School: Little Avanti Nursery
Location:  Aldenham
Contract Type: Permanent 
Positions: Nursery Manager
Start Date: ASAP – apply with full CV, covering letter, and Application Form

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Nature’s playground | Life’s stories | Love’s roots

Would you like to join a growing outdoor nursery team? We are setting up a group of outdoor nurseries that will allow children of 2-5 year olds to enjoy the wonder of nature.

You will be supported by a high-class back office team and be provided with exceptional CPD, mentoring and networking opportunities to enhance and develop your skills. You will be the leader of a community focused on growing ‘love’s roots’ within the hearts of the children.

The Role

As Nursery Leader, you’ll lead a qualified team to create adventures and memories for the children. Your natural passion for child-led learning and experience will help you to follow children’s insights in nature’s playground.

Your role is to inspire, develop and manage a team of early years’ practitioners and help them grow as outdoor educators by spending a large part of your time creating and discovering ‘life’s stories’ in the forest.

You will be supported by a high-class back office team and be provided with exceptional CPD, mentoring and networking opportunities to enhance and develop your skills. You will be the leader of a community focused on growing ‘love’s roots’ within the hearts of the children.

Salary: £30,000 to £38,000 depending on experience

Location: Aldenham

What we look for in our ideal leader:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Early Years.
  • A minimum of Early Years Level 3 qualification or QTS.
  • Significant experience of leading and supporting teams and the overall day to day running of a nursery and identifying training needs.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Skills to be able to communicate with a variety of audiences.
  • A good understanding of children’s development and their needs.
  • Experience of working or leading an outdoor nursery provision

At Little Avanti, we believe that it is crucial to keep staff nourished, happy and inspired so that they can provide the best experiences for the children, parents and community.

Applying

Due to the nature of this role, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. In making your application, it is essential you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences. This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up; any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.

Little Avanti is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates are required to have an Enhanced DBS check unless internally appointed and still within the cycle of DBS re-checks.

We welcome applications from both men and women of all ages from any background and from candidates with disabilities.

Applications to be made by submitting a comprehensive CV setting out your full employment history, including referees covering the last 5 years of employment and a supporting statement addressing all aspects of the person specification.

Completed CVs and supporting statements must be submitted by the closing date above to [email protected]. The successful candidate will be required to sign the application declaration on appointment.  Any appointment subsequently made will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks.