Nursery Nurse (Maternity Cover)

Fixed Term (12 months) Maternity Cover

21.34 hours per week (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday)

Term Time Only (39 Weeks)

Salary: Trust Band 4, £25,119 - £27,334 per annum, pro rata

Actual Salary: £12,445 – £13,542

Closing date: 18th April 2024

Interview: 25th April 2024

Located in the heart of Portsmouth, The Flying Bull Academy is proud of its caring ethos, encouraging and supporting children to achieve their full potential. The academy is a positive and active place to work and we are looking to appoint a Nursery Nurse to join our successful team of professional services staff.  We believe that success here is built on strong relationships between everyone involved in the academy.

As a Nursery Nurse you will join our expert team in the Early Years department working with the Nursery Class Teacher to provide support to individuals and small groups of pupils in the classroom.  You will contribute to planning and preparation of indoor and outdoor learning environments and resources that create a safe, vibrant, fun and engaging environment for learning. 

The successful candidate will hold a Level 3 NVQ/CACHE qualification in childcare or equivalent and have experience of working with children aged 2 to 5 years in a similar setting. You will have knowledge of the EYFS curriculum and assessment along with excellent interpersonal skills that enable you to communicate with a wide range of people, including pupils, their parent/carers and the teaching staff.  You will be resilient and hard working with the ability to work on your own initiative while understanding the need to work as part of a cohesive team.

In return, you will be part of the University of Chichester Academy Trust, bringing you added benefits and opportunities. You will find that each of our Academies has a unique identity, but a shared belief in creating a positive and enriching environment, where all staff feel valued.

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged and welcomed; please ring the school office to arrange an appointment (02392 694313).

You can apply for this vacancy by downloading the University of Chichester Academy Trust application form ( and supporting documents and sending it to the school by e-mail ( or post.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Any appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of all relevant pre-employment checks.