Leader of Early Language and Literacy (QTS)

Childhaven Community Nursery School, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1UB

This job expired on 24 June 2022

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    24 June 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    10 June 2022

Job details

Key stage

Early years

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term (One Year)



Leader of Early Language and Literacy (QTS) job summary

Leader of Early Language and Literacy (QTS)
Up to MPS 3
Full time
One year fixed term contract initially
To start September 2022
Not suitable for Early Career Teachers

Our Governors are looking to appoint a dynamic, creative nursery teacher to join our ‘outstanding’ maintained nursery school.
‘Staff are thoughtful practitioners and regularly reflect on what went well and what could have been better. This means that the quality of teaching and learning and outcomes for children always remain high. Staff are highly skilled at questioning and prompting children to reflect on their thinking’ Ofsted 2019

Our opportunity
As we strengthen our team we are looking to appoint an EYFS specialist to join us as our EYFS language and literacy lead. This is a full time position where you will teach children aged between 2 and 4 years old and also be a key person for a group children.
It is essential that you hold QTS and have recent and relevant experience in Early Years practice. We are also looking for someone with strengths in observational assessment and early language development.
Our Headteacher is a lead professional working as a DfE expert supporting practitioners in the local area. This is a great opportunity for a colleague to take on responsibility within the school and work on a variety of projects that should interest them, as well as gaining management experience in the school when the Headteacher is temporarily off site.

Childhaven Nursery School is looking to appoint:
• An exceptional Early Years lead teacher with a passion for developing children's independent learning
• A teacher with high expectations and a strong understanding of continuous provision
• A dynamic, creative, positive team member
• A reflective teacher who has a personal drive to develop their own practice
• A nurturing teacher who understands how individual children’s needs affect their learning
• A teacher with understanding and empathy for children with additional needs
• A teacher who enjoys working with parents
• A teacher who enjoys being part of a large team
• Someone who celebrates special moments in childhood like we do and who sees the joy in all children.
• Someone with experience in developing language and communication skills
• Someone who can see life through the eyes of a child
• Someone who is skilled in observational assessment and documenting children’s learning in the moment.
• An individual that can work well on their own, but who knows when to ask for help and seek guidance openly.

We can offer the successful candidate an opportunity:
• To work with outstanding practitioners
• To work with a supportive, friendly, talented staff team with a great sense of humour
• To work within a nursery school committed to staff professional development with numerous opportunities to develop your personal talents
• To work with children who are motivated and keen to learn
• A warm, happy school where we value everyone and have a philosophy of kindness and support for each other. Our approach is not always conventional but has the impact our children need and deserve
• Happy, enthusiastic and deeply engaged children.
• A school with exciting and attractive learning environments indoors and out.
• An experienced team who welcome fresh ideas, traditional values and a sense of teamwork.
Childhaven Nursery School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to Enhanced DBS Procedures.

We warmly welcome school visits. We have the following visit date available:
Wednesday 15th June 3.45 – 4.15pm
Please contact Helen to arrange a visit or to arrange another date and time.
Closing date for applications: Friday 24th June, 12pm
Interviews will take place on Monday 4th July

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About Childhaven Community Nursery School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 2 to 5
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
62 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 5

Childhaven Nursery School (109 on roll) is a unique and special place. Set in the busy town centre of Scarborough, we serve a varied catchment where children from many different walks of life explore, play and learn together.
We are proud to be one of only 3 Maintained Nursery Schools in the whole of North Yorkshire. As a school we are involved in work nationally through the Scarborough Teaching Alliance, and also with other Maintained Nursery Schools across the country as we fly the flag for providing Outstanding Early Years Education. We are the local leader of the Early Years Hub and were designated an outstanding school in 2012, 2015 and 2019.
We celebrate childhood in all its forms and we have a hard working and dedicated team who strive to understand children and put them at the heart of everything that we do. Our staff are long-serving and have mostly dedicated their whole career to this special place. All of our decision-making is based on enabling all children, regardless of need, to have the absolute best possible start in life. We are a forward thinking and fun loving team.

Arranging a visit to Childhaven Community Nursery School

Email helen.poole@northyorks.gov.uk

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