Taswell Road, Southsea, PO5 2RG

Tel: 02392829339

Fax/Email: correspondence@st-swithuns.portsmouth.sch.uk

Job details

Salary - Band 4, FTE £18,441 - £19,619, pro-rata £16,348 – £17,392

Closing date - 9 am Monday 17th June 2019

Interview date - Monday 24th June 2019

Start date - September 2019

St Swithun’s Primary School is an oversubscribed ‘Good’ school.  St Swithun’s Sunbeams Preschool, for 3-4-year-olds, is based in the school grounds with full use of the school’s facilities. 

We are looking to recruit a Nursery Practitioner (maternity cover), to work 37 hours per week, Monday-Friday, standard school term times only, with a possibility of overtime during school holidays. 

Job/Person Summary


  • NVQ3 or equivalent?
  • Experience as working as part of a team?
  • Experience of acting as a Key Person, taking responsibility for the care and education of a group of children?
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Energy and enthusiasm
  • Paediatric first aid trained or willing to undertake training

The role

  • Be responsible for the all-round care of children, plan and implement activities to support children’s development to cover the six areas of learning
  • Communicate effectively and work in partnership with parents and other professionals to respect confidentiality when appropriate
  • Maintain accurate developmental records

We can offer:

  • Close links with St Swithun’s Catholic Primary School
  • A friendly and supportive team with lovely children, practitioners, families, and governors
  • A focus on care, guidance, and support for all staff members
  • A commitment to providing high-quality professional development
  • Local Government Pension Scheme

Application Procedure

Visits to the pre-school are strongly encouraged.  Please telephone the school office on 023 9282 9339 to arrange a visit or email sbond@st-swithuns.portsmouth.sch.uk.  Please apply using the application form below and submit by email, or post to Sarah Bond, School Business Manager, St Swithun’s Catholic Primary School, Taswell Road, Southsea PO5 2RG.