Deputy Nursery Manager-Assistant SENCO for Nursery, Kent

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Hartley Primary AcademyKent

Date posted:
Start date: February 2020
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Actual salary of £13,942 (FTE £18,113)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

About the role: Hartley Primary Academy has a fantastic opportunity for a Deputy Nursery Manager (Assistant SENCO for Nursery) to join us and be part of our fantastic team from February 2020.  This is a rare chance to join our school and play a pivotal role in its continued success and development. Our nursery staff at Hartley Primary Academy provide outstanding education opportunities for children aged from 2 years. We are looking for an excellent practitioner who will be expected to provide high quality, flexible childcare for families. The Deputy Nursery Manager will help oversee the operation of the nursery to the highest standards, ensuring that the best possible environment and care are provided for children from 2 years old. Our successful applicant will have one of the following qualifications; Level 3 in Childcare, EYPS, EYTS or QTS.

The working basis of this role is permanent, 33.75 hours per week and Term Time + 1 week inset.

We are looking for someone with:

  • A minimum of NVQ Level 3 in Childcare, EYPS, EYTS or QTS.
  • Previous, recent experience managing a similar setting.
  • Excellent communicator at all levels.
  • Ability to organise own work and that of others, identify priorities and meet outcomes.
  • Lead by example, demonstrating high levels of drive, enthusiasm and passion with proven ability to motivate others.
  • Excellent written communication with ability to produce and evaluate reports.
  • Up to date knowledge of EYFS framework and other relevant regulations.
  • Knowledge of safeguarding children.
  • Proven success in managing provision and innovative teaching across the Early Years Foundation Stage.

In return, we will offer you:

  • The opportunity to help shape our future by joining a LAT Academy
  • A school community committed to raising achievement and attainment
  • A stunning outdoor learning environment with excellent resources and facilities
  • A strong commitment to support professional development opportunities
  • A supportive Governing Body and Leadership Team

Working for us: Roundash Nursery at Hartley is part of Hartley Primary Academy. We have 60 spaces for our youngest pupils, Monday to Friday, offering both morning and afternoon sessions. We place a lot of emphasis on outdoor learning and providing both a stimulating learning experience as well as encouraging the children to develop a sense of independence.  At all stages, we focus on progressing children’s skills and knowledge in a safe, caring environment.

At Hartley Primary Academy, we strive to:

  • Inspire and engage our children so they develop a lifelong love of learning;
  • Deliver a quality, inclusive education so all children are able to achieve to their full potential;
  • Create a learning environment where children feel safe and are Happy Positive Achievers;
  • Ensure that all children feel valued and celebrate their success at every opportunity;
  • Provide learning experiences that include challenge for all, producing resilient and highly motivated learners;
  • Have a consistent, focused approach to managing behaviour, safeguarding, pastoral support and embedding British Values across all year groups;
  • Create a culture where staff work collaboratively as part of the wider team, sharing ideas and good practice and offering support to others.

Working with Leigh Academies Trust: As of September 2019, our Trust is comprised of 25 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 13 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff.  We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open between September 2020-2021.  The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school. 

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust.  This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together.  You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust. 

Diversity at our core: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

All roles within the Trust are subject to an Enhanced DBS check in addition to other pre-employment checks.

More about Hartley Primary Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Round Ash Way, Hartley, Longfield, Kent, DA3 8BT, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1474 702742
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Our school is set in beautiful grounds in the middle of Hartley, the charming Kent village. We believe in – and celebrate – success at all levels and in all fields. The pursuit of excellence within a culture of enjoyment and positive approaches to le...