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Early Educator (Ark Start) - Ark Start John Archer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

Reporting to: Headteacher/Deputy Headteacher 

Location: Clapham (with travel to other locations on occasion) 

Contract: Permanent 

Working Pattern: Full Time 

Salary: £21,000 - £27,000 dependent on experience and qualifications 

Closing date: 10am on  31 December 2021 

Ark Start is about so much more than childcare

Our dedicated team work together to ensure that every child has a joyful, engaging and secure nursery experience and leaves us ready to start school happily and confidently. We are driven by our values in everything we do: Aim High, Be Brave, Be Kind and Keep Learning.

Ark Start is at an exciting time in its evolution. We opened two nurseries in South London last year and aim to expand our reach over the coming years. As we expand, we are looking for Early Educators to join our founding team. We are looking for someone with a genuine passion for young children and with the skill, creativity, commitment and energy to deliver excellent provision at Ark Start John Archer.

Learning and wellbeing

We are committed to providing the best development for all our staff. We close the nurseries for five days each year to focus on staff training and ensure there is protected time for training and supervision each week for every adult. We work hard to ensure there are clear career progression routes.

Staff wellbeing is important to us. We know that working in a nursery can be challenging and work hard to ensure staff have the support, opportunities and infrastructure they need.

The role

As we expand, we are looking for Early Educators to join the founding team at Ark Start. In this role you will provide the highest standards of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for all children in your care, you’ll ensure all children are safeguarded and their welfare and safety is promoted, and you’ll work to provide an enabling environment in which all children can play, learn and develop

We are looking for people with genuine passion for young children, with the skill, creativity, commitment, energy and enthusiasm required for leading room practice. You’ll be able to take learning beyond the classroom and interact with outdoor and forest learning, cooking and gardening – this won’t just be another day in the classroom!

We offer

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays. 
  • 11% pension contribution
  • Access to high-quality professional learning throughout your career as part of the wider Ark family, including a variety of training sessions and experiences designed to meet your needs
  • Access to Ark Rewards scheme offering savings from over 3,000 major retailers, interest-free loans of up to £5,000 available for season tickets or a bicycle and gym discounts offering up to 40% off your local gym 

How to Apply:

Apply with a CV and cover letter via our dedicated careers portal : https://arkcareers.engageats.co.uk/Vacancies/W/4969/0/324048/21755/early-educator-ark-start?utm_source=external

Closing date: 10am on  31 December 2021 

Applications to be submitted by 10am on 10 December 2021 but please note: we will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and this advert may close earlier than advertised depending on the level of response.

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; all successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Ark Schools are committed to attracting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce, with a broad range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. 

Ark Start John Archer

Plough Terrace,
SW11 2AA

Email: Info@ArkStart.org.uk

Tel: 0203 116 6338


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