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Senior Early Years Practitioner

Spring Nurseries
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5 Aug 2021

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Wittering, Peterborough
Circa Salary £20,900 per annum
Permanent, Full Time (working 40 hours per week)

A place for children to find their feet.

The role

RAF Wittering is a purpose built nursery in the village of Wittering for children aged 3 months to 5 years., we give children the chance to grow in confidence in a safe, stimulating and fun learning environment, our highly skilled staff offer a variety of adult-led activities while also allowing children the space to be creative with child-initiated play. We strive to achieve a home from home atmosphere, where children are encouraged through active learning to develop their confidence and independence.

We are looking for a Room Leader to join our team of childcare professionals. You will be responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating a curriculum appropriate to the age group and individual needs of the child, ensuring room layout and organisation supports these aims and meets the requirements set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

You will make a difference by:

- Leading the staff within the room on providing learning programmes for individual or groups of children appropriate to their needs and developmental stages in accordance with Early Years legislation and guidance.

- Ensuring the compliance and application of nursery policies and procedures and relevant legislative requirements, informing management immediately of any instances of non-compliance or variations in practices.

- Contributing to and participating in the wider nursery management through leading on specific areas of development within the nursery, as directed by the Nursery Manager.

- Preparing and supervising dedicated areas/rooms within the setting on specific working patterns through planning, monitoring of outcomes, managing ratio of children, and the provision of a stimulating and appropriate range of activities whilst ensuring health and care needs are met.

You will need:

-Level 3 early years and childcare qualification e.g. NNEB, CACHE, NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and Education.

- Forest School experience or qualification will be an advantage but not essential as training can be provided.

-A thorough knowledge of children's developmental needs from 0 to 5 years.

-Experience working and leading in an early year setting.

-Strong planning, observation and reflection of children and their learning.

- Effective communication skills across multiple age groups.

-Paediatric First Aid Qualification.

-Enhanced DBS.

-Basic Food Hygiene Certificate.

-A Car or lift/ transport to get to the Nursery as it is in a rural location.

The way we work

We are proud to be part of Action for Children, a national children's charity and our success in Spring makes a difference. With over 150 years of experience in caring for children and young people, award winning Spring Nurseries developed its brand approach in 2016 to be modern, high quality and unmatched in terms of knowledge and learning opportunities for children under five years. Supporting children to learn, have fun and make friends in the brightest, engaging settings across England, Scotland and Wales.


Because we believe in our people, and recognise their efforts for children, we give a little extra to say thank you.

Making the difference

We believe all children deserve the best early start in life. It is our mission to be the best provider of outstanding quality early education to children throughout the UK, that is accessible to all.
We are a new, fresh network of nurseries created to provide an alternative option for parents and families, seeking high quality early education and childcare, at an affordable price - and we dare to be different.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

Spring Nurseries is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce
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