Roundabout Nursery, Whitehawk
Early Years Teacher/Early Years Professional/SENCO
Full time – 37 hours per week, all year round
Interview date: 10th January
Roundabout Nursery is the largest of Brighton and Hove City Council’s nurseries located in Whitehawk, East Brighton. The nursery prides itself on the exemplary and unique approach to providing integrated early learning and care for children aged 0 to 5 years. OFSTED have graded the nursery as Outstanding at its last three inspections.
The nursery works with a diverse mix of families and children, and the staff team is committed to providing high quality play and learning experiences for all in an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive. This includes our staff, and the children and families we work with.
We are looking to recruit an experienced EYT/EYP to join the management team to further develop the nursery. If you share our ethos about providing outstanding early learning opportunities for the youngest children in our city then please do contact Deborah Taylor (Nursery Manager) on 01273 290230 for an informal discussion.
About the role
You will be working across all age ranges supporting our practitioners, the SENCO lead practitioner and additional support workers to provide the highest quality early years practice. This will include the line management and performance management of some staff.
You must be able to demonstrate strong leadership skills and have experience in safeguarding, supporting children with special educational needs, including writing or contributing to EHCPs, and working with families with complex additional needs.
The role includes working closely with the council’s children’s centres, Brighton and Hove Inclusion Support Service, EMAS and NHS services. Multi agency working across different organisations is a key part of this role.
No day is ever the same at Roundabout. The nursery has up to 160 children on role each year, many of whom have additional needs and vulnerabilities. You must be able to prioritise tasks and manage an extremely busy work load. This is an incredibly rewarding position for the right person.
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As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it 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 (Supporting statement 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 part-time 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.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.
As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.