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About us

The Riccher Federation of Nursery Schools comprises inclusive local authority maintained nursery schools across three sites and offers fantastic staff training and development opportunities. With children aged between 2 and 5 years old, we are passionate about providing the best education through a child centred curriculum, as well as supporting wider family need. We provide funded places for two, three and four years olds and also offer resourced provision for a number of children with severe and complex special needs.

About the job

Salary: £15,633 - £17,480 a year (exact salary)
Hours per week: 37, Term time plus 5 days

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Early Years Worker to work with children aged 2-5 years. The successful applicant will be expected to support children’s learning in inside and outside classrooms and undertake key working, including tracking children and supporting them to overcome barriers to their learning. The successful candidate will need to be available for staff training meetings on Wednesday evenings.

About you

You will be a good team member and willing to learn and apply our specific approach to early years’ education, which aims to encourage children’s curiosity and love of learning. With at least an NVQ3 qualification or equivalent, you will have experience of early years’0 education and have excellent communication skills. Offers of employment will be subject to DBS clearance.  We encourage interested candidates to email with your telephone number to arrange to discuss the role further.

Additional information

Applicants for this public-facing post will need to demonstrate the ability to converse, and provide effective help or advice, fluently in spoken English.

CVs will not be accepted for any posts based in schools.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.

This post meets the definition of ‘Regulated Activity’ as defined in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006.

Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for an enhanced DBS check to be undertaken. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare all unspent cautions and convictions; and also any adult cautions (simple or conditional), and spent convictions that are not protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2020). A person’s criminal record will not in itself prevent a person from being appointed to this post. Applicants will not be refused posts because of offences which are not relevant to, and do not place them at or make them a risk in, the role for which they are applying. However in the event of the employment being taken up, any failure to disclose such offence, as detailed above, will result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the Authority.