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All About Children

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Kellie Whetter
All About Children
Recruitment Manager
GL53 0DQ

Tel: 07801443143

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Third in Charge - Maternity Cover


We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a ‘Third In Charge’ to cover Maternity for our nursery in Cheltenham.

The Third In Charge is a full-time, maternity cover role offering a competitive basic salary and additional wider benefits, including opportunities for future career progression.

The nursery is located on Leckhampton Road, on the outskirts of Leckhampton, less than a mile from Cheltenham Town Centre and convenient for GCHQ, Cheltenham General Hospital and Cheltenham College. We occupy a beautiful Victorian house, which has been refurbished and re-equipped to a very high standard and provides a large space for exciting outdoor play and exploration. Our large windows and large rooms induce a sense of awe and calm in staff, children and visitors alike.

We would love you to join our team as we embark on accreditation to 'The Curiosity Approach', promoting awe and wonder in early childhood. This is a unique style of learning for children to be engaged in the joy of doing rather than the end result.

Third In Charge - Overview

To assist and support in the day-to-day management and running of the nursery and to undertake limited responsibility for some of the overall day-to-day tasks required.  To ensure that all children attending the setting receive high quality care, are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating play experiences.

Third In Charge – Qualifications & Experience

• You must hold a minimum L3 childcare qualification with a passion to upskill further
• Be a positive role model to our children and your team!
• Do you want to work for an organisation that respects individuality and creativity?
• Wanting to work within a large group that maintains an independent feel?
• Have strong EYFS knowledge
• Previous experience implementing an EYFS curriculum

Third In Charge – Key Responsibilies

• To support Room Leaders in the implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum; including support with overseeing planning and record keeping
• To support in ensuring that all legislation in relation to registration with regulatory bodies, special needs, child protection and Health and Safety is complied with and that company policies and procedures are adhered to.
• Promote and facilitate partnership with parents/carers and other family members.
• Assume deputy responsibilities in the absence of the Deputy Manager if required.
• Provide high standards of quality within the nursery including the environment, resources and experiences offered to children.
• Support the development of good practice with regards to special needs and inclusion.
• Be fully aware of emergency and security procedures relating to the nursery and take full responsibility for opening/closing the nursery as required.
• Work with the manager to fully understand and be able to support staff during Ofsted inspections and assist in the implementation of any recommendations.
• Work alongside the Manager learning how to monitor and control budgets and maintaining petty cash systems and in assessing interaction and child facing skills during the recruitment process.

• Support with induction procedure for all new staff, and ongoing supervisions and appraisals.

Third In Charge – What we can offer YOU!

• A friendly and supportive team
• Continued opportunities for professional development and training
• A competitive salary and wider benefits
• 1 week shut down over Christmas

If you feel you have what it takes to be considered for this role please get in touch today by clicking on Apply Now.

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