This job expired on 25 September 2023

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  • Closing date

    25 September 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    11 September 2023

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Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Full-time equivalent salary

£23,194.00 - £25,878.00 Annually (FTE) £19924 - £22230 Actual annual salary

Nursery Manager job summary

Job Type – Nursery Manager Full time (Monday to Friday term time only)

37 hours per week/39 weeks per year (term time plus 5 days)

Salary : G5  12 -15

The starting base salary will be discussed at interview. We look positively at candidates experiences, achievements and knowledge so that we can make a valuable offer of employment which aims to meet your expectations.

Long Sutton Primary School Nursery is part of Long Sutton County Primary School – an academy in the Keystone Multi Academy Trust.  We are passionate in our goal to provide exceptional opportunities to children of all ages and to give our youngest children a strong start to learning.  Our vision is to offer our children an environment in which they are safe to take risks, feel inspired, curious and develop their natural interests alongside being guided on their learning journey.  We work in partnership with families to enable all children to develop at their own pace, building confidence and independence and ensuring that children are able to transition to their next stage of education at both our and other primary schools. 

Long Sutton Primary School Nursery has its own separate building to the school which enables the Nursery to benefit from its own specific space and utilise the school buildings and grounds.  With access to the school hall, growing area and wood. It is a perfect environment for nurturing and fostering relationships with children and families and a supportive environment for staff with the benefit of being part of the wider school community. The Nursery follows the same term dates as the school and is open from 9 am to 3:30 pm. 

As a Nursery Manager, you will support the wider team, to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage framework with confidence to our children.  You will be expected to lead by example and support other colleagues in nursery with a hands on approach to the ongoing delivery of high quality care and education.  You will benefit from working alongside a wider team of Early Years professionals in the form of our Foundation Stage 2 team and Senior Leadership Team.  You will also benefit from support with SEND from our school SENCO, Safeguarding from our Family Liaison and DSL and EYFS Pedagogical Development from our EYFS lead. 

Up to date knowledge of research and recommended best practice is essential for this role, and you should be open to implementing change, exploring opportunities to further improve the setting, and identifying ways to deliver a high quality early education for our children.  You will need to have a solution- focussed approach and excellent communication skills to enable you to engage with all stakeholders and colleagues.

You will need to have the following qualifications, training and skills:

·         A minimum of Level 3 qualification in childcare (must be full and relevant)

·         Relevant safeguarding training (this will be updated yearly)

·         Excellent knowledge of the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage

·         A passion for childcare and education

·         A minimum of 3 years experience of working in a Nursery

·         Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing

·         Be confident with IT, familiarity using Word, Excel and Teams desirable

Responsibilities and Duties include

·         Building excellent relationships with parents and carers and developing strong partnerships with families

·         Planning learning opportunities and activities to support children to make progress in all areas of development

·         Meet individual needs of children through child centered learning and play, ensuring the health, safety and well-being of our children

·         Ensure Tapestry is utilised to engage families and parents and to supplement professional knowledge of the child to make accurate assessments in the 7 areas of learning

·         Providing a safe, happy and stimulating Nursery environment that promotes respectful relationships that enable the voice of the child to be expressed and heard

·         Manage and supervise a team of colleagues, being responsible for Nursery staff appraisals

·         Work closely with the EYFS lead and Reception lead to develop the setting, reviewing the curriculum, progress and achievements

·         Support children with SEND and liaise with outside agencies and the SENCO

·         Attend staff meetings, parents evenings, open day events and wider school community events

·         Promote the nursery to new families, ensuring up to date policies, prospectuses and other information is shared in a timely manner

·         Be responsible for all administrative duties including child and family communications, waiting lists, allocation of places and sessions, introduction and involvement to Nursery life

·         To pass on relevant information to assist the Headteacher in preparing budgets and the maintenance and control of all expenditure within nursery

·         Be responsible for the Early Years Funding claim preparation and return

·         Coordinate the online booking and invoicing system

Candidates must have a minimum of a full and relevant Level 3 Early Years/ Childcare qualification, as well as 3 years nursery experience.

We welcome applications from candidates with at least 1 of the following:

·         Vocational Qualifications at Level 3 or above

·         NVQ level 3 in childcare or equivalent

·         Cache Level 3 Diploma in Childcare

·         Level 4/5 NVQ'S, Foundation Degree Degree, Diplomas of higher education, HND, HNC, BTEC (including early years teaching qualifications from an EU country)

·         Level 6 EYTS, EYPS, QTS

If you are an experienced manager looking to take on a new and exciting opportunity or a deputy manager looking for progression this is the role for you.

We look forward to your application. We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the date advertised. Interviews will take place on a rolling basis, as applications are received.

For a full job description or to discuss the opportunity further please do not hesitate to contact us.

Long Sutton County Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and is subject to a successful Enhanced Disclosure, Barring Service (DBS) check and two professional references as well as any further safeguarding checks needed.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Long Sutton County Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
442 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

We are a large, rural Primary School with inquisitive and well behaved

children. Our vision at Long Sutton CP School is that all of our pupils are

confident and persistent in pursuit of high aspirations and taught through a stimulating and varied curriculum. We are constantly seeking to develop our provision and the use of our extensive grounds as part of outdoor learning.

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