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  1. Next steps

    In currently looking at my children's next steps for summer 2. I am just wondering when the next steps will be generated for the autumn term 1? I've just gone to look for autumn term and it says no assessments found. We are trailing using next steps from tapestry for planning but concerned I can't use summer next steps in a September plan as it is part of autumn term???
  2. Hi, We are up-grading our Tracking system for our Day Nursery, but are a bit stuck on the format. We want to use Excel so we can produce relevant graphs and charts. Has anyone got any templates that we could look at for some ideas. It has to be simple to use as we are not brilliant with the computers. Thank you Nifty Fifty
  3. Hi, we are new to signing up to Tapestry, and was wondering how everyone up loaded there files from before. Did you input all the old information on or did you do a base line of where they are now and start from fresh. thank you ade
  4. Training

    Hi, Just wondering if you offer any training with regards to using tapestry, such as assessments, next steps etc as I feel I don't know enough about these areas and won't use them effectively.
  5. When writing observations up I have noticed that I can only choose points from 1 age band. I have been trying to add another point from a higher age band but it then cancels out my other points I have chosen. Am I doing something wroing or can you only choose points from 1 area in 1 age band per observation??
  6. Frimley Nest day nursery are recruiting for a deputy manager to join our team! We are a brand new nursery who aim to be open by Autumn. We are actively looking for a deputy manager who can also support us with the build up to the opening of the nursery and for Ofsted's registration visit. Full time- Monday-Friday. 51 weeks of the year. We look forward to hearing from you!
  7. Safeguarding

    Hi is this I need some help please regarding safeguarding (DSL) we have 2 designated Safeguarding leads, however at some point during the year we have both of the DSL away and that leaves no safeguarding staff, even tho all staff are level 3 and are all first aid trained. i am wondering for occasions like this is it possible if one of the staff has the mandatory safeguarding online e course? is this sufficient because i am aware that the nursery at all times during opening hours has to have a safeguarding lead at all times. Any help/guidance will be much appreciated. Thanking you all in advance. Rukaiya
  8. Small family Nursery 16 children per session, term time only is seeking a Level 3 Practitioner. Please find job advert and application form attached. For more information email perfect.mother@live.co.uk or ring Sharon on 07946397864 or David on 07931755343 application form nk staff.doc Nook level 3 job ad July 18.docx
  9. Small family Nursery 16 children per session, term time only is seeking a Manager practitioner. Please find job advert and application form attached. For more information email perfect.mother@live.co.uk or ring Sharon on 07946397864 or David on 07931755343 application form nk staff.doc Nook Manager job ad July 18 (1).docx
  10. We have a vacancy for a level 3 practitioner at our outstanding village Montessori nursery. A fabulous opportunity to work with a fabulous team in a fabulous setting. We are based in the bustling old market town of Bishops Waltham - Hampshire. Please call Danielle or Jo for more information - 07979457486
  11. Deadline for Applications is Tuesday 3rd July. Please goto www.trelya.com for job pack and application pack for our 2nd Deputy Manager role. we would love to hear from you!
  12. Pre-School Manager Guildford Playcentre (GU1) Full Time: 35 Hour per week - £21,315 Challengers are looking for a new Pre-School Manager to oversee the day-to-day running of our fully inclusive pre-school run from our vibrant Guildford Playcentre. The Pre-School Manager will need to be creative in designing and delivering an engaging termly programme supported by a great team of pre-school workers. You will also be a champion and advocate of positive play and learning for all children, who is dedicated to safeguarding children through thorough record keeping and excellent knowledge of the children in our care. All applicants must be have a level 3 qualification in Early Years, and two years of experience in managing staff in a play or early years environment. The Charity! Challengers is a charity with an excellent reputation delivering Play and Leisure services to over 1,400 disabled children and young people across the South East. At Challengers, disabled children and young people play, relax, make friends and truly feel that they belong. At the same time, families with disabled children can use these short breaks to pursue ‘ordinary’ activities such as shopping or spending time with their other children. Why Challengers? Recent employees have said: “No two days at Challengers are the same, it is a vibrant and dynamic workplace” “Challengers is the most rewarding, fun and exciting job ever” “Never have I worked at a place that is so positive” What we offer! Regular FREE training provided, NEST Pension, Health Care Cash Plan available, FREE Parking and Free DBS, annual leave increases with service Safeguarding Challengers is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across the organisation. This position could be suitable for applicants seeking any of the following positions - Pre-School Leader, Pre-School Manager, Play Leader, Early Years Practitioner, Early Years, Room Leader, Classroom Assistant, Classroom Leader, Primary Teacher, Early Years Teacher, Pre-School Teacher, Nursery Leader, Nursery Teacher. General Application Pack (4.18 Update).docx Challengers Pre-School Manager.pdf
  13. We are a small nursery in Havant (PO9 1RA) looking for an Early Years Practitioner to cover maternity leave in the baby/toddler room from September 2018 to April 2019 We require the practitioner to work 4 full days per week, managing a team of four staff. You must be highly motivated, experienced, with a Level 3 nursery nurse qualification, enhanced DBS and a Paediatric First Aid Certificate. A responsible approach and good leadership qualities are a must. If you have the above, we would love you to get in touch.
  14. Tapestry Learning Journeys at the End of the Year

