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Reference: JOB-75619
Location: Orchard Nursery School
Job Hours: 2.5 hours per day
Phase: Early Years
Job Type: Permanent
Job Time: Part Time
Salary: £11.45 - £11.85 per hour
Closing Date: Mon 24th Jun 2024

Lunch Cover Nursery Assistant

Orchard Nursery School

Church Road


NR18 9RS

Tel: 01603 813240



  • Salary - £11.45 - £11.85 per hour
  • Permanent
  • Part time
  • Approximately 2.5 hours per day
  • All year round

Join Our Nursery School Family as a Lunch Cover Assistant!

Are you looking for a fulfilling part-time role where you can make a difference in the lives of young children? Do you have a nurturing personality and a love for creating a positive mealtime experience? If so, we would love to meet you!

What You'll Do:

  • Supervise Lunch Time: Ensure that children have a safe, enjoyable, and nutritious lunch experience.
  • Encourage Healthy Eating: Promote good eating habits and assist children with feeding as needed.
  • Engage with Children: Create a friendly and inclusive atmosphere where every child feels valued and cared for.
  • Maintain Cleanliness: Keep the dining area clean and organised, following hygiene and safety standards.
  • Support Transitions: Help children transition smoothly from lunch to nap time or afternoon activities.

What We Offer:

  • Friendly Work Environment: Be part of a supportive and joyful team.
  • Flexible Hours: Part-time hours that fit into your schedule, typically around midday.
  • Training and Support: Guidance and training to help you succeed in your role.
  • Meaningful Work: The satisfaction of knowing you’re making a positive impact on young lives.

What We're Looking For:

  • Caring Nature: A genuine love for working with young children.
  • Patient and Kind: Ability to manage mealtime routines with patience and a smile.
  • Responsible and Reliable: Commitment to maintaining high standards of care and safety.
  • Team Player: Willingness to collaborate with other staff members.
  • Experience: Previous experience in a childcare setting is a plus, but not essential. Minimum Level 2 Childcare/Early Years qualification would be a real bonus but not essential. 

If you’re ready to join our nursery school family and make lunchtime a meaningful experience for our children, we would love to hear from you!

We can’t wait to meet you!

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.