage independence and a motivation to learn in children
  • To support the Nursery Manager with the deployment of staff and organisation of daily routines to ensure that staff are effectively put to work, and the environment is safe and learning effective
  • To attend and lead CPD opportunities
  • To undertake home visits, usually prior to children starting at the nursery
  • To be an active member of the Senior Management Team, working in collaboration with the Executive Headteacher, Nursery Manager, SENDCo, FSW, and School Business Manager
  • Deputising for the Deputy Headteacher in their absence
  • To be responsible for line management and appraisal of some support staff
  • To be responsible for the safeguarding and wellbeing of children, following the established policies relating to safeguarding, health and safety, behaviour management, confidentiality and data protection, and reporting all concerns to the appropriate persons
  • To carry out other duties and responsibilities which may be reasonably requested by the Headteacher


  • To work in partnership with colleagues, parents/carers and governors, members of the community, local pre-schools and schools, and other appropriate agencies, promoting the school within the locality and beyond
  • To contribute to the life of the school through effective participation
  • To actively participate in meetings at the school relating to its curriculum or the administration/organisation


  • A friendly, collaborative community of children and their families, staff, and governors
  • A caring and supportive working environment that prioritises wellbeing
  • Opportunity for progression and CPD within the Federation and the wider maintained nursery school network
  • Competitive salary and generous annual leave entitlement
  • A generous Local Government pension scheme
  • Discounted nursery sessions for your children
  • Free onsite parking

"Leaders have a continual drive for further improvement. They are reflective and insightful. They take part in national and international research. They support staff to use innovative approaches in their teaching of the curriculum. Staff appreciate the opportunities leaders provide them to improve their practice." - Ofsted (2020)

To apply for this vacancy, please complete the application form, including a personal statement describing how your experience, skills, and knowledge meet the criteria for this post as laid out in the job description/person specification. You will also be required to complete and return a self-disclosure declaration with your application. Submit both through MyNewTerm.

To arrange a visit and/or learn more about working at Croyland Nursery School & Day Nursery, please email Lindsey Gwynne at or phone 01933 279681 between 08:00-18:00 on weekdays.

Foundations for Children Nursery Schools Federation is strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. References will be sought for all short-listed candidates and a successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Croyland Nursery School & Day Nursery

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 0 to 4
Education phase
View all Nurseryjobs
School size
113 pupils enrolled
Age range
Not given

School location

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