ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A NEW CHALLENGE OUTSIDE OF A SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT?
We are looking for a candidate with QTS who has had experience teaching in a school nursery or reception in the UK. We will consider candidates who have Early Years Teacher status provided they have had extensive early years’ experience, some of it working in a school.
You will work alongside an experienced and enthusiastic team of 9 qualified practitioners and will be expected to have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, plus very good organisational skills. You will be required to lead all curriculum associated learning experiences and to deliver a differentiated and exciting curriculum to meet the needs and interests of all the children who attend our 'OUTSTANDING' Ofsted rated setting.
Your key group will consist of 18-20 children and you will work with small groups of up to 6+ children (aged 3-4) throughout the day. Part of your week will be spent supporting colleagues to extend the learning of younger, less able children, to ensure a high standard of education for all, and doing a range of curriculum linked administration including a monthly newsletter to parents to inform them of forthcoming topics and learning intentions.
Our current teacher has set in place excellent and exceptionally organised systems for you to use, improve, or change to suit your teaching style (if you choose). There will be ample non-contact time to update the children’s trackers and journals, generate medium term and weekly planning and to organise and lead weekly planning meetings, so your evenings and weekends will be completely free.
You will be required to attend monthly staff meetings of one hour on the 1st Wednesday of every month.
Starting date: negotiable but preferable on, or before, 19th August to give time to familiarise yourself with the environment, staff team and key children leading up to the beginning of the academic year.
SALARY: between £27,000 - £36,000 depending on qualification and experience;
ANNUAL LEAVE: 30 days (6 weeks) annual leave (20 days of which should be taken in the school summer holidays), plus Christmas closure between 23th December and the 1st working day in January (we do not open on Christmas Eve), and bank holidays totalling 6 days (which are included in school holidays).
CONTRIBUTORY PENSION: You will be invited to join our contributory pension.
ANNUAL BONUS: linked to reliability, use of initiative, good practice, teamwork and salary.
HOURS OF WORK: 10-6 with 1 hour for lunch.
STABLE TEAM: A highly skilled, professional, enthusiastic and committed team.
Ladybird Lane Nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.
The successful applicant will be required to have an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and satisfactory references.