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Hemblington Pre-School Deputy Manager

Hemblington Pre-School has an exciting opportunity to recruit a new Deputy Manager.

We are now looking for that special someone to join our dedicated team in this management position.

Do you have a practical, problem-solving attitude? Do you find joy in the simplest things? Would you like the opportunity to plan activities that reflect our ethos – to inspire curiosity, independence and a lifelong love of learning? Then we would love to hear from you!

We are looking for a Level 3 candidate who wants to progress and develop their management skills, and has a flair for organisation and team work. As Deputy Manager you will assist the Manager to provide professional leadership, management and admin support. You will support the Manager in the day to day running of the Pre-School, to include co-ordinating the provision of a caring, safe, secure and stimulating environment. There is potential to develop the role e.g. as SENCO and/or handle Admissions.

We are a committee run group currently offering 15 hours sessional care weekly in a village hall. We have a lovely bright and spacious indoor learning environment as well as a secure outdoor garden space offering children good opportunities for learning and development. Being a pack-away setting offers us great flexibility in daily creating an environment that meets the needs of the children. We also have a fenced area in the woods adjoining the playing fields for our Tuesday morning Forest School sessions where we explore, investigate, roam with our friends and have all sorts of adventures. Locally we are the only setting to offer this. Ofsted rated ‘Good’ February 2024.

This position will be 27.5 hours over 4 days - Tuesday: 8.00-3 p.m. (includes staff meeting), Wednesday: 8.00-3.30pm, Thursday, 8.00-3.30pm., Friday 8.00 - 3.30 p.m.  Please note we are a pack-away setting so moving and handling of equipment will be required.

In addition to the requirements of an Early Years Practitioner in our setting, you will be expected to:

  • Support the Manager to ensure that all the Pre-School team comply at all times with Pre-School policies, procedures and standards, including health and safety, hygiene, inclusion, confidentiality

  • Support the Manager to ensure that all the pre-school team have an understanding of safe, creative and appropriate opportunities according to children’s needs and interests to fulfil the requirements of the EYFS

  • Deputise as Manager when required

  • Manage staffing levels with required ratios, when required

  • Actively promote the pre-school to ensure that vacant places are filled, and that services are marketed and advertised so that the pre-school runs to full capacity

  • Work alongside the Manager to induct, supervise and contribute to performance management of staff according to policies and procedures

  • Work creatively with children within the EYFS framework, in order to provide an enabling learning environment for all children

  • Liaise with advisory and support staff in the development and improvement of the pre-school setting

  • Lead the organisation of the availability and use of general and specialist play equipment and other resources, ensuring that they are clean, safe and secure, carrying out risk assessments on a regular basis

  • Ensure, with the Manager, that Health and Safety policies are implemented

  • Support with the opportunities for all children to have the opportunities for both  inside and outside activities

All staff attend essential training and opportunities are available for further professional and career development.

This job involves working with children. Hemblington Pre-School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and expects all staff, volunteers and parents/carers to share this commitment. Posts are subject to satisfactory DBS checks and two references.

Application closing date: Thursday 11/7/24. Interviews: To be arranged. Start: 4/9/24

To apply please contact hemblingtonpreschool@gmail.com for further information and an application form. 

Please click on the link below to take you to the advert on Education Job Finder. 

https://www.educationjobfinder.org.uk/job/4f9685a3-039d-468c-b1bb-47627a14c2ab

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EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONER, LEVEL 3

This position will be 27.5 hours over 4 days - Tuesday: 8.00-3 p.m. (includes staff meeting), Wednesday: 8.00-3.30pm, Thursday, 8.00-3.30pm., Friday 8.00 - 3.30 p.m.

 Please note we are a pack-away setting so moving and handling of equipment will be required.

Please click on the link below to take you to the advert on Education Job Finder. 

https://www.educationjobfinder.org.uk/job/759535ca-e7e4-40e0-add3-c7edbd9be01b

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Forest School Leader, Level 3

To plan, set up and oversee our weekly Tuesday morning Forest School session. Liaising with the Manager on the children's learning and development. To apply please contact hemblingtonpreschool@gmail.com for further information.

Please click on the link below to take you to the advert on Education Job Finder. 

https://www.educationjobfinder.org.uk/job/9693e8c2-f3f5-4a4a-989a-b5ed58d8e25e

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Interested in any of our positions? Download our application form PDF above and send completed with a CV to hemblingtonpreschool@gmail.com.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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