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  • Start date details

    April 2024

  • Closing date

    8 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    13 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Contract type


Pay scale

Grade E SCP 10

What skills and experience we're looking for

Grade: Grade E SCP 10

Hours: 35.5 Hours per week, Monday- Friday 8.45 -16.15 (30 minute Lunch Break)

Contract: Permanent

Start Date: April 2024

The governors at Whitecross are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced Teaching Assistant at our thriving maintained nursery school. Whitecross Nursery School is a well-established and popular local authority maintained nursery school for children aged 3 to 4 years. We have a caring, happy and fun dedicated team, committed to providing a stimulating and high quality education in a happy, secure environment where all members of the school community are valued and respected.

We are looking for highly motivated, Teaching Assistant who may have experience of working in a busy nursery environment. The appointee will need to work closely in partnership with the school and families to ensure the best possible learning experiences for the children at Whitecross.

Qualities we are looking for:

  • a sense of humour
  • highly effective, enthusiastic, positive and caring
  • experience in working with pupils with a wide range of needs
  • adaptable and flexible
  • high expectations for learning and strong behaviour management skills
  • knowledge of how to promote independence in a learning environment
  • able to assist in adapting the curriculum and lesson plans to suit the needs of the child
  • a ‘whatever it takes’ attitude to remove barriers to learning

What the school offers its staff

In return, we can offer you:

  • happy, enthusiastic children who are ready to learn
  • supportive and friendly staff, parents and governors
  • further opportunities for professional development

We are looking to recruit an individual who enjoys working as part of a team, with good communication skills which are key.

Further details about the role

Whitecross Nursery School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is a criminal offence to engage or seek to engage in regulated activity or regulated work with children, if you appear on the DBS barred list. All appointments are subject to an Enhanced DBS check and be eligible to work in the UK.

Whitecross Nursery may also consider performing an online presence check as part of their pre-employment checks.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed from all potential candidates during the week commencing Monday 26th February and can be arranged through contacting through the school office on 01332 371876.

How to Apply

To apply for this post please complete a letter explaining your interest in the role along with a completed Derby City Council Application form and send to Claire Fitzpatrick, Headteacher head@whitecross.derby.sch.uk or you can hand your application from and letter into our school office before the closing date.

Please see attached Job Description, Job specification and DCC Application Form

Closing Date: Monday 8th April 2024 at 12.00am

Interview: TBC

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 Whitecross Nursery School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 4
Education phase
View all Nurseryjobs
School size
77 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 4
Phone number
01332 371876

We are a Local Authority Maintained Nursery School in Derby city.  Our teacher led sessions offer an inspirational and innovative curriculum where all children thrive and are inspired to develop a lifelong love of learning.
"Whitecross Nursery School has a long-standing reputation for excellence in the local community as a school where very caring and skilled staff inspire children to learn" Ofsted 2018

Arranging a visit to Whitecross Nursery School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email sbm@whitecross.derby.sch.uk.

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