Early Years Pre-School Deputy Lead

Early Years Pre-School Deputy Lead

Early Years Pre-School Deputy Lead

HealthWORKS Newcastle is recruiting a Pre-School Deputy Lead to work to deliver all aspects of the Early Years Foundation Stage programme of learning at Lemington Pre-School. We aim to provide the very best learning opportunities for young children by ensuring a range of stimulating experiences and play activities in a secure and friendly atmosphere.

The successful post-holder is required to work as part of a team under the guidance and support of the Pre-School Leader.

The ideal applicant will hold a recognised Level 3 childcare qualification e.g. Children’s Care Learning and Development or NNEB, CACHE. Any additional childcare qualifications would be an advantage.

A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a childcare setting.

You will have the ability to support young children, who are at a range of development stages and those who may need extra help to learn and to flourish in the pre-school environment.

This post can be physically demanding on some occasions involving working at floor level, lifting children and some long periods standing.

The post holder is expected to encourage all children to explore the outdoor play area garden and so for some of the time you will be working outdoors in varied weather.

DBS clearance (Disclosure and Barring Service) is mandatory.

  • 37 hours per week, term time only
  • Grade 5, Point 11 (£16,228 pro-rata per annum)
  • Central base: The Lemington Resource Centre, Lemington, NE15 8RZ
  • Fixed Term until 31 July 2017 which is reviewed on an annual basis
  • Completed applications to be received by Midday on Friday 13 January 2017
  • Interviews on Thursday 26 January 2017

If you are interested in this vacancy please download an application pack below or alternatively email laura.laverick@hwn.org.uk

Early Years Deputy Lead Job description and person specification

Early-years-deputy-lead-application-form

 
Applications by CV will not be considered

Applicants should assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion if you have not been contacted to attend an interview by Friday 20 January 2017.

HealthWORKS Newcastle (HWN) is committed to taking positive and proactive steps to ensure that we provide a safe and caring environment, free from discrimination, for everyone in our community.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.


HealthWORKS Newcastle is proud to be a smoke free workforce.

Pre-School Assistant Vacancy

Please note this vacancy is now closed

 

Due to a recent expansion to our setting, HealthWORKS Newcastle is recruiting a Pre-School Assistant to work to deliver all aspects of the Early Years Foundation Stage programme of learning at Lemington Pre-School. We aim to provide the very best learning opportunities for young children by ensuring a range of stimulating experiences and play activities in a secure and friendly atmosphere.

The successful post-holder is required to work as part of a team under the guidance and support of the Pre-School Leader.

The ideal applicant will hold a recognised Level 3 childcare qualification e.g. Children’s Care Learning and Development or NNEB, CACHE. Any additional childcare qualifications would be an advantage.

A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a childcare setting.

You will have the ability to support young children, who are at a range of development stages and those who may need extra help to learn and to flourish in the pre-school environment.

This post can be physically demanding on some occasions involving working at floor level, lifting children and some long periods standing.

The post holder is expected to encourage all children to explore the outdoor play area garden and so for some of the time you will be working outdoors in varied weather.

DBS clearance (Disclosure and Barring Service) is mandatory.

  • 35.5 hours per week, term time only
  • Grade 4, Point 8 (£14,852 pro-rata per annum)
  • Central base: The Lemington Resource Centre, Lemington, NE15 8RZ
  • Fixed Term until 31 July 2017 subject to review
  • Completed applications to be received by Midday on Friday 2 December 2016
  • Interviews on Tuesday 13 December 2016

 

Applications by CV will not be considered

Applicants should assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion if you have not been contacted to attend an interview by Thursday 8 December 2016.

HealthWORKS Newcastle (HWN) is committed to taking positive and proactive steps to ensure that we provide a safe and caring environment, free from discrimination, for everyone in our community.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

HealthWORKS Newcastle is proud to be a smoke free workforce.

 

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Benefits of Gardening

There are so many benefits to gardening.

The info graphic below gives some great examples.

 


Cool Ways Gardening Can Make Your Life Better; The benefits of gardening

If you fancy a go at gardening why not join us @ the Lemington Centre

Leafy Lemington Gardening Club

Every Tuesday morning from 9.30 to 11.30am

  • All welcome
  • Develop your gardening skills and knowledge
  • Help to develop and transform abandoned and unloved green spaces in your community
  • Beginners to advanced gardeners welcome
  • Free plants and seeds to take home
  • Free refreshments

The gardening sessions will be run by qualified community gardeners from West End Women and Girls Centre

For more information please contact Emma on 0191 273 4942

Leafy lemington at the Lemington Centre

Lemington festival 16 July 2016

8th LEMINGTON FESTIVAL
Family
Fun Day
Saturday
16 July 2016
Life Long Learning

What’s on and Where!

