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Early Years Manager

Employer
Early Years Alliance
Location
Leicester, Leicestershire
Salary
£20,779.50 - £24,084.38 per annum inclusive of annual leave
Closing date
10 Aug 2024

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Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Term time
Function
Management
Sector
Charity, Children's Centre, Nursery, Pre-School

Job Details

About The Role

Is early years your passion? We are looking for a skilled and creative Early Years Manager who can inspire and lead their team to deliver outstanding early years education and care.

Saffron Pre-School based in Leicester is a popular setting at the heart of the community. It is an 24 place nursery. Saffron Pre-School is rated Good by Ofsted and 9.9 on Day Nurseries. The Early Years Manager will be supported by the Childcare Operational Manager and wider Alliance support services including HR and Finance. 

What we offer:

We are proud to be part of the Early Years Alliance family of early years settings. Founded over 60 years ago, the Alliance is an educational charity dedicated to supporting the delivery of quality early years education and care to children and families.

The Alliance prides itself on being a supportive workplace and offers significant benefits for our team members including:

  • 100% discount on childcare and early education places (applicable to staff working in our early years settings)
  • Extensive training and career progression planning, including access to our Learning Management System (LMS)
  • The Alliance has invested in FAMLY reducing paperwork and giving you more time to focus on the children.
  • A generous workplace pension scheme
  • 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays, with additional annual leave for long service.
  • Birthday leave so you can have a day off for your birthday dedicated to you and your well being
  • Enhanced sickness pay and paid bereavement leave
  • A Recruitment Referral Payment Scheme, giving you an introductory payment of up to £300 if someone you have referred to the Alliance takes up a role in the charity.
  • Access to our Employee Assistant Programme (EAP), which includes 24/7 helpline access, dedicated managers helpline, confidential counselling sessions delivered by accredited specialists, legal, debt and life management advice, discounts, and wellbeing content plus resources.
  • Savings of up to 25% on O2 Refresh Airtime Plan on any new phone or tablets
  • A dedicated mental health First aider to support your mental well being

Job purpose:

Early Years Manager will:

  • inspire and lead your team to deliver high quality early years education and care
  • manage the day-to-day operation of the setting, ensuring all regulatory requirements and policies and procedures are adhered too.
  • build relationships with parents and the wider community
  • manage the financial sustainability of the setting

Requirements:

Successful applicants will need:

  • a minimum Level 3 Early Years Education and Childcare Qualification or equivalent and ability to meet all standards set out in EYFS.
  • EYFS 2024 requirement: Employed or internal job changes on or after 4 January 2024 must hold a level 2 Math’s qualification or must achieve one within 2 years of starting in the position.
  • proven post-qualification experience in working in early education and childcare
  • sound IT skills and ability to use Microsoft Office programmes, nursery management software, social media platforms and online portals effectively
  • the ability to multi-task and establish rapport with staff, families, and external agencies.

 

Also, you will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check, if your current certificate is not subscribed to the update service.

For the full of duties and the requirements, please download the job description and person specification which accompanies this advert. 

 

Hours per week: 35

Weeks per year: 39

Interview date: Thursday 1st August 2024

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Core values

The Alliance believes that the well-being and achievement of children should be a key priority for society. We will work at local, regional and national levels with policy makers, parents, practitioners and children to achieve this end.  The Alliance works on a not for profit basis, independent of political or other influences through inclusive and democratic principles.

What we offer

The Alliance prides itself on being a supportive workplace and offers significant benefits for our team members including:

  • Extensive training and career progression planning, including access to our Learning Management System (LMS)
  • The Alliance has invested in FAMLY reducing paperwork and giving you more time to focus on the children.
  • 100% discount on childcare places
  • A generous workplace pension scheme
  • 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays, with additional annual leave for long service.
  • Birthday leave so you can have a day off for your birthday dedicated to you and your well being
  • Enhanced sickness pay and paid bereavement leave
  • A Recruitment Referral Payment Scheme, giving you an introductory payment of up to £300 if someone you have referred to the Alliance takes up a role in the charity.
  • Vitality membership wellness and fitness app – including lots of great health benefits, rewards, telephone, and face to face counselling
  • Savings of up to 25% on O2 Refresh Airtime Plan on any new phone or tablets
  • A dedicated mental health First aider to support your mental well being

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Company info
Website
Telephone
02076972500
Location
Early Years Alliance
50 Featherstone Street
London
London
EC1Y 8RT
GB

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