Senior Early Years Educator

Wivenhoe Park Day Nursery, Colchester
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Job Ref No. ECC414291-9S Position Type: Leader/Co-ordinator Pay Range: £26,313.00 - £27,720.00 per annum
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 24/06/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: Vacancy is being advertised on a rolling bas  

Job Description

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Set in the peaceful surroundings of Wivenhoe Park on our Colchester Campus, our Day Nursery offers high quality day care to children from 3 months to 5 years. We serve the local community, University staff and students.

The Role

We are currently recruiting for a qualified Senior Early Years Educator to join our friendly and diverse senior team at the Day Nursery. This is a permanent and full time position; 38 hours per week*.

We are looking for candidates that have previous senior experience in leading a nursery room environment and managing a team of 3-6 Early Years Educators.

Candidates should be passionate about the early years that value children as independent and unique learners. Who enjoy supporting children to learn and develop through a child led approach into confident individuals that are eventually ready to start school. We are looking for potentials that have the skill, knowledge and experience to inspire, lead and motivate their early years team.

Benefits to working at Wivenhoe Park Day Nursery:

Being part of a large senior team
Our seniors have the flexibility to use their own ideas and initiatives to lead an outstanding environment for 0-5year olds with the support from the Deputy Manager and the Early Years Practice Manager
Beautiful outdoor space with allotments, nature garden and University grounds
The use of online journals
Generous holiday entitlement
Sick pay
Regular free training and professional development days
Opportunities to progress professionally
Team building events and celebrations

Skills and qualifications required:

You should have an NVQ level 3 in childcare or equivalent and have previous experience of leading a team within a childcare setting
Sound knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage
Excellent communication skills and able to work effectively in a team

*There is a possibility there will be a fixed term position available in addition to the full time permanent post. Please state clearly on the application form if you would like to be considered for the fixed term post.

**Please note that this vacancy is being advertised on a rolling basis. Applications will be reviewed weekly, and interviews scheduled on a regular basis whilst the role continues to be advertised. Potential applicants should be aware that the University reserves the right to withdraw this role at short notice if the position is filled early*

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.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Dawn Saunders
University of Essex
Colchester Campus, Colchester
Essex, CO4 3SQ
Telephone: 01206 873495
Email: nursery@essex.ac.uk

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