Lemington Methodist Church 11.00-1.00 PM
Coffee Morning, Cake Stall, Tambala, Slimming World

Newburn Sea Cadets HQ 11.00-2.00 PM
Activities, Learning Opportunities, Open House at the Cadet Unit.

The Lemington Centre 11.00-2.00 PM
Various activities, stalls and refreshments.

Lemington Riverside Primary School 11.00-2.00 PM

  • O’Brien’s lnflatables I Ride
  • Wheatfield Court’s Traditional Home Baked Goods.
  • Hot Dogs I Refreshments, Tombola, Glitter Tattoos and more!
  • Riverside Rainbows Breakfast & After School Club Stall.
  • Frozen Character Elsa and Sponge Bob Square Pants 12.15- 1.00PM

Lemington Local History Society- Learning for Life- Main hall.
Sugley Church 2.00-4.00 PM
Strawberry Teas, Beer and Hymns, Elaine Milbourne Dance School.

Waverley Lodge- various activities llam- 2pm

St. George’s Primary School- Singing around the venues.

To be opened at Lemington Methodist Church at 11am by Reverend Jim Errington, who is 101years old!!

In partnership with Lemington Riverside primary School / lemington Methodist Church / Newburn Sea Cadets

lemington festival poster 2016

 

Smoke Free Playgrounds Launched

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Smoke Free Newcastle is introducing new ‘smoke free’ signs in all outdoor children’s playgrounds across the city from No Smoking Day (9 March). The project aims to support parents and carers to be positive role models to their children and is a polite request for adults to voluntarily refrain from smoking in and around playgrounds.

The signs follow a local survey conducted by Smoke Free Newcastle, which revealed that smoke free playgrounds are popular with the public. 87% of parents and carers asked supported their introduction, including 76% of the smokers surveyed.

Children and parents from the Newcastle Action for Parent and Toddler Groups (NAPI), helped Councillor Jane Streather, Lead for Public Health and Housing and Chair of Smoke Free Newcastle with Prof Eugene Milne, Director of Public Health, Newcastle City Council, launch the new signs at the Gala Fields playground in Newbiggin Hall.

Speaking at the launch Councillor Streather said;

“I am delighted to launch smoke free playgrounds in Newcastle to encourage parents and carers to role model healthy behaviour to their children and help to improve the environment of the city’s play areas”

Professor Eugene Milne added;

“Making children’s playgrounds smoke free is not only popular with the public but it will help create an environment where smoking is not seen as the norm. The more children see adults smoking, the more they are likely to become smokers – we want to try and break that link for the sake of their future health.”

Smoking remains the most preventable form of early death and disease in Newcastle. Whilst rates have dropped considerably over recent years, those who take-up smoking tend to do so before the age of 18 years. Children become aware of cigarettes at an early age; 3 out of 4 children are aware of cigarettes before they reach the age of 5 years old. The introduction of smoke free outdoor children’s playgrounds will help to contribute to Newcastle’s vision to reduce adult smoking prevalence to 5% by 2030.

For any smokers wishing to quit free, friendly, confidential support is on offer from the Newcastle Stop Smoking Service. They can be contacted on Tel: 0191 269 1103, Email stopsmoking.newcastle@lifeline.org.uk or on Twitter @Quit_Newcastle

No Smoking Day 9 March

No Smoking Day is on Wednesday the 9 March 2016. This national campaign aims to help smokers who want to quit the habit.

No Smoking Day

This year’s theme is ‘Be Proud to be a Quitter’, highlighting that stopping smoking is something that people can be proud of. In life we’re told never to give up – but when it comes to smoking, being a ‘Quitter’ is a good thing.

Each year No Smoking Day helps hundreds of thousands of smokers to quit smoking and begin a new healthier lifestyle. This year the Newcastle Stop Smoking Service will be out and about on the Day, promoting the free support they offer to smokers who wish to quit.

A Health Bus will tour several city sites including the Civic Centre (9.30am), Newcastle Shopping Park at Byker (10.30am), Quorum Business Park (12 noon), Northumbria University (2pm) and Elswick Road shops (3.30pm). Smokers are encouraged to drop in to see one of the Specialist Stop Smoking Advisors to find out more. Advisors will also be on hand at the Grainger Market between 10.30 am and 1pm and inside Eldon Square shopping centre all afternoon on the Day. For those not able to attend on the Day the Stop Smoking Service which is provided by Lifeline for Newcastle City Council, can be contacted on 0191 269 1103 or Email stopsmoking.newcastle@lifeline.org.uk or on Twitter @Quit_Newcastle.

