Unit Coordinator (Pre-school)

  • Permanent
  • South West
  • 28,000 GBP / Year
  • Salary: 28,000

Website Snapdragons Nursery

Early Years Daycare

Job description
The post is full time (4 x 08:00-18:00 shifts per week) We offer an attractive salary of £28,000 per annum with flexible interview dates available.

You have proven yourself as a Head of Room, now it is time for the next step in your career progression. The Unit Co-Ordinator leads several rooms for a specific age group consistently and effectively. With your impeccable interpersonal skills, you can step into this exciting and challenging role and communicate the importance of resilience and a can-do attitude within your setting. Be it safeguarding or personal development, you are well equipped to role model what is expected of your team. Using your sharp eye for detail, you can identify training needs for individual team members, and will utilise the appropriate training resources to ensure your team are running as effectively as possible. At the forefront of your practice is the experience of the children within your setting. You will ensure that all environments are safe, nurturing, and enriching, forming steadfast relationships with both the children and their parents/carers to further their growth and development.

You must have a minimum of Level 3 qualification specific to Early Years as defined by the Department for Education. (http://www.education.gov.uk/eypqd/search/search.cfm) You must also have a minimum of two years post qualifying experience.

Snapdragons Redland is in a leafy residential conservation area surrounded by greenery, including two children’s parks on the doorstep. Toddlers and preschool children occupy one building each in two beautiful Victorian villas linked by a modern glass atrium. The babies have their own Baby Pod, a single level modern building with access to its own garden areas alongside the main garden. As with all our nurseries the interiors are furnished with natural wooden furniture and high-quality resources to stimulate curiosity and open-ended play. There is a stunning children’s kitchen and bistro dining area and a hall equipped with a stage and indoor climbing feature. This is our largest nursery with capacity for 200 children aged 0-5 years so you will find career opportunities and progression within the large staff team, as well as lots of friends. There is some limited staff parking, but the nursery is very well served by public transport with buses running regularly along all the nearby routes, as well as being just 2 minutes from Redland train station with local lines and a link to Temple Meads.

The perks of working for Snapdragons don’t stop at our competitive Early Years salaries. Here are some more great reasons to join the team:

We want to improve your work/life balance

Work full time (40 hrs) over 4 days for our childcare practitioners
Paid lunchbreaks (yes, you will get paid just for eating your lunch!)
Almost seven weeks of paid annual leave and an extra paid day off on your birthday
Family friendly policies including generous childcare discounts so your own children can attend (30% minimum discount)
We want to help you look after yourself

Feeling poorly? We pay enhanced company sick pay for when you can’t come in to work
Need more help? Our staff have 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme provided by Health Assured
Not sure where to begin? We have a dedicated inhouse well-being team to help you!
Feeling hungry? There are always plenty of snacks available
Cycle to work scheme keeps you and the environment healthy
We want to help you progress

Wide ranging opportunities for training and career progression including Level 5 Early Years Lead Practitioner, EYITT, ECT, Level 3 Early Years SENCO & Forest School
Paid paediatric first aid training
We want to recognise all of your hard work and dedication

£300 ‘Recommend a friend’ bonus and enhanced rewards for featured jobs
Employee nominated reward scheme with real world gifts
Free annual party to celebrate with your team
Our retention figures speak for themselves – over 51% have been with us for more than two years and over 25% have stayed for more than 10 years!

To apply for the position please visit http://www.snapdragonsnursery.com/jobs/ and complete an online application form. Informal enquiries should be directed to Mrs Jess Payne on 01225 375018.

Snapdragons are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. Snapdragons Nursery is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

SAFEGUARDING NOTE: As this role is working in a “regulated activity” according to the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, the successful applicant will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Certificate (DBS).
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: £28,000.00 per year

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10 hour shift
Day shift
Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

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