Alexandra Park Children´s Learning Community is a Reggio Emilia inspired children´s learning community consists of a nursery, kindergarten and an over 5’s provision for children up to 11.
Our nursery is a bit different. We have chickens, a large allotment, art and artists....
We are currently looking to welcome an early years practitioner to join our lovely team at our nursery. You will work with other team members in a room of a maximum of 20 children either in our nursery or Kindergarten.
This is an exciting opportunity to work within our successful 80 place setting, where the Managers believe strongly in rewarding staff and helping them to develop.
Full-time, Monday to Fridays, 37.5 hours per week. Shifts between the hours of 7.30am and 6.00pm.
Benefits to working at Alexandra Park Children´s Learning Community as a Nursery Practitioner:
Free vegetarian food including lunch, homemade by our chefs
Caring, supportive environment and culture
Regular time out of ratio to document and assess children's learning
Long service rewards
Extra hours paid as time off in lieu
Unrivalled professional development - regular courses, seminars and visits to other nurseries
Paid training hours
Working alongside professional Artists and expert consultants
Career progression for the ambitious and hardworking
Opportunities to be involved in training external professionals
If you are truly passionate about children and want to be part of a new dynamic team that is looking for its future Managers and Leaders of Pedagogy, please get in touch!
Implement a quality child care and education approach in line EYFS
Support other staff within the group
Communicate positively and openly with children on an ongoing basis
Create a stimulating, positive and appropriate environment to foster and support development
Conduct observation and evaluation of children's development
Provide physical care, assisting children in daily routines and meal times
Respond to the emotional needs of the children
Maintain up to date records for key children within the group
Minimum NVQ Level 3 in childcare
A creative and cooperative team person
Committed to excellence in early childhood education and care
Strong understanding of the National Quality Framework and EYLF
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Knowledge and/or experience of alternative education methods
Knowledge of the Reggio Emilia approach or willingness to learn about it
Positive, energetic ‘can do’ attitude.
You can find more information about us on our website: www.alexandraparkclc.co.uk
Situated in South Manchester, we are an innovative bilingual learning community where children learn both in English and Spanish. We provide an alternative and flexible education for children from 3 months to 11 years of age. We follow a Reggio Emilia based education, a world-wide recognised approach to learning that started almost 70 years ago in the Reggio Emilia region in the North of Italy.
We are a unique small and friendly learning community where everyone recognises each other, and feels personally valued, with a cohesive, relaxed feel, like a large, extended family.
The centre engages with each child as an individual. Children are supported to learn at their own pace and in their own ways.
Children’s views and feelings are taken seriously and understood to be fundamental to well-being and their ability to learn.
Children are actively involved in all the major decision making that is relevant and meaningful to them, especially in relation to their learning, their environment and their relationships.
Food prepared by the centre is healthy and nutritious. We are a pro vegetarian centre and prepare food using 'home grown' organic ingredients (when possible).
The centre works to develop ecological understanding and aims for best practice in its actions.
The centre fosters connections with local residents, businesses and institutions.
Children at our learning community spend a high proportion of their time outdoors, making maximum use of Alexandra Park which is less than a minutes’ walk away. Special effort is made so that, even though we are based in an urban environment, we have regular, normal interaction with the natural world in all its variety.