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Vacancies at Early Education

External Vacancies

Executive Headteacher at Curzon Crescent and Fawood Nursery Schools and Children's Centres Partnership 

Due to our highly regarded Executive Headteacher retiring at the end of the academic year, the Curzon Crescent and Fawood Nursery Schools and Children’s Centres Partnership are seeking to appoint a dynamic, ambitious, inspirational and skilled leader to carry the Partnership’s successes and achievements forward. The Partnership is a well-established Federation uniquely composed of two maintained Nursery Schools, with integrated Children’s Centres across both sites and an additionally resourced provision for children with Autism Spectrum Condition.
Both of our Nursery Schools have recently had separate Section 8 inspections and the following comments were made on each of the reports:

“The school has demonstrated strong practice and marked improvement in specific areas. This may indicate that the school has improved significantly overall. Therefore, I am recommending that the school’s next inspection be a section 5 inspection.” (Fawood 11.9.18, Curzon 18.9.18)
We are all proud of where we are, but also excited about the next phase of our journey. Our new Executive Headteacher will lead us forward ensuring we get the recognition of ‘Outstanding’ provision that we deserve.
We are seeking to recruit an Executive Headteacher who will:

  • Be a successful leader with an exemplary track record;
  • Have a passion for improving learning and teaching for all, raising achievement and standards across the breadth of the Partnership;
  • Have commitment and passion for all facets of the Partnership’s work including maintaining the high profile of our Children’s Centre services;
  • Be knowledgeable about the impact of quality early years education on the development of young children and their families;
  • Continue to drive the Partnership’s vision and strategic leadership;
  • Lead with integrity, creativity and resilience with an aspirational outlook that is contagious.

We will provide:

  • A well-established local profile for you to enhance to the next level;
  • A highly effective and involved Governing Board who are committed to excellence;
  • Senior and middle leaders with an appetite to move from Good to Outstanding;
  •  A vibrant community with delightful children and first class facilities.

The Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and families, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The pay range for this role is L 17–21. (£66,825 - £72,221) plus up to 25% for an exceptional candidate

Due to the unique nature of the Partnership, the breadth of the post, and to fully appreciate our context, visits to our Centres are expected. Please call Jackie Ashbourne on 0208 459 6813 to arrange a visit or to request a job application pack.

Closing date for applications is noon on Tuesday 22nd January 2019
Shortlisted candidates will be notified by Friday 25th January 2019, and invited to two days of interviews and assessments, which will take place  on the 6th & 7th  February 2019

Day 1: Candidates will be invited to give a presentation and complete a range of practical tasks.
Day 2: Successful candidates will be invited back to undertake a formal interview.

When completing the application form please follow these guidelines:
You may choose to complete your application by hand, or electronically, but in either case, please complete all sections in black ink. Please do not submit a CV in place of the application form. If you choose to e-mail your application please ensure it is marked as confidential.

Please return your completed application form to:

Jackie Ashbourne
Office Manager
Curzon Crescent Children’s Centre
Curzon Crescent
London
NW10 9SD

Or by e-mail to: Jackie@curzon.brent.sch.uk

We look forward to hearing from you.

Nursery Management Team for Queen’s Award Winning Outdoor Nurseries

Would you like to be a part of an “Outstanding” outdoor nursery organisation, recognised by the Queen for their innovation? We are providing 2-5 year olds with an exemplary early years learning experience to help them become the children most likely to succeed in today’s world.

We are looking for experienced people to fill Manager, Deputy Manager and Third in Charge positions in exceptional nursery teams within South West London.

Come and join an adventurous and progressive nursery where you'll get to climb trees, toast marshmallows on a campfire, build zip wires, and laugh, love and play in the fresh air all day long with amazing children.

The Role
As part of the management team, you’ll lead an experienced and accomplished team using your existing skills, experience and passion for child-led learning. You will follow children’s interests and scaffold their learning in extraordinary and enabling environments for play-based learning.

You'll love working with children, and although you'll be supernumerary, you will motivate, lead, role model to and inspire your team of practitioners and help them to grow as educators by spending half of your week in the forest playing with the children. You will manage a wonderful community of 32 children with your team of 10-12 adults.

When you join our organisation, we will provide you with amazing support from our Back Office team. We want our managers to be inspiring leaders rather than pencil pushing paperwork operators so our Back Office team offer strong support by managing your HR, invoicing, parent enquiries and as much paperwork as we can take off your shoulders. Your job is to passionately lead and inspire your team to continue to offer children wondrous daily experiences and give them the childhood they deserve.

We offer exceptional training and a highly experienced mentor to all our managers. As a growing organisation there will always be opportunities for career progression.

Salary: £21,5000 to £37,000 depending on position and experience

Location: South West London – Chiswick, Barnes and Twickenham

To find out more about the role, benefits and Little Forest Folk please follow this link: http://www.littleforestfolk.com/careers/

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you would like to join our exciting venture to careers@littleforestfolk.com.
 

Early Years Practitioners for Forest School Nursery

Would you like to be a part of an “Outstanding” outdoor nursery organisation, recognised by the Queen for their innovation? We are providing 2-5 year olds with an exemplary early years learning experience to help them become the children most likely to succeed in today’s world.

Come and join an adventurous and progressive nursery where you'll get to climb trees, toast marshmallows on a campfire, build zip wires and laugh, love and play in the fresh air all day long with amazing children.

As our ideal nursery practitioner, you will be creative, high-energy, outstanding with children and dedicated to having fun. You will have knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage and be able to scaffold an environment for child-led, play-based learning. You will join a dynamic team and work together to provide wonderful opportunities for children to explore and develop.

