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NURSERY & EARLY YEARS CURRICULUM DEPUTY MANAGER

Education

Type: Full time

Salary: £28,000 to £30,000 Yearly

Location: Hammersmith & Fulham

Description:

JOB TITLE:   NURSERY & EARLY YEARS CURRICULUM DEPUTY MANAGER

SCALE:  £28,000 to £30,000 (Full time)

REPORTS TO:  CHILDCARE & EARLY YEARS CURRICULUM MANAGER

REPORTING TO:  UPG PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEAM

ACCOUNTABLE TO:  URBAN PARTNERSHIP GROUP MANAGEMENT BOARD

 

JOB PURPOSE

 

  • To support the Curriculum & Early Years manager in managing a staff team which includes students and volunteers.
  • To help the Curriculum & Early Years Manager establish a Nursery at 49 Brook Green.
  • To work as a member of the Children’s Centre team, to support practitioners both within the hub & spokes to improve the quality of learning through the development and delivery of a high-quality curriculum and a wide range of learning opportunities for all children including the two-year Nursery offer.

 

 

Key responsibilities:

  • To support the delivery of high quality Early Years Foundation Stage provision in the settings ensuring it is reflected in positive Ofsted inspection reports and in Masbro Children’s Centre and Nursery monitoring reports.
  • To support the Curriculum & Early Years manager and Early Years team of practitioners, students and volunteers, responding to individual needs and supporting their ongoing continuous professional development.
  • Set a good example in terms of punctuality, attendance, behaviour and dress, and support the development of the Nursery & Children’s Centre reputation and standing within the community.
  • Be fully aware of the Nursery and Children’s Centre Safeguarding Policy & Procedures and alert to signs that a child might be at risk.
  • Ensure at all times your approach is consistent with the Nursery & Children’s Centre Behaviour policy.
  • Actively promote our policies for Equality and Inclusion with regard to ability, culture, gender and belief.
  • To support the Curriculum & Early Years manager in monitoring the quality of teaching and learning through observation of the staff as part of their supervision, appraisal and performance management requirements and to ensure that children’s progress is supported and extended in the best ways possible.
  • To support the Curriculum & Early Years manager in planning & delivery of all sessions both universal and targeted delivered at hub & spokes and development of Nursery provision.
  • To support the Curriculum & Early Years manager in establishing a thorough and effective system for the assessment, individual programming, record keeping and monitoring of children’s performance profiles, including those with special educational needs.
  • To be the SEN officer for the nursery and Children’s Centre and contribute to SEN reviews, to establish smooth transitions from the Children’s Centre to mainstream and special schools.
  • In partnership with the Speech and Language Therapy Service and other agencies, promote speech language and communication skills for all children and use specific programmes/approaches for identified children.
  • To support the Curriculum & Early Years manager in developing effective transition and continuity between the Children’s Centre and linked feeder settings working closely with other early year’s leaders, parents, and Foundation Stage co-ordinators.
  • Promote and support the understanding, active involvement, and participation of parents and carers in their children’s learning and development.
  • To contribute to the Nursery & Children’s Centre policy documents & development plans.
  • To work with the senior leadership team to produce and publish the necessary policy and curriculum documents in promoting specific development programmes for individual children or groups.
  • To analyse and use data and information (e.g. eStart & Tapestry) for future planning.
  • To contribute to community cohesion through positive communication and effective relationships with the community and other agencies.
  • To facilitate with the Curriculum & Early Years manager links with other Children’s Centres and pre-school providers and provide support to settings in partnership with the Early Years team.
  • To promote high professional standards and appropriate levels of expectation throughout every aspect of the Nursery & Children’s Centre functioning.
  • To assist the Curriculum & Early Years Manager in writing reports and demonstrate a good understanding of IT and written skills

 

Specific management responsibilities:

  • As deputy of the Nursery staff team contribute to the effective deployment of EYFS practitioners across the hub & spokes and Nursery Provision.
  • To ensure that high priority is given to the management of health and safety; that legal responsibilities are met by contributing to risk assessments and taking appropriate action; and support the senior leadership team in ensuring that appropriate information, instructions, training and supervision are provided to ensure the health and safety at work of those employees for whom the senior leadership team are responsible.
  • To ensure that all health and safety instructions are followed and that all reasonable care is taken not to do anything that might endanger yourself or others; report to the manager any dangerous situations in the workplace or any perceived shortcomings in health and safety arrangements.
  • To be committed to the promotion of the policies on Equal Opportunities and the role of the service in challenging discrimination and disadvantage.
  • To ensure with the Curriculum & Early Years manager that all staff are fully compliant with GDPR and demonstrate an understanding of confidentiality and clear professional boundaries when working with parents, staff and other agencies.
  • To be responsible for the Children’s Centre Early Years staff weekly (hours) rota.
     

