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PreSchool Practitioner

 

  • Job Type(s): Full or Part Time

  • Salary: £9.50-£10.25 p.h. 

  • Benefits: On site parking
     

At Woodborough Village Pre-school, we are very proud of our happy and ‘Ofsted Outstanding’ Pre-school environment, and we have an opportunity for an enthusiastic Pre-school practitioner to join our wonderful team.

The successful applicant will have a sound knowledge of the EYFS, hold a Level 2 or 3 early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent, and have previous experience of working with young children.

You will be part of an exceptional team committed to and ensuring that all children are kept safe, healthy, happy and enjoy a range of stimulating learning experiences allowing them to explore and be creative.

At Woodborough Village Pre-school we have an honest, open and trustworthy environment, our team working together to provide exceptional care in a happy, professional, and high quality work place where they are supported, valued and appreciated.

We are located in the heart of Woodborough village, Nottinghamshire, which is commutable from many of the surrounding areas including Calverton, Lowdham, Lambley, Arnold, Burton Joyce, Gedling, Mapperley, and Southwell.

Hours are Term time only and can be flexible. Both full and part time will be considered.

Closing date: 9th December 2022

Hourly pay rate: £9.50-£10.25

Full Job Description/Person Specification available on request/on application. Applicants will be asked to complete an application form as part of the recruitment process.

Safeguarding requirement: Woodborough Village Preschool is committed to safeguarding and promoting thewelfare of children and young people. It is a requirement of all staff that they share this commitment and follow the prescribed policy and procedures to continuously promote a culture of safeguarding across the whole organisation. This role is subject to a number of pre-employment checks, including an enhanced DBS and verified reference checks.

Woodborough Village Pre-school is an equal opportunities employer.

PreSchool Manager

Due to restructuring, an exciting permanent opportunity has arisen to join and lead an Ofted rated ‘Outstanding’ Pre-School in the beautiful village of Woodborough in Nottinghamshire.

Established in 1974 the Pre-School has been at the heart of the village for almost 50 years. It also appeals to families in the surrounding areas, being easily commutable from nearby Lambley, Oxton, Calverton, Lowdham, Mapperley and beyond.

We are proud of our honest, open and trustworthy environment, where our team works together to provide exceptional child care in a happy, professional, and high-quality work place where they are supported, valued and appreciated.

On a daily basis, you will lead our team and ensure that all children are kept safe, healthy, happy and enjoy a range of stimulating learning experiences allowing them to explore and be creative.

Woodborough Village Pre-School is structured as a community group, with charitable status, and is currently managed by a voluntary Committee made up mostly of parents/carers of children. Part of your role will involve working alongside and supporting the committee by ensuring they are kept up to date with the preschool and that charity commission requirements as well as overseeing their implementation.

As our ideal candidate, you will:

  • be passionate about high quality child care, implementing the curriculum, social and behavioural development and

  • have excellent communication skills; allowing you to inspire an established team, work with the committee and engage with children and their parents/carers

  • bring with you a vision to grow and promote our pre-school as we move forward from the challenges and changes to childcare caused by the pandemic.

  • have a sound knowledge of the EYFS and hold a Level 3 early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent.

  • have experience of working with young children in an early year’s care and education setting, in a role such as pre-school supervisor, nursery manager, room leader, deputy manager/supervisor.

  • be able to work in an organised and efficient manner to ensure compliance with all policies and procedures in the setting, including those related ofsted and and our charitable status

If successful you will be required to work weekdays, during term time only, hours between 8:15am and 3:45pm as well as a committee meeting which is held in the evening, once per half term with a duration of up to 2 hours

Hours of work can be flexible and both full time and part time will be considered.

Closing date: Friday 9th December 2022

Hourly pay rate £13-£15 per hour. Negotiable depending on experience

Full Job Description/Person Specification available on request/on application. Applicants will be asked to complete an application form as part of the recruitment process.

Safeguarding requirement: Woodborough Village Preschool is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It is a requirement of all staff that they share this commitment, an integral part of the managers role is to ensure that adherence to the prescribed policies and procedures are continuously upheld and promoted across the whole organisation. This role is subject to a number of pre-employment checks, including an enhanced DBS and verified reference checks.

Woodborough Village Pre-school is an equal opportunities employer.

Job description: Pre-school Manager

Woodborough Village Pre-school
Woodborough Village Hall, Lingwood Lane, Woodborough, Nottingham, NG14 6DX

Job title: Pre-school Manager

Responsible to: Woodborough Village Pre-school Committee

Responsible for: Deputy Supervisors, Pre-school Practitioners, Pre-school Assistants, Committee

Purpose of the job: To provide safe, high quality education and care for early years children. To fulfil legal and statutory requirements. To lead and manage staff on a day-to-day basis. To contribute to and to implement early years policies. To ensure that all statutory, legal and setting obligations are followed and met.

Safeguarding requirement: Woodborough Village Pre-school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It is a requirement of all staff that they share this commitment and follow the prescribed policy and procedures to continuously promote a culture of safeguarding across the whole organisation.

Main duties: 

  • To take responsibility for drawing up long-term, medium-term and sessional curriculum plans which take into account the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), and to monitor the effectiveness of the setting’s curriculum; this may include working with external professionals.

