JOB VACANCY: Flo’s – The Place in the Park – Senior Early Years Practitioner/Nursery Deputy (p/t)

Role summary: Flo’s Nature Nursery is a nursery for 2-4 year olds situated in the beautiful setting of Florence Park. We are recruiting a Senior Nursery Practitioner/Nursery Deputy. This job would suit people who love working with children and enjoy working outdoors in any weather!

The purpose of this role is to provide safe, high quality education and care for nursery children with an emphasis on outdoor learning; to fulfill legal and statutory requirements; to supervise staff on a day to day basis; to contribute to and implement nursery policies.

Job location (usual place of work): Flo’s -The Place the Place in the Park, Rymers Lane OX4 3JZ

Pay rate: £20,000

Pay is pro rata?: Yes

Job title: Senior Early Years Practitioner/Nursery Deputy

Applications close on date: 21st March 2019

Hours are: Part time

Contract is: Permanent

Job description: JOB DESCRIPTION
Job title: Senior Nursery Practitioner/ Nursery Deputy manager

Responsible to: Manager / Chair of Steering group
Responsible for: Nursery staff

Purpose of the job: To provide safe, high quality education and care for nursery children with an emphasis on outdoor learning; to fulfil legal and statutory requirements; to supervise staff on a day to day basis; to contribute to and implement nursery policies.
This would suit people who love working with children and enjoy working outdoors in any weather!

Role type:Permanent,
Salary: c. £20,000 full time equivalent depending on qualifications and experience, full time (or slightly reduced hours).
Qualifications: Must have Level 3 qualification or above.

Main duties:
Working within the Management Team to deliver high quality childcare throughout the nursery and:
assume responsibilities for the daily operation of the nursery in the absence of the Manager
be a member of a multi-disciplinary team, communicating and working together to create an environment in which children’s development is fostered and in which good relationships grow
take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children
assist in providing a high quality of teaching and offer appropriate stimulation and support to all children including those with special educational needs and those for whom English is an additional language
plan, create and implement nursery activities and events suitable
be responsible for implementing systems of observation and record keeping so that children’s progress is effectively and regularly assessed; to monitor the effectiveness of assessment procedures.
ensure records are properly maintained, e.g. daily attendance register, accident and incident book.
supervise staff on a daily basis; to be responsible for monitoring the quality of teaching; to participate in staff appraisals and to identify in-service training needs
develop partnerships with families and liaise closely with parents/carers, informing them about the nursery and its curriculum, exchanging information about children’s progress and encouraging parents’ involvement in their children’s learning
ensure the nursery is a safe environment for children, that equipment is safe, standards of hygiene are high, safety procedures are implemented at all times
ensure that all legal and statutory requirements are implemented; to provide reports as required.
adhere to the nursery policies and procedures
promote positive behaviour
assist in the preparation and cleaning up of activities
advise the manager of any concerns, accidents/incidents
attend in-service training and meetings as required
carry out any other tasks which may reasonably be required as part of this post

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential Criteria:
A deep professional interest and joy in working with children
A love of nature and working with children outdoors in all weather!
Plenty of enthusiasm and energy
Ability to take the initiative
Ability to work in a small team
good communication skills
good IT skills
Experience of working in an Early Years setting
A level 3 or above Early Years qualification
Sound understanding of child development and of children’s needs
Sound knowledge of the EYFS and CoEL
Ability to plan and implement a stimulating Early Years curriculum, outdoors and in
Ability to engage parents and support their involvement in children’s learning
Commitment to equal opportunities and understanding of religious and cultural diversity
Ability to monitor children’s progress and write regular reports
Good physical and mental health
honesty, reliability and a sense of humour

Desirable Criteria:

Forest School or similar outdoor learning experience
Up-to-date SENCO training
Current Paediatric First Aid Certificate
Level 4 qualification

Job Application Form (Nursery Deputy)

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form Sep 2018

Health Declaration (Nursery Deputy)

Confidential Self Declaration

JOB DESCRIPTION Senior Nursery Practioner

To apply, please contact: Closing Date: 21st March 2019; Interviews 25th March and Wednesday 3rd April.

For a visit or informal chat call : Tanja Fletcher – Nursery Manager, Telephone: 01865 587612 email: nursery@flosoxford.org.uk