Nursery Assistant

Ranby, Nottinghamshire
Competitive Salary
25 Jun 2021
28 Jul 2021
Assistant, Play Work
Full Time
Contract Type

Nursery Assistant

An exciting opportunity to join our fantastic the team in our EYFS Centre. The Nursery department at Ranby House is an academic practice and has an opportunity to work alongside our youngest learners.

The Role

We are looking for an outstanding candidate to provide the highest quality care and learning environment for our children aged 3 and 4.

The Nursery Assistant will be responsible for supporting the Nursery Leader to deliver our Early Years Curriculum and is expected to inspire, excite and nurture all children through this crucial stage of their development.


Maintain and promote the mission, vision, values and ethos of the school.

Our Motto; 'Semper ad Coelestia' (Always to the Heavens).

Our Vision; 'We support, encourage and challenge, creating exceptional people who leave our Christian community with confidence, resilience and humility.

Our Values; 'Bold & Ambitious', 'Inquisitive & Thoughtful', 'Supportive, yet Challenging'.

Our Learners; 'Independent, Adaptable, Resilient'.

Ranby House Core Values:  Show Respect

                                                Be Honest



                                                Be Kind and Helpful

                                                Always Do Your Best

To attend staff meetings, departmental meetings and other training and developmental sessions, being involved in joint decision making about educational issues.

To undertake any other reasonable and relevant duties in accordance with the changing needs of the school as directed by your line manager, ‘Head of Pre-Prep’.

To supervise children during the school day, including in the playground and dinner hall on a rota basis.

To lead an after school club/provision as part of the school’s extra-curricular/crèche programme.


To take reasonable steps to maintain cordial relations with members of the parent body, responding to requests for information and assistance.

To attend parent/teacher consultations as organised by the school.


To take up the opportunity for continuous professional development through self-directed reading, courses and in-service training and maintain a good level of IT skills

To complete the required documentation and seek to fulfil individual targets agreed as part of the appraisal and performance management system.


To provide the highest levels of pastoral care, supporting children with medical or sanitary needs (with appropriate training)

To implement a child centered, safe and welcoming, ‘Homely Environment’ with the EYFS Centre.

To implement a safe, stimulating and varied programme of play and learning opportunities, ensuring the planning meets the needs of individual children.

To make appropriate educational provision for children with SEND and those who may have EAL needs, with support from the Head of Learning Support.

To assess children’s progress, maintain records and provide written reports to parents/carers in accordance with school policies and schedules.

To carry out administrative duties related to the delivery of all aspects of outstanding teaching, including the use of technology to assist in lesson preparation, teaching and reporting.

To be responsible for the organisation of the inside and outside provision, ensuring resources and equipment available are compliant and appropriate to meet the needs of the children.

To work closely and professionally with colleagues to ensure the daily care, supervision and programmes are efficient and safe.


To take responsibility for implementing an appropriate programme for nursery children, involving stimulating and relevant activities to develop individual’s physical and mental, thinking and motor skills.

Person Specification


The desire to be an ambassador for the school in everything they achieve.

A confident and effective communicator who will support the team and embrace change.

A good understanding of child development, learning processes and factors that affect how pupils learn.

Ability to resolve problems effectively by being ‘solution focused’.

Excellent levels of organisation and time management.

Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these.

The ability to relate well with children, their parents and colleagues and to build positive working relationships.


Shows initiative alongside clear and balanced thinking and planning.

Shows respect to all members of the school community.

Is honest with a strong moral integrity.

Demonstrates kindness and support to children, parents and staff.

Always strives to do their best.

Displays calmness and empathy, especially at times of pressure.

Maintains and respects confidentiality.

Is flexible in the role and enthusiastic about the role.

Has a clear sense of humour.

The Vacancy

Post Title:                              Nursery Assistant (Ages three and four)

Responsible To:                    Head of Pre-Prep

Contract Type:                      Temporary (10 month contract), potentially leading to Permanent, subject to development of the provision.

Commencement:                  Autumn 2021

Hours of work:                      Full Time: Monday to Friday (term time)

Salary:                                    Salary offered in accordance to school’s pay scale, relevant to experience, qualifications & suitability.

Working hours:

Teaching staff are expected to view contract times as core hours only and are expected to commit to as much additional time as needed to complete the role, to meet the needs and expectations of this post. This is a role requiring a commitment to work some evenings as all staff are expected to complete duties, clubs/activities, staff/department meetings, home visits, INSET Training Days, department preparation and planning, as well as special school events e.g. parents evenings/open days etc.


The School’s Application Form can be completed on line:

Please submit a letter of application, outlining the reasons why you are interested in the role and any additional information you would like to add. CVs are not accepted on their own.

Alternatively paper versions can be posted to:   

David Thorpe,

Headmaster, Ranby House,

Straight Mile, Ranby,

Nottinghamshire. DN22 8HX

Email applications to:

For more information or to arrange a visit please contact:

Headmaster’s PA, Jackie Newbold at

Telephone: 01777 703138