Nursery Assistant

Posted on 26 May 2023
  • Salary £23194 - £23620 pro rata
  • Contract Permanent
  • Closing Date This vacancy has closed


Tarnerland Nursery School, Brighton

Job Summary

  • Job reference
  • Positions available
  • Working hours
    1 x 34.5; 1 x 30 per week
  • Closing date

    This vacancy has closed

  • Job category
    Support Staff - Education
  • Organisation
    Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Directorate
    BHCC: External

Job introduction

Nursery Assitants prepared to play all day, feel loved and important to many young children, smile and laugh a lot, are welcome at Tarnerland Nursery School, a not for profit nursery maintained by the Local Authority in partnership with the Council's Children's and Family Services.

Tarnerland has vacancies for:

Nursery Assistants – Scale 4a 

1x 34.5 hours per week, shifts between 8am and 6pm (on a stable rota of 2 long days and 3 short days), Monday - Friday  (the vast majority of staff work these hours) working with 3-4 year olds

1x 30 hours per week, shifts 1-6 Mon, Tues, Weds, 8-1 Thurs and Fri, working with 2-3 year olds   

From £23,194 - £23,620 per annum, (pro rata)

Paid weeks per year: 52

Start date: As soon as possible

Benefits of working at Tarnerland

  • The nursery is in the centre of the city, close to the beach, 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
  • Dedicated times to meet new Key Children and their family.
  • Staff meetings / training every half term within nursery hours
  • Staff are on a stable all year rota of 34.5 hours per week divided into 2 x long days, 8am – 6pm and 3 short days 8am – 1.30 or 12.30 – 6pm

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  
  • 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

About the role

Applicants could/should 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

 The role involves:

  • Working as part of a team.
  • Being a Key Person to a group of children.
  • Creatively preparing part of the environment for children’s learning

Please refer to the job description and person specification 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.

Please state if you are applying for the 34.5 hour post or 30 hour post.

To request an application pack please email: or telephone 01273 658100

Closing date: Monday 11th June (midnight) 

Interview date: Thursday 15th June (morning)


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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