Senior Practitioner (Room Leader)

Recruiter
Ark Nursery
Location
Ark Start locations (initially Ark Oval, East Croydon)
Salary
Circa £27k per annum
Posted
22 Jun 2021
Closes
02 Jul 2021
Sector
Nursery
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Senior Practitioner (Room Leader) – Ark Start

Reporting to: Deputy Headteacher, Ark Start

Location: Ark Start locations (initially Ark Oval, East Croydon)

Contract: Permanent

Working Pattern: Will Consider Part Time (0.5FT +) or Full Time

Salary: Circa £27k per annum

Closing date: Friday 2 July 2021 at 10am

Interviews: Applications will be shortlisted on a rolling basis with screening calls for suitable candidates, and so early application is advised.

Final stage assessment: 8 July 2021

Ark Start is about so much more than childcare: 

As a start-up organisation within the Ark Family, we are aiming to transform early education by setting up a network of nurseries delivering excellent, flexible, and affordable early education for under 5s and their families. Ark Start is led by qualified early-years teachers, and chaired by Ark’s Directory of Education – bringing together the best of the education sector with the flexibility and affordability of the early years childcare sector.

Our model is based on our experience in schools and rooted in research on what works in early years education. The programme is built on a playful, knowledge-rich curriculum and a pedagogy informed by child development. Our ambition is to build a community where children feel happy, safe, and secure – a home form home where children learn by playing and having fun, exploring our classroom, the outdoors and offsite in our community.

About the role: 

We are looking for someone with a genuine passion for working with young children and with the knowledge, skill, creativity and commitment to deliver excellent care to our children. This role is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to take their first step into a room leader role or who is already a room leader but looking to expand and extend their pedagogical leadership.

Responsibilities:

  • To promote the aims and objectives of the nursery
  • To promote the high standards of the nursery at all times to parents, staff and visitors
  • To follow the nursery safeguarding procedure to ensure all children are kept safe, well and secure
  • To be deputy designated safeguarding lead
  • To lead teaching activities with small/large groups of children
  • To ensure the provision of high standards of physical and emotional care and lead practice when the lead teacher is not in class

Requirements: 

  • Level 5 early years qualification or equivalent
  • At least three years’ experience

We offer

  • Access to high-quality professional learning throughout your career as part of the wider Ark family, including a variety of training sessions and experiences designed to meet your needs
  • Standard school holiday allowance and access to the Teacher Pension Scheme
  • Access to Ark Rewards scheme offering savings from over 3,000 major retailers, interest-free loans of up to £5,000 available for season tickets or a bicycle and gym discounts offering up to 40% off your local gym 

How to Apply:

Apply with a CV and cover letter on our online recruitment portal. Applications to be submitted by 10am on 2 July 2021 but please note: we will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and this advert may close earlier than advertised depending on the level of response.

For a confidential discussion please contact Katie.Oliver@arkonline.org

Early applications are encouraged; we reserve the right to close this vacancy if we find the right candidate.

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; all successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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