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Pre-School Deputy Manager at the Little Ark Pre-School - Part-time

John Wesley Primary Sch. (CoE & Methodist VA), Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-3299-99S
  • Posted:23/06/2022
  • Pay:£10.50 an hour
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:07/07/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Wednesday 14th July 2022


Deputy Manager at The Little Ark Pre-School

We are looking to appoint a committed Deputy Manager to start in June 2022. This is an excellent opportunity to become part of a supportive and friendly team within our popular, successful pre-school.  We are a 'Good' pre-school, with a positive ethos. We are offering an exciting opportunity for someone to join our staff based in Singleton on the premises of The John Wesley CEM Primary School, near the Singleton Environment Centre. The Little Ark Preschool is a purpose-built setting open during term time only from 8.45am to 2.45pm Monday to Friday for children aged 2 ½ to 4 years. We pride ourselves in having a high staff to child ratio.

The position is for 4 full days, Monday to Friday (not Thursdays), 8.30am to 3.15pm; 25hrs per week.

We would like to recruit a dynamic Deputy Manager to join our happy, enthusiastic and dedicated team in The Little Ark Pre-School. We are looking for a person with experience in a Pre-school, with some leadership experience.   We need them to be highly motivated and committed to working with a team to provide the best education for our children.

The ideal candidate will be able to think on their feet; working both independently and as part of the team, to promote and demonstrate resilience and flexibility as a positive role model for our children.  

We would really like to meet you if:

  • You are able to demonstrate effective team working skills
  • You have a commitment to excellence in your own practice and that of your children
  • You are reliable, enthusiastic, hardworking and a team player
  • Able to lead and deliver the Early Years curriculum
  • A positive role model for our children
  • You are able to interact with all children and their parents

 We can offer:

  • A caring family community
  • A highly effective, enthusiastic and supportive team
  • An on-going CPD programme and supportive induction

If you feel you are up to the challenge, we would love to hear from you.

Visits to the Pre-School are encouraged; please contact The Little Ark Pre-School on 01233 614665 or email us on thelittlearkpreschool@gmail.com to arrange a visit or please also look on our website www.thelittlearkpreschool.co.uk for more information. 

All applications must be made via Kent-teach using the KCC application form. 

The Little Ark Pre-School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Any appointment will be subject to a satisfactory a Disclosure and Barring Service check in line with current Safer Recruitment guidelines.




Information about the school

The John Wesley CEMP School

The John Wesley CEM Primary School is a two-form mainstream primary school with currently 450 pupils. We are also extremely fortunate to have a Specialist Resource Provision for SLCN and host a Special School EYFS O & A class on our site. At The John Wesley CEM Primary School, we provide a broad and balanced education for all the children within our care. We aim to create a happy, nurturing and stimulating learning environment in which all the children can grow in self-esteem and fulfil their potential. We believe every pupil should be able to participate in all school activities in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from harm.

We have a team of dedicated and committed teachers, support staff and governors and a strong relationship with our local Diocesan church, Methodist church and our local community. The behaviour and attitudes displayed by our pupils are very good and we work closely with parents to provide the best possible opportunities for our children. We are proud of our positive and caring ethos through which all our pupils are encouraged to reach their full potential.

At The John Wesley Church of England & Methodist Primary School, our vision of life without limits in all its fullness puts our children and families at the centre of everything. In our inclusive and unique community with two distinctively Christian foundations, every experience enables all to flourish as individuals and to thrive as God intended; mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

We are an inclusive, child centred, family school at the heart of our community guided by the words of Jesus - ‘I have come that they may have life, life in all its fullness’ John 10:10. Jesus gave his disciples a vision of a life that is full of possibilities and dreams yet to be met.

The Little Ark Pre-School

The Little Ark Pre-School was opened in September 2009, is situated on the premises of The John Wesley CEMP School and we work closely with the school. We are a registered charity, are funded independently and run by a committee of pre-school and school staff. We are based in Singleton, Ashford. The Little Ark Pre-school is a purpose-built setting open during term-time only from 8.45am to 2.45pm Monday to Friday.

We are registered for up to 28 children aged 2 1/2 to 4 years. We pride ourselves in having a high staff to child ratio. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework; this sets standards for the learning, development and care of children up to 5 years of age. Working with an online development journal called Tapestry, parents receive regular updates via email so that they can see the progress their child is making each step of the way.

Our aim is to create a happy, caring and inclusive environment in which children can explore, develop and nurture their self-esteem working alongside parents to prepare them for their transition to school.

The pre-school committee is made up of the manager and administrator from The Little Ark Pre-School as well as the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, a member of staff from the school with Early Years Knowledge and ex-headteacher of school from The John Wesley CEM Primary School.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and recognise that each child is an individual. We aim to provide an enabling and enriching environment for every child to reach their full potential.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Nicky Wright, The Little Ark Pre-School
  • Address:Wesley School Road, Cuckoo Road, Ashford, Kent, TN23 5LW
  • Telephone: 01233 614665
  • Email: thelittlearkpreschool@gmail.com


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).