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Reference: JOB-75622
Location: Orchard Nursery School
Job Hours: Variable hours, approx 40 hours per week
Phase: Early Years
Job Type: Permanent
Job Weeks: All year round
Job Time: Full Time
Salary: £11.45 - £11.85 per hour
Closing Date: Mon 24th Jun 2024

Nursery Assistant

Orchard Nursery School

Church Road


NR18 9RS

Tel: 01603 813240



  • Salary - £11.45 - £11.85 per hour
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
  • Variable hours
  • Approximately 40 hours per day
  • All year round

About Us:

We at Orchard Nursery School are all about creating a warm and supportive environment for both our little learners and our team. Nestled in the orchard at Ketteringham Hall, our nursery is a place where every child's journey is celebrated, and every staff member is valued.

What You'll Do:

  • Assist in Classroom Activities: Work closely with the lead teacher to support fun and engaging lessons, crafts, and playtime activities.
  • Encourage Development: Help children develop essential social skills and emotional intelligence through positive interactions and role modelling.
  • Create a Safe Environment: Ensure the safety and well-being of all children by maintaining a clean, organised, and nurturing classroom.
  • Support Daily Routines: Assist with daily routines such as meal times, nap times, and outdoor play.
  • Communicate with Parents: Build strong relationships with parents by sharing updates on their child's progress and daily experiences.

What We're Looking For:

  • Caring Nature: A genuine love for working with young children and helping them thrive.
  • Team Player: Ability to work collaboratively with teachers, staff, and parents.
  • Energetic and Creative: Enthusiasm for creating a fun and dynamic learning environment.
  • Reliable and Responsible: Commitment to providing the highest standard of care and safety.
  • Experience: Minimum of Level 2 Childcare/Early Years qualification is essential.

What We Offer:

  • A warm, welcoming and inclusive work environment where you'll feel like part of the family from day one.
  • Opportunities to grow and develop your skills through ongoing training and support.
  • A competitive salary that is open to discussion based on qualifications and experience because we believe in rewarding hard work and dedication. 
  • Free parking and on-site parking available for all our team members.
  • Making a difference in the lives of young children every day, surrounded by the beauty of our countryside setting.
  • Company pension

Join us on our journey to inspire, nurture, and empower the next generation of young minds. Let's create magical moments together!

How to apply

To download a copy of our application form, click the orange ‘Apply for Job’ button.

Please send your completed application form, resume and a brief cover letter to -

Closing date: 24 June 2024

Interview date: TBC

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. To this end, you may be required to undergo pre-employment checks.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and you will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced DBS check with barred list. If you have information to declare it may be protected under the Exceptions Orders and you may not be required to declare it. You will be asked to make a criminal conviction declaration if you are shortlisted for the post. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.