We are seeking a passionate and motivated Room Leader with a minimum level 3 qualification and at least three years post qualification experience to join our nursery team.
The hourly role for this post is £12.93 per hour
The role is 37 hours per week working Monday to Thursday either 7:45-5 or 8:00-5:15 and Friday’s 9-1. The nursery is open 8-5 Monday to Thursday and 9-1 on Fridays,
For an informal discussion about working hours, the role and the nursery, please contact Laura Howe- Nursery Manager on 01273 290458
About the role
This role is a room leader working with children from 2 to 5 years. This would be working alongside and leading a team of staff to ensure we provide engaging learning experiences in a safe and caring environment, supported by the management team.
We are looking for someone who can demonstrate excellent practice, supports a positive approach to behaviour and emotional literacy, has good EYFS knowledge and understanding of young children’s needs.
The job involves being a key person, building positive relationships, being a positive role model and ensuring the children feel safe and nurtured, engaging in children’s play, inputting ideas for planning, assessment, and maintaining high standards of early learning.
We promote a holistic approach to our practice and encourage all staff to provide experiences that are creative and encourage children’s inquisitive nature to explore and learn.
We are passionate about inclusion and provide experiences and opportunities to all children in our setting. We practice a non-discriminatory approach and require our staff to demonstrate inclusion in all areas of their work, celebrating diversity.
We are proud of our staff who are qualified or working towards a qualification, who share our passion for delivering a high standard of care to the children and provide exciting opportunities for the children to grow, learn and develop into confident young people. We have a child-centred approach and ensure children’s emotional health is paramount.
Jump Start is one of five nurseries run by Brighton and Hove City Council and provides a high-quality service for children aged from 2 to 5 years, Monday to Friday.
Jump Start Nursery is Located in Moulsecoomb close to Lewes Road. We are close to Moulsecoomb train station and a large number of bus services. Jump Start Nursery is located within Moulsecoomb Childrens centre and has a large garden space.
The nursery provides children with lots of space to play and learn, use their imaginations and be creative. We have an inspiring garden space where children can climb a climbing frame, enjoy sand water and mud play, ride bikes, and explore nature. We have a play-based approach to learning in a fun, happy and calm atmosphere.
Applicants must have at least 3 years post qualified experience of working with young children 3 month -5 years in an early year’s environment; experience of delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS); experience of meeting the individual needs of young children and their families; demonstrate a passion and commitment for providing high quality care and learning opportunities.
We require applicants to be qualified to a minimum Level 3 in early years and childcare or equivalent.
Our nurseries provide a full induction and training programme, and encourage professional development through day training courses, apprenticeships and higher education. We provide ongoing support in the form of regular supervisions and appraisals
Why work for a council nursery
- Work in a setting that is child and family centred, not for a profit.
- Salary above market average starting at ££24,948 for a full-time post of 37 hours a week, equivalent to £12.93 per hour
- 3 in house training days per year, plus other opportunities to attend individual training courses.
- Encouragement and support to further your education through continued professional development.
- 24 days paid holiday every year plus bank holidays, rising to 27 days holiday after five years holiday
- Loans available to support with bus travel or buying a bike and deposits on rental properties, these are paid back over the year straight from your salary.
- Staff discount scheme can be used in local shops/cafes and national stores, includes free rides volks rail, discounted cinema tickets, and discounted gift cards.
- Generous pension scheme
Please read our Apply for a job at the council (brighton-hove.gov.uk) pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
Encouraging a diverse workforce
Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.