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Nursery Nurse

Nursery Nurse

Salary Grade D SCP 5-9:  £23,500 to £25,119 (FTE)

33.5 hours per week, term time only

£17,954 - £19,627 Actual salary, dependent on experience.

Required as soon as possible


Are you a hard-working individual who enjoys making a difference to children’s learning experiences and doesn’t mind getting a little bit mucky? Calcot Schools are seeking to appoint an inspirational and motivated Nursery Nurse who would enjoy working as part of our committed team. Our amazing children, are looking for someone who is imaginative, caring, kind, supportive, funny, tidy and with added sparkle!


Working under the guidance of the Early Years teacher you will provide a high standard of physical, emotional and social care for the children in the Nursery. You will provide general assistance in the management and organisation of the pupils and the classroom to support the delivery of a high quality and engaging curriculum.


Successful candidates will:

  • Have completed a recognised level 3 childcare qualification e.g. NNEB Diploma in nursery nursing or NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Early Year Education and Care

  • Have sound literacy and numeracy skills (verbally and in writing) and previous experience of caring for, or working with, children aged 0-5 for a minimum of 2 years.

  • Possess a good understanding of the Early Years curriculum and the age-related expectations of pupils and a commitment to the provision of high-quality childcare

  • Demonstrate a good understanding of planning and setting up the EYFS environment to inspire and motivate learning

  • Be knowledgeable on a range of strategies to establish a purposeful learning environment and to promote good behaviour

  • Actively enjoy working with children and be empathetic and sympathetic to their needs

  • Be organized, reliable, punctual, flexible, professionally discreet, confident and able to use their own initiative.

Closing Date: Monday 18th March 2024 by 12pm


Interviews: Week commencing 25th March 2024


Applications will be reviewed on receipt and interviews arranged. The school reserves the right to appoint a suitable candidate before the closing date.


If you would like to speak to us in more detail about this exciting role, or to arrange a visit, please contact our School Office on 0118 942 8727. For an application pack please visit our ‘Vacancies’ section on the school website under ‘Contact Us’. Alternatively, please email Mrs Phillips at

Calcot Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment and is in line with the guidance in KCSIE. All shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a criminal records self-disclosure form. Successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks including online searches to help identify any incidents and/or issues which may be relevant to your suitability for the role, which the school may want to explore further with you.


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