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In this blog we are posting news from around the network, reflections on general news items and other broad-ranging items of interest. Current contributors are Sightlines Initiative directors Robin Duckett, Liz Elders, Debi Keyte Hartland and Chris Merrick.
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Early Years' Educator Wanted: Madeley Nursery School, Telford

A prominent Midlands Nursery School in our network are seeking a new staff member:

'The Governors at Madeley Nursery School are seeking to appoint an Early Years Keyworker / Educator to join the team at this friendly and creative school. The role requires the highest level of professionalism, creativity and enthusiasm for the education and care of young children and deep commitment to personal professional development.

Madeley Nursery is a dynamic school with fantastic children and families, set in the south Telford area.

If you are fascinated, energised and inspired by the approaches of the preschools in Reggio Emilia; if you wish to be involved in a school that offers great professional development and a friendly and supportive school community then contact the school for more information.

A job share will be considered but only between 2 applicants working either 5 mornings or 5 afternoons to cover the whole day.

Madeley Nursery School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and an enhanced DBS disclosure will be requested for the successful candidate.

Informal visits to the school are welcome.Please telephone the school to arrange an appointment on (01952) 388210.

If called for interview you will be required to make a short presentation to the interview panel.'

Full-time permanent

37 hours per week term time (plus 1 week for PD days)

Scale 6 depending on experience (£23,866 - £25,463)

Closing date for applications Monday 15th October at 12:00 noon 

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Deputy Nursery Manager sought by Reflections Nursery, Worthing

 "Reflections Nursery & Forest School is a 170-place day nursery operating a forest and beach school programme and running a small independent infant school. The nursery won UK nursery of the Year in 2009/10 and has been awarded Outstanding by OFSTED at the last three inspections. The setting is well-known for drawing inspiration from the pre-schools of Reggio Emilia and runs Professional Development Days each year for visiting educators from the UK and around the world.

You will ideally be a graduate with substantial experience of leadership in the early years and an understanding of the Reggio approach. Applications from individuals with a Level 3 Early Years qualification intending to achieve graduate status will be considered.

We are offering a package including a salary of £23,000 - £27,000pa and a professional development programme which will include a study visit to Reggio Emilia to develop your understanding of the Reggio approach.

If you are enthusiastic about joining a hard-working team and are passionate about your work with children then please send a CV with a covering letter by Tuesday 17th July 2018 to: Becca Bakter, Reflections Nursery, Westerfields House, 54 Richmond Road, Worthing, BN11 1PS or to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.​ . "
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South London Nursery seeks an atelierista

One of our network members is seeking  new creative enabler: 

"1st Place is an early childhood education service based in Southwark, London; we aim to follow Reggio Emilia approach in our purpose-built Reggio-inspired nurseries, supporting children to explore the 100 languages through Mmusic, movement, dramatic play and visual arts.

We are currently seeking an atelierista to join and support our expanding team to extend children's learning experiences by facilitating explorations through a wide range of resources and materials, helping children to develop projects and providing workshops supporting their investigations.

Documentation plays a fundamental role in interpreting children's learning journeys. You will work with and support staff in developing an understanding of Reggio Emilia and related practice, by promoting creative learning approaches to staff, other professionals/children and families through workshops and training.

Please visit www.1stplace.uk.com for further information on 1st Place, and contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application pack

Hours of work 14 hours per week; Salary £10.430.60 Closing Date for application: 22nd June 2018

1st Place is a charity devoted to improving the opportunities for children and families in its diverse community of London borough of Southwark. We are committed to providing the highest quality of care and learning opportunities for children as well as nurturing and training our employees. "

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