Brindishe Green Nursery Nurse
Brindishe Green School, Beacon Road, London, SE13 6EH
Salary: scale 5 (points 13-15) at £27,498 - £28,497 p.a. pro-rata
Hours: 35 per week, typically 8.30am - 4.30pm working in school during term times only.
The post is full time and is subject to satisfactory 6 months probation period
We are recruiting for a full time Nursery Nurse at Brindishe Green School starting in September 2022.
Brindishe Green, a Lewisham Local Authority Primary School where learning together is seen as a very important part of the education that we offer. The school is arranged on three floors with our youngest children on the ground floor. Though the building might look traditional, we use it in a modern way. Our children use different spaces in the school depending on the curriculum area or the type of learning in which they are involved. Each year group of children or class has its own classroom. Each class will also use and learn in shared areas outside their classroom. This may be in an art, dance or music studio or outdoor learning areas. They will not always be limited to one classroom under the direct supervision of their teacher. You might imagine this creates a lot of noise as children move around our large building. In fact it doesn’t – Brindishe Green is a very quiet and calm school. Children learn in a calm and considerate way and behave responsibly.
Our flexible approach to learning encourages a feeling of commitment and belonging in our children. They are encouraged to see themselves as part of the whole school, they get to know all members of staff and all members of staff know them. Teaching and support staff work closely together sharing responsibility for making a very organised and educationally stimulating environment, ensuring that resources are well looked after and available. They help all children to behave well and become successful learners.
Structure and organisation are important to us and we have clear procedures and policies for every aspect of school life. These are agreed by staff and governors in consultation with parents and carers and are applied carefully to ensure that Brindishe Green children achieve high standards, are well supported in their learning and develop a strong sense of community and good citizenship.
We are a few stops from Charing Cross, Waterloo, London Bridge mainline station or a 20 minutes’ walk from Lewisham station
At Brindishe Green we are looking for a Nursery Nurse who has experience of working with nursery and primary school aged children but not necessarily in a school setting.
We are a very friendly team, working in a highly supportive environment where individual differences are welcome and teamwork is highly valued.
We are looking for a qualified, well-educated, flexible, and confident person who is looking for a job in which they can make a real difference to the lives of our children and their families.
To share the team's responsibility for:
- Meeting together to plan and evaluate appropriate learning experiences that will promote the physical, social, emotional, cultural, spiritual, moral and cognitive development of each individual child.
- Observing children's play and interactions and contributing to their written records according to the policy of the school
- Facilitating and enabling children's development, both inside and outside, through appropriate levels of support and interaction.
Main activities and responsibilities:
- Plan, prepare and set out in an appropriate way the activities to be undertaken either by individual children or by groups of children, in order to deliver the EYFS curriculum or National Curriculum.
- Facilitate, enable and encourage children to:
- make meaningful choices
- develop their concentration
- engage in dialogue both with adults and with their peers
- encourage and support the children
- engage in exploration, discovery and problem-solving
- develop a sense of awe and wonder
- develop competence and creativity
- develop self-esteem and confidence
- build on, develop and consolidate these skills through continued practice and learning
- Foster children's independence, perseverance and self-reliance.
- Make written observations of children's play, progress and behaviour, evaluating them and contributing to target setting for individual children. Contributing to development matters tracking, EYFS profile and APP profiles
- Share in planning and delivering activities
- Support children with a variety of Special Educational Needs
- Be aware of safeguarding issues, identifying and monitoring cases of suspected child abuse and reporting concerns to the designated safeguarding and inclusion leads.
- Support new children admitted into school and liaise with other local early years settings to facilitate smooth transition. Support with transition into next classes/year group.
- Participate in school outings taking responsibility for small groups of children.
We are looking for someone who:
- has experience of working in a classroom in a school or educational setting
- can read and write fluently, have very good spelling and are confident in maths (at least GCSE or equivalent in maths and English)
- can demonstrate quiet self-confidence, common sense and maturity
- use IT confidently
- may be able to bring an additional skill or strength to our schools (eg, art, dance, yoga, sport, photography, music, cookery, keep-fit)
Complete an application form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to visit to look around or have a conversation about the role before applying please phone Rachel Waite, Executive Headteacher on 07508 868726
Please apply by midday on Friday 8th July 2022. Interviews will be held soon after this date.