 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY
 
Children 0-5 years
Early Years staff (Supervision duties to be agreed with Curriculum & Early Years Manager – may include placements & volunteers)
Contribute to the professional development and performance management of EYFS practitioners/students/volunteers
 
SUPERVISION RECEIVED
 
Curriculum & Early Years Manager
 
SPECIAL CONDITIONS
 
A high degree of accuracy and confidentiality and flexibility are essential, as is a willingness to undertake a proactive and accountable role in the discharge of the post holder’s duties.
 
This job description sets out the main duties of the post at the date when it was drawn up. Such duties may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the post or the level of responsibility entailed. Such variations are a common occurrence and cannot of themselves justify a reconsideration of the grading of the post.
 
 
 
 
PERSON SPECIFICATION

When completing the relevant section of your application form, please address your answers directly to each of the criteria below, one by one. This enables the panel to assess your ability to meet each criteria.

Post Requirements

E -Essential

D -Desirable

Criteria

Assessed from

A – Application

I – Interview

 

Initial Qualifications

E

 

 

D

 

E

Early Years Foundation Degree/Early Years Professional Status/Level 4 in Children & Young People Workforce (or equivalent)

Graduate or Post Graduate Leadership Qualification

A-C GCSE English and Mathematics or equivalent qualifications

Certificates

Further qualifications and professional development

E

 

 

Evidence of ongoing professional learning (courses, INSET, action research, personal study)

A/I

 

 

Knowledge and experience relevant to post

D

E

E

 

 

 

E

 

E

 

 

E

 

 

 

  • Experience of PVI sectors
  • EY Leadership Experience
  • Successful and varied experience in the Early Years Foundation Stage with strong understanding of early child development and appropriate pedagogy
  • Experience of working with children with special educational needs.
  • Knowledge of the relationship between personal, social and emotional development and educational achievement
  • Experience of good working partnerships with parents and other professionals

 

A

A/I

A/I

 

 

 

A/I

 

I

 

 

A/I

Competencies and skills

 

 

E

 

 

 

E

 

E

 

 

 

E

 

 

E

 

E

 

E

 

E

 

E

 

E

 

E

 

 

D

 

  • Strong understanding of the Children’s Centre Core Purpose and the statutory requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Knowledge and/or experience of working in Nursery Provision
  • Ability to create an effective and stimulating play based learning environment
  • Ability to organise and deliver effective systems for planning, observation and assessment of children’s progress
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing, with a range of audiences
  • Ability to motivate and enthuse children to develop a love of learning
  • Ability to review, evaluate and implement change accordingly
  • Ability to promote an environment that safeguards and protects children
  • Use ICT competently to communicate information effectively and professionally.
  • Ability to use ICT as part of the early years curriculum
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, in line with the Children’s Centre policy
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Knowledge, skills and understanding of cultural diversity in Hammersmith & Fulham and a proven commitment to community cohesion

 

 

A/I

 

 

 

A/1

 

A/I

 

A/I

 

 

 

A/I

 

 

A/I

 

A/I

 

A/I

 

A/I

 

A/I

 

A/I

 

A/I

 

 

I

Attributes

E

E

 

 

 

E

 

 

E

 

 

  D

 

 

  • A commitment to inclusive practice
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to early education and care and to working in partnership with parents, carers and other adults
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to relate easily to children, parents, staff and other professionals
  • Ability to work directly with parents, carers and children with particular reference to hard to reach communities.
  •  Ability to communicate in languages other than English is an advantage.

 

A/I

A/I

 

 

 

I

 

I

 

A/I

 

 

A

Other

E

  • Evidence of eligibility to work in the UK

A

 

 

Urban Partnership Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, families and carers and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Appointment to this post will be subject to an enhanced background checks by the Disclosure and Baring Service and satisfactory references.

 

IF YOU MEET THE CRITERIA, PLEASE EMAIL CV TO JAY.AHMED@LBHF.GOV.UK

Info:

Closing date: 22-07-18
Start date: 23-07-18


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