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Pre School Leader

The Lantern Community PrimaryCambridgeshire

Employer: Lantern Community Primary School

Location:       Cambridgeshire

Contract term:    Permanent

Hours:      32.5 hours per week term time, Monday to Friday, 8.15am-3.30pm

Salary:      Scale 6 Point 18-22 

Closing date:      9.00 am 10th December 2021

An outstanding opportunity!

On behalf of our children, we are very excited to announce an opportunity to permanently join our Pre-School team. The Lantern Community Primary School is an established, forward thinking school located in the historic City of Ely, a short train ride from Cambridge. Opened in 2004, The Lantern is very popular, which has led to it being oversubscribed. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive, positive school. Rated ‘good’ at our most recent OfSTED in the summer of 2014, we are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Manager for our popular Pre-school.

What we offer you:

A chance to shape exciting changes in our early years provision 

Working in a successful and established team 

Friendly staff, well-behaved children and supportive parents.

It is essential for the successful applicant to have:

• A full and relevant level 3 qualification (as a minimum) in Early Years and Childcare

• at least 2 years experience of working in an Early Years Setting or have at least 2 years

       suitable experience

• strong team ethics

• a commitment to improving standards 

• positive relationships with children, parents and staff 

It is desirable to have the following:

• supervisory experience in Early Years Setting

• experience in the role of Key Person

• experience as a Designated Person for Child Protection 

• experience as a Designated Person for SEND

• current Paediatric First aid certificate.


• Willingness to be flexible

• Willingness to undertake further training/development opportunities 

• Evidence of relevant professional development

• A commitment to developing the professional skills of yourself and others

Personal Attributes:

• Passion for Early Years education

• Confident

• Open minded

• Enthusiatic

• Creative

• Hardworking

• Resilient

• Calm

If this is you, we look forward to hearing from you!

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Nichole Francis, HR Officer on

The post holder will have a shared responsibility for the safeguarding of all children and young people. The post holder also has an implicit duty to promote the welfare of all children and young people. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be subject to an enhanced check with the DBS. The Trust privacy notices are printed on our website here -  for applicants, staff and pupils. Please ensure that you have read the privacy notice prior to making your application.

We are committed to diversity & inclusion and equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

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