Newton Flotman Pre-School requires an enthusiastic and dedicated Pre-School Leader for maternity cover to run our setting for up to 52 weeks, with the potential of a permanent position.

We are a well established, committee run pre-school operating from the village hall. This is a full time role (37.5 hours per week, Pre-School open 38 weeks a year) with an annual salary paid equally each month. We are open 9am-3.30pm (Monday-Thursday) and 9am-1pm (Friday), term time only. Our sessions look after a maximum of 26 children aged between 2 and 4 years old.

You will be responsible for a small team of five staff, plus all admin work. As well as working closely with the Pre-School’s management committee you will work alongside an employed part time finance assistant who assists with the admin. You will also be required to liaise with parents/carers as well as outside agencies.

The Pre-School currently holds an “outstanding” Ofsted rating.

Essential criteria includes:

Full and relevant Level 3 (or above) qualification in early years care and education.

Minimum of 2 years experience working in a childcare setting

Minimum of at least 1 year as room lead or deputy

Ability to plan and participate in activities, as required

Thorough knowledge and understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and current Early Years Legislation

Safeguarding Lead Practitioner Training

Experience of working with children that have special educational needs and disabilities

Current First Aid Training

Ability to maintain stock levels within a budget

Desirable criteria includes:

Experience in a management role in the early years sector

Experiene in leading a team of practitioners

SENDCO Training

Experience of leading during Ofsted inspection

Experience in Family Support Process

Experience with Early Education Funding, 2 year funding, 3-4 year funding, 30 hours funding and tax free childcare

Salary dependent upon experience and qualifications between £19000 – £25000

Full time, term time.

Appointment to this position is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check (DBS) and the receipt of two suitable references (one being your last employer).

Newton Flotman Pre-School is an equal opportunities employer.

For a full job description or to apply please contact us through the website.

Closing date for applications 27th October. Interviews week beginning 4th November.

Job opportunity. Pre-school manager – maternity cover