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  • Start date details

    July 2024

  • Closing date

    16 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    7 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£12,290.00 - £12,494.00 Annually (Actual) 20 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 52 week contract

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant (Part-Time) job summary

Our friendly and busy, expanding nursery school is looking to appoint an efficient and effective part-time Receptionist/Administrative Assistant to support the administrative team, our Executive Headteacher, and the Federation's Strategic School Business Manager. In particular, the ideal candidate is proactive and able to use their own initiative in looking for ways to continually improve the administration function.

This is an appointment for 20 hours per week all year round, working 09:30-13:30 Monday to Wednesday, and 08:00-12:00 on Thursdays and Friday. Please note that this role will require an element of flexibility to cover colleagues' annual leave.

Weare a maintained nursery school and form part of a federation of fourlocal 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.


  • To provide reliable support to the Strategic School Business Manager (SSBM) across many competing priorities needing accurate and timely administration
  • To carry out a range of administrative duties such as maintaining the pupil/student database, preparing stationery orders, and other general office duties like photocopying and filing as required
  • To work on reception, which, although not exhaustive, includes welcoming families into the nursery, communicating messages to the wider business management team, coordinating diaries, collating information, preparing reports, and monitoring returns against deadlines

Main duties

  • Preparing documents and reports ahead of meetings. Reports could be of a financial nature or related to health and safety, by way of examples
  • Speaking with third parties and contractors to obtain renewal or comparable quotes
  • Arranging for contractors to attend the school as necessary
  • Arranging meetings and booking meeting rooms
  • To prepare orders for stationery, office equipment, and first aid supplies, to pass on to the Bursar for approval and ordering, and to ensure that the school has sufficient resources to run efficiently and effectively
  • To receive deliveries for the school, including matching the delivery note with the order, checking the invoice, and passing the invoice on to the Bursar for payment, to ensure that deliveries are correct and paid for in a timely manner
  • To carry out basic office duties such as photocopying, filing, and dealing with general enquiries to ensure the provision of an efficient and effective administration service for the nursery
  • Recording of attendance of children


  • 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

"Leadershave 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)

Toapply 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 jobdescription/person specification. You will also be required to completeand return a self-disclosure declaration with your application. Submitboth through MyNewTerm.

Toarrange a visit and/or learn more about working at Croyland NurserySchool & Day Nursery, please email Lindsey Gwynne atlgwynne@ffcnschools.com or phone 01933 279681 between 08:00-18:00 on weekdays.

Foundations forChildren Nursery Schools Federation is strongly committed tosafeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.References will be sought for all short-listed candidates and asuccessful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBScheck.

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
110 pupils enrolled
Age range
Not given

School location

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