Job Opportunities

Nursery Assistant

Seaton House School is an independent Nursery and Primary School for girls, based in Sutton. We are looking for a Nursery Assistant to join our friendly and enthusiastic team in our Early Years Centre, on a one year contract. (September 2018 – July 2019). The ideal candidate will be flexible and a good team player, happy to cover a wide range of duties from personal care to some academic support for our pupils aged from 3 – 5 years. Safeguarding will be a priority for you, as our pupils’ wellbeing and safety are of the utmost importance.

The salary is in the region of £15,000 per annum. Click here for an application form. Please email your completed application form to: by the closing date, Friday 29th June at 12.00 noon.

Job description and specification:

Follow the schools policies regarding Safeguarding, behaviour and Equal Opportunities. Also be aware of the emergency evacuation procedures within the Nursery and your role.

  • To support the staff in the Nursery with the organisation of the morning session, lunchtime session and afternoon provision.
  • To interact with the children and ensure that the sessions are enjoyable and educational experience for all the children.
  • To ensure the safety of the children both inside and outside in the Nursery garden.
  • To follow the planning and contribute ideas for future activities, where appropriate.
  • To feed back to permanent staff any observations or concerns, especially regarding the needs and interests of the children.
Your role within the Nursery team:

Staff working during the morning session will be expected to follow the weekly planning and support the children within the classroom, working with small groups, individuals and the whole class. Staff should provide brief feedback regarding their observations and evaluations from any focus activities so that this can inform future planning and provision. During the lunchtime session staff will be expected to refer to the staff timetable to identify which group of children they are responsible for.

During the lunch session staff will support the children during their lunchtime. This will include making sure that the children wash their hands before lunch. Staff will promote good manners and appropriate behaviour during the lunchtime. The children will also have time within the classroom or outside. Staff are responsible for ensuring the safety of the children and support them to engage in activities both inside and outside.

During the afternoon session staff will be expected to follow the planning. They will be required to work with groups, individuals or support the class both inside and outside. Staff will also be expected to provide brief feedback regarding their observations of the children during activities so that these can inform future planning and provision.

Click here for the application form.

June 2018