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Canonbie Primary SchoolCanonbie, DG14 0XA
£25,913.04 - £27,716.52 per year
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Full Time
36 hours per week


Nursery Nurse (Fixed Term) (7/07190M)
Canonbie Primary School
£25,913.04 - £27,716.52

Canonbie Nursery is seeking a Nursery Nurse to work 36 hours per week over 39 weeks per year.  This is a fixed term position starting September/October 2024 for up to 1 year to cover a maternity leave.  This post may be suitable for secondment. Agreement from your line manager must be sought before applying for this post.

The working hours will be discussed at interview.

Canonbie Nursery setting caters for children aged 2-5 years old. We strive to provide an enriching, nurturing environment both indoors and out to help promote children's independence and curiosity.

Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Nursery settings may operate between the hours of 8.00am – 6.00pm and employee working patterns will be required to meet the needs of the service.

We require someone who can adapt quickly to fulfilling the educational and social needs of pupils in our Nursery and who will play an active role in our staff team. The successful candidate will display the appropriate professional skills and abilities, knowledge and understanding. We require someone who can participate in implementation of the development of the curriculum within our nursery class following the appropriate school policies on learning including pupil assessment. They must be able to work in a collegiate way with staff in school, with colleagues in other establishments and agencies, consulting regularly with parents and carers.

You must hold a relevant qualification that enables you to register with Scottish Social Service Council (SSSC) as Practitioner Day-care of Children's Services (without conditions). All successful applicants for early education and childcare posts will be required to register with the SSSC.

This post is considered as Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. From 28 February 2011, preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG scheme update check prior to formal offer of employment being made by Dumfries and Galloway Council.

Applicants who have been resident outside the UK within the last 5 years, if offered a position, in addition to a Disclosure Scotland Check, will be required to provide a completed police record check from the police authority in the country or countries in which they were resident.

SSSC registration or agreement to register within 6 months from the date of appointment to this post is essential.

For further information please contact Claire Reynolds, Nursery Manager on 013873 71336 or email: 

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