Midday Play Leader for Nursery, Morden, Surrey

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Hillcross Primary SchoolMorden, Surrey
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Start date: 03/01/2018
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £2,203 (actual)
Contract term: Permanent

Required January 2018: Lunchtime Play Leader for Nursery

5 hours per week (term time only)

pro rata salary = £2,203 (actual)

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and nurturing person to work with our nursery team at lunchtime to ensure that the children have a positive and enjoyable lunchtime experience. The successful candidate will work alongside the nursery staff to supervise the children in the dining hall, setting up and leading play activities with the children and supporting their social and emotional well-being. 

At Hillcross our distinctive features centre around a strong inclusive ethos where children are kept at the heart of all we do. We work successfully with all members of the school community to ensure that our children are happy and secure, develop a love of learning and have a determination to achieve their full potential. As a large Primary school, there are numerous opportunities for staff to engage in a range of professional development activities and to develop a wide range of experience. New members of the team benefit from the full support of highly skilled staff members who work as part of an effective and cohesive team. A full induction programme supports new members of staff to gaining a good understanding of the school’s others policies and procedures. 

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Able to relate well to children 
  • Committed to promoting the positive well-being of children
  • Excited about working in a school environment
  • Has high expectations of yourself and the children you work with
  • An excellent team member
  • An excellent communicator

We can offer you:

· Pupils who are fun, caring and enthusiastic

· Committed, enthusiastic and supportive colleagues who are open to new ideas 

· An exciting & supportive working environment

· An inclusive, nurturing culture and an ethos that recognises the contribution of every member of the school

What do staff who have recently joined the school say about their experience?

“I have been very impressed and touched by the warm and friendly attitude of all members of staff towards me. This has made settling in much easier – and it’s such an enjoyable place to work in!”

If you have a passion for working with others to ensure all children make the best possible progress from their starting points, and put children at the heart of your practice, then we could be the school for you! We warmly welcome all potential candidates to visit the school - please contact our school office on 020 8542 6936 or email us at info@hillcross.merton.sch.uk if you have any further questions or to arrange a visit.

At Hillcross we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background.   The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should declare any convictions or cautions whether they are spent or unspent. 

Applicants will be selected for interview based on their applications and how well they have demonstrated they meet the requirements of the person specification. 

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please telephone the school office to make an appointment.

Closing Date for applications:  Friday 15th December 2017 

Interviews:  Tuesday 19th December 2017 


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