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  1. 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!
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. Newbie

    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?
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Nursery Manager - Peak District area

    Salary between £28,000 – £32,000 Promises Nursery, rated Good by Ofsted June 2017, is a 40 place day nursery with an out of school club and holiday club operating from an attractive, modern, purpose built family centre situated at the heart of a mixed residential area close to the Peak District. Our aim is to provide families in the community with the best of early years’ child care, gently shaped by Christian faith and values. We are now recruiting a new manager to lead the nursery into a period of development, which will include opportunities to further:- Develop a culture of care where the individual needs of children are met alongside a daily programme of stimulating activities to meet and surpass EYFS requirements. Build, organise, support and mentor a strong team of caring staff. Form close relationships of co-operation with parents and/or carers and develop a range of services to meet their needs. The manager will be expected to secure and maintain high occupancy levels as well as comply with Ofsted and all relevant regulatory requirements. We are seeking a manager who: Ensures every child feels a sense of belonging, reaches their potential and develops a love of learning. Oversees the provision of a stimulating and accessible learning environment indoors and out. Is able to combine the provision of high quality child care and early years’ education with the ability to work relationally with families in the community. Is a graduate/NVQ4 in early years/teaching or has NVQ level 3 in Childcare or a related subject or preferable EYPS or QTS in Early Years’ Education. Has a minimum of two years’ experience post qualifying as a deputy or manager in a childcare setting working with the 0-5 age range. Is a person who will uphold the values and ethos of the nursery. Is looking for a fulfilling role. If you are interested in this position and wish to request an application form please contact Steph Dunkley HR co-ordinator, 2 Turners Lane, Swanwick, DE55 1AS HR@valleycids.co.uk For an informal chat contact Jenny Whittaker, Director of Children’s Work 07484021612 Closing date 22nd December Interviews to take place 9th January 2018 Please note all applications forms should be returned with a current copy of a CV. Promises - Nursery Manager 23November.docx
  10. Hello I'm looking for a piece of equipment that has padlocks, switches, fasteners, etc on for my Pre-school. I have asked parents if anyone can make something for me but unfortunately no-one has come forward. It looks as though I may have to buy something. I am sure I have seen something like I would like quite a while ago but can't see anything now. Can anyone help please? V
  11. Hi all We are new crèche starting out and are looking at a variety of options for planning and assessment to make it as streamlined and time efficient as possible. I have started my trial of tapestry and it looks really good, I will have play with it and look more at the tracking side. Please can anyone help with the following Are you able to use Tapestry to do planning or did anyone use any other programs alongside tapestry or instead off? What are the best and worst things about tapestry for you? What my ideal system will be is that all planning, observations and assessments are all paper free. This is so we can spend more time with the children, as it will hopefully be more time efficient as well as parents being more involved in their child's learning. Hope you can help
  12. Hello there, i am new to posting so hope so I hope I'm in the right place. i would appreciate any comments and advice. we are a preschool term time, and have a funded child who started with us this term. the attendance of the child is very poor 5 sessions to date( we are all ways notified of the absence illness, sisters birthday, mothers medical appointments etc) my concern is we are claiming funding for a child who is not attending, we had the mother in for a meeting re all of this and she has announced that she suffers from a list of mental health issues, and one of which is aggrahphobia. has anyone had this issue and what was the answer from the local authority regarding the continued absence and funding the child? i hope this makes sense it's been along day! Many thanks oldbear
  13. Hi, I hope somebody can help. Our early years setting is part of a private school from 2 to 18 years. We are only Just beginning to show and track progress. In the nursery class and Reception class we have done a baseline assessment, well a best fit approach. We will then do summative assessments at the end of each term. For the whole school approach I have to show numerically and with percentages how much progress we are making and to set targets. My initial idea is to do something similar to GLD, 1-emerging 2-developing 3-secure. So for nursery for example, the majority are within 30-50, so a child that is developing in that area would get 2, I thought if they were in the age band before they would minus 1 point or 3 depending. The problem arises when they are in the age band before. It also wouldn't be cumulative year upon year. Can anyone suggest any ideas or what they do. Thank you!
  14. Hi I'm new to the forum, we are looking at transport this term with our 3 and 4 year olds. We have broke the theme down to air, Rail, Road and Sea. We are currently looking at sea transport. I'm looking for fun activity ideas. Can anyone help?
  15. Hi, We have a number of children whose parents do not want an online Learning journal. It is very time consuming operating two systems so my headteacher wondered if there is any way we could add observations but not have these online so there is no risk of anyone accessing the journals online. Thanks
  16. Would you enjoy working and supporting young children reach their potential and still have time for your family? Would you like a part-time job with holiday pay? Then why not apply to a small privately run Nursery/Pre-school for children aged 2-5 years based in Cobham. We are looking for either a passionate, experienced Nursery Manager or someone working at a senior level: Deputy Manager with Early Years Teacher/ QTS/ EYPS/PGCE, ready to take their next challenge or ready to become a manager of a growing setting. Term time Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs and Fridays 38 weeks a year Hours to be agreed 20 - 30 hours Salary : Dependent on role and experience Holiday Pay Pension CPD/Training Start: January 2018 Required education: Level 3/ Level 4 / Level 5 / EYPS/EYT/QTS / PGCE The successful candidate will have A friendly / flexible and calm approach High expectations Excellent organisational skills Excellent communication skills with staff and parents Experience of dealing with confidential issues and problem-solving. At least 2 years managerial/supervisory role experience. Proven keyperson experience An in-depth knowledge and understanding of the EYFS and Ofsted requirements is essential Carried out roles of SENDCO and or DSL although not necesary Able to work within a team situation and inspire colleagues The ability to manage and motivate a team. The candidate will be expected to commit to: The highest possible standards of safety and safeguarding Our Nursery preschool's ethos and values Clear and professional communication Keeping up to date with Regulatory/EYFS changes For more details call 07990578682
  17. Job Vacancy in Virginia Water

