Head of Nursery (Maternity Cover) – Hurlingham School

Putney, London

We are delighted to be assisting the Board of Directors of Hurlingham School with the recruitment of a Head of Nursery (Maternity Cover). 

The appointment will commence April 2022. 

Hurlingham School is a highly-regarded co-educational, IAPS, non-selective preparatory school and nursery for children aged 2 to 11.  The School is located in Putney, South West London and there are currently 450 pupils across the Nursery and Main School.  The School is proud of its outstanding and inclusive academic environment which offers a diverse and enriching educational programme.  The curriculum and extensive array of extra-curricular activities give every child, whatever their talents, an opportunity to shine.   

This is largely attributable to the expertise and dedication of an excellent Senior Leadership Team (of which the Head of Nursery will be a member), and experienced teachers and support staff, all of whom share the School’s passion for promoting creativity and independence of thought and an overriding belief in the importance of nurturing in every pupil attributes including: confidence, discipline, motivation, self-esteem and above all for generating a thirst and enjoyment for learning.   

The successful candidate will be an experienced and passionate practitioner, keen to maintain and develop the very best in the education and childcare of up to 120 children ages between two and four. They will embrace the core values of Hurlingham, provide inspirational, collaborative leadership and build upon the School’s firm foundations.  

They will be excited by the considerable autonomy available in the role, whilst benefiting from the expertise and support of Hurlingham School (350 children aged four to eleven) of which it is a part. The Head of Nursery sits on the Senior Leadership Team of the whole school and there are particularly close links between the Pre-School and Reception year groups. 

Key teaching resources and strategies, especially those covering the Early Learning Goals, are developed and shared in a mutually-beneficial professional partnership. All pupils who attend the nursery setting are guaranteed an offer of a place at the main site. 

Interested candidates are warmly invited to contact Jenny Funnell (Search Consultant, RSAcademics) to arrange a confidential discussion:
Jenny Funnell at JennyFunnell@rsacademics.com or +44 (0)7941 221172 

To apply, candidates should complete an application form electronically and submit it to RSAcademics, together with a letter of application. Please click the “Apply Now” link on the right side of this page. You will be taken to our online portal where you can upload your CV. Please follow the instructions provided to complete your application.

Should you have any queries relating to submitting your application, please contact Julia Coffey, Project Coordinator, at applications@rsacademics.com. Julia can also be reached by calling 01858 383163.

Hurlingham School is an equal opportunities employer committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020

The safeguarding responsibilities of this post are detailed in the candidate information brochure.

RSAcademics is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in schools.