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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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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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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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