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Nursery Assistant (Additional Support Worker)

Posted on 28 November 2021

  • LocationTarnerland Nursery School, Brighton
  • Salary£18,328 - £18,933 pro rata
  • ContractFixed Term
  • Closing DateThis vacancy has closed

Job Summary
Job reference orbis/TP/490/19407
Positions available 2
Working hours 15-30 per week, Term Time
Closing date This vacancy has closed
Job category Education & Learning
Organisation Brighton & Hove City Council
Directorate BHCC: External

Job introduction

Nursery Assistant– Scale 1/2  - To give support to children with additional needs, 15–30 hours per week to match child’s attendance, usually a school day (9.30 – 3.30) and term time only.

Start date: December 2021 or as soon as possible

About the role

Benefits of working at Tarnerland

  • The nursery is in the centre of the city, in a light, spacious building with extensive outdoor space including a large garden shaded by mature trees, over-looking the sea.
  • Working with an experienced, professional, happy team
  • Regular supervision supporting professional development and personal well being
  • All work / meetings / training taking place in contracted hours.
  • 3 in-service training days per year
  • Regular team meetings

We have some short term vacancies (usually for one school year) to give support to children with additional needs, these are linked to the times and duration of the child’s attendance – often 9.30 – 3.30 for part of the week or 9.30 – 1.15, 4x mornings a week – these are all term time only.

Further benefits of having a contract at Tarnerland is you are protected as a council employee with entitlement to all the protected working rights upheld by Brighton and Hove City council, this includes….

  • A pay structure which is linked to National pay reviews (always above living wage rate - at present £9.50 per hour)
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Up to 27 days paid holiday per year plus 8 bank holidays
  • Protected pay when sick
  • Fair policies and protocol that give clear guidance to employee and employer
  • Entitlement to local council support services eg Human Resources, pay and pension advice, Occupational Health

Applicants are at an advantage if they have:

  • A relevant childcare qualification
  • Experience of working with children under five in an Early Years environment.
  • Good knowledge of the EYFS and practical experience of planning and assessing for children of this age.
  • A proven work ethic, showing ability to sustain commitment.
  • Knowledge of child protection and safeguarding would be advantageous
  • Experience of working with children who have additional needs would also be preferable

 Please refer to the person specification and job description for full details.

We recommend and prefer completed application forms to be sent direct to Tarnerland Nursery School, Sussex Street, Brighton, BN2 0AR or emailed to the email address below.

To request an application pack please email: or telephone 01273 294199

Closing date: Sunday 12th December, Midnight

Interview date: To be confirmed


Additional information

Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

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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.

Brighton & Hove Schools do not accept CV or resume.


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