  • To be responsible for providing a high quality of education and learning, ensuring that staff are properly deployed, and to offer appropriate stimulation and support to the children attending the setting.

  • To have an appropriate action plan in place which enables the setting to achieve and maintain a minimum good Ofsted rating at the next inspection.

  • To lead and manage a team of adults to deliver high standards and results

  • To take responsibility for ensuring that performance management systems are in place and followed, e.g. induction, probation, supervision, team meetings, appraisals and objective setting.

  • To ensure that staff are appropriately supported to carry out their role effectively, including the Early Years SENCO.

  • To draw up and to supervise the daily programme of activities and events.

  • To be responsible for implementing systems of observation and record keeping so that children’s progress and achievements are effectively and regularly assessed; to monitor the effectiveness of assessment procedures.

  • To organise the key person system and to effectively supervise staff on a daily basis; to be responsible for monitoring the quality of teaching; to participate in staff appraisals and to identify in-service training needs.

  • To ensure that the welfare and safety of children is promoted within the setting and that any child protection concerns are always acted upon appropriately and immediately.

  • To ensure records are properly maintained and updated, e.g. the daily attendance register, accident and incident records.

  • To liaise closely with parents/carers, informing them about the setting and its curriculum, exchanging information about children’s progress and encouraging parents’ involvement.

  • To ensure that Woodborough Village Pre-school is a safe environment for children, staff and others, that equipment is safe, standards of hygiene are high, safety procedures are implemented at all times and fire drills are regularly practised.

  • To liaise with the Committee, Ofsted services and other professionals as necessary and ensure that all legal and statutory requirements are implemented, and to provide reports as required.

  • To implement any recommendations made following regulatory inspections.

  • To contribute to and implement all the setting’s policies and procedures including those relating to anti-bribery at work, confidentiality, equality and diversity, food safety, health and safety, register and signing out procedures, safeguarding, setting hygiene and whistleblowing. This is not an exhaustive list of the setting’s procedures.

  • To manage the petty cash system and to ensure that any systems for income collection or invoicing are followed.

  • To ensure that children attending the setting receive a balanced and healthy diet.

  • To attend any conferences, training events or meetings, as identified by the Committee and to keep up-to-date with current good practice.

  • To ensure that accurate and up-to-date record keeping systems are in place, e.g. children’s records of progress and any behavioural and development reports, any safeguarding issues, health and safety issues, notes taken at staff supervision meetings, details of targets set and of any performance concerns discussed.

  • To ensure that the setting complies with the General Data Protection Regulation and that staff receive appropriate training and guidance.

  • You will be required to become a trustee of the pre-schools committee as part of the role.

  • To work with, oversee and report on the duties and obligations of the committee as required by the charity commission. You will plan, organise, and undertake all reasonable duties as required to ensure compliance and the completion of plans and objectives agreed by the committee.

This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties discussed and directed by the Committee Chair. The post holder is also expected to be flexible and adaptable in their approach to fulfilling their duties.

Person specification

Essential criteria: 

  • Proven experience of working with young children in an early year’s care and education setting in a supervisory/managerial/deputy role.

  • Level 3 early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent.

  • Willingness to learn and undertake further training.

  • An understanding of play-based approaches to children’s learning and development.

  • A commitment to working effectively with young children and families.

  • Ability to ensure that the setting achieves and maintains at least a good Ofsted rating.

  • Experience and ability to effectively lead and manage a team of adults to deliver high standards and results, including conducting performance management processes e.g. induction, supervision meetings, appraisals and setting objectives.

  • Sound understanding of child development from birth to five years, and of children’s needs.

  • Ability to plan and implement a pre-school curriculum, taking into account the SEN Code of Practice, child protection procedures and equal opportunities considerations.

  • Demonstrable and detailed knowledge of current legislation relevant to the early years.

  • Understanding of the Prevent Duty in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, as it relates to early years settings.

  • Knowledge of and ability to comply with and implement all of the requirements placed on the setting by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

  • Ability to work with parents and families to encourage their involvement.

  • Ability to effectively market the setting to maximise occupancy levels and fee income.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to continuously promoting a culture of safeguarding.

  • Knowledge of safeguarding and child protection procedures.

  • Commitment to equal opportunities and an understanding of equality and diversity issues and strict confidentiality.

  • Demonstrate professionalism in approach in managing all issues.

  • Commitment to reflective practice.

  • Good communication skills and ability to write clear reports.

  • Knowledge of data protection and information management practices and their application within the setting.

  • A friendly and flexible approach at work which facilitates the development of effective relationships.

  • Caring nature and enthusiastic manner.

Desirable criteria: 

  • Level 4 or above early years education and childcare qualification or degree.

  • Experience of a parent-managed/parent-involved pre-school

  • Current paediactric First Aid at Work qualification.

Woodborough Village Pre-school meet the safeguarding and welfare requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage. All offers of employment are made subject to proof of qualifications and right to work, satisfactory references and completed medical form, and an enhanced DBS check. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and does require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them.

Woodborough Village Pre-school is an equal opportunities employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £13.00-£15.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • On-site parking

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shiftMonday to Friday

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