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  1. 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
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    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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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!
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Any recommendations for a double buggy for use with under two year olds and including babies? Any ones to avoid? Many thanks.
  11. Dear Friends, We are a small, rural pre-school in Youlgrave Derbyshire. To help us to improve on our experience and understanding of diversity within our own culture we are looking to link up with another setting. We could share pictures and letters, send photographs of where we live: our setting and the children that attend. As we are a rural Pre-school we are looking for a setting that is perhaps in a city or town. It would be great if perhaps we could arrange a visit one day to experience the differences and similarities that we share. We look forward to making some new friends, Kind regards Lucy Burlinson (manager).
  12. Hi, How does everyone go about reviewing their policies and procedures?. Also, how often do you review each one?. Currently our committee reviews them at half termly meetings but when meetings attendance is low (which is most of the time) the reviews are moved to the next meeting.
  13. White Lodge Centre are seeking an experienced Nursery Practitioner to join our Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ nursery. To be part of a team that works in a trans-disciplinary way to support children to access the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum in an environment that fosters learning through play. Ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of the children at all times. For more info and an application pack please refer to our website www.whitelodgecentre.co.uk Or telephone Mari Passchier - Nursery Co-ordinator on 01932 577983
  14. Deepcut. Preschool Practitioner required

    Totterdown Preschool is a small term time preschool, run by Qualified Early Years Teachers for children aged 2-5 . We pride ourselves on our warm, friendly team, and amazing children and are looking for a Preschool Practitioner to join us. Ideally we are looking for a Level 3 practitioner, however the right candidate is more important that qualifications. We are looking for someone who wants to learn and grow and has a genuine interest in how children learn and how they can influence this. We operate a variety of sessions between the hours of 8.30am to 2.30pm, with the option of an early drop off. This is a fixed term contract for 22 hours a week (with the possibility of more hours becoming available) between the hours of Monday 11.30-2.30, Tuesday 8.30-2.30, Wednesday 8.30-11.30, Thursday 8.30-11.30 and 2.30-3.30 (staff meeting) and Friday 8.30-2.30 at an hourly rate of £7.50. Once the fixed term period ends there is a possibility of a new fixed term contract being offered commencing September 2018.
  15. I have recently taken over as Manager and am learning as I go. It would be a great help if some one could clarify about the EY2 forms for me? I have a parent wanting to join our Committee. I have got her to filled in all paper work, her DBS is completed and she has filled out the EY2 form. Do I send the form by post? enter it online on the online Ofsted website? And how long does it take? does it come back to me or her? Any help would be great! Thank- you!
  16. Early Years Educator Location Crodyon, Surrey Salary and benefits Competitive salary: £16,500 - £19,000 per year Up to 25 days holiday Company pension scheme Monthly rewards and high street discounts Refer a friend bonus Up to 40% childcare discounts Free uniform, free training and free DBS check Career Opportunities: Ongoing continuous development and early years quality training and mentoring Overview of the role We are looking for a Level 3 Early Years Educator for our gorgeous Nursery & Preschool in Croydon. You will be a level 3 qualified Early Years Educator with responsibility for supporting the Room Leader in charge of the room. You will assist in the running of the room and the daily programme of stimulating and educational activities. You will be responsible for providing a positive and secure relationship for the children and you will be a Key Person for children and their families and play a significant role in the children’s daily care and development. Qualifications and experience A Level 3 qualification in Childcare such as EYE, NVQ, CACHE or recognised equivalent Up-to-date first aid and safeguarding training Good knowledge of child protection procedures and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Excellent references and a clear enhanced DBS (DBS is paid for by Fennies) Passion for delivering high quality childcare and learning Exceptional communication skills, energy and a positive ‘can do’ attitude Team player Hours 41.25 a week APPLY NOW Please email your CV and covering letter to Kirstie Davis at recruitment@fennies.com
  17. Rowledge Playgroup Pre-School rated as OUTSTANDING at our last inspection (Mar 2015), offering the highest standards of care and play opportunities to children aged 2 to school age We are looking for a highly-motivated Manager to take over the ownership of the group. They should be passionate about working in childcare, has previous experience in a childcare setting and knowledge of current childcare legislation. You must be qualified with a minimum NVQ level 3 qualification in childcare, or equivalent and has excellent management and leadership skills is essential. Interest? Please email rowledgeplaygrp@aol.com with your name and telephone number or call 07846 774560
  18. We have just published an insightful article by Penny Tassoni called 'Reducing Educational Disadvantage'. For those of you familiar with Penny's work you will not be surprised to read the carefully considered points and the practical suggestions aimed at helping children get the best possible start. You can read the article here and comment and ask questions on this thread.
  19. We are looking for a level 3 qualified practitioner to join our fun and friendly team at Bizzkidz Egham. A DBS and first is required. This is a full time, permanent position. Please forward your CV to Shabnam.hussain@bizzkidzdaynursery.com
  20. Hello all, I'm planning for our setting's outdoor environment and would like to lead an activity based on a storybook. I can only think of two suitable storybooks, The Gruffalo and We're Going on a Bear Hunt, but we have used those books already recently and I want to try something new. Does anyone have any suggestions? We are very lucky in our setting and therefore space and resources should not be a problem. Thank you!
  21. Early Years Educator - Nailsea North Somerset

