Senior Early Years Educator/Room Supervisor

£9.53 - £10.23 Full time Term Time Only 16-09-2020 Level 3 childcare qualification
We are currently recruiting at Costessey Pre-School and after school club.

We are looking for someone who is keen to train and develop their career in childcare, and who is passionate about delivering the highest standards of child care.

We always look to recruit enthusiastic and motivated individuals who, as well as bringing their own experiences to the Pre-School, are eager to develop their knowledge base with continued learning. We continuously invest in our staff to ensure they receive ongoing training, quarterly supervisions, annual appraisals and offer a career path with long term stability.

The Senior Practitioner role is;

• To ensure responsibility for the effective daily management of the nursery alongside the
Manager, to have a sound knowledge of all Company policies, procedures, statutory welfare requirements and Ofsted expectations and requirements, and to ensure that these are maintained at all times.
• To be a role model to the staff team. Be able to showcase high quality practice with regards
to individual and group work with children, dealing with staff and parent issues as they arise.
• To take responsibility alongside the Nursery Management Team for the safety, security and
well-being of all children, staff and visitors at all times.
• To support the Nursery/Deputy Nursery Manager to ensure that safeguarding procedures
are followed in line with Costessey Pre-School procedures.
• To support the Management Team in leading the nursery to reach an Outstanding grading
with Ofsted.
• As part of the Management Team, to oversee planning and children’s developmental records and ensure that they reflect their individual progress and are up to date.
• To ensure effective communication with staff and families through participation in staff
meetings, parents evenings and any further events held by the nursery.
• Deal with any parent/carer issues or concerns in a timely manner, escalating any issues to
your Line Manager as necessary.
• Implement and establish an effective Key Person approach within the setting.
• To ensure the health & safety of all staff, children and visitors by ensuring policies on
security and safety are adhered to at all times e.g. ensuring visitors have signed in and ID
checks have been carried out.
• Act as a representative of your nursery and the Company, promoting a professional image at
all times.
• To have awareness of any legislation relating to your role.
• Ensure all correspondence is dealt with promptly and professionally within a reasonable
time frame.
• Show a willingness to undertake additional roles to meet the needs of the nursery, children
and colleagues.
• Any other duties as required by the Manager.

The ideal candidate will;
• Have previous leadership experience
• Understand how to get the very best from the team you lead
• Be passionate about childcare and helping children to achieve, play and be safe.
• Have previous experience of working with children under the age of five.
• Be qualified at NNEB/NVQ level 3 or equivalent in childcare (highly desirable).
• Be able to work well in a team


The hours will be Monday – Friday, 7.30 – 3.00.

Closing Date: Wednesday 16th September 5pm
Interviews: Week Commencing 21st September

Please complete the attached application form and send to [email protected]

This Pre-School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. To this end, you may be required to undergo pre-employment checks.

This post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.