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Early Years Nursery Class Teacher Maternity Leave Cover

About us

Big Life is in the business of changing lives. We fight inequality by working with people and places to create opportunities and inspire change. Whatever service we deliver to help people to change their lives, we do things the Big Life Way.

What you’ll be doing

As a Early Years Nursery Class Teacher (Maternity Cover) you will be working as a highly effective Early Years classroom practitioner who is nurturing, reflective and can be flexible in responding to different demands.

What we need from you

  • You will be an outstanding EYFS classroom practitioner.
  • You will have high expectations of learning and behaviour.
  • You will motivate and inspire children and adults through innovative practice.
  • You will be a link between home and school, fostering and supporting good relationships.
  • You will be positive, resilient, flexible and work well in our happy team.
  • You will share Unity’s vision and the values of the Big Life Group.

What we will offer you in return

  • Salary Scale and Point: Teacher main scale depending on experience. As we are an academy, we are happy to consider a highly experienced Practitioner without QTS who has experience in leading a preschool room and managing staff. Salary point 12 NJC for unqualified Practitioner. Unfortunately, we cannot consider ECTs at this time.
  • A contract from March 2024 – March 2025, or when teacher returns.
  • Culturally and socially diverse families.
  • A pleasant working environment with a new modern building and large grounds.
  • A happy, welcoming staff team.
  • Opportunities for career development as the school grows.
  • The support of the Big Life Group.

What next?

Candidates are encouraged to visit the school and discuss the position with the Headteacher. Please ring the school on 0161 871 2614 to arrange a convenient time.

Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. We are dedicated to creating a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace and would especially like to hear from applicants from Black, Asian and other racially marginalised communities.

The closing date for applications is 6pm on Friday 8th March 2024.  Applications received after this time will not be considered and CVs will not be accepted. Interviews will be held on 11th March 2024.

Your health and happiness are important to us, so we offer a comprehensive staff wellbeing package.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and will be subject to enhanced DBS checks. 

If you need the application form in an alternative format, please contact our HR Team.

Find out more about what makes Big Life a great employer, from career development to a comprehensive staff wellbeing package.

The Big Life group positively promotes diversity in the workforce. We are committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

The Big Life group positively promotes diversity in the workforce.


The Big Life group is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults