Maternity Cover Nursery Practitioners/ Assistants Required

These positions will be based as follows initially:

1 x 37 hours per week 0-2 Years

2 x 22.5 hours per week 0-2 years and 3-4 years


Purpose of Post

  • To support all staff in the provision of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children in our nursery setting, in the day-to-day organisation of the nursery and to assist staff in their implementation of children’s routines.
  • To be responsible for a key group of children.


Key Areas

  • • Care for the children at all times.
  • • To actively engage in teamwork.


Responsible to: Room Senior Nursery Nurses and Senior Management of Nursery.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan alongside other staff members to provide a quality provision for all children.
  • Plan for a key group of children and report to parents on observations made, make assessments on the children and evaluate their progress through tracking procedures and moderation with the staff team and with the Head of Early Years.
  • Support staff and engage in a good staff team.
  • Liaise with and support parents and carers where necessary.
  • Attend staff meetings outside working hours where necessary.
  • To be flexible within working practices of the nursery i.e. preparation of snacks, help feed children, preparation of areas and cleansing of equipment.
  • Record accidents in the accident book and ensure correct first aid procedures are followed at all times.
  • To respect the need for confidentiality at all times.
  • To report any incident of unacceptable conduct towards children or members of staff directly to the Head of Early Years.
  • To be aware of routines within the nursery and to ensure that they are followed at all times.
  • To ensure the provision of a high quality environment at all times and to ensure the needs of the individual child are met at all times.
  • Intrinsic duties to the role will include lifting, carrying children, bending, crouching, kneeling and sitting for periods of time on the floor.


To apply for the above position

Please return the application form together with a letter of application which describes your experience of working with Early Years children. Please address all applications to Head of Early Years, St. Mary’s College, Crosby, Liverpool, L23 5TW. Telephone: 0151 924 3926 Fax: 0151 932 0363

Closing date for applications: Monday 23rd September 2019

Shortlisting: Wednesday 25th September 2019

Anticipated Interview dates: Monday 30th September & Tuesday 1st October 2019

We are committed to safeguarding children and child protection screening will apply to all posts.

Person Specification

Application Form



Supply Teachers - Senior School

We are interested to hear from secondary level teachers in all subject areas. The need would be to step in at relatively short notice for regular staff to cover in-service training initiatives or illness.

If you would like to join our supply list, please send a full CV and any other relevant information to the Principal’s PA, St. Mary’s College, Everest Road, Crosby, Liverpool, L23 5TW or email

We are committed to safeguarding children and child protection screening will apply to all posts.



Further information about St. Mary's College:

St. Mary's is a Catholic independent day School, founded by the Congregation of Irish Christian Brothers. Established in 1919 to provide Grammar school opportunities for Catholic children, the College consists of a Senior School (11-18) in Everest Road Crosby, a Preparatory School in Blundellsands, and an Early Years Department adjacent to the Senior School.

The College is fully and successfully co-educational and has a lay Principal and staff. There are continuing close links with the Crosby Community of Christian Brothers and the family of Edmund Rice schools worldwide.


The College's working philosophy is well expressed in the words of Edmund Rice, the founder of the Christian Brothers:

"Education refers to a whole person's life here and hereafter."

Our aim is education in all the dimensions of the person, spiritual, moral, intellectual, physical and cultural. In Christ's own words: 'I have come that you may have life and have it to the full'.

The commitment to academic excellence (with some 98% of its Sixth Form leavers entering degree courses) is within a Christian vision of the person. Thus, we offer an academic education within the context of Christian relationships, values, witness, worship and service. All members of staff are expected to support this ethos and identity positively.

Key features

  • St. Mary's is a Headmasters' & Headmistress's Conference School (H.M.C.). 
  • The College is a Catholic school but welcomes pupils of other denominations and faiths. The current proportion is 71% Catholic.
  • Entry to the Senior School is by examination and interview at 11+ and by GCSE performance and interview at 16+. Edmund Rice Scholarships are available at 11+ and Sixth Form Scholarships at 16+.
  • We draw from a wide area of Merseyside and West Lancashire. In addition to Crosby, Sefton and Liverpool, pupils travel from Southport, Maghull, Ormskirk, Rainford and Wigan.
  • The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) gave St. Mary's College & Preparatory School its highest possible rating of 'Excellent' in all areas in its most recent inspection, describing both the quality of pupils’ academic achievements and personal development as 'Excellent', due to the ‘outstandingly positive attitudes towards learning’ at the school.
  • Pupils enjoy a wide range of extra-curricular activities and show real commitment to service in the community. Our school has special strengths in Music, Art, and Sport.
  • Candidates should complete the Application Form and provide contact details for three referees. One must include your current employer.