About The Role

The Pre-school Learning Alliance is a leading early years Charity, also the largest voluntary sector provider of childcare services. We have an exciting opportunity at our Cockleshell Nursery based in Southend-on-Sea.  The nursery is part of a group of full daycare nurseries across England which provides childcare and support for young children and their families and works in partnership with the Southend-on-Sea Borough/Council and the Department for Education.

Benefits:

  • 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:

  • You will provide inclusive play and learning opportunities for all children attending the nursery. 
  • You will be responsible for assisting the Nursery Manager with curriculum planning, staffing levels and behaviour management.
  • You will run the nursery in the absence of the Nursery Manager.

Requirements:

  • Successful applicants will need a minimum level 3 early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent.
  • Proven post-qualification experience in working in early education and childcare.Proven experience of line managing staff.
  • Ability to help the Nursery Manager to manage the nursery's resources to ensure expenditure is in line with its budget.
  • Ability to inspire people to deliver results and set clear objectives for self and team.
  • You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check if your current certificate is not subscribed to the update service.

All posts are 40 hours/52 weeks,unless otherwise stated.  

 
Interview date: To be confirmed