We need: Unqualified and Qualifed Forest Nursery Educators

Location: South West London

Hours: Part-time and Full-time roles

Salary: £16,500-£20,000 per annum depending on position and experience, will be pro-rated for part-time positions

Job requirements:
Unqualified: Experience working with children aged 2-5 years old. Forest school or outdoor education experience is also desirable but not essential, but you will have a passion for the outdoors and connecting children with nature. You'll be flexible, with strong communication skills and the ability to work well in a team across multiple settings.

Qualified: Experience working with children aged 2-5 years old and a minimum of level 3 in childcare or QTS is essential. Forest school or outdoor education experience is desirable but not essential. You'll be flexible, with strong communication skills and the ability to work well in a team.

To find out more about the roles, benefits and Little Forest Folk please follow this link: http://www.littleforestfolk.com/careers/

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you would like to join our exciting venture to careers@littleforestfolk.com.

Nursery Practitioner at Puddleduck Nursery

 

Job Description

Do you see yourself as inspirational, passionate and dedicated to working in Early Years?

We are a popular nursery serving many local families in Nunhead SE15. You will work as a key person with children aged 2-4 years in a small team and have knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage and Safe-Guarding practices.

Do you:

  • have respect for children
  • engage with their explorations
  • engage with nature and all weathers
  • respond to children's fascinations and interests
  • respond to children's questions and needs
  • respond creatively and musically
  • work closely with parents and colleagues
  • have a desire to find out more about how children learn
  • have ambition to develop a worthwhile career
  • have specialised skills to offer
  • have ability to apply knowledge of child development to work with young people?
  • have a particular area of interest?

You will be qualified to a minimum of Level 3, enhance salary for higher level qualifications such Level 5 or 6 and have experience of working with under 5's age group.

You will be willing to engage with a professional training programme

The nursery has undertaken the initial Froebel Short Course with Early Education

Job Type: 4 day contract, 50 weeks a year

Salary: £18,000.00 - £20,000.00 pa, dependent  on qualifications and experience. Pension. Enhanced holiday entitlement.

Contact: Carol Bromley: cbromley557@gmail.com. Tel: 0207 2528448

Grants Manager Vacancy at The Froebel Trust

Salary: £32,000-£40,000 (depending on skills and experience)

Contract: Full-time (negotiable), permanent

Start date: 18 March 2019 (negotiable)

Location: London SW15

 

Closing Date for applications: 1pm on 6th February 2019

Shortlist interviews: 13th February 2019

We are seeking a Grants Manager, ideally on a full-time, permanent basis to join our small team in London from March 2019.

The Grants Manager is responsible for managing and developing the Froebel Trust’s programme of grant-making for its research and development strands of work; as well as supporting the identification and promotion of key messages for policy and practice from this area of work. The role comprises a range of strategic, administrative, analytical and interactive functions, which are carried out in close collaboration with other members of the Froebel Trust’s Executive team, volunteers and external partners. On a day-to-day basis, the Grants Manager is accountable to the Director of Education, Research and Strategy.

The Grants Manager coordinates the grant-making cycle, which includes advertising, coordinating, screening and arranging reviews of applications to the various funding streams available under the Froebel Trust’s grant-making programme for research and development work. Currently, these programmes include: Open Call Research Grants, PhD Bursaries, Strategic Partnerships, Innovations Grants, Froebel Fellowships and some small grants awarded at the Trustees’ discretion. It is likely that this remit will expand to see the Grants Manager taking greater responsibility for managing a wider range of grant-making activity relating to development as well as research. Following announcement of awards, the Grants Manager is responsible for supporting and responding to enquiries from grant recipients and monitoring the progress and outcomes of each project, which are reported to the Council of Trustees and shared publicly. Therefore, the position involves outward-facing communication, including intermittent travel to UK-based partner organisations as part of the monitoring and dissemination activities. Financial management, oversight of due diligence and contractual arrangements, and quality assurance also form part of this focused but varied role, which has scope for further development including impact assessment and the potential for identifying key areas and partners for collaborative grant-making.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced team player, confident in the use of IT (ideally familiar with Salesforce CRM software), pro-active, able to work independently, highly organised and willing to be an advocate of Early Years education and Froebelian principles.

To apply for this position, please read / download the Applicant Information document.

For an informal discussion about the role, please telephone Sacha Powell: +44(0)20 8878 7546. The closing date for applications is 1pm (GMT) on Wednesday 6 February. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview on Wednesday 13 February at the Froebel Trust offices in London.

Vacancies at Early Education

Administrator - Membership and Events 

We are seeking a highly organised administrator to manage Early Education's membership and events.  You will be responsible for membership administration, renewals and attracting new members, processing publications sales and for managing bookings and arrangements for our programme of training and conference around the UK.  

You will be a highly organised, methodical and professional person able to perform all the admin tasks that underpin our day-to-day work.  Your excellent skills will ensure that our membership and other services run smoothly and effectively.  As you will play a key role as the first point of contact for telephone and personal callers, your communication skills will be first class.  You will be highly skilled and confident in all aspects of IT. This is a key post within our small, friendly team. The role is interesting and varied.  

Closing date: 6 February 2019

For further details, download the application pack and equal opportunities monitoring form

Trustees with expertise in finance and/or marketing and communications

Early Education is seeking to co-opt up to to trustees with expertise in finance and/or marketing and communications.  Follow the links for further details.

Associates - freelance trainers and consultants

We have a rolling programme of recruitment for well-qualified and experienced trainers and consultants to join our team of Associates.  If you might be interested, find out more about our existing team of Associates and details of how to apply.