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Forest School Lead - Part Time - 11091

Setting name:
Tops Day Nurseries
Setting type:
Day Nursery
4C Wolverton Road, Boscombe
Part Time
16 hours per week
Min qualification:
Level 3

About the Role
Your key responsibility will be to work successfully as part of a team with other practitioners and management to provide a high standard of emotional, social and intellectual care for all children at the nursery, whilst ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the children at all times.

This role is working 16 hours per week Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

About the nursery
Our Boscombe Nursery offers a wide range of activities and learning experiences to develop young minds, from messy play and cooking, to problem-solving, storytelling, creative play and trips out. We offer in house training, flexible working hours, a family friendly policy, Pension & Staff welfare scheme There are convenient transport links for both buses and trains, with the train station being less than a 10 minute walk away.
The nursery has 135 places and runs a number of extra-curricular activities including Tops Forest School, cooking school, Boogie Mites, yoga, meditation and much more

About You

We look for real team-players who are enthusiastic, hard-working and committed to a career within childcare and enjoy creating a positive and nurturing environment for children.

For this role, it is imperative you have a Level 3 Childcare NVQ (or equivalent) qualification or above, and have post-qualifying experience with children ages 0 to 5 years old.

You will also be able to engage well with other team members and senior management, ensuring you provide support when needed.

Essential criteria
• Level 3 Forest School trained
• 2 year’s childcare experience
• Displays commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children and young people
• Respects and values the different experiences, ideas and backgrounds that others can bring to work and to teams.
• Resilient and demonstrates ability to work well under pressure
• Manages time effectively
• Is willing to work within organisational processes and procedures to meet required standards for the role.
• Is committed to continuous personal and professional development

Desirable criteria
• Level 4 / foundation Degree / Honours Degree / EYPS.
• Car driver, business Insurance.
• Communication skills, Understanding of the EYFS, First Aid Certificate and Knowledge of Health and Safety.

A clear and valid DBS is paramount and overseas applicants will need a clear and valid certificate of good conduct. Please note we will conduct a suitability check prior to interview.

Responsibilities and Duties will involve but are not limited to:

• Contribute to an ‘Outstanding’ Inspection
• Lead and manage the staff team
• Plan, prepare and deliver a range of Forest School sessions
• Using the EY Log to maintain learning journeys, next steps and observations and to regularly monitor all children’s learning journeys.
• Supporting children with transitions, manage children’s behaviour, support children on Action/Action Plus.
• To ensure that the observation, assessment and planning cycle is effective for all children
• To have a sound understanding of the Characteristics of Effective learning and support the team in delivering this within the room.
• Plan and organise parent consultation meetings
• To work in partnership with parents to build positive relationships
• To work with other professionals and be able to describe what you know about your key children, including their culture, first language, current development and next stages of development, and what activities you have put in place to support this development.
• To identify any Gaps in the child’s learning and development

• Contribute to a programme of activities that meet the individual needs and interests of children and the Early Years Framework.

• Understand key children’s culture, first language and current development plans to identify areas for improvement, working with colleagues to provide a stimulating environment for children to meet emotional, intellectual and social goals.

• Maintaining accurate records of children’s development and use information learnt to support future planning, development and learning.

• Work in partnership with parents and other colleagues to ensure that the needs of the child are always met and parents have an involvement in the child’s learning journey.

• Identify gaps in the child’s learning and development and liaise with the nursery SENCO to ensure the children with any additional needs are supported and are able to reach their goal.

• Ensure the environment is stimulating and appropriate including layout, display of resources, displays and equal opportunities

• Develop and maintain good relationships with local schools, charities and involvement within the community (e.g. parades, visiting old people)

• To be committed to the safeguarding of all children in the nursery and your direct care

The Benefits of working at Tops Day Nurseries
• 28 days annual holiday entitlement (pro rata)
• Annual pay review
• Staff Welfare scheme
• Company pension
• Up to 30% discount for Childcare within Tops Day Nurseries
• Great career progression
• Regular supervisions
• Continuous in-house and external training opportunities
• Uniform Provided

Closing date:
6th December 2018
Interview date:
As soon as possible
Date added:
8th November 2018
How to apply:
Job number:
Olivia Taylor
01202 551 553 Option 3
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