Third in Charge - Bright Horizons Northwick Park Day Nursery and Preschool

Job title Third in Charge
Organisation Bright Horizons Northwick Park Day Nursery and Preschool
Manager/ Head Teacher Karen Smyth
Address Northwick Park Hospital, Watford Road, Harrow HA1 3UJ
Hours 40 hours per week, Mon-Fri
Salary £20,400- £29,000 DOE
Closing date n/a
Interview date n/a
Start date asap
How to apply  Via Bright Horizons website
Contact details  northwickpark@brighthorizons.com
Additional information

Essential experience:
Work experience within the Early Years sector.

Essential qualifications:
Full and relevant Level 3 or above Childcare qualification
Current Paediatric First Aid if qualified after 30/06/2016

About nursery/early years setting

Our Amazing Bright Horizons Northwick Park Day Nursery and Preschool are looking for a passionate Third in Charge to join their team on a permanent basis.

The 140-place nursery, is based in the grounds of Northwick Park Hospital, and has excellent transport links, being just a few minutes away from Northwick Park tube station. It has well-resourced rooms and a large garden area for the children to enjoy, and is proud to have achieved a 'Good' Ofsted rating.

The role

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Consistently deliver and plan rich learning opportunities and exceptional care that helps all children to develop and meets their individual needs.
  • Make accurate and effective assessments, which reflect the needs, interests and stages of development of the child by effective delivery of the key person approach.
  • Ensuring an enabling environment is providing consistent stimulating and inspiring activities for the children in both the indoor and outdoor area as a continuous provision.
  • Lead, mentor and inspire a team to deliver exceptional care and education and provide feedback to create a consistent approach of early years practice to include but not limited to regular 1:1’s, Supervisions and appraisals.
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead to promote the health, safety and welfare of children and employees and families in line with our child protection and keeping everyone safe policies and procedures.
  • Responsibility to make referrals to external agencies and regulatory bodies.
  • Ensure that British Values are incorporated and demonstrated through Early Years Foundation Stage learning and play.
  • Ensure internal policies and procedures are adhered whilst also meeting the external legislation and guidelines from our governing bodies.
  • Promote and follow guidelines implemented for managing behaviour including supporting children to manage their own feelings and behaviours.
  • Continually work in partnership with colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of the children ensuring a diverse and inclusive approach is maintained at all times.