Vacancy – Lunchtime Assistant

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

Tel: 01243 642925
Email: sbm@brns.org
Website: www.brns.org

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 office@brns.org.
    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