Nursery Key Worker (Maternity Cover, 4 Days Per Week)

Nursery Key Worker (Maternity Cover, 4 Days Per Week)

Bede's requires a dedicated & passionate individual to join our Nursery team as a Nursery Key Worker to cover Maternity Leave, located next to our Prep School, in Eastbourne.

We are a vibrant, inclusive co-educational nursery & school covering age ranges from 3 months to 19 years.

Reporting to our Room Leaders, we are looking for someone to provide an outstanding educational and pastoral experience to allow pupils to flourish within Bede’s Nursery. To deliver activities and provide pastoral care, which are of the highest quality, maximising pupils’ learning and wellbeing. To deliver planned sessions that are enjoyable and to ensure that the EYFS Curriculum is delivered effectively.

Most of all, we’re seeking someone who has excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate professionally with colleagues, children and parents, whether verbally or in writing, an understanding of the need for confidentiality and to have the knowledge of the importance of Safeguarding. An EYFS Level 3 Qualification is essential for this position.

This is a Fixed-Term contract covering Maternity and the working hours available are:

  •  07:45am - 6.00pm including a 45 minute unpaid break worked 4 days per week, 51 weeks per year   

Salary: £11.32 per hour

Bede’s offer a range of benefits including;

  • Competitive rates of pay,
  • A Real Living Wage Employer,
  • Eye care vouchers,
  • Staff pension scheme,
  • A generous company pension with salary sacrifice options
  • Discount on nationwide gym memberships
  • Beneficiary Nominations (Death in Service)
  • Employee Assistance Programme,
  • A free lunch provided each day,
  • Idyllic working location by the sea & much more!

For further information about the role & to see the person specification, please find a link to the job description below.

To apply, please complete an Application Form and return it to

Application Closing Date: Tuesday 6th June 2023 at 8.00am.

Applications will be considered as & when received. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications, to avoid disappointment, please apply as soon as possible.

Bede’s Trust is committed to building a truly inclusive school and cultivating a culture of equality, diversity and kindness. We believe that a diverse staff body reflects and supports the diversity of our students and wider society. We are an equal opportunity employer and in recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expressions, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

Bede’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS check.

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