Haven Nursery School“Magic Happens Here”


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Current Vacancies

We always recommend that prospective candidates contact us to arrange a visit and to have an informal chat before deciding to apply for a job with us.

Parent Governor Vacancy


We have a vacancy for a parent governor which we need to fill as soon as possible. Haven Nursery School has always aimed for a partnership with parents which undoubtedly brings great benefits to the children. One of the most significant ways you can help in promoting this aim is to volunteer to be a parent governor.


The governing body's main tasks are:

· to ensure that the Centre has a clear vision, ethos and strategic direction;

· to hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the Centre and its pupils;

· to oversee the financial performance of the Centre and making sure its money is well spent.


Parent governors are welcomed as valued members of the team and play a vital role in ensuring the governing body is aware of the views of parents and the local community. We feel sure that there are parents prepared to take on this important role and give their time and commitment to helping us to continue to improve the Centre's performance.


The Governing Body is made up of members with a range of different backgrounds and skill sets. We would be particularly interested in hearing from potential Governors with a background in supporting wellbeing and mental health. However, this is not essential and we would be interested to hear from all applicants.


Training and support will be available to help you develop into the role. This will include in-house mentoring and support as well as access to external governor training. You might like to look at the information for prospective governors on the Hampshire Governor Services website.


Visits to the Nursery are warmly welcomed, please contact Jodie Hope, Headteacher to arrange an appointment or for an informal telephone conversation. For more information or to apply, please see our website or call into reception and request an application pack. Closing date for the applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 28th September 2022.


Please note that for the protection of children all governor appointments are subject to an identity check to include a full enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


If there are more applications than vacancies, we will hold an election which we would send further details about if this is the case.

Lunchtime Supervisory Assistant


Do you enjoy working as part of a team? Are you enthusiastic and keen to develop in your role? Do you enjoy working with young children? If yes, this job could be for you!


Our recently graded outstanding nursery (May 2022) currently has a vacancy for a Lunchtime Supervisory Assistant to provide support for children aged from 3 months to 5 years old. The ability to demonstrate initiative, to be flexible and to work as part of a team are all essential skills required for this role.


We pride ourselves on our extremely successful, fun, nurturing environment with highly skilled staff.  Our belief is that our children thrive because they are consistently happy, engaged and safe at nursery.


We offer a caring and friendly environment with competitive rates of pay, a welcoming and supportive team and truly wonderful children to work with. Our staff benefit from staff discounts on goods and services such as holidays, insurance, loans, health and fitness, broadband TV and phone services, food and drink and much, much more.  In addition, we offer employee support, which includes access to confidential counselling and health advice. As a Hampshire Nursery School, there is the option to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.


The Centre is open from 7.45am – 6.00pm, Monday to Friday. 

Hours of work will be 11:45am – 1:15pm Monday to Friday (Term Time Only)


This post is 7.5 hours per week, Term Time Only with a starting salary of £3,178 (Hampshire County Council Grade A), this is a permanent position ∞

∞Closing date for applications is 12.00pm on Friday 23rd September 2022,

 interviews will take place week commencing TBC ∞

Part Time Cleaner Required


We are seeking to appoint a reliable, dedicated and hardworking part-time cleaner to join our Site Team. 
You will undertake general cleaning duties in all parts of our large and busy building to ensure it is safe, clean and hygienic.  Primarily, the centre is for children between 3 months and 5 years, meaning a dedicated and
conscientious attitude towards a high standard is essential.
 A ‘that’ll do’ attitude, simply will not do!

DBS Clearance will be required.


Hours of work will be 6.00pm – 8.00pm, Monday – Friday (10 hrs per week) – Fixed Term for 1 year – 52 weeks per year


FTE Salary is: £18,333- (Hampshire County Council Grade A) – Actual salary: £4,954

Generous leave entitlement of 24 days plus public holidays and eligible for the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Haven Nursery School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.  All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.