About the Alpha Plus Group
The Alpha Plus Group - formerly Davies, Laing and Dick Education Group - was founded in 1931 and currently comprises independent schools and colleges. The schools and colleges within the group have developed a longstanding reputation for delivering premium quality education. Alpha Plus Group, owned by Delancey's DV4 fund, creates centres of educational excellence in our schools and Colleges.
Centres of Excellence
Each centre retains its own identity, with the Heads and Principals afforded significant management authority, but with the benefits of financial security, camaraderie and opportunities for sharing best practice by belonging to one of the country's leading educational groups.
About Minors Nursery School
The Minors Nursery School is a thoroughly happy, caring and safe place where every child feels valued and can develop into an independent, confident individual. We provide an excellent foundation on which every child can build their future education within a caring, secure and stimulating environment.
We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Key Person to join our team from September 2019.
Duties and responsibilities
This is a class-based position and will involve but is not restricted to the following:
- Teaching all areas of the foundation stage as per the Early Years Foundation Stage framework.
- Being responsible for your own group of ‘Key Children’.
- Making observations, assessments and recordings of children's development.
- Planning activities in response to children’s next steps.
- Maintaining an exciting and absorbing learning environment for all children in the class.
- Interacting and supporting children in a positive way to foster their enthusiasm for learning and secure progress.
- Working in partnership with parents to secure the best possible outcomes for children.
- Commitment to continue to develop as a professional.
Early Years education should be a passion of yours, and to be considered for this position you must hold a nursery nursing or teaching qualification, such as an NVQ level 3 or 4 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development or equivalent Early Years qualifications. At least two years' experience in Early Years settings is desirable and the role is subject to Disclosure & Barring Service clearance. Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation stage is essential, as is a commitment to excellence.
A salary of £22,000 - £26,000 per annum is offered to the successful candidate depending on qualifications and experience. The position is term time only and the hours of work are 07:45 – 16:45 Monday to Friday. The closing date for applications is Monday 22nd April.
The Alpha Plus Group and The Minors Nursery School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and as an employee you are expected to share this commitment. The protection of our students’ welfare is the responsibility of all staff within APG Schools and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of our organisation.
We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.