Deputy Leader

£8.71 Part time Term Time Only 04-10-2019 Level 3 childcare qualification
Pre-school Deputy Leader
Buttercups, a thriving pre-school set in a pretty village just east of Kings Lynn, now requires a Deputy Leader to maintain its very high standard of provision. We have recently had an Ofsted inspection and maintained our ‘Good’ rating.
We are looking for a committed, qualified and enthusiastic Practitioner to enable us to further develop our success. Working 4 or 5 days a week (27.5 to 32.5 hours per week, term time only) starting as soon as possible.
• Minimum NVQ Level 3 Childcare and Early Years Education
• Full knowledge of the EYFS
• Fully trained SENCO (desirable)
• 3 years’ experience within a pre-school environment
• Flexibility to work in a changing environment
• Willingness to learn new skills and take responsibility
Duties to include:
• Assisting the Pre-school Leader with the managing and maintaining of a high standard of care and education for all children in the setting.
• Being able to run the setting in the Leader’s absence i.e. every Friday and during training and illness etc.
• Assisting with staff management and all administration.
• Being responsible for all areas of the business which relate to health and safety and first aid.
• Assisting with the review and maintenance of a continuous improvement/action plan for the Group.
• Taking part in all planning for the Group.
• Acting as a Key Person to a specific number of named children.

Salary - £8.71 per hour
We take children from 2 to school age, term time only for the following hours – 08:30 to 15:30 Monday, Tuesday and Friday and 08:30 to 12:30 Wednesday and Thursday. Working hours include a half an hour added to the beginning and the end of the day for unpacking and packing away, which requires an 8am start.
From the setting we are able to take the children for walks to observe nature and meet the local horses and other animals kept by our neighbours. We also have a regular schedule of visitors which includes a ‘music man’, dental nurse and veterinary nurse. This all helps to broaden the children’s education and experience.
To ensure our commitment to safeguarding, successful applicants to this position will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and receipt of suitable written references prior to commencement of employment.
For further information and to request an application form please email [email protected] or telephone 07934 170412
More information about us is available on our website and on our Facebook page buttercupsplaygroup