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Qualified Nursery Nurse / Group Leader - University of Exeter Family Centre

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The University of Exeter Family Centre, Mardon Hill, Exeter, Devon  EX4 4TH
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Salary details
Starting salary: £17,408 (progressing to £19,202) on Grade C.
Job term
Appointment type
Full Time
Full time position.
Closing Date
28 March 2019
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Provider Name
University of Exeter Family Centre
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Are you an experienced qualified Nursery Nurse?

Join our Family

The Family Centre opened in September 1973 and in September 1987 we moved to our existing single story building which was purpose build and designed by our nursery staff. We are very lucky to have fantastic facilities on a beautiful half-acre site within the main Streatham Campus at Exeter University. We currently cater for 50 children from the ages of 6 weeks until 5 years, of Staff and Students who attend the University and we have a waiting list for each term now up until January 2020.

The below full time, permanent position is available immediately:

We pride ourselves in treating all children as individuals and work hard to promote independence and learning through play in an anti-discriminatory and welcoming environment. We aim to provide a happy, safe, secure and stimulating environment, in which a child can develop physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually at their own rate. We are proud to be an Ofsted 'good' rated provider. 

The Family Centre is open weekdays for 45 weeks and 3 days a year from 08:15 to 17:45.  We are very excited to be moving into a brand new 3 million pound facility on University of Exeter campus in August 2019, which will enable us to grow and develop, catering for 104 children.    

Duties will include:

  • Provide the children with a safe, secure and home-like environment
  • Operate a keyworker system and liaise with parents/carers, carers, and senior staff
  • Plan, organise and implement a programme of activities to meet the needs of this age group
  • Work as part of a highly motivated and professional team
  • Assist and actively support management in creating an efficient professional Family Centre
  • Provide a high quality childcare and education service for children and parents
  • Overseeing the running of the unit and supervising staff

You will need to:

  • Hold a full and relevant DfE approved qualification in early years and childcare at Level 3 (such as NVQ Level 3 in CCLD, Level 3 Diploma for the Children & Young People's Workforce), or equivalent qualification
  • Have gained experience within a nursery setting
  • Have proven organisational skills

All staff will need to be flexible and creative, with the commitment to provide first class childcare. All staff and volunteers are expected to demonstrate their commitment to safeguarding children and young people within their work.

Exeter University Family Centre is committed to safeguarding children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS is required for this post.

What we offer:

  • Team Building Day
  • Employee of the Term' - reward 1/2 day off
  • Family feel
  • Warm, friendly and welcoming
  • Apprenticeship Employee Ambassador
  • Safeguarding Certificate / Level 3 Food Safety /Paediatric First Aid Training (we pay for all staff to have these training courses)
  • Generous annual leave
  • Sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay)

For an informal chat about the post please speak to Louise McLellan L.R.McLellan@exeter.ac.uk or 01392 725416.

To apply for this post please visit the University of Exeter website.

We will be reviewing applications as received and interviews will be take place accordingly. Please apply ASAP to avoid disappointment.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer. We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce


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