Bright Start Nursery is one of Brighton and Hove City Council Children’s Centre Nurseries. We operate six nurseries across the City and provide a high quality service for children aged from 3 months to 5 years. We are open Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm.
The Nursery is located in the North Laines. The nursery has a homely feel, it has two playrooms and the children are split into groups supporting their age and developmental stage.
The nursery provides children with lots of space to play and learn, use their imaginations and be creative. We have a garden space where children can climb a climbing frame, enjoy our sandpit, enjoy our mud kitchen, ride bikes and explore nature. We have a play based approach to learning in a fun, happy and calm atmosphere.
We are proud of our staff who are qualified or working towards a qualification, who share our passion for delivering a high standard of care to the children and provide exciting opportunities for the children to grow, learn and develop into confident young people. We have a long standing team of staff who feel passionate about supporting children’s appetite to gain new experiences and grow. We have a holistic approach and ensure children’s emotional health is paramount.
At Bright Start Nursery, as part of Brighton and Hove City Council, we provide a full induction and training programme.
We provide ongoing support in the form of regular supervisions and appraisals. Plus the many benefits that Brighton and Hove city council employees receive such as discounts from local businesses, and ongoing training and professional development. There may also be opportunities for further ad-hoc hours if interested.
For an informal discussion, please contact Alex Paterson- Nursery Manager on 01273 1570.
About the role
This job is for a Room leader in our Baby room (0-2.5 year olds). The salary would be 18.5 hours a week part time pro rata. This position is leading the room working with an existing job share and a deputy room leader. We are looking for someone who can demonstrate excellent practice and lead a team of staff, complete planning and assessments and maintain high standards of early learning, ensuring that activities are developmentally appropriate and are those in which children from a range of social, economic and cultural backgrounds are able to develop and grow.
Applicants must have experience of working with young children 3 month -5 years in an early year’s environment; experience of delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS); experience of meeting the individual needs of young babies and their families; demonstrate a passion and commitment for providing high quality care and learning opportunities.
We require applicants to be qualified to a minimum Level 3 in early years and childcare and have good communication and IT skills.
The role involves being a key person for a group of babies; building relationships; being an inspiration to the children; supporting attachment building; ensuring the children feel safe; planning activities; maintaining records; using the Ipad to record development, carrying out observations;
We desire the applicant to have an understanding of safeguarding procedures and should be willing promote Positive Parenting. Bright Start nursery is passionate about inclusion and we work closely with outside agencies to ensure we fully support children and their families.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.
As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.