    Job Vacancy: A fantastic opportunity to work in a small team within a community Preschool Key Person/Room Leader at Virginia Water Community Pre-School 31.25 hours per week (Monday - Friday) 8.30 am - 3.15 pm Term time only 36 week year 5.6 weeks pro rata holiday pay Inc. bank holidays £8.00/£9.50 an hour depending on experience Workplace pension scheme (NEST) Please see application pack attached below. Susan Wordingham Chair of Trustees application pack key person-room leader 2017.docx
  18. HI Does anyone have , or know where I can find, the piano sheet music for ' there isn't any room' (sometimes known as Rat a ta tat) nativity song please? We want to use it this year - but pianist is struggling to find the score for it! Thank you all!
  19. Hi We are just finding our way around Tapestry having bought the package for use from this Sept. We used PRAMS before and found that the Key worker Thoroughness Report function was incredibly useful and a good tool to confront consistently under performing staffs with. I know Tapestry is the newer an better version to PRAMS but I cannot work out how to use this function. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you
  20. Hello there. We use a mobile cookery unit within our early years setting, which allows the children to bake in their rooms. Whilst we have risk assessed the use of this etc, we now need to put a policy in place around its use and I just wondered whether anyone has written or come across such a thing before? Thanks
  21. We are looking for a full-time leader for our six place baby room - Little Stars. The post includes job sharing the role of Deputy Manager. We are a small, busy and friendly nursery in a village location with good transport links to Sheffield. Staff retention averages just over 6 years years and we have a good rating with OFSTED, maintained over 16 years. Please down load the job description and application form or contact the Manager, Julia, for more information.Deputy Manager and Baby Room Leader Sept 17.docxJob Application Form Deputy Manager.doc <bdo dir="rtl">ku<!-- usg -->.oc.gni<!-- rzz -->rps-se<!-- shc -->m<span><!-- iqx -->uoc@</span>ofni</bdo> 0114 2862100
  22. Bishops Waltham Montessori is looking for a dynamic and very special Early Years Leader. term time only - 37.5 hours a week, salary dependent on experience for a January start. Although having a Montessori qualification would be an advantage a sound knowledge of the philosophy and the willingness to learn is more important. A relevant Level 3 and above qualification is a necessity. For more information please contact Danielle on 07979457486 or email <bdo dir="rtl">ku.oc.iros<span>setnom<!-- wko -->mahtla<!-- ded -->wsp<!-- fcx -->ohsib@o</span>fn<!-- dsy -->i</bdo>
  23. Brand new to tapestry!

    ​Hi everyone ​I am looking for a bit of direction! We are a large setting with around 250 registered children. We are hoping to purchase tapestry after our trial. ​My questions are as follows, also sorry if there is an easy access to these questions but I am trying to steer the tapestry ship at work and learning from just giving it a go!! ​Please could someone let me know how you started the transition period between paper work and tapestry. How did you all start a baseline of development? ​Also is there a summary feature? We currently hand write a summary of each area to each child every 6months. ​Thank you in advance! ​Laura
  24. Room Leader Chadwell Heath

    Room Leader required. Busy Day Nursery in Chadwell Heath looking for an experienced Level 3 for a room leader position. Please send your CV to learntoleap@hotmail.co.uk JDHatchlings room leader.pdf
  25. Hi everyone! I just admitted a child back into the setting after she left us in July to pre-school attached to a primary school. Her parent had a change of mind and brought her back. Now my dilemma is of course, if there is any way I can get her profile back? It has been deleted couple of weeks ago and I can' see the option of how to restore. Many thanks!