Early Years Practitioner (Level 3)

The Alderton Infant School and Nursery, Loughton

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Job Ref No. ECC2483-76S Position Type: Early Years Pay Range: Scale 5
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 20/05/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: 22nd & 23rd May 2024 Shortlisting Starts:  20/05/2024

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The Alderton Infant School and Nursery - Nursery/Early Years Practitioner (Level 3)


The Alderton Infant School is excited to be opening a nursery provision in September 2024. We are looking to create a dynamic Early Years team to run alongside our existing school team.


The headteacher and Governing Body are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated Early Years Practitioner to work in our new nursery, 32.5 hours per week. The post will suit an experienced individual with an Early Years background. The ideal candidate will be working closely with a Class Teacher and Early Years LSA in our new setting.


The Alderton Infant School is a successful and friendly school situated in Loughton, Essex. We are a member of the Epping Forest Schools Partnership Trust which was formed in 2018 and work collaboratively with the other schools in our academy. We are a two form entry school for pupils between the ages of 3 and 7 years.


The successful candidate will need to:

- Be an inspiring practitioner with a sound knowledge of child development, particularly EYFS
- Plan and understand the development of preschool children
- Be passionate about providing creative and enriching learning opportunities
- Committed to helping children thrive and get the best start in life
- Be hardworking, proactive and able to reflect the good practise of our current school community
- Build strong relationships with the whole school community
- Have excellent organisational skills and a desire to ensure children are safe and happy
- Have strong written and verbal communication skills and have experience working in a similar role
- Develop a positive partnership with parents and professionals

In return, we offer:

· Children who are happy and eager to learn

· A caring, calm and organised work environment

· Experienced and supportive team

· CPD opportunities to support your role and career development


The Alderton Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We focus on a "Growth Mindset" attitude to learning. We want children to leave our school with a firm foundation and love for learning. Expectations of good behaviour, collaboration and respect for each other is very high. Our school vision is that everyone in our community has a safe, happy adventure so that:


"Everyone Can Fly"


The appointment is subject to safer recruitment procedures, including satisfactory references, medical and enhanced DBS clearance.

Visits to our school are strongly encouraged and welcomed - please contact the school office on 0208 508 7168 or by email: office@ais.efspt.org to arrange a visit

Information about the School

Welcome to The Alderton Infant School and Nursery

We aim to make school a happy and rewarding experience for all children. Our dedicated, caring, experienced and well-qualified staff team promote a high standard of achievement, learning behaviours and enjoy watching individual children grow and learn. Our extensive range of resources, including the stimulating and attractive outdoor environment, enrich the children's engagement and investigation of the world. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum which fosters a positive, "Growth Mindset", attitude to learning. We want children to leave our school with a firm foundation and a love for learning. Expectations of good behaviour, collaboration and respect for each other is very high. The school is set in beautiful grounds, alongside: The Alderton Junior School, Sunrise Children’s Centre, New Beginnings Day Nursery and Junior Adventures Group, our Ofsted registered Breakfast and After School Club provider.

Our vision is that everyone in our community has a safe, happy adventure so that: EVERYONE The whole community, children, staff, parents, carers and governors - inclusive of all! Take everyone on the journey, work in partnership and celebrate achievements. CAN We offer enriching experiences to develop confidence, resilience and open doors. We provide a welcoming and nurturing environment founded on strong relationships. We can start building firm foundations to create adaptable learners in innovative ways. FLY Ready to continue a life-long learning adventure, full of aspiration. Equipped with the understanding, skills and knowledge of how to be their own champion.

We are part of The Epping Forest Schools Partnership Trust, a Multi-Academy Trust of fifteen Primary and one Special School all based in the Epping Forest District. Along with our SCITT (School-Centred Initial Teacher Training), School Improvement Team, Well-being Service and Resourced Provisions based in three of our schools, we are a leading educational organisation in Epping Forest.

EFSPT was formed in 2018 from a consortium of schools that had worked together for over 20 years, and are committed to collaborative working to ensure the best possible outcomes for our children and school communities. The schools maintain their identities but work in a highly collaborative manner supported by a small but very experienced Central Team.

Our Mission is to provide an exceptional education that is inclusive and challenging for all and which provides wider opportunities for the children within the EFSPT to flourish.

EFSPT is committed to Trauma Perceptive Practice; the Essex approach to understanding behaviour and supporting emotional well-being. Being trauma-perceptive means that through our values, policies and practice, we are able to effectively support the children, families and communities in our Trust, creating spaces of belonging and safety that enable everyone to flourish, become resilient and learn.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and we are committed to safeguarding our schools’ communities. The appointment will therefore be subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS checks.

West Essex SCITT is an outstanding provider of Initial Teacher Training. We currently have student finance or self funded postgraduate trainee teacher vacancies available to start in September 2024 across all of our 16 primary schools.

Please visit the below website for further information;

https://www.westessexscitt.co.uk/

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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Contact Information

Jane Fairhead
Alderton Hall Lane, Loughton
Essex, IG10 3HE
Telephone: 020 8508 7168
Email: office@ais.efspt.org

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