Vacancy – Lunchtime Assistant

Bognor Regis Nursery School
85 Victoria Drive
Bognor Regis
West Sussex
PO21 2TB

Tel: 01243 642925

5 hrs a week – 38 weeks per year 12.00am and 1.00pm. Temporary until July 2024 but could be extended if lunchtime numbers require it.

Salary: Grade 2 (£22,366 – £22,737 pro-rata per annum £11.59 – £11.79 per hour))

Are you passionate about nurturing young minds and fostering a positive learning environment? We have an exciting opportunity for a Lunchtime Assistant to join our busy Nursery School!

Why Choose Us?:

  • Foster Social Skills and Meaningful Conversations: As a Lunchtime Assistant, you’ll play a pivotal role in promoting social interaction and cooperation among our young learners; sparking conversation and building language skills are key elements of our approach. You’ll have the opportunity to engage with children, encouraging their communication and language development.
  • Nurture Healthy Eating Habits: Be the positive influence that encourages nutritious eating habits! You’ll support children during meal times, ensuring they enjoy balanced and tasty meals in a relaxed setting.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in meal preparation and setting up the dining area.
  • Encourage positive social interactions during meal times.
  • Engage children in conversation and facilitate group discussions.
  • Support children to try new foods and develop skills in using cutlery
  • Promote cleanliness and hygiene practices.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Enthusiasm for working with young children and supporting their development.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to engage with children of various ages
  • Good communication skills to foster positive conversation and language growth.
  • Training in Food Hygiene is desirable but not essential, as full training will be given.
  • Previous experience in a similar role is a plus, but not essential.

Why Join Our Team?:

  • Be a part of a vibrant and supportive educational community.
  • Access to ongoing training and development opportunities.
  • Contribute to the growth and development of young learners.
  • Join us in creating a nurturing and enriching environment where every child can thrive!
    If you’re ready to make a positive impact in the lives of young children and play a vital role in their development, we’d love to hear from you!
    To apply, please complete the West Sussex Application Form (sorry, CV’s cannot be accepted) to
    This post is subject to enhanced DBS clearance in line with our commitment to safeguard and promote the welfare of children: also references and health checks. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Visits to the school are very welcome.
Closing Date: Thursday 15th February 2024
Interviews will take place at mutually convenient time