20. September 2018 · Comments Off on The Iona Nursery, Sneinton, Nottingham require a Deputy Nursery Manager · Categories: Independent schools Nottingham, Iona Day Nursery, Pikler, Play, Primary schools Nottingham, Vacancies

The Iona Nursery, Sneinton, Nottingham require a Deputy Nursery Manager

We are a warm, Steiner principled, friendly nursery and require a level 3 who has worked for a minimum of one year post qualification.

You will be open, warm and efficient, committed to providing the highest level of childcare and understanding the importance of team working, both as a leader and team player.

The post does involve admin work, so you need to be used to working with Word, Excel and email, with a good level of literacy and numeracy.

Ideally practical experience of Steiner Principles would be welcome (or a willingness to learn) in order to assist the manager in the aims and ethos of the nursery.

We are committed to safeguarding children and would expect each applicant to share our high standards

Any job offers are subject to two good work references and an enhanced clean DBS, pay exceeds the national living wage.

Please email fiona@theionaschool.org.uk for an application pack, we will only accept a completed application form, CVs are not acceptable.

Closing date 8am 5th October

10. May 2017 · Comments Off on Workshop on Sat 3rd June: Caring well for the very young child – how the Pikler approach can help us · Categories: Pikler, Talks, workshops

This workshop introduces new levels of understanding, awareness and innovatory practice for the care of children up to three years old.

  • Helping carers of young children to gain greater joy and satisfaction in their work
  • Ensuring good attachment and respectful relationships between children and  carers, with happy co-operation from birth
  • Promoting self – initiated movement and independent play in children from birth as a fundamental foundation for life
  • Providing healthy nourishing calm environments with appropriate equipment and toys
  • Slowing down and simplifying practice to avoid over stimulation and create calm and contentment
  • Providing self-development tools for carers to encourage “presence” and conscious care.


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