Nursery Assistant, Didcot

Aureus Primary SchoolDidcot
Date posted:
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £15,461 - £17,489 (FTE)
Contract term: Permanent

Aureus Primary School is a brand new, state of the art primary school that opened on the Great Western Park, Didcot in September 2018. We will grow to two forms of entry with a maximum capacity of 420 pupils once full, but we opened with a full nursery (and waiting list),  two Reception Classes and a Year 1 / Year 2 class. As we expand further we are looking for a Nursery Assistant to join us for 35 hours per week starting as soon as possible.

Core Purpose:

To provide a stimulating and varied programme of learning & play opportunities.

To ensure the safety and well-being of the children.

To undertake a key worker role with specific children.

Key Responsibilities

To actively encourage children’s progress in all areas of development, types and stages of play, by interaction and extension of play activities. 

To ensure that any information received concerning the children is kept confidential at all times. 

To attend and keep abreast of current safeguarding procedures, ensuring you are aware of the reporting process for any protection or welfare concerns that arise. 

To be involved in curriculum planning, policy writing and record keeping as requested by the supervisor. 

To be responsible for keeping the individual record file for each of the children in the key worker group. 

To assist in the setting up and clearing away of all activities and equipment. 

To ensure high standards of hygiene and safety are maintained at all times. 

To attend staff meetings as requested. 

To attend training as requested. 

To support the work and beliefs of the Nursery and School by helping to create an environment that promotes open and equal opportunities for children and adults.

To contribute positively to the effective working of the school including:

To promote high standards of behaviour and a good working ethos

To develop effective working relationships within the school

To contribute to the wellbeing of children according to our policy

To play a full and active part in the life of the school community, and support its ethos

To participate in our cycle of professional development

To support and contribute to the school’s responsibility for safeguarding children

To maintain confidentiality in and outside the workplace. 

To undertake other reasonable tasks commensurate with the grading and level of the role

Accountable To:

Accountable to EYFS Lead

GLF Schools expects its employees to work flexibly with the framework of the duties and responsibilities above. This means that the post holder may be expected to carry out work that is not specified in the job profile but which is within the remit of the duties and responsibilities.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 


We are passionate about creating a culture of wellbeing where all staff and children are valued and supported so that we can all ‘grow, learn and flourish’.


We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.


We are open to applications from educators seeking flexible roles including part-time, job share and co-leadership responsibilities.

Application Deadline: 22/04/2019

Interview Date: 24/04/2019

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