Early Years Practitioner/Nursery Nurse, Southwark

Closing date:Expiring soon

Harris Primary Academy Peckham ParkSouthwark

Date posted:
Start date: Immediate Start
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: SCP 5 – 11 (Inner London) : £22,800 - £25,377 + Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan + Pension Scheme (LGPS) + Additional Harris Benefits
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking for qualified and experienced Early Years Practitioners to join Harris Nursery Hub Peckham.

Harris Nursery Hub Peckham is an exciting new venture, in partnership with Urban Exposure Philanthropy. We are providing education and care for 2 to 4 year-old children within a beautifully converted building within the grounds at Harris Primary Academy Peckham Park. The newly designed provision is set across two floors and includes a dedicated sensory room, state of the art interactive floor, superb all-weather garden area and fully equipped nursery kitchen.

At the Nursery Hub we create the best possible learning experience for children in a loving and friendly atmosphere as well as delivering outstanding and inspirational early years provision. We are looking for talented early years practitioners who want to be part of this exciting new venture.

Your opportunity

The nursery is open from 7.30am to 6.30pm for 51 weeks of the year. You will be expected to work  37.5 hours a week on a varied shift pattern as directed by the Senior Leadership Team. You will be entitled to 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays per annum. We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible.

Your role will include:

  • To work to support the learning of children in the nursery, including individual, small and large groups as directed.
  • To work under the direction of the Principal and the nursery managers to plan, prepare and deliver learning activities for individuals, groups and the whole setting.
  • To work under the direction of the nursery managers setting up and developing learning opportunities in the indoor and outdoor environment.
  • To play a full part in the early years team including monitoring and assessing children’s progress and reporting on their progress.
  • To monitor, assess and support children that have additional needs as required.
  • To attend staff CPD and meetings where appropriate

In line with the Government’s announcement, our academy is closed until further notice. However, during this period it is our intention to continue with critical recruitment for key positions starting in September 2020. In place of academy interviews, alternative options will be offered so that no one is at a disadvantage, and applicants should expect telephone or virtual interviews, with the possibility of onsite academy interviews only in special cases. We want to reassure applicants that effective measures have been implemented to ensure their health and wellbeing whilst on academy premises.

Thank you for your cooperation during this difficult time.

What we are looking for

The successful applicant will be:

  • An engaging person who is able to interest, encourage and motivate children
  • A team worker, who is able to work effectively with people across a wide range of levels and responsibilities
  • In liaison with nursery managers, to support children’s development in all aspects of the EYFS curriculum in the Nursery.
  • Developing effective practice and ensure high quality provision is provided for all children.
  • Supporting practitioners by monitoring and record children’s progress and using information as a basis for planning and improving practice and provision. To work in partnership with parents and to value and utilise parent’s contribution to support children’s well-being, learning and development


If you are interested to apply, please contact us on info@harrisnurseryhubpeckham.org.uk by sending your CV with full contact details, we will contact you to arrange an informal conversation. Visits to the nursery are encouraged and arrangements can be made once an initial conversation has been had.

Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification. 

About Harris Nursery Hub Peckham

Harris Nursery Hub Peckham is an exciting new venture in partnership with Urban Exposure Philanthropy, and England’s first completely free nursery. We provide a learning environment that inspires all children to succeed, and is a bespoke nursery provision which has been designed to help parents who are working, studying full-time, or seeking full time employment by providing them with high quality and fully funded nursery education.

Harris Benefits

As part of the Harris Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including:

  • Access to a diverse network of phase and subject specialist groups
  • Support and mentoring from some of the best leaders in education
  • An Inner London Harris Allowance, plus a performance and loyalty bonus
  • Pension scheme (TPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits
  • The opportunity to work with our amazing children!

Click here for a full list of Harris benefits. 

The Harris Federation

Our academy is part of the Harris Federation, the leading large Multi Academy Trust in the country for both primary and secondary education. Harris has an unrivalled track record in raising standards and achieving success for the children in our academies. Professional development and sharing best practice are a key part of the Harris Federation success, and we can draw on this to offer you top quality training at every stage of your career path, from Beginner Teacher to Middle Leader. We will invest in you with coaching, mentoring, and can offer a wide range of training programmes, delivered by our Teaching School Alliance.

We look for talented teachers who are passionate about their subject and making a difference. You can help us transform education in London, and create exceptional places of learning.

Please note: academies may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn at any point without notice. You will still be able to add information until the closing date, but you will not be able to submit your application. With this in mind, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Harris academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. In line with our commitments to safeguarding, the Harris Federation uses preferred agencies and is unable to work with any agencies where Terms of Business have not been agreed by both parties prior to an engagement. Harris Federation is fully committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education. Click here to view our full equality and diversity statement. 

More about Harris Primary Academy Peckham Park
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Marmount Road, London, SE15 5TD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 7639 6091
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School summary

Harris Primary Academy Peckham Park opened in September 2011 in the heart of Peckham. Children can start our Academy in the nursery when they are 3 years old and they leave after Year Six, when they are 11. Our Academy is an exciting pl...