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  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    19 November 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    18 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Key stage
Early years
Working pattern
Term time
37 hrs a week
Contract type
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
£31,346 - £34,728
Actual salary
£26,269 - £29,104

Job summary

Purpose of Job:
Be responsible for the day to day operational management of the Nursery. Hold supervisory responsibility for staff, students and volunteers.
Take a leadership role in the Nursery team to ensure high standards of education and care for all nursery children and their families within a multi-disciplinary Centre.
Disseminate best practice across the Centre and to the private and voluntary sector both locally and nationally.

Main duties:
Be responsible for the day to day operational management of the Nursery to ensure that high quality provision is offered to all children in a safe and stimulating environment, appropriate to their developmental needs.
To be a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead for the Nursery and Centre to ensure effective safeguarding and child protection policies and procedures are implemented. Refer cases of suspected abuse to the local authority children’s social care as required along with suspected concerns of radicalisation; The DDSL will support staff who share and record concerns about children’s welfare providing supervisions and training to all staff.
Lead and manage the teaching and curriculum planning in the nursery environment to offer high quality education with care to all children and families, in line with Ofsted standards and requirements and Health and Safety regulations.
Establish and maintain records and documentation of each child’s development and learning alongside parents and to support and guide all workers to ensure necessary records for each child are kept and maintained to ensure smooth transitions and wellbeing of all children.
To make recommendations where appropriate to the Centre SENCO and other agencies involved in order to develop appropriate differentiated education with care.
Lead, motivate and supervise the team to develop their own knowledge and skills base in order to secure improvement and best outcomes for children and families.
Participating in action research and disseminating information at seminars and conferences nationally and internationally.
To deliver and cascade training and models of best practice to staff, volunteers and students, working within the children’s centre, to meet the needs of children and families.
Liaise with Senior Leadership Team to develop a strategic view for the nursery and centre to ensure sustainability and further development within the local, national and international context.
Take responsibility for ordering appropriate resources within a delegated budget.

Work within the service’s policies and procedures and keep accurate and up to date records which will include contributing to Early Helps Assessments, reviews, maintaining records of meetings, contact, and other records within service policies so that all documentation is in compliance with legislative requirements.
To maintain confidential files, reports and developmental records for assessment purposes in accordance with the Early Years Foundation Stage. Consult with parents/carers so that their involvement in the Centre can be maintained to the highest level.
The Job Description reflects the major tasks to be carried out by the post holder and identifies the level of responsibility at which they will be required to work. In interests of effective working, the major tasks may be reviewed from time to time to reflect changing departmental needs and circumstances. Such reviews, and any consequential changes, will be carried out in consultation with the post holder.

Further context of job role:
The Senior Family Worker will report to the Deputy Head of Centre. They lead the team of staff working with children aged 0-5 years. The job holder is responsible for the operational running of the Nursery from 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday.
The job holder carries out supervision and appraisal of staff working in the Nursery and arranges training necessary for the job.
The objectives in the Nursery are to offer high quality education with care and lead curriculum planning according to the Early Years Foundation Stage framework and child development theoretical frameworks
The line manager is the Deputy Head of Centre who has leadership responsibility for the Nursery.

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School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 1 to 5
Education phase
School size
88 pupils enrolled
Age range
1 to 5
Contact phone number
01604 585219

About Camrose Early Years Centre for Children & Families

The Governing Body and Executive Headteacher are seeking to appoint an exceptional Deputy Manager/Early Years Teacher to lead the Early Years provision at Camrose Early Years Centre. This is an exciting and unique opportunity for a creative and innovative leader for our Centre.
The successful candidate will work in partnership with the Headteacher, Deputy Head, staff and Governing Body to provide outstanding learning experiences.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic professional who is passionate about Early Years and has the ability to build the provision with ‘Fun, Creativity & Achievement’ at the forefront of all planning.

About the role
Now is an exciting time to join Camrose Early Years Centre as we become members of the Federation of four Nursery Schools known as ‘Foundations for Children Nursery Schools Federation.’ The wider Federation (Croyland Nursery School, Parklands Nursery School, Highfield Nursery School and Camrose Centre) will continue to strengthen the Governor Board for the Schools and build on sharing of best practice.
As a member of the school’s Senior Leadership Team and a named DSL, you will participate in the strategic leadership and management of the school and will be responsible for the quality of teaching and learning and safeguarding for the sessional provision term time.

We are looking for a teacher and leader who:

Is an outstanding teacher within the Early Years and already have some leadership experience within their setting.

The leader will have:
The motivation to achieve the very best for the children in our care and be relentless in the pursuit of excellence
Excellent inter-personal and leadership skills as well as the ability to inspire and challenge colleagues
Proven experience as an effective good and outstanding classroom teacher
Have the ability to lead aspects of school improvement and ensure that all children are given opportunities to excel
Excellent communication skills and a good sense of humour
Passion for creating an innovative, imaginative EYFS curriculum based upon active learning
Is confident to create a child-centred curriculum and learning environment
Has successful experience of planning, teaching and assessing in EYFS
Is able to work closely and liaise effectively with transitioning schools
Aims to ensure that each individual child’s developmental needs are met, and overcome any barriers to learning
Works well as part of a team and is willing to participate fully in all aspects of school life

We can offer you:

• the opportunity to realise your own potential as the leader of a team of talented, dedicated and professional staff
• happy and motivated children
• supportive Governing Body and committed parents
• excellent learning spaces and outdoor areas
Visits to our school are strongly encouraged. We will try to accommodate the most convenient time for interested candidates. To arrange a visit please contact the school office 01604 585219 or email

Arranging a visit to Camrose Early Years Centre for Children & Families

Visits to our nursery school are strongly encouraged. We will try to accommodate the most convenient time for interested candidates. To arrange a visit please contact the nursery office 01604 585219 or email

School location

Streatfield Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN5 7DE

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