Deputy Manager/SENCO

£10.52 per hour Full time Term Time Only 02-07-2020 Level 3 childcare qualification
Cringleford Crackerjacks is an Outstanding preschool with an excellent reputation for providing high quality learning in an inspirational environment.

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our dedicated and friendly team in one of our brand new Deputy Manager positions. We are looking for people with an enthusiastic approach to working with children and the ability to lead a team.

You will need to have at least a Level 3 childcare qualification, experience in a leadership role, good communication skills and a friendly and flexible approach.

The successful candidate will support the Manager with the day-to-day running of the setting and stand in for the Manager when required. They will be our setting SENCO so will ideally have experience of working with children with SEN, although training will be provided. They will also be a key person for a small group of children.

The essential criteria for this role are:
1. Willingness to learn and undertake further training.
2. Level 3 early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent.
3. Good observation, identification, assessment and record keeping skills.
4. Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
5. Knowledge of safeguarding and child protection procedures
6. Proven experience of working within a childcare setting and some experience of working with children with SEN.
7. Good knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation such as part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014, the SEND Code of Practice (Dfe/DoH 2015) and the Equality Act 2010, and how it relates to children with SEN within early years settings.
8. Good written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to foster relationships.
9. Knowledge and experience of differentiating the early years curriculum for all children.
10. Knowledge of the procedures for implementing a graduated approach through SEN Support.
11. The ability to challenge and overcome negative attitudes and discriminatory behaviours from staff, parents and sometimes children.
12. The ability to recognise what good practice ‘looks like’ and be able to confidently promote it.
13. A commitment to promoting an ethos of effective inclusion to all users, visitors, staff and the local community.
14. A commitment to continuously promoting a culture of well-being and safeguarding.
15. The ability to lead a team.
16. The ability to work as part of the senior management team on the delivery of the SEN provision.
17. The ability to manage time and workload effectively.
18. Knowledge of data protection and information management practices and their application within the setting.
19. Willingness to undertake further training related to the role.

We offer high quality training and support for all our staff in a friendly and caring atmosphere.

Crackerjacks is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and provide evidence of their eligibility to work in the UK.

Hours of work: Full time or Part time (some flexibility available) 8.30am – 3.45pm. Term time only.
£10.52 per hour
Start date – September 2020
If you would like to discuss this post in more detail, please contact Karen Latoy, Manager on the email address below or call us on 01603 507567
For an application form and job description please email: [email protected]
Completed application forms to be received by Thursday 2nd July 2020
Interviews may be carried out via Zoom if social distancing rules are still in place.