Dates for Your Diary 2023 / 24 
Dates: 1st September 2023 - 31st August 2024 (closed for bank holidays & 1 week at Christmas 26th Dec - 1st Jan) 
 
Term Dates:  
Autumn 4th September - 15th December (half-term 23th-27th Oct 2023)  
 
Spring 2rd January - 28th March 2024 (half-term 12th - 16th February) 
 
April Easter Break 29th March - 12th April 2024 
 
Summer 15th April - 17th July 2024 (half-term 27th-31st May) 
 
Holiday Club (ages 5-8)  
 
Thursday 7th March - World Book Day 
Friday 8th March (9.30-10.30) - Mothers' Day Stay & Play 
 
 
 
Nursery News and Events 
We hold a wide range of events including Sports day, Leavers Celebrations, Race for Life and a Christmas singalong. We are fortunate to have St James Park on our doorstep and we hold regular events at the park. We work in partnership with 'Friends of St James'. We invite parents/carers, grandparents and family to join us , and enjoy hosting regular “Stay and Play Sessions”. 
 
During the Spring and Summer Terms we have chicks and ducks hatching and the children learn about life cycles, development and growth, as well as having tadpoles and eggs/caterpillars and butterflies! Sporting activities and events such as tennis and football are celebrated and we enjoy holding our annual Sports Day. The team loves participating with the children in Pancake day, Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, Easter, “Walk to School Week” and learning all about road safety. 
 
During the Autumn Term we learn about Harvest Festival, Halloween, Diwali, Bonfire Night, Children in Need and Christmas. The children visit a Care Home and sing the resident’s traditional songs as well as having our annual Christmas “singalong” at St James Church. 
 
 
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“I love sports day, it’s good fun at the park. 
We do hopping and running and I play with my friends” 
 
Dan (aged 4) 
 

Working with St James  We are always interested to hear from applicants who enjoy working with children and might meet our high standards of customer care, and maintain our excellent reputation. 

 
 
“Wow, what a journey. I’ve worked at St James Nursery and Pre-School since 2012. It is so rewarding seeing and making an impact, watching the children grow, develop and thrive into the wonderful individuals they are. The team are amazing, welcoming, supportive and valued”  
 
Charmaine, Senior Practitioner and Early Years Teaching Manager 
 
Current Vacancies 
 
These are shown below – if we have no posts available right now, we’d still love to hear from you! 
 
Post Title: 
Qualified Early Years Practitioner 
 
Description: 
St James Nursery and Pre-School in Shirley, Southampton, have exciting opportunities for the right candidate. We are an established Nursery and we are a 'Curiosity Approach' Setting and also have the GOLD Healthy Early Years Award. 
 
We are seeking an experienced, qualified, high quality, motivated and reliable person to join our team. 
 
We have a flexible position for a level 2 or 3 with EYFS experience. The hours will be between 8am & 6pm  
 
The successful applicants will be experienced and be passionate about working with children. SEND experience an advantage. You must be professional, flexible and an excellent team player. 
 
 
 
 
In return you will be offered: 
 
a competitive salary dependent upon experience / qualification commitment to professional development 
- part of a bonus scheme 
- part of a friendly team 
- a chance to change a child's life! 
 
Please apply by sending your CV and covering letter indicating which position you are interested in. 
 
 
 
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