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Nursery Officer – Longsight Nursery

About us

Longsight Nursery gives children aged 0-4 the chance to learn through imagination, creativity and play in a safe, fun space. The nursery is in the same building as Longsight Community Primary School and Longsight Children’s Centre. We come together to act as a Family Hub to provide seamless provision and support for all families in our community.

Longsight Nursery is part of Big Life Schools Multi-Academy Trust which is a part of The Big Life group, providing support, governance, and strategic direction for our schools. Big Life Schools shares the values and ethos of The Big Life group.

The Big Life group 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 change their lives, we do things the Big Life Way.


What you’ll be doing

As a Nursery Officer, you will deliver high-quality childcare, ensuring that the welfare requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage are consistently met. You’ll work in partnership with your colleagues, parents, and carers to ensure that children reach their full potential.

What we need from you

  • You will be an outstanding Nursery practitioner.
  • You will have a Level 2, or above, Early Years Education and Childcare qualification.
  • You will deliver high quality childcare ensuring that the welfare requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage are consistently met.
  • You will support other staff within the nursery.
  • You will work in partnership with parents and carers to ensure that children in their care reach their full potential through the delivery of the EYFS curriculum.
  • You will support the growth and success of Big Life Nurseries by delivering excellent customer services.
  • You will motivate and inspire children and adults through innovative practice.
  • You will be positive, resilient, flexible, and work well in our happy team.
  • You will share Longsight’s vision and the values of the Big Life Group.

What we will offer you in return

  • A salary of £23,465.
  • A permanent, full-time contract (37.5 hours a week).
  • 25 days annual leave (rising to 30 days after 5 years).
  • Based at Longsight Nursery.
  • Culturally and socially diverse families.
  • A happy, welcoming staff team.
  • Opportunities for career development as the school grows.
  • The support of the Big Life Group.
  • Further training and development.


What next?

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 Wednesday 17th April 2024. Applications received after this time will not be considered and CVs will not be accepted. Interviews will take place week commencing 22nd April 2024.


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Your health and happiness is 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.

The Big Life group positively promotes diversity in the workforce.


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

Big Life strives to be diverse and inclusive - a place where we can all be ourselves. We strongly encourage applicants from all parts of society. You can read on our careers site about the actions we are taking ourselves to fight inequality and inspire change.

We actively value the lived experiences and expertise of our staff, volunteers and the people who use our service and see the extra value that they bring to our organisation.