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  • Start date details

    ASAP

  • Closing date

    2 July 2024 at 8am

  • Date listed

    2 January 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£25,712 to £27,000 dependent on experience and qualifications

What skills and experience we're looking for

Key Requirements:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care or the willingness to work towards it
  • Right to work in the UK
  • An awareness of keeping children safe, noticing safeguarding and welfare concerns, and knowing how and when to take appropriate action
  • A team player that can work collaboratively as well as using own initiative

What the school offers its staff

Benefits:

  • A Real Living Wage Employer:We are a Real Living Wage employer with a minimum salary of £13.15 per hour for all roles in London. We also pay 11% pension contributions
  • Ongoing Learning:We are committed to providing the best development for all our staff. We close the nurseries for five days each year to focus on staff training and ensure there is protected time for training and supervision each week for every adult. We work hard to ensure there are clear career progression routes
  • Annual leave:We are proud of our staff and want everyone to feel valued for playing their part. That’s why staff receive 25 days holiday each year, excluding bank holidays
  • Wellbeing:Staff wellbeing is incredibly important to us. We know that while incredibly rewarding, working in a nursery can be challenging. We therefore work hard to ensure all staff have the support and infrastructure they need to take care of their wellbeing
  • Part of a Network:Ark Start is part of Ark, a charity that aims to transform children’s lives through education. Ark operates a network of 39 schools across London, Birmingham, Portsmouth, and Hastings as well as a number of charitable ventures. Being part of a network means our staff get access to the opportunities, infrastructure, and support of a large organisation

Further details about the role

About the role:

As we expand, we are looking for Level 3 qualified Early Childhood Educator to join the founding team at Ark Start Nurseries. In this role you will provide the highest standards of physical, emotional, social, and intellectual care for all children in your care, you’ll ensure all children are safeguarded and their welfare and safety are promoted, and you’ll work to provide an enabling environment in which all children can play, learn and develop.

We are looking for people with genuine passion for young children, with the skill, creativity, commitment, energy, and enthusiasm required for leading room practice. You’ll be able to take learning beyond the classroom and interact with outdoor and forest learning, cooking, and gardening – this won’t just be another day in the classroom!

We have two nurseries in South London and aim to expand our reach over the coming years.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Encouraging young children to enjoy learning about their environment through fun games and activities
  • Encouraging the development of social awareness through interactions with other children
  • Ensuring that classrooms and outside play areas are child-friendly and safe
  • Promoting high standards of the nursery at all times to parents, staff, and visitors
  • Keep records of all children’s development and learning journals and share this with parents and carers and ensure all record keeping is up to date and accurate

Commitment to safeguarding

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants.

All employees must undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment - this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred.

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About Ark Schools

Type
Multi-academy trust

We’re an international charity, transforming lives through education. We exist to give every young person, regardless of their background, a great education and real choices in life. In the UK, we’re a network of 39 schools, educating around 28,500 pupils in areas where we can make the biggest difference and we’re recognised as one of the highest achieving academy groups in the country. We want to change the lives of children everywhere, not just in our own schools. So, we create and incubate Ventures designed not only to help pupils in Ark schools, but also to improve education systems.

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