Term Dates 2018-2019

Autumn Term

First day of term – Tuesday 4th September 2018

Closed Oct Half term – 22nd – 26th October 2018

Last day of term – Tuesday 18th December 2018

Spring Term

First day of term – Monday 7th January 2019

Closed Feb Half term – 18th – 22nd February 2019

Last day of term – Friday 5th April 2019

Summer Term

First day of term – Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Closed Bank Holiday – Monday 6th May 2019

Closed May Half term – 27th – 31st May 2019

Last day of term – Tuesday 23rd July 2019

Vacancy for Pre-School Administrator

We have an exciting opportunity for a Pre-School Administrator at Cottontails Pre-School and Forest School to join our very friendly team in a well established Pre-School in the heart of Girton. Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted in May 2018.

This will be a part time role, term time only. The hours will be discussed at interview.

The role of the Administrator is to provide confidential administrative support to the Management Committee and Pre-School Manager and ensure all records and financial accounts are accurately maintained.

General duties will include providing support to the Management Committee and Pre-School manager; to manage incoming and outgoing post, emails, phonecalls and take responsibility for referring the correspondence to the relevant bodies; and undertake any other duties as directed by the Pre-School Manager or Management Committee.

The role will also include managing Pre-School admissions, arranging visits and responding to enquires; to add new child records to the relevant databases and mailing lists following receipt of the registration, and to ensure all new families receive a new starter information pack.

Finally the Administrator would act as first point of contact for parent enquiries for issues relating to invoicing, funding, session changes and updates to child records; and ensure all relevant information is given to staff.

If you would like further details on the role, or would like to come and visit us, please visit our website or contact Rosanna Woods or Georgie Dobbyne on 07935 224607. All applicants must apply before July 6th 2018.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Reference checks and enhanced DBS clearance will be required.

Cottontails is a registered charity (Charity Commission number 292130).

Deputy Pre-School Manager Required

We have an exciting opportunity for a Deputy Manager at Cottontails Pre-school and Forest School to join our very friendly team in a well established pre-school in the heart of the heart of Girton. Rated ‘good’ by Ofsted in May 2018.

The school provides play and learning opportunities for all children attending the pre-school and to maintain a safe, stimulating and enjoyable environment.

Your main duties will include:

* To provide inclusive play and learning opportunities for all children attending the setting and to maintain a safe, stimulating and enjoyable environment.

* To support the Manager in overseeing the planning, delivery and maintaining of EYF’s curriculum in accordance with children’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs.

* To undertake all necessary duties in the absence of the manager.

* Act as a Key Person

You must be qualified to a minimum of Level 3 or equivalent and have excellent communication skills.

If you would like further details on the role, or would like to come and visit us, please visit our website or contact Rosanna Woods on 07935 224607. All applicants must apply before June 30th 2018.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Reference checks and enhanced DBS clearance required. Cottontails is a registered charity (Charity Commission number 292130).

Vacancy for Pre-School Manager

Cottontails Pre-School and Forest School has a vacancy for an experienced Early Years Pre-School Manager to run Cottontails Pre-School.  Cottontails is a friendly, vibrant village pre-school in Girton, Cambridge with a lovely staff team offering term time only care for children from 2 years to Pre-School age. Rated ‘good’ by Ofsted in May 2018.

You must be qualified to a minimum Level 3 Advanced Level Qualification / degree.  You will be responsible for the day to day running of the Pre-School and implementing a daily routine in the room, inspiring outstanding practice and share knowledge and understanding of children’s care, learning and development. We are looking for someone to act as a Key Person and provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children in the setting. 

If you are confident managing staff and working as part of a team we would love to hear from you.  Previous experience of being a Pre-School Manager would be desirable.   The contracts are permanent.

If you would like further details on the role, or would like to come and visit us, please visit our website or contact Rosanna Woods on 07935 224607.  All applicants must apply before July 12th 2018.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Reference checks and enhanced DBS clearance will be required. 

Cottontails is a registered charity (Charity Commission number 292130).

 

Cheese and Wine Evening 7th July

 

Tickets are now on sale for the Cottontails Cheese and Wine Evening on 7th July.

This event forms part of Girton Feast Week, and is a fund-raising event for Cottontails.

Tickets must be booked in advance and numbers are limited so speak to a committee member or email chair@cottontailspreschool.org if you would like to come or want more information.

SINGLE_WINE

 

Spring & Summer Term Dates

Spring Term

First day of term – 8th January

Feb Half term – 12th – 16th February

Last day of term – 29th March

Summer Term

First day of term – 17th April

Closed Bank Holiday 7th May

Feb Half term – 28th May – 1st June

Last day of term – 19th July

Updated Policies & Procedures October 2017

We have updated and uploaded Cottontails’ Policies & Procedures document. The latest version is labelled Cottontails Policies & Procedures October 2017. You can download it here.

This document contains the policies and procedures that we have in place at Cottontails Pre-school. These ensure that the childcare that we provide meets the regulations set out by the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Ofsted registration, and that the childcare is of high quality.

All staff, volunteers and parents are obliged to follow the policies and procedures for Cottontails Pre-school. Many of the policies have been set out by the Pre-school Learning Alliance, of which Cottontails Pre-school is a member. Our policies and procedures are reviewed at least annually, and we welcome input into them from staff and parents.