Early Explorers Pre-school - Lead Practitioner

Early Explorers is part the Children's Service at The Hamlet Charity. The Lead Practitioner will lead and manage the pre-school.

The Hamlet Johnson Place – Supporting Children with disabilities and complex health needs and their families.

The Early Explorers Pre-school at The Hamlet Charity is looking for an exceptional early year’s practitioner to lead the pre-school into the next stage of it’s development. Our current leader is retiring, and we are looking for an experienced leader with a passion for special needs.

The Lead Practitioner will see the potential for learning in every opportunity and will create a play inspired learning environment that supports all our children and their unique needs. The new leader will work with the early years practitioners and the wider Hamlet staff team.

The pre-school operates term time only. For more information and an informal visit please contact Emily Lown on 01603766566 or email emily.lown@thehamletcharity.org.uk

Hours: 36 hours per week term time only plus 10 days

Salary: £21288.02- £22044.49 pro rata term time only plus 5 days 11.37 – 11.77 per hour

Closing Date: 21st December 2017

Interviews: 4th / 5th January 2018

Start: As soon as possible

Person Specification:

1. Hold a relevant Level 4 or above qualification such as EYP status, with at least 2 years management / leadership experience in early years settings. (essential)

2. A detailed knowledge and awareness of Child Protection in early years settings (essential)

3. Able to demonstrate the skills necessary to motivate, encourage, organize, lead and supervise the staff team in a professional manner in a busy working environment with children, each with unique care and learning needs(essential).

4. The ability to work effectively within a small complex team (essential)

5. Previous recent experience of leadership in related environment (essential)

6. A high standard of written and spoken English and the ability to carry out basic administration duties and evidence of this (essential)

7. Demonstrable experience of working with children/young people with disabilities in early years settings (essential)

8. An understanding of the learning and development needs of children through a working knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (essential)

9. Be Prepared to use the skills you have, and demonstrate an enthusiasm and energy to join in, get involved. (Essential)

10. An understanding of the experience of disabled, young people and their families can face on a daily basis and an appreciation of the barriers to inclusion that disabled people and their families experience. (Essential)

11. A demonstrable ability to communicate to a range of people and abilities. (Essential)

12. Willingness to undertake training as required for the role (Essential)

All posts subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS check. The first six months of the post are probationary.  

To apply: Please send your completed application form to admin@thehamletcharity.org.uk 

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