Bonny Downs Community Association are very excited to be launching it’s very own Nursery in January 2022!
If you are passionate about children aged between 0-4 years old being provided with a safe, structured, and stimulating environment which enables them to thrive personally, socially, physically and educationally then we would love for you to join our team!
Bonny Downs Nursery will provide a much-needed childcare setting in the London Borough of Newham running Mondays to Fridays from 8 am to 6 pm for 51 weeks of the year. It will be located within The Well Community Centre, a thriving and well-known community centre placed at the heart of the community. We will provide full time care and early learning for 42 children from birth to school age, to address the significant shortfall and growing demand for quality affordable childcare services within East Ham, and to support local children to have the best start in life.
BDCA is a dynamic community-led charity that has been serving the residents of the London Borough of Newham since 1998. Our motto is, “working together to change lives and transform our community”. We strive to make a real and lasting difference to the quality of life of local people by redeveloping disused local spaces, promoting community cohesion, encouraging healthier lifestyles, tackling isolation and addressing the root causes of poverty. We deliver targeted projects that address specific areas of local need which includes delivering the highly successful BDCA After School Club childcare service, rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted. The vast majority of our team live in the neighbourhood that we serve and our work benefits members of our community from all ages, cultures, religions and backgrounds.
About the roles
We are seeking 2 x qualified & experienced Nursery Deputy Managers to job share for 25 hours per week as from January 2022. These new posts offer an exciting opportunity to play a driving role in launching our new nursery.
Role 1: Will commence as from 4th January 2022, 25 hours per week.
Role 2: Will commence as soon as possible, initially for 18 hours per week (increasing to 25 hours per week as from 4th January 2022) in order to support with the lead up to the opening of the Nursery.
Please see the full job description and person specifications attached and do note that an enhanced DBS check will be required.
Our ideal candidates will have a Minimum NVQ level 3 or equivalent qualification and will have significant experience of working within a Nursery. You will have a passion for working with young children aged 0-4 years old from diverse backgrounds and a commitment to the provision of high-quality childcare. You will have the ability to develop and maintain highly professional positive working relationships with children, colleagues, parents/carers, relevant Local Authority Departments, regulatory bodies and other agencies and professionals associated with the Nursery.
You will need to demonstrate that you are professional, organised, flexible, efficient and able to manage our Nursery staff in the absence of the Nursery Manager.
You will have an excellent understanding of the EYFS curriculum and requirements & a robust knowledge and understanding of the statutory requirements of legislation and Nursery Policies & procedure ie: Health & Safety, Safeguarding, Equal Opportunities, SEN etc
You will also need to be willing to work outside normal hours to fulfil the role or to provide cover from time to time.
Equal Opportunities Statement
BDCA are committed to recruiting high quality candidates whose skills and experience are most suited to the jobs on offer regardless of sex, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion (or beliefs), marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age or political affiliation.
Please note: that we give priority to local candidates as this is key to our ethos of empowering our community
Please apply by attaching an up-to-date CV AND covering letter (max 2 pages, applications without cover letters WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED) demonstrating how your skills meet the Job Description and Person Specification and why you are interested in applying for the role. If your application preference or request is for one specific role over the other then please state this in your cover letter otherwise we will assume you wish to be considered for either role within a single application.
Application deadline: Please note that the closing date for applications is 13th October 2021 at 6.00p.m and interviews will be held week commencing 18th October 2021.
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