Curriculum/ Pre-School Lead – Term time or full year position (39 - 52 weeks of the year) advertised by

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Into Play Ltd

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Into Play Ltd
Llanthony Road

Tel: 01452 413131

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Curriculum/ Pre-School Lead – Term time or full year position (39 - 52 weeks of the year)


Do you love working with children and helping them to develop? Do you have good leadership skills that need to be put to excellent use?

Into Play has been established for 30 years and enjoys an outstanding reputation. We are looking for a quality, qualified individual to join our busy team & lead our Pre-School at Into Play @ The Quays situated on Llanthony Road, Gloucester.

Applicants will require a minimum Level 3 qualification (ideally Level 5 or above), previous experience within the role and will a willingness to further their professional development.

This is a full-time, permanent role, and consists of 41 ¼ hours per week on a Rota basis for 52 weeks of the year (nursery closes for 1 week at Christmas & all bank holidays) or we will consider a term time only position (minimum 39 weeks of the year)

Role Purpose/ Key Objectives

• To lead and inspire a team in a child-centered environment which is FUN.
• Ensure the children are cared for in a safe, educationally stimulating way helping them reach their full potential.                                                     
• To build excellent relationships with parents/carers and be able to record progress and feedback regularly.
• Be responsible for and oversee the implementation of Intoplay’s policies and procedures with an emphasis on safeguarding as set down by the local Safeguarding Board.
• Deliver and uphold Into Play’s Vision & Core Values on an ongoing basis.
• Provide support to the Nursery Manager and other room leaders.
• Work towards acquiring outstanding at our next inspection.
• To develop links with other childcare settings and especially our other sites.

Essential skills, experience and qualifications

• Minimum of Level 3 Childcare Qualification (or other equivalent appropriate qualification)
• An extensive knowledge of the EYFS and how to plan and deliver this in a creative, fun and effective way.
• A good knowledge of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
• Excellent communication skills.
• Role model to staff and children
• Knowledge and understanding of Equal Opportunities Experience/Knowledge of OFSTED inspections.

Hours Per Week:

Permanent, Full-time 41.25 hour per week for contracted for 39 - 52 weeks of the year (nursery closes for 1 week at Christmas plus all Bank Holidays).

Some of our Employee Benefits:

• Access to Childcare Club containing dozens of great discounts including days out to the UK’s top theme parks, attractions, and holidays.
• Employee portal allowing free access to a range of market-leading retail discounts at Argos, John Lewis, Sainsburys, Apple, Samsung and many more!
• Access to Avensure Vest interactive health & well-being portal & 24/7 Confidential telephone counselling service.

To find out more about us visit our website @

“Into Play Ltd is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.”

As part of this commitment, we follow safer recruitment procedures which will include various checks including identity, DBS, satisfactory references and a probation period. You must have legal right to work in the UK.

All positions that involve working with children are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act
1974. You are therefore required to declare any convictions that you may have, including those that would otherwise be regarded as 'spent' under this Act.

If you are interested in joining our team, please click on Apply Now to request an application pack and detailed job description or contact Sally via the information in the contact details if you would like more information or to visit the nursery.

Salary: Salary dependent on qualifications and experience

Hours Per Week: Full time

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