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  1. PLSA

    Contact your local authority early years business support team if you are still unsure - they will be able to advise you of the best course of action. Leicestershire's BSA has had a look at the comments above and noted that there is some very sound advice on this thread. Please feel free to PM me if you would like me to pass on any questions or queries to our BSA. Laura
  2. Derby - Deputy Manager

    Deputy Nursery Manager Shining Stars Nursery - Derby We have an exciting opportunity for an existing Deputy Nursery Manager or an ambitious practitioner looking for further challenge and career prospects to join our friendly team. As a Deputy Nursery Manager working for Shining Stars Nursery you can expect to be rewarded with a competitive salary, ongoing training and opportunities to progress your career within the business. Job Title: Deputy Manager/Early Years Practitioner Hours: 35 per week Salary: Negotiable depending on experience + workplace pension + other staff benefits Annual Leave: 28 days Main Purpose of Job: 1. You will work closely with the manager to ensure consistency & quality of service across the rooms and outside area. 2. You will have a strong understanding of the EYFS statutory requirements and be able to work alongside the nursery manager to motivate and train a team of practitioners to provide the highest quality care at all times. 3. You will work closely with the manager and deputise for her as and when required. 4. You will support the aims and objectives of the nursery and assist the manager to organise a high quality establishment for children from 3 months to 5 years. 5. You will work with the manager on implementing the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and any other legal/statutory frameworks 6. You will work with the Manager to achieve an Ofsted Outstanding rating. Main Responsibilities are: To effectively deliver the EYFS ensuring that the individual needs and interest of children in the setting are met. To keep records of children’s development and learning journeys and share with parents, carers and other key adults in the child’s life. To ensure that the welfare and safety of the children is paramount within the setting and any safeguarding concerns are acted upon immediately, following LSCB procedures. To work with the Manager to develop the ethos of the Shining Stars Nursery and Drop-In’s work with children under five and to create a welcoming and family friendly environment. To develop and maintain strong partnerships and communication with parents/carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs. To ensure the provision of a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children having an awareness of any disabilities, family cultures and medical histories. To be flexible within working practices of the setting, undertaking other responsible duties where needed, such as domestic tasks, preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment, etc. To read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role and the safe running of the setting. To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff that is acquired as part of the job. To be aware of the high profile of the setting and to uphold its standards at all times, both in work hours and outside. To support nursery assistants, students and volunteers. To ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times. Qualifications and Experience required: - Level 3 or higher qualification in childcare. Further qualifications are desirable, not essential as there is room to develop while at the setting. 1 year management experience is desirable. Strong Leadership skills Progression opportunities and excellent support will be provided. Successful applicants are required to provide an enhanced DBS and 2 suitable references Please apply via Indeed with your CV or telephone Sarah on 07399753623 for more details
  3. Early Years Teacher – January Start! http://www.pkeducation.co.uk/job/early-years-teacher-january-start/ Job Description: Early Years Teacher – January Start £120 – 160 per day. A small school in Chesterfield require an Early Years Teacher with experience working in the Foundation Stages. Initially the role will run until the end of the academic year with the possibility for a permanent role for the right candidate. Your day to day role as an Early Years Teacher will include: – Motivating and stimulating children’s learning abilities, often through play, – Developing visual aids and teaching resources, – Assisting with the development of children’s personal, and social abilities, – Encouraging development through stories, songs, games, drawing, and imaginative play, – Working with others to plan and co-ordinate work, – Observing, assessing, and recording each child’s progress, – Ensuring that the health and safety of children and staff is maintained at all times. To be considered for this role you must: – Hold a current teaching qualification, EYPS, EYTS, full QTS or any UK equivalent – Have an enhanced DBS on the update service, – Have two references which cover the last twelve months of employment, – Be well organised. What we have to offer you: – Competitive rates of pay, – A variety of vibrant work opportunities across South Yorkshire and Derbyshire, – AWR compliant, – A supportive and proactive team of consultants who will provide you with a personal service that will exceed your expectations of supply agencies, – We also run a ‘recommend a friend’ scheme, for any referrals that you make to PK Education References will be taken prior to interview. If you feel that you have the relevant experience or appropriate skills to fill this role, please respond to this advertisement with an up to date CV with a covering letter explaining why you feel you would suit this post. Send CV’s to georgina@pkeducation.co.uk or call 0114 272 2212 for more information. PK Education specialise in sourcing teaching and support roles in schools throughout both South and West Yorkshire, we have over ten years’ experience within the education sector and pride ourselves on our professionalism and honesty.
  4. The Hunny Nurseries are looking for a manager and deputy to join our expanding team at a brand new nursery in Birstall as well as our well established nursery in Wigston. This is a new and exciting adventure that we wish for an enthusiastic, committed, hard working, organised and passionate leader to join our team. Full training will be given to the successful candidate's, therefore experience of management is desirable but not essential. The successful candidate's will receive a management package alongside their wage. The managers position includes a company car. For more information or to apply for this position please call Nicola on 0116 2848434. Nicola Coe Senior manager With Kind Regards The Hunny Jar Day Nursery 81 Kilby Road Fleckney Leicester LE8 8BP 01162402971 Manager job description.rtf Deputy job description.rtf
  5. Please find attached an advertisement for current vacancies at Nurture Me Day Nursery in Lutterworth, Leicestershire.
  6. The Hunny Nurseries are looking for a deputy and a nursery manager to join their expanding team within the Hunny Nurseries group. If you are committed, hard working, organised and are passionate about ensuring the children get the best start to their lives, please apply! Full training will be given to the successful candidates, therefore experience of management is desirable but not essential. The successful candidates will also receive a management package alongside their wage. The managers package includes a company car. If you would like to apply then please call Vinnie on 01162402971. Thanking you in advance Nicola Coe Senior manager With Kind Regards The Hunny Jar Day Nursery 81 Kilby Road Fleckney Leicester LE8 8BP 01162402971 Deputy job description.rtf Manager job description.pdf
  7. Derby - Primary School Teacher

