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Current Vacancies

Please find details of any current staff vacancies below. 

Pre School Leader Vacancy

 Earlybirds Pre-School are seeking to appoint an exceptional Pre-School Leader. If you are ambitious, passionate about early childhood development, and have the skills to lead a small dedicated team, please read on!


We are a term time only pre-school with strong links to Newtown Soberton Infant School. The successful candidate will have responsibility for managing the curriculum, overseeing the provision, leading the performance management of the pre-school staff and managing the day-to-day running of the pre-school to ensure the best outcomes and experiences for the children. The new leader will have the opportunity to work alongside the current leader during a handover period to support continuity and transition.


There are also excellent professional development opportunities as we work closely with our local settings, other agencies, and the Local Authority. Pay is £11.00/£11.50 per hour dependent on experience.

Applicants will need to download and complete the application form below to apply for the role. Please send completed application forms to adminoffice@newtownsoberton.hants.sch.uk

Essential criteria:

  • Level 3+ relevant childcare qualification
  • Recent experience working with children aged 2-4
  • Believes that the early years of a child's life provide the foundations for future development
  • Has the ability to communicate a clear vision for outstanding EYFS provision
  • An outstanding practitioner with excellent knowledge of the EYFS curriculum and how young children learn
  • The ability to plan and implement an early years age/stage appropriate curriculum, taking into account the SEN Code of Practice, child protection procedures and equal opportunities
  • Champions the 'Characteristics of Effective Learning' as critical learning values
  • Is familiar with Early Years assessment and can make robust judgements
  • Values the role of parents in young children's development
  • Has excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Is a great team player with the confidence to lead staff and drive setting improvement
  • Has high standards for achievement and behaviour
  • Is a reflective practitioner who values professional discussion and peer coaching to evaluate and improve practice
  • Has a commitment to keeping up to date with developments in early years care and education
  • Has a thorough understanding of safeguarding issues and confidentiality
  • Emotionally resilient and able to handle competing demands, remaining calm under pressure
  • Able to manage the setting resources and ensure that expenditure is in line with budget

Desirable criteria:

  • Has contributed to or led performance management of staff
  • SEN experience
  • Has experience of prior leadership, e.g. deputy or room leader in a previous setting.
  • Paediatric first aid training

Closing date: 12 noon on Monday 24th June 2019

Please email completed application forms to: adminoffice@newtownsoberton.hants.sch.uk

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