    Job Vacancy Experienced, Motivated and Reflective Practitioner? We are a small, family run nursery catering for children aged 2 to 5 years. We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic and dedicated early years practitioner. We are a Reggio Emilia inspired setting and a commitment to this essential. We are members of North Somerset 'World of Stuff' enhancing children's learning through exploring a wide range of 'real' objects. We can offer: A friendly and supportive working environment. Wonderful, happy children who enjoy their time at nursery. Excellent professional development opportunities. An ofsted rated 'OUTSTANDING' setting in which to develop your career. If you can bring joy, happiness, and enthusiasm to the learning of our children we would love to hear from you. For an application pack and job description please email nailsea@goldenvalleyhousedaynursery.co.uk or phone 01275 853304.
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    Hi , I am very new to this online forum,and have just been on a trial version of Tapestry. Does anyone know if you can let two parents access their child's learning journal but with out them actually seeing each others comments or do I need to set up two learning journals for the same child?
  23. Is there a way to make a summative assessment more personal. Currently we produce a summative assessment 3 times a year, at the end of each full term. We would like to add some notes to these to make them more specific about the child's achievements and interest for the term. Thanks for your help
  24. 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
  25. Pre-School Worker (Farnham) Wanted!

    Pre-School Worker Farnham Challengers – Farnham GU9 18-21 yrs – £6.71 per hour or 21 yrs + – £7.50 per hour About the Role - Pre-School Worker Challengers Pre-School in Farnham is growing and we are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic Pre-School Worker to join the team! We are an inclusive pre-school, taking children from 2-5 years old. We have a 50/50 split between our mainstream and SEN children, which makes us a very unique setting. The successful applicant will be working in an extremely well-facilitated play environment and get experience in a wide variety of roles such as keeping learning journeys up to date, ISP use and small group work. This is a rare opportunity in a progressive and vibrant pre-school! Person Someone with a relevant Level 3 Qualification in Early Years Someone who knows how to play – you will be an active role model of great play to ensure the children have the most exciting day possible! Someone who is prepared to learn – you will attend a range of innovative training courses to improve your understanding Why Challengers? Challengers has recently been awarded an employer’s rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars on Indeed! 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 Free DBS Annual leave increases with service This position could be suitable for applicants seeking any of the following positions – Room Leader, Pre-School Assistant, Pre-School, Teaching Assistant, Primary School, Early Years Practitioner, Nursery Assistant, Nursery Leader. Please fill in the application form and email it to work@disability-challengers.org. If you have any questions, or would like more information, please get in touch! https://disability-challengers.org/ Application-Form-Pre-School-Worker.docx Pre-school-Worker Job Desc.pdf