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Pre-School Room Leader

About the role

Our school ethos is built around the motto TEAM – Together Everyone Achieves More. Children, families, staff and governors embody this motto alongside our 7 R’s of Resourcefulness, Responsibility, Respect, Reflectiveness, Resilience, Relationships and Risk Taking. 

For more information or to chat about this opportunity please contact Kathryn DeGennaro, Office Administrator, 

Link to website with more information and to down application pack:  go to

Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 16 July 2024. 

What will you be doing?

Are you an experienced early years practitioner ready to take on a leadership role? 
Since the Pre-school came under school leadership in April 2020, lots of exciting changes have taken place. We have established a great focus on continuous provision and pupil led learning in Foundation Stage. The learning environment has undergone significant development to enable this and is a fun place for all children to learn. The Early Years Lead will oversee the Pre-School and we are seeking a dedicated Room Leader to join the team and work collaboratively for a successful day-to-day running of the Pre-School. This exciting role will be supported by a team of dedicated and experienced practitioners who share our TEAM Hemingford culture. The school are committed to developing staff professional development to ensure the best outcomes for pupils. 

About you

We are seeking candidates who will:-

Have good subject knowledge in the Early Years Curriculum

Have a recognised level 3 Early Years qualification and have at least 2 years experience

Have high expectations of children’s achievement and a commitment to inspiring learners

Want to continue to learn and develop their own practice

Be positive, enthusiastic team players and role models

Be creative and solution focused thinkers

Be open to all, with a sense of humour. 

Our benefits

We can offer you:-

A supportive team of friendly and outgoing professionals

Training opportunities to support you in your role

An inclusive, happy and innovative working and learning environment

Committed staff, children, parents and Governing Body

Children who love learning. 

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don’t meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don’t be put off.   We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered.  We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.

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