About The Role
The Pre-school Learning Alliance is a leading early Charity, also the largest voluntary sector provider for childcare services. We have an exciting opportunity in our Foxcubs Nusery based in Luton. The nursery is part of a group of full daycare nurseries that provides childcare and support for young children and their families.
This is a term time vacancy for a 9 month FTC covering maternity leave
This vacancy is to provide inclusive play and learning opportunities for all children attending the setting and to maintain a safe, stimulating and enjoyable environment. To be responsible for curriculum planning within the setting and to manage the provision, including staffing levels and financial performance in the absence of the Nursery Manager.

  • 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays, pro rata for part-time employees
  • Employer and employee contribution pension scheme
  • Regular access to internal; and external learning and development opportunities
  • The Alliance operates a 'Team Recognition Scheme' to recognise the outstanding work of the staff across the Charity
  • Can save up to 40% on 02 Refresh Airtime Plan if getting a new phone or tablet on 02
Main duties:
  • To manage the setting and undertake all the necessary duties in the absence of the Nursery Manager.
  • To support the Nursery Manager, to ensure that the setting operates in an effective and efficient financial manner within its set budget. This would include issues such as: fee collection, debt management, rostering of staff and the use of flexible workers and agency staff.

  • To oversee the planning, delivery and monitoring of the Early Years Foundation Stage framework in accordance with the children’s learning and developmental needs.

  • To support the Nursery Manager to ensure that the setting is actively engaged in continuous quality improvement through (and beyond) participation in Excellence Through Reflection and that this process is effectively led and informed by a sound knowledge and understanding of the Core Beliefs and Values of the Alliance.

  • To support the Nursery Manager with appropriately marketing the setting in the local community and undertaking action to ensure that occupancy targets are met and maximised.
Full details of main duties within the Job Description attached.
Essential Criteria:
  • It is a statutory requirement that: “staff have a sufficient understanding and use of English to ensure the well-being of children in their care.” Section 3.26, EYFS (2014).
  • A minimum Level 3 early years education and childcare qualification (e.g. Pre-school Learning
  • Alliance Diploma in Pre-school Practice, NVQ 3, or equivalent) as seen as full and valid by the DEF, and a commitment to obtaining further qualifications as appropriate.

  • Post-qualification experience in working in early education and childcare.

  • Ability to help the Nursery Manager to manage the setting’s resources to ensure expenditure is in line with its budget.

  • Ability to inspire people to deliver results, high standards and sets clear objectives for self and the team, taking appropriate and timely action to ensure targets are achieved.
  • You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check, if your current certificate is not subscribed to the update service.
Closing Date: 23rd January 2019
Interview Date: 30th January 2019