    Hello all, I'm wondering if anyone can help. At the end of the year, we usually download all the tapestry learning journeys onto a CD (so they work like a USB for a CD drive in a laptop/computer). I'm not sure how useful this actually is for our parents now as most have phones (and some not computers) and most new laptops no longer have a CD drive. We have attempted emailing in the past, but the files are all far too big. What does everyone else do at the end of the year so parents get to keep their child's learning journey? I know that parents have the chance to download the tapestry learning journey as a PDF file - but my understanding is that this can only work on a computer? The only thing I can think of for parents who can only access a phone, is for them to save the photos? Just seems a shame they lose the text and learning alongside! Many, many thanks
  15. What format do you all use for reporting each child’s individual progress to parents?? We have used ‘my unique story ‘ for a few years (tweaking along the way) but we are thinking we are doing more that we need to. Can anyone advise? Thanks
  16. EYFS Lead Practitioner (Nursery) Level 6 or equivalent For September 2018 Bow, Durham School seeks to appoint a Lead Practitioner to manage the provision of the Foundation Stage 1 (FS1) class for our nursery aged children (3-4years). The post is a full-time contract: Monday – Friday: 7.45am-5.30pm (School day finishing at 3.20pm with one regular after school duty until 5.30pm weekly) Durham School term time inc. INSET days (plus a further four weeks for a holiday club provision). Full details of the post and the application process can be found on our website: www.durhamschool.co.uk/vacancies.asp or by contacting Mrs Susan Spence, Headmaster’s PA on 0191 731 9270. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 13th June 2018 with interviews being held week beginning Monday 18th June 2018. Durham School is committed to promoting the safeguarding of children and expects all employees to share this commitment. Any job offer will be made subject to satisfactory checks, including an enhanced DBS disclosure. Durham School is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of age, gender, race, religion, disability or sexual orientation. Advert - Lead Practitioner.pdf FS1 Lead Practitioner.pdf
  17. Hi, Just wondering if there has been any progress on the newsletter function that was suggested as a possibilty a few months ago? We tried having a false child and adding all parents but we had complaints from parents that they could see each others names. Is this going to happen soon? Thanks
  18. Role: Early Years Practitioner 3rd in charge (Level 3) Maternity cover Hours: Hours worked 28.25 hours a week Term Time Days and hours: Monday 8.00 - 12.00, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8.15 - 3.10 Friday 8.30 - 12.10 Salary: To be discussed NVQ level 3 qualified or equivalent CLOSING DATE: Sunday 3rd June INTERVIEW DATE: Friday 8th June AM An exciting, varied and fulfilling role within a Pre-school setting, to make a real difference to the lives of the attending children and their families. As part of a team, you will deliver high-quality play and learning opportunities through a wide range of activities. You will communicate well with young children, parents and carers and have working knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage. General duties and responsibilities: · Work as part of a team supporting other Pre-School staff and volunteers. · Ensuring the smooth running of the Pre-School by adhering to relevant policies and procedures. · Attend management, administration or organisation meetings including open days, events or evenings as required. · Use your knowledge, experience and imagination to come up with new ideas and activities. · Serving of refreshments to children and overseeing lunchtimes. · Setting up and packing away resources. · Attend training and keep up-to-date with changes to welfare requirements, planning for children’s learning and safeguarding procedures. · Show a strong commitment to training and on-going professional development. · Any other duties reasonably required by the Pre-school Manager. To apply please complete the attached application form and send to info@epsomplayhousepreschool.com EPPA Application Form.docx
  19. royal wedding

    Hi colleagues, The other day we made 'magic' wands and I asked the children what they wanted to be turned into. Some of the girls said (not surprisingly) a princess. This included at least one girl of African origin. I have been trying to find images of real (rather than Disney) African princesses to add to a display of our more familiar princesses - any ideas? (There are some royal families in Africa, but not many princesses!) Thanks in advance, Cjules
  20. Dear all, Please help, we are new to using tapestry and we are still working out how to set it up. Particularly the care diary.. How do you add in a weekly or fortnightly menu on tapestry so it adds for all children automatically, is that possible? Also how do you add, change and amend the care diary through ipads on the app, as the app seems to be basic and only lets you add observations and assessment. Thanks so much in advance Shana
  21. Hi, We have some tricycles in our Pre-Nursery and Nursery. Our children range in age from 2-5 years old. The children ride the trikes along a sort of path way in an enclosed area that is part of our outdoor free-flow area. Can someone please tell me what the current legal requirements are for wearing helmets in a child care setting? Thanks!
  22. Hi Everyone who can help I have recently taken over a running Montessori nursery and would like some help/advise. we are a one room setting and we cater for children 2 years - 5 years open full time 8am - 6pm. I would love your ideas on ways to set up the room either with dividers or anything to section the room for the 2 years and 3-5 years. Pictures would be lovely so i can visualize how it works for you. Awaiting some lovely ideas from all of you. Thank you in advance. Rukaiya
  23. Good morning, can you tell me how often you do your assessments and refinements on tapestry. Do you do them after each observation,termly or maybe 6 weekly. Am I. right in saying you don't need an observation for every assesment. We are just trying to get it right for our children so we don't have any gaps in their learning. Many thanks
  24. Hi everyone I'm new to my setting and would really like to introduce free flow play as our outdoor area is amazing and not used half as much as it should be. Problem is there are different levels to our garden and I am concerned about safety (the garden is secure though and risk assessments have been completed). I also have a staff team who are not very acceptable to change and see new ideas as a chore. Any advice on how to deal with either would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  25. We are looking for a level 2 or 3 qualified practitioner to join our team. 8am-3pm Monday to Friday, Term time only. Based in Hersham, Surrey. Salary split equally between 12 months to accommodate the school holidays. For more information or any enquiries please call on 07975561884 or email us at tiddlers@icloud.com.