Nursery and Childcare Leader

Location
Stottesdon C of E Primary School Stottesdon, Kidderminster
Salary
Annual Salary: £20,000 (overtime rate of £10.37 per hour) Holiday entitlement: 25 days per year + s
Posted
15 Feb 2019
Closes
15 Mar 2019
Ref
Stottesdon C of E Primary
Job Type
Manager
Contract Type
Temporary

Nursery and Childcare Leader

(Maternity cover starting from 29th April 2019 – 10th February 2020 (end day tbc with 1 months notice)

36.67 hours a week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8am – 5.30pm – 20 min lunch daily)

Annual Salary: £20,000 (overtime rate of £10.37 per hour)

Holiday entitlement: 25 days per year + statutory bank holidays

 

This is an exciting opportunity to lead our Nursery and ‘wrap around’ provision while the substantive post holder is on maternity leave. We are a vital, small rural primary school with Nursery and all year round ‘wrap around’ childcare.

If you are a strong and experienced Early Years Professional with a genuine passion for working in Nursery education and childcare then we would love you to join us.  High emotional intelligence, bags of enthusiasm and a desire to make a difference in the lives of children would definitely be an advantage.

Our nursery is a cosy setting offering up to 20 places with a team of 5 (3FTE) staff. The new leader will have a great opportunity to continue to influence the vision and direction of the nursery so that provision continues to improve from good to outstanding.

 

Nursery and Childcare Leader Essential requirements:

  • You must have been either a Nursery Manager or a very experienced Nursery Deputy Manager, Qualified Teacher or very experienced Early Years Professional.
  • Qualification: Minimum NVQ Level 3 relevant childcare qualification or equivalent; Early Years Professional Status; Qualified teacher or HLTA.  Peadiatric First Aid would also be an advantage.
  • Initiative
  • Ability to work with little supervision as well as with the leadership of the school and within school policy and practice
  • Excellent working knowledge of the EYFS and ability to plan for provision and individuals next steps
  • Good management and observation skills
  • Excellent organisational, administrative skills and computer literacy
  • Possess an excellent knowledge of the Ofsted and Welfare Requirements
  • A good understanding of how to create engaging and challenging learning environments for toddlers and pre-schoolers
  • Excellent communication skills and a strong leader as well as a team player
  • A passion for working with young children
  • A good level of spoken and written English
  • An understanding of play principles
  • Ability to manage play for children age 2 – 11

 

 

Some of the responsibilities of the Nursery and Childcare Leader will include:

  • To manage day-to-day operations of the Nursery and Wrap Around Childcare
  • To achieve and maintain high standards of care and education
  • To effectively lead and manage the staff team including providing day to day guidance, training and support to all practitioners
  • To ensure all policies, procedures and curriculum are implemented and adhered to at all times
  • To oversee planning
  • To keep abreast of current early childhood thinking/trends
  • To be influential in developing strong links with parents

 

In return the successful candidates will receive:

  • Nursery/wrap around administrative support
  • Support from senior leadership of the school (the Headteacher will be your line manager)
  • Support from other Nursery settings in our trust
  • An established framework of policies and practice
  • A supportive team and school
  • Opportunities to grow personally and professionally

 

 

Closing date: 1/03/19 (12 noon)               Interview date: w/b 01/03/19

The school is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All postholders are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

For further details and an application pack please contact admin@stottesdon.shropshire.sch.uk.  Visits to the school are warmly encouraged.

 

 

 

Stottesdon C. of E. Primary School, Cleobury Mortimer, Nr. Kidderminster, Worcs.  DY14 8UE

Tel:  01746 718617 Email: admin@stottesdon.shropshire.sch.uk   Website: www.stottesdon.shropshire.sch.uk

Head Teacher:   Mrs. K. Jones  Chair Of Governors:   Rev. M Daborn