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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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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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Seeking an assistant atelierista - the American School in London

One of the International Schools of our network is looking for an atelierista assistant:

"The American School in London is looking for an assistant atelierista for the Early Childhood section to provide support for our Reggio inspired creative arts program. In the atelier and the classrooms the 2 pre-K classes (Reception) and 3 Kindergarten classes (Year1) are given opportunities to explore the 100 languages through visual art, music, movement and drama. We follow an emergent curriculum based upon a thorough knowledge of the children's individual and group interests and also through listening to and facilitating dialogue, providing provocations, documenting, interpreting and reflecting on their playful inquiry.

A full job description can be found here "

ASL are making a real focus on their professional development at the moment, with all of the team having been to Reggio, and the core early years team participated in our 2018 Skylight programme. It could be a very exciting school to join, at this point!

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ASL Safeguarding :  "The American School in London is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All new appointments will be subject to appropriate checks. Further details upon application."  

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South London Nursery is looking out for staff

 One of our network member settings is seeking staff: could this be for you?

Little Jungle nursery is Reggio inspired OUTSTANDING nursery, based in East Dulwich, South London.

We are looking for experienced passionate and dedicated early years educators to join our team, to work across all ages, from 10 months to 5 years.

We follow an enquiry-based approach, listening to and encouraging children to explore the world and test out their own theories through play and artistic media. We use the children's research as a basis for projects to help them develop skills and knowledge across all areas of learning to enable them to become the strong, confident and free-thinking adults of the future.

This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to grow their knowledge and experience within early years education, as we provide ongoing training, as well as a supportive, fun and friendly environment.

To know more about us, please visit: www.littlejungle.co.uk or contact us on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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