Nursery Teaching Assistants (4 posts) - Cornerstone Academy Trust

  • Multiple Locations
  • Multiple Terms

Exeter based

This is an exciting time to join us at Cornerstone Academy Trust, with schools based on the edge of Exeter in East Devon and in the coastal town of Barnstaple in North Devon. Due to the expansion of the Academy Trust’s Exeter nurseries, we are wishing to recruit additional Early Years Teaching Assistants to be based in one of our highly sought after and modern school nurseries. We provide wrap around sessions, before and after school, as well as being open all year round for those parents needing child care out of term time. The Nurseries cater for children aged 2 -4 years old, are newly furnished with excellent resources for both indoor and outdoor provision. The Nurseries provide a great start to a child’s education and benefit from all the wider resources within the main school including the dining facilities, the library and outdoor spaces. The schools are both innovative and technology rich.

Required to start 5th September 2022.

You will work alongside our EYFS Teachers and Deputy Nursery Leaders to support children in all areas of the Early Years curriculum. You will collaborate as part of a large EYFS team across the four schools in our trust. You must be open to delivering a high quality Early Years Provision which you will support in the planning and resourcing of. The Trust uses the ReadWrite Inc scheme to teach Early Reading and Phonics and we train all our Early Years staff to implement this approach within each of our settings. You will be responsible for overseeing the progress of a group of key worker children and will meet with parents regularly to report to them on the progress their child is making through both online and in-person meetings. You will be required to maintain pupil records and carry out a range of administrative tasks to support the teaching staff.

Relevant experience of working with children and qualifications are required (e.g. NVQ level 3 or equivalent or higher). You will need to have a willingness to attend CPD and familiarise yourself with the latest developments in the EYFS curriculum that the Trust is implementing.   

Due to the wrap around provision and all year opening, we have a mixture of permanent and fixed term vacancies available as follows:

• Nursery Vacancy 1: Permanent, All year round (52 weeks), Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 6.00pm in term time and 8.00am to 5.00pm in the school holidays. Our nurseries are closed at Christmas for 2 weeks and in addition to this you will be entitled to 4 weeks holiday, plus Bank Holidays. The actual salary will commence in the region of £23,500 per annum, depending on age and experience.

• Nursery Vacancy 2: Permanent, All year round (52 weeks), Mondays & Tuesdays only, 8.00am to 6.00pm in term time and 8.00am to 5.00pm in the school holidays. Our nurseries are closed at Christmas for 2 weeks and in addition to this you will be entitled to 4 weeks holiday plus Bank Holidays pro rata. The actual salary will commence in the region of £9,400 per annum, depending on age and experience.

• Nursery Vacancy 3: Permanent, 40 weeks per annum, Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 5.00pm (38 weeks term time, plus 1-week non-pupil days and 1 week holiday working). The actual salary will commence in the region of £18,700 per annum, depending on age and experience.

• Nursery Vacancy 4: Permanent, 40 weeks per annum, Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.00pm (38 weeks term time, plus 1-week non-pupil days and 1 week holiday working). The actual salary will commence in the region of £17,600 per annum, depending on age and experience.

All positions include a 30-minute lunch break each day.

When applying for the roles please indicate which of the vacancies you are interested in applying for on the application form i.e., Nursery Vacancy 1, 2, 3 or 4. If you are interested in more than one role, please indicate accordingly.

Our employees have access to the Local Government pension scheme, a health scheme, a cycle to work scheme and subsidised meals in our staff café with food cooked and served by our own chefs. Successful candidates will be provided with state-of-the-art IT equipment to help them fulfil their duties and we support all staff with an investment in their professional development through training and a good performance management process, where a bonus is payable to those who achieve highly.

Visits to the schools are welcome by prior arrangement.

We look forward to receiving your application and hopefully meeting you as part of the recruitment process.

A job description and an application form can be obtained at https://tcat.education/join-us/vacancies 

Please email completed documents to vacancy@tcat.education 

Interview Date: to be advised

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Job Details

  • OrganisationOther Organisations
  • Work LocationExeterDevon
  • Reference

    JS03427


  • Occupational GroupChildcareEducation Support


  • Salary Details


  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull TimePart TimeTerm Time
  • Hours

    All Year Round & Term Time - see advert details

  • Closing Date

    28/08/2022

  • DBS Check Required

    Yes