Nursery Manager- 40 Hours (Permanent)
Linskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust (LNTCDT) have a vacancy for a Nursery Manager to manage and further develop their recently upgraded Nursery from its premises at the Linskill Centre, North Shields. The role involves providing high quality, flexible childcare for families within the local community and ensuring the day to day operation of the nursery to the highest standards, ensuring that the best possible environment and care are provided for young children. This department is soon to expand and the Nursery Manager will be expected to have a proactive input into this project.
The successful applicant must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience of running a successful nursery in a senior role and proven experience of line management of staff. They must also be qualified to Level 3 or above and have a good knowledge of childcare requirements and regulations.
Experience in managing budgets, hitting targets and communicating effectively, is also essential for this role.
The post is 40 hours per week (as agreed with the General Manager) and £19,000-21,500 per annum (incrementally).
All job offers with LNTCDT are conditional on satisfactory DBS check, references and a probationary period of three months.
The closing date for this vacancy is Friday 28th March 2014 at 5pm and interviews will be held on Thursday 3rd April 2014, please keep this date available.
Linskill – our school, our community, our history.
We are planning to draw together and celebrate the history of Linskill - and we need your help!
Over the coming weeks we are undertaking preliminary research into the history of Linskill – both as a school and as a community facility, towards submitting an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund to enable us to create a year-long project that will recognize and celebrate Linskill’s history through a series of learning, social gatherings and information sharing events.
Linskill has a history of inspiring, motivating and educating our community, spanning some 80+ years - from its time as a High School dating back to the early 30’s, to its existence today as a focus of community activity.
It is the aim of the project to draw on research already undertaken by various groups and individuals over the years. and to build on this by unearthing further the wealth of information, memories and anecdotes still held in our community of the Schools past, as well as recognize The Linskill Centre’s own history within the building.
Through this project, we would like to recognise our community’s involvement with Linskill, and celebrate this.
It would be appreciated if you would help us in this process by completing a questionnaire, which will enable us to gauge the level of interest and support for the project.
We are keen to hear from the “Linskill-wide” community – from ex-pupils and teachers, to past centre users and community activists who saved the Linskill in the 80’s, through to present staff, volunteers, service users and clients of Linskill.
Questionnaires can be collected from Reception, or can be downloaded here. Please return these to The Linskill Centre, Linskill Terrace, North Shields, NE30 2AY by Wednesday 5th March 2014.
Thanks for your help!
May 30th and 31st will see the return of the popular Linskill Book Fair.
It's free entry and runs from 9.00am - 5.00pm
Come along and find some hidden gems!
On 20th February, The Linskill Centre will be running MAKE IT TO THE MOON – a make and take, drop-in style workshop aimed at children and families looking for something fun, creative and informative this February half term.
Following a successful run at the London Science Museum, this creative and educational workshop led by artist and ESERO-UK Space Ambassador Helen Schell, gives children and families a greater understanding of the Moon and life in space. It is ideal for children aged 5-11, who will create their very own moon diaries, manuals and logbooks using fun art and craft techniques such as collage, drawing and stickers.
Helen Schell has developed several STEM education events including workshops for the London Science Museum and the British Science Festival, IOP, Arts Catalyst, and Festival of the North East. She is a Space Ambassador for ESERO-UK (education wing of the European Space Agency) and was a judge for the NASA Humans in Space Art Competition in 2013.
Tickets cost £4 and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets include entry for one child and one adult only.
For more information please visit www.linskill.org/whats-on or call us on 0191 270 8000
The refurbishment project in the Dance Studio is now complete!
There have been some fantastic events over the past 12 months that have been aimed at fundraising specifically for the Dance Studio, the Summer Fair, Charity Auction Night and the Book Fair to name a few.
As you can see the studio is looking great with new floor to ceiling mirrors, ceiling down lights, the parquet flooring is back to its original quality and there is even a built in sound system to get people up and moving during their classes!
We would like to thank you all for attending the events and helping us to achieve our annual target of £10,000
The opening night of the annual Linskill Pantomime is almost upon us so we thought we would give a sneak preview of some of the cast...
Tickets are on sale for the following performances priced at £4.00:
For more info please call 0191 257 8000
The Linskill Centre has recruited two Newcastle University Students to complete a research study on the impact of the Linskill Centre. Francis Leng and Libby Johnston will be working with the community groups and charities at the Linskill Centre over the coming months to;
- Consult with the user groups based within the centre by creating and completing a user satisfaction survey with permanent tenants, casual groups and nursery parents.
- Research the number of people who are employed and volunteers at the centre, research the impact of the centre consulting service users where they are from and how often they use our facilities and which services they come for.
- Compile this data and produce a report to examine the impact of the centre linked to Index of Multiple Deprivation, Health, Employment and other indices.
Please welcome the students to the centre.
We are very pleased to announce that the Linskill Centre have been awarded £3000.00 in the Lloyds Community Fund 2013. Thank you to all of you who submitted your votes for us. The money will go towards the ongoing refurbishments to this much loved community centre.
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