Little Lionhearts Nursery School is committed to providing high quality education and safe childcare, giving each child from three months to five years old a happy, healthy and stimulating best start in life. We believe every child is a unique child, therefore our aim is to meet the individual needs of the children to develop their confidence, knowledge of self, positive behaviours, self-care and confidence required in their later years.
Little Lionhearts Nursery School provides the children and their families with an excellent foundation to transition into school life. We are situated within a beautiful Grade II building in the leafy North London Borough of Harrow. Our incredibly spacious nursery has facilities such as a sunny and therapeutic outdoor garden with the sound of our lovely water fountain feature, high quality children's resources and computers.
Top reasons to join us:
* CPD and funded training opportunities
* 50% off childcare for all employees
* Free coffee, tea and lunch set menu (when school cafe is open)
* Full-time employees get a day off on their birthday
* Company sick pay scheme after completing first year of service
Successful candidates should:
* Hold CACHE Level 3, NVQ Level 3, NNEB or equivalent
* Level 5 qualification is preferred
* Good leadership, communication, organisation and management skills
* Previous experience as a nursery manager, deputy manager or 3rd in charge
* Enhanced disclosure check (DBS)
* Passionate about children's development, maintaining an attractive and welcoming learning environment for children
* Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
* A good team player and self-learner, able to build positive relationships with children, staff and parents
We are looking for a passionate and experienced deputy manager to work under the direction of our nursery manager (and deputise where necessary) to lead and inspire our team. Ensuring that all rooms provide safe, high quality education and care for young children.
* Excellent knowledge of child development for children from birth to five years
* Excellent knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
* Sound knowledge of child protection procedures and protocol.
* Good communication skills both verbal and written.
* An understanding of play based approaches to children's learning and development.
* Commitment to equal opportunities.
* Liaise with parents/carers, other family members and staff to help ensure that the particular needs of children are met and that parental choice is considered in terms of care given
* Willingness to undertake further training
* To attend monthly staff / planning meetings and training sessions outside working hours