    Primary Teacher, Derbyhttps://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/primary-teacher-derby-444002 Employer The Al-Madinah School Location Derby Salary Teacher Main Pay Scale Contract type Full Time Contract term Maternity Cover Job dates Posted 24 Sep 2016New this week Closing date 14 Oct 2016 Job starts October 2016 This is an exciting opportunity to join Al-Madinah School in Derby. We are currently looking for a competent, experienced and dedicated individual to join our team at Al-Madinah School in Derby. Our ideal candidates will be outstanding Primary Teachers who strive to achieve success for pupils in Key Stage 1. You will play an integral role under the direction of the Deputy Headteacher, displaying genuine commitment to achieving the highest standards of education for our pupils, coupled with the ability to work as an effective member of our committed school team. The requirement for this post is to cover KS1 teaching provision on a full time basis. The post is to cover maternity leave of a class teacher on a fixed term basis that will run from 31st October 2016 to the end of the teacher’s maternity leave. Al-Madinah has worked hard over the last couple of years and is now well on its way to Good. It is an inclusive school with an Islamic ethos and we thusly welcome suitably qualified applicants from all religious and cultural backgrounds. We are immensely proud of our school and like nothing more than showing people around, so please get in touch if you would like to come and see our school in action! In return, we will offer you opportunities for personal development, excellent teamwork and great leadership support. We only ask that you have respect for the Islamic ethos of unity, equality, peace, tolerance, selflessness and diversity. You will be joining an ambitious and highly supportive organisation which offers: A strong commitment to personal and professional development which will improve your skills and develop you understanding of whole school issues. A strong team ethos across the whole school. The opportunity to ensure an environment of learning and teaching that empowers children to achieve their full potential. The successful candidates will: Have full Qualified Teacher Status. Have excellent literacy and numeracy skills. Be able to demonstrate the ability to teach at an outstanding level. Possess a comprehensive understanding of safeguarding within a school environment. Have the ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure. Be able to work effectively as a member of a team and in conjunction with their job share partner. Give over and above to support the wider life of Al-Madinah School and its ethos. Any successful applicant will be required to undertake Disclosure and Barring Service checks (previously CRB checks) and provide two appropriate references. Al-Madinah School and Al-Madinah Education Trust are committed to safeguarding. For further details and an application form please contact Alex Maher, Al-Madinah School on 01332 383 379 ext. 106, email alexmaher@almadinahschool.co.uk or via post to Alex Maher, Al-Madinah School, Midland House, Nelson Street, Derby, DE1 2SA. For Further information or to apply for this role then please http://www.derby.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers/jobs/job-vacancies-information-and-advice/ The closing date for this vacancy is 12:00pm Friday 14th October 2016. Shortlisting: Monday 17 October 2016 Interviews will be held on Thursday 20 October 2016 Any application forms received after the closing date will not be accepted. Al-Madinah School, Midland House, Nelson Street, Derby DE1 2SA Apply now
  8. https://jobs.derbyshire.gov.uk/jobdetails.asp?jobid=51856 Class TeacherRef: DCC/16/1775A Salary Details: Main Scale, 1st Special Needs Allowance Job Term: Full Time Appointment Type: Permanent Location: Alfreton Park Community Special School, Alfreton Alfreton Park is a lively, successful Special School for pupils aged 2 to 19 years, with severe and profound learning difficulties. A large proportion of our pupils are also on the autistic spectrum. The school has a strong commitment to child safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to respect this commitment. We require an Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) specialist Class Teacher. The successful applicant must be flexible and a team player who can relate well to pupils with special needs and ideally has experience of working in a special school setting. The ability to think creatively, inspire children and have an appreciation of a sense of humour is essential. Successful applicants must be able to lead a class team and have a clear understanding of how to differentiate work to suit the needs of our pupils. A love of learning and can do attitude is essential. You are welcome to visit the school and there is an open afternoon 27 September 2016 at 2.00pm. Please let the office know if you wish to attend on 01773 832019. Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks. Closing date: 09 October 2016 Provisional interview date: 19 October 2016 Attachments: Job Description| (Acrobat/PDF File 32k) Person Specification| (Acrobat/PDF File 29k) 1775APerson Spec.pdf Job Description 1775A.pdf
  9. Group Nursery Finance Officer – Leicester Finance Officer for family run group of nurseries in and around Leicester. Would suit person with financial experience in an early years environment, with some knowledge of bookkeeping an advantage although full training will be given. Main duties involve monthly invoicing and credit control, weekly reconciliation of bank payments and banking of cash and cheques. Working closely with nursery managers to allocate the government nursery education funding each term and responding to queries. Monthly payroll for approx. 80 staff. Skills and Experience Strong knowledge of excel / spreadsheets Experience of nursery management software an advantage Knowledge of payroll systems and HMRC requirements Knowledge of Auto enrolment and pension procedures Ability to work independently to deadlines High level of attention to detail and ability to problem solve Own transport / driving licence essential Qualifications Higher level maths or finance qualification desirable We would value candidates qualified by experience also. The role is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Baring Service check and suitable references. Full training will be given. Salary based on experience. Hours 24 hours per week Gables Day Nursery 1324, Melton Road Syston Leicestershire LE7 2EQ
  10. SEND Vacancy Leics (LE3)

