Early Years Teacher with Head of Nursery Responsibilities, Crieff, Perthshire

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Morrison's AcademyCrieff, Perthshire

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary is dependent on experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Teacher (Early Years) including Head of Nursery Responsibilities

Reports to: Head of Primary and Rector and Principal

An exciting opportunity is available to become part of Morrison’s Academy’s Early Years education team.  We are passionate about our pupils and want them to have the best start to their education.  We are looking for a Teacher (Early Years) to help us develop and run our Nursery.  Founded in 1860, Morrison’s Academy is Perthshire’s leading Independent Day School.  We are a friendly, family-orientated school and provide quality education to approximately 500 pupils from ages 2 to18 years.   

About the role 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Early Years Teacher to lead our Nursery.  The post holder will help to develop and implement an indoor/ outdoor Nursery learning environment which will then result in a relaunch of our Nursery offer.  This is a new post in our Nursery and will provide a unique career opportunity at a sector-leading school.  The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a passion for Early Year Education, an understanding and appreciation of the importance of preparing pupils for a smooth transition into Primary education, as well as strong leadership and management skills.

About you

You will hold an honours degree directly relevant to Primary Teaching.  You will have a minimum of two years lower primary teaching experience; ideally Primary 1.  You should either be GTC Scotland registered, or eligible for registration.  Experience and an interest in Nature’s Pedagogy and Reggio Emilia approaches to Early Years Education.  You will have strong interpersonal skills and enjoy working in a team.  You will be looking for a role that will stretch your capabilities and allow you to develop your skills, which could lead to more responsibility over time. 

What we can offer you

A great team and working environment. Working at Morrison’s Academy’s Nursery you will be part of a small team that is a key stepping stone for families commencing their children’s education.  The very nature of your role will also make you an integral member of the team that helps to transition pupils into our Primary School.  With over 120 staff members in the school you will have opportunities to work with a wide variety of inspiring colleagues across a range of activities, not to mention our lovely pupils and their families.

Career and development opportunities.  We are committed to continuing professional development and support our teams in improving their skills and developing new ones.  Couple this with all of the informal opportunities provided through this role you can rest assured that you will constantly grow and learn new skills.

A great location.  The school is located in Crieff, an easy commute from the central belt, Perth and the surrounding rural communities.  The school is located in the centre of this bustling market town and provides easy access to a good selection of local amenities.  The purpose built Nursery building and gardens are set within the campus and afford incredible views of the local countryside. 

Salary and a whole host of benefits.  A competitive salary and benefits package is available for the right candidate, with pension scheme and some flexible benefits including discounted school fees and access to wrap around care services while you are working. 

To apply please send a completed Application form (download from our website) for the attention of:

Mrs Maxine Butler, Head of Operations

Morrison’s Academy, Ferntower Road, CRIEFF, PH7 3AN

01764 653885


Closing date for applications: Friday 3 April 2020

More about Morrison's Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Ferntower Road, Crieff, Perthshire, PH7 3AN, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1764 653885
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Morrison’s Academy is a friendly, family-oriented school based in the bustling country town of Crieff, in the heart of rural Perthshire. Our young people are a delight to teach, and we are committed to investing in our staff with a generous CPD budge...