Nursery Teacher

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: Grade:Main scale (outer London) FTE (Dependant on experience)
Location: Yardley Primary School, Hawkwood Crescent Chingford
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Part Time
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 17/05/2024 at 12:00
Reference: SCH/24/278692

Nursery Teacher


Part Time Nursery Teacher. 0.6FTE

Start date September 2024


Yardley Primary School is a 2 form entry (expanding to 3 form) community school situated on the edge of Chingford in Waltham Forest with a long proven record of academic success. As a school we aim to provide a safe, stimulating and inspirational environment for children to learn and thrive academically, socially, physically and emotionally. We teach a broad and balanced curriculum which enables our pupils to become literate and numerate with high levels of spoken, investigative and problem solving skills, together with a balanced view of the World.


This is underpinned by the promotion of our core values of honesty, responsibility, trust, respect, enjoyment and a positive attitude to competition and good manners. We are offering the chance to work with a supportive team with a strong ethos of collective responsibility. The school is set in large spacious grounds and our pupils are hard-working and excellently behaved.


Our Early Years and Foundation stage is crucial to our pupils making the best start possible for their educational journeys. We are looking for a qualified teacher with experience teaching in Nursery to join our team as part of a job share.


This role is suitable for a qualified teacher.


Key Duties


Teaching and Learning

  • Carry out teaching duties as required and in accordance with the school’s schemes of work including the EYFS guidelines.
  • Liaise with colleagues to deliver units of work in a collaborative way.
  • Direct the work of the Nursery Team.
  • Work with TLR team when required.
  • Teach according to the educational needs of the pupils assigned to him/her, including setting and marking work considered desirable for the good performance of the pupils in terms of academic and social development.
  • Seek to motivate, support and stretch pupils to achieve their full potential.
  • Set targets for pupil attainment levels.
  • Set work for pupils absent from school.
  • Demonstrate exemplary classroom practice.
  • Expand one’s knowledge, understanding and skills by keeping up to date with recent education initiatives and literature.
  • Monitor the condition and safe use of classroom equipment and facilities.
  • Follow standard, ‘whole school’ agreed policies.
  • Work with parents to enable them to understand the teaching programme, pupil assessment and how to help their children progress.


Pupil Progress

  • Monitor pupil review processes and procedures in the EYFS to monitor the progress of individual pupils.
  • Meet regularly with the Assistant Head/Early Year Leader to discuss pupils whose academic progress is of concern.


Standards and Quality Assurance

  • Support the aims and ethos of the school.
  • Set an example of professional conduct and personal commitment to the education and welfare of the children in the school which can be followed by colleagues and appreciated by parents.
  • Set a good example in terms of dress, punctuality and attendance.
  • Attend and participate in presentations for parents and pupil performances/productions.
  • Uphold the school’s code of conduct and uniform regulations.
  • Attend team and staff meetings.
  • Assist staff in meeting professional targets through observation and appraisal.



More information about the school can be found on our website


Successful applicants will have an enhanced Criminal Record Check via DBS. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and expect all members of staff to share this commitment.


Closing date Friday 17th May 2024


Interviews week beginning Monday 20th May


For an application pack, please contact Rebecca Bold via email



Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

How to apply

Email address for return of applications

This vacancy is now closed