    See Attached:- One to one SEND support worker Woodgate Nursery – Leicester LE3 Woodgate nursery is looking for a qualified and experienced early years practitioner to become a special educational needs one to one support worker. Requirements: Must be level 3 qualified in early yearsExperience working with children with SENDDBS required x2 references required Details: Temporary contract initially for one term however may be for the full academic year (till July 2017) Working 1.5- 3 hours per day, 5 days a week, term time only. Please show your interest by sending your CV to Woodgatenursery@hotmail.com by 23rd September 2016. Once a CV is received an application form will be emailed to you to complete with an interview date. One to one SEND support worker ad .docx
  11. Employment and English & Maths

    Some training providers will allow candidates onto a Level 3 EYE course without GCSE's in English (must be Language btw) and Maths; and some will not. Some training providers will ONLY allow candidates onto a Level 3 EYE course WITH GCSE's in English and Maths (grade C and above). If the candidate completes and passes the EYE Level 3 BUT DOES NOT hold/pass GCSE's in English and Maths (grade C and above) then they can count as a LEVEL 2 in your ratio's. The 'licence to practice at Level 3' for anyone who started a qualification on or after 1st September 2014 = Early Years Educator qualification (so if they don't have a pre-existing Level 3 which was deemed full and valid for delivering the EYFS and they complete a Foundation Degree (level 4/5) etc the qualification must meet the EYE criteria/standards or it doesn't count) GCSE Graded A-C in English (Language) and Maths and soon to be added to this list is Paediatric First Aid So as an employer you must see and check certificates for the above before recruiting someone into a Level 3 post. The EYFS ratio's have not changed in regards to employing unqualified staff and Level 2 staff. This has absolutely NO effect on people who already held a full and valid Level 3 prior to 1st September 2014.
  12. Changing headcount dates

    I am certain that concerns regarding the LA process can only be rectified by contacting the LA concerned, therefore it would have more benefit to raise your concerns to the relevant party, ONLY if of course resolution is what you are actually seeking.
  13. Changing headcount dates

    Rafa, I really don't think this is the best place to be having a discussion about Leicestershire County Council and how they conduct their business, if your issues are still not resolved to your satisfaction can you please direct your concerns to the FEEE helpline 0116 305 5788 or email feee@leics.gov.uk This thread is becoming rather unprofessional towards Leicestershire County Council. There are direct channels where you can communicate your concerns to the Local Authority, this forum is a means of sharing best practice to enhance and improve early years provision. Laura
  14. Changing headcount dates

    I would like to respond to the thread above started by 'Rafa' regarding the Free Early Education Entitlement in Leicestershire. We have always worked closely with Leicestershire PVI Providers and did consult with providers on the changes, however response to the consultation was very low. Due to a small number of providers (less than 1%) expressing concerns we will be looking at the issues that have been raised. We value the diverse range of childcare providers that are on offer to Leicestershire parents and value the service they offer. We always encourage providers in Leicestershire to raise any issues directly with us so that together we can try to resolve them. Jo Fisher Childcare Sufficiency and Business Support Team Manager Leicestershire County Council