Reception Teacher 

Burton Hathow Nursery & Preparatory School

Odder Farm, Saxilby Rd, Lincoln LN1 2BB

Reception Teacher 

Pay: Competitive 

Two-year contract 

Friday 31st May 2024

About Us

At Burton Hathow Nursery & Preparatory School, we are looking for a reception teacher. Burton Hathow Nursery is a beacon of educational excellence nestled in the heart of Lincoln, Lincolnshire. With a commitment to providing the highest quality care and education to children aged 2-11 years, we foster an environment that ignites curiosity, fosters creativity, and nurtures a lifelong love for learning. Our team is dedicated to creating a safe, inclusive, and stimulating setting where children can thrive and reach their full potential.

We are looking for a reception teacher who is passionate about creating impactful experiences for children, radiating positivity and enthusiasm. 

Join us in fostering an environment where joy and learning thrive! In this role, you’ll:

  • Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils.
  • Promote good progress and outcomes for pupils.
  • Encourage and foster independence.
  • Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils.
  • Demonstrate excellent subject knowledge, particularly a clear understanding of systematic synthetic phonics for early reading and appropriate teaching strategies for early maths.
  • Plan and teach well-structured lessons.
  • Having a clear understanding of the needs of all pupils, including pupils with SEND, pupils of high ability and pupils with EAL, and be able to use and evaluate distinctive teaching approaches to engage and support them.
  • Forge strong, supportive relationships with parents and families, ensuring they feel valued partners in their child’s development, and develop strong partnerships with parents and carers to facilitate their involvement in their child’s educational journey.
  • Uphold a culture of safety, respect, and inclusivity, creating a space where every child feels cherished and supported, while maintaining high standards of safety, hygiene, and cleanliness.
  • Foster a vibrant team culture where collaboration and creativity flourish, ensuring every team member feels valued and respected, and support all staff, fostering a cohesive team dynamic and ensuring everyone feels supported in their role.
  • Embrace professional development opportunities with enthusiasm, continuously enhancing your skills and knowledge, and engage in out-of-hours activities with enthusiasm, enriching both your own development and that of the school community.
  • Act as a supportive colleague to the Head of Lower School, addressing concerns promptly and effectively, and work collaboratively with the Head of Lower School and staff team to uphold our shared values and goals.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to pitch in wherever needed, ensuring the smooth operation of the school, and undertake additional responsibilities as needed, contributing to the effectiveness and success of the nursery.


We look forward to welcoming candidates who meet these requirements and share our passion for nurturing the growth and development of young minds:

  • Degree of 2:2 or above 
  • QTS or equivalent. 
  • Previous experience working in a school or early years setting, showcasing your expertise in providing high-quality care and education to young children.

We can offer you:

At Burton Hathow Nursery, you’ll discover an enriching and rewarding experience. As an integral part of our dedicated team, you’ll encounter:

  • Enthusiastic Learners: Our children are eager to learn and a delight to be around. You’ll have the pleasure of working with curious young minds who are excited about exploring the world around them.
  • Dedicated Team: Join a dedicated and highly motivated team of early years practitioners who are passionate about nurturing the growth and development of our children. You’ll collaborate with like-minded professionals who share your commitment to providing high-quality care and education.
  • Professional Growth: Experience opportunities for professional growth and development tailored to your needs and aspirations. We believe in investing in our staff and providing them with the support and resources they need to excel in their roles.
  • Friendly and Inclusive Environment: Burton Hathow is a warm and welcoming environment where every child and family is valued and supported. Our inclusive ethos ensures that everyone feels welcome and respected, creating a nurturing space where children can thrive.
  • Creative Learning Experiences: Our dedicated and caring staff deliver a creative curriculum that sparks joy and curiosity in our children. Through a wide range of engaging and hands-on experiences, we inspire a love for learning and equip children with the skills they need to succeed in school and beyond.
  • Nurturing Lifelong Learners: We are committed to nurturing lifelong learners who are curious, confident, and eager to explore the world around them. Join us in creating a foundation for success and instilling a lifelong love of learning in our nursery children.

If you’re passionate about education and committed to making a positive impact on young children’s lives, we’re eager to hear from you! At Burton Hathow, are committed to safeguarding and we foster a supportive environment for both children and staff, believing it’s essential for everyone to thrive. 

For additional details or to request an application form, please kindly send an email to

Closing date: Friday 31st  May 2024 by 12.00pm
Interviews: Tuesday 4th June 2024

Fluency Duty

We welcome applications from all backgrounds. 

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

All shortlisted candidates will need to verify their eligibility to work in the UK at interview and will be subject references and an enhanced DBS on appointment.