Year-round Nursery and Children’s Centre, Easton/Lawrence Hill.
We are passionate about high quality Early Years provision. We pride ourselves on having a great, varied learning environment coupled with exciting adult-led opportunities to learn and meet children’s development needs. We offer excellent conditions, freshly cooked meals and snacks, ongoing training, non-contact time, generous leave, a financial bonus scheme and enhanced pension contributions in a vibrant, culturally diverse setting. Please feel free to contact the Centre if you have any questions about this vacancy.
We’re looking for an experienced and ambitious Preschool Room Leader to co-manage our large Preschool. Our Preschool takes up to 36 children per day who are aged between 3 and 4 with six members of staff. You will be expected to have a small key group of children and plan for their individual needs, you will not only need to build strong relationships with these parents but also all of the parents of the children attending the preschool. You will need to jointly reflect on practice to continually improve the outcomes and opportunities for the children as well as be responsible for resourcing the room with an agreed budget and supporting the staff’s professional development. The preschool room is spacious and comfortable, with space to inspire curiosity in groups of children as well as foster self-confidence in small child-sized spaces. We now have a large interactive whiteboard. We have a large varied outdoor area, access to our community allotment and fish to help care for. As well as helping to run the preschool, you will work with the Centre’s other Room Leaders and Senior Management Team to agree strategy and develop practice. Furthermore, as a Room Leader you will have the opportunity, and support, to progress in your own area of interest. As an independent charity, ECCC is able to react quickly to changes and adapt services and approaches to best suit children and families’ needs.
•To show professional conduct and contribute to a positive working environment. Being reliable, consistent and self-motivated with excellent attendance and time-keeping.
•Show a commitment to working with children including the ability to foster warm respectful relationships.
•To be upbeat, enthusiastic and creative.
•Ability to assess children’s development, linked to the EYFS, and plan to meet their individual needs.
•To communicate appropriately with children, parents and colleagues.
•Ability to work in an inclusive and non-discriminatory way and to communicate positive messages and attitudes about diversity.
•To have a flexible, co-operative can-do approach and to be willing to accept direction and instruction. With the ability to stay calm under pressure and work with interruptions in a busy environment.
•Understanding of and commitment to Safeguarding & Child Protection.
•Excellent spoken and written English
•Ability to direct others, deliver routines, maintain protocols and manage conflicting workloads.
•Ability to resolve conflicts and communicate difficult messages.
•Ability to see the bigger picture and work towards longer term goals.
Recognised Level 3 Childcare qualification, two years’ practical Early Years experience and experience of leadership and/or practice development.
£21,525 – £24,600
39-hrs with varying shifts
ECCC provide a friendly and diverse working environment, bonus pay, enhanced pension contributions, free staff food and a generous annual leave allowance.
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