Early Years Professional/Teacher

Expiring today

Grove Community Project
Grove Community Project, Birmingham, West Midlands
£21,000 to £24,000 per annum (pro rata)
01 Jun 2022
30 Jun 2022
groveproject@ hotmail.com
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Term time

Grove Community Project

21 Arthur Road


B21 9HY

Telephone Number: 07730691409

Email Address: groveproject@hotmail.com

Job Start Date: September 2022

Grove Community Project is looking for an experienced and creative Early Years Professional/Teacher to support the Lead Teacher in delivering excellent practice across the Early Years Foundation Stage.

The candidate will also help inspire a small team of practitioners at an excellent nursery within an established children’s charity in Handsworth, Birmingham. The nursery offers high quality childcare and early years learning opportunities to 64 children aged 2 to 5 years old. Most children attend the 32-place nursery part-time.

We follow the Reggio Emilia approach to early years education where the expressive arts and the surrounding environment play a central role in learning and children are encouraged to use language to investigate, explore and reflect on their experiences.

Key responsibilities include:

  • supporting the Lead Teacher in delivering excellent practice across the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
  • assist Lead Teacher in raising the quality of early years provision, including physical, emotional, social and intellectual education and care for children in the setting
  • contribute to Planning activities and arranging resources
  • identify children with SEN and establish and monitor SEN and Early Support Plans, working alongside other agencies as appropriate
  • supporting and mentoring other practitioners in the skills and behaviours that safeguard and promote good outcomes for children
  • promoting the Reggio Emilia approach to early years education
  • parent/carer liaison

Key skills and experience:

  • early Years Professional/ Teacher Status or equivalent
  • considerable relevant experience of the full age range from two to five
  • detailed knowledge of the EYFS
  • experience of working with children with SEN – SENCO and documentation
  • the ability to support colleagues in order to affect change and improve outcomes for children
  • understanding of and commitment to the Reggio Emilia approach (desirable)

Closing Date: 30 June 2022, 5pm

Please download the application pack. Completed applications should be returned to Sarah Wood at groveproject@hotmail.com 

Interviews will be held in early July.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Prohibition check; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.



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