Nursery Officer

Bath Spa University
£16,017 to £17,703 per annum (pro rata £9,245 to £10,158)
14 Oct 2016
24 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Post Title: Nursery Officer                                                                  Academic Unit/Department: Day Nursery

Location: Newton Park                                                    

Line Manager: Day Nursery Manager   

Rate of Pay: £16,017 to £17,703 per annum (pro rata £9,245 to £10,158)

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Part time - 21 hours per week - Wednesday (Half day - 5 hours), Thursday (8:30 - 5:30), Friday (8:30 - 5:30)

Ref: 09/16/1602

Closing Date: 12 midnight GMT 23 October 2016

About us

More than just a job - working for Bath Spa University is a chance to explore, discover, learn and grow.  We aim to transform the lives of our students.  Its starts with the simple things, such as a more tranquil, inspiring working environment, but extends to professional support for you as you plan and develop your career. 

About the role

An opportunity has become available for a Nursery Officer to join our small knit team at Oak Tree Day Nursery.  Providing a secure, happy and stimulating environment you will support children to explore, discover and learn through play and develop to their full potential.  You will work in partnership with parents, as well as act as a key person to a group of children, having special responsibility for ensuring that their individual needs are met.  You will be responsible for providing quality childcare and education for children attending the nursery.  You will support children's learning through high quality interactions with children during child initiated and adult initiated play and activities.  You will be responsible for providing quality childcare and education for children attending the nursery. 

About you (Requirements)

You will be qualified in NVQ Level 3 in Early Years and degree qualified.  You will have gained previous Early Years experience and be able to comply with safeguarding children procedures.  You will have a thorough understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage.  You will be committed to providing a high quality childcare and education.  You will be an excellent communicator and be able to listen and respond to children and their parents.  You will be able to follow nursery procedures, policies and systems effectively.  You will have the ability to work and build good relationships with others to achieve outcomes for children.  You will be able to resolve day to day issues by following guidelines and using your own initiative.

You will be able to comply with the safeguarding children procedures and be able to maintain an inclusive environment and be able to comply with health and safety standards and identify and control risks to children.  

The Nursery benefits from using the woodland area on campus to offer Children Forest School sessions, so a passion for being outdoors and providing learning outdoors is essential. 

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Kerry Edwards on 01225 875590               

How to apply

For further information or to apply on-line please visit   Please note that CVs will not be considered and those included with application forms will be removed.  Any queries regarding the application process or our website should be emailed to

We offer excellent facilities and benefits to our staff.  These include a nursery, childcare vouchers, pension scheme, flexible working practices, an employee assistance programme, and family-friendly policies

Please note, unfortunately due to the SOC level and salary associated with this post we would be unable to sponsor any applicants requiring a Tier 2 (general) visa. 

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As a Bath Spa Graduate, you can access Bath Spa Careers for up to three years after graduation. Services include support with job applications and interview techniques.

For further information, go to CareerHub, email or phone 01225 875525.

We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community