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Drumfork Nursery & Family Centre

Join Our Amazing Team

Would you be interest in joining our amazing team at Drumfork Nursery?  As part of our team, you'd experience an unwavering team spirit, and a sense of family.  Here are just some of the reasons you might want to join our team...

  • We have increased wages, and are now an accredited Real Living Wage Employer
  • We are making great progress towards our Curiosity Approch Accreditation, embedding a magical culture of curiosity, awe and wonder throughout our setting
  • We provide extensive staff training opportunities
  • We will soon embark on Millie's Mark Accrediation, which means 100% of our childcare staff will be qualified in paediatric first aid
  • The Nursery owners continue to invest heavily in the business, with the aim of becoming a sector leading setting
  • We have a free Employee Assistance programme to support team wellbeing
  • We have made The Mental Health at Work Commitment, and aim to make a genuine, long-term positive impact on the well-being of our staff
If you are passionate and enthusiastic about providing nurturing, attachment led childcare, excited at the prospect of sparking curiosity in little minds, and keen to be part of a supportive team of like-minded individuals, we would like to hear from you!  

Please check out our vacancies section below, or send a copy of your CV to office@drumforkfamilycentre.co.uk
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Our Vacancies

Deputy Manager

We are looking to recruit a strong and experienced Deputy Manager, with a genuine passion for working in childcare, high emotional intelligence, and a desire to make a difference to the loves of children and staff. The perfect candidate will be highly motivated, with strong leadership skills and a passion for quality. We would also consider highly experienced room leaders for this position.

Responsibilities of the Deputy Manager will include:

• Assist the manager in day-to-day running of the nursery
• Effectively lead and manage the staff team including providing day to day guidance, training and support to all practitioners
• Ensure a high quality of education and care is delivered at all times
• Assist in delivering standards of the highest possible inspection grading
• Ensure all policies, procedures and curriculum are always implemented and adhered to
• Preparation of weekly staff rotas
• Operating payroll
• Arranging payment for invoices received

Essential Requirements:

• A childcare qualification (minimum level of HNC/SVQ3, or equivalent)
• Willingness to work towards SVQ4 and above qualifications
• Ability to be a strong leader, as well as team player
• Good written and IT skills; and ability to complete required paperwork
• A passion for working with children
• Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with all children, parents, staff and other professional colleagues
• An excellent understanding of child development, and child-led practise.
• A desire and passion to support children's progress and development
• Good knowledge of child protection and safeguarding
• Skills required to supervise staff and be involved in the recruitment, induction, training, counselling and disciplining of staff.
• Be an exemplary role model of good practice to all other members of staff
• Have a comprehensive working knowledge of early years policies, procedures and frameworks
• A high level of maturity and a passion for quality childcare provision, and the ability to influence continuous improvement and excellence across the setting.
• Willingness to complete mandatory 12-hour Paediatric First Aid training

Desirable
(but not essential as training can be provided for the right candidates):

• Experience in a similar senior role
• A Degree in early years, childcare, child development or related subject
• Experience in preparing weekly staff rotas
• Experience in working with payroll and/or Xero
• Knowledge and/or experience of The Curiosity Approach
• Knowledge and/or experience of Planning in the Moment

Benefits:

• Staff wellbeing and welfare is a priority at Drumfork Nursery & Family Centre
• We have signed the Mental Health at Work Commitment, and pledge to support and improve the mental health of our staff.
• We are a company who heavily invests in your professional development and training
• Access to our free BUPA-provided Employee Assistance Programme, for staff and their families
• CycleScheme and TechScheme
• Staff discounts on Childcare

A very competitive rate of pay will be offered for this post, starting at £23,000pa, dependent on level of experience of the successful candidate.  

25-30 hours worked over 4 days per week (Monday-Thursday).
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Qualified Early Years Practitioners

We have an opening for 3 Qualified Early Years Practitioners!

We have a diverse team of committed, highly motivated, resourceful, confident individuals who bring a range of different skills and experiences. If you like the idea of being part of our team, please read on...

Essential Requirements:

• A childcare qualification (minimum level of HNC/SVQ3, or equivalent)
• Experience in working with children aged 0-8years
• A passion for working with children
• A love of nature, and outdoor adventures
• Work well as a member of a team
• Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with children, parents, staff and other professional colleagues
• Have a desire and passion to support children's progress and development
• Have a knowledge of child protection and safeguarding
• Have a working knowledge of early years policies and procedures
• Willingness to complete mandatory 12-hour Paediatric First Aid training

Desirable
(but not essential as training can be provided for the right candidates):

• Understanding of The Curiosity Approach
• Experience of delivering child-led learning
• Understanding and/or experience of Planning in the Moment
• Understanding and/or experience of Play-based pedagogy

Benefits:

• Staff wellbeing and welfare is a priority at Drumfork Nursery & Family Centre
• We are a company who heavily invests in your professional development and training
• Access to our free BUPA-provided Employee Assistance Programme, for staff and their families
• CycleScheme and TechScheme
• Staff discounts on Childcare

We are a Real Living Wage (RLW) Accredited Employer and have signed the Mental Health at Work Commitment. As a member of our team, you would receive a comprehensive induction, on-going support as part of our Mentoring Programme, and a wealth of training opportunities.

25-30 hours per week, worked Monday-Friday, according to weekly rota. 
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