Service Manager Rachel Nichol commented; “We hope that many more Newcastle residents will use No Smoking Day to kick start their quit attempt. We know that anyone trying to quit with our support is four times more likely to stop smoking long term than if they go it alone, and would be pleased to see anyone wishing quit to drop into the health bus or any of our stalls this No Smoking Day”.

In addition to Lifeline Stop Smoking Advisors, support for those wishing to quit, is also available at many local pharmacies, some GPs, community settings and by text and email at https://quitnow.smokefree.nhs.uk/ All the support offered is confidential, free and friendly and open to anyone working living in or working in the city

To find out more about No Smoking Day go to https://nosmokingday.org.uk/

How much are you spending on smoking?
Did you know that a 20 a day smoker spends an average of £59 per week or £3102 each year on cigarettes (based on average price of cigarettes of £8.50)? Check out the cost calculator at http://www.nhs.uk/smokefree/why-quit/cost-calculator to see how much smokers can save if they quit.

No Smoking Day Quit Bus Route Map

This Girl Can Cycle- Saturday 5 March @10am

This girl can cycle-Lemington

Come and Join us on a bike ride from The Lemington Centre!

Saturday 5 March – 10am

There’s no better way to start the weekend than riding your bike.

A steady ride along the cycle paths to the millennium bridge and back past the Metro Centre over the Scotswood Bridge back to The Lemington Centre.

We will have a cuppa and a cake for £1.50 to warm our cold bones up at the end of the ride.

There is a limited number of bikes available to hire you must contact Liz Jackson on 0191 2783390 or 07827801137.

Read more at https://www.goskyride.com/Search/Details?eventid=72543#A7W0MKzeO2pm8zyO.9

Liz Jackson

Cycling and Walking Officer

Raising Participation Team

Newcastle City Council

Allendale Road

Newcastle City Council

NE6 2SZ

0191 2783390

07827801137

Please like our facebook page for more information on Cycling in the City

https://www.facebook.com/cyclinginthecitynewcastle

 

FREE Energy Awareness Drop-In Session

Save Energy, Save Money & Achieve A Warmer Home
FREE Energy Awareness Drop-In Session Lemington Centre

energy

Are you interested in learning how to:
• Understand your fuel bills?
• Access better fuel tariffs or payment options? Bring along your bills.
• Manage your fuel use and potentially reduce your fuel bills?
• Better control your heating, hot water and other appliances?
• Learn about available energy discounts, insulation/heating schemes or other services?
• Deal with condensation damp?

Then why not come along to the drop-in session here:
Date: Tuesday 16 February
Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm
Venue: The Lemington Centre.Tyne View, NE15 8RZ
The session will be lead by Maureen Fildes, Energy Advisor from NEA the national energy efficiency charity.

Awareness Session Flier – Lemington Centre

 

 

This Girl Can Cycle

Saturday 6 Feb 10am –This Girl Can Cycle

This girl can cycle-Lemington

The Lemington Centre, Tyne View, Lemington,NE15 8RZ

Come and join us for a ride from Lemington to Wylam along the waggon ways.

Liz’s café at the Lemington Centre will be open from 9.30 so grab yourself a hot drink before the ride.

After the ride the café will give all us hungry, cold cyclists a cuppa and a tea cake for a fab price of £1.50.
This will be a steady ride for those looking to get back into cycling this year.

We may have free bike hire available contact Liz Jackson 2783390 for more info
Hope to see you there

Read more at http://www.goskyride.com/Search/Details?eventid=71680#gd2viCDF3yfMLmdZ.99

 

Liz Jackson

Cycling and Walking Officer
Raising Participation Team
Newcastle City Council
Allendale Road
Newcastle City Council
NE6 2SZ
0191 2783390
07827801137

Please like our facebook page for more information on Cycling in the City
https://www.facebook.com/cyclinginthecitynewcastle

Festive Tea Party at the Lemington Centre

Festive Tea Party at the Lemington Centre 10 December 2015 1.30-3.30pm

 

Background information

Part of our mission in improving health in areas of less affluence is to provide opportunities for older people to socialise and engage with other parts of their community. Healthworks has successfully run a number of social events from the Lemington Centre with the aim of promoting better use of our community space including Liz’s Café area. These events are open to all residents from the west end of Newcastle.

As a charitable organisation we aim to keep the costings as low as possible to local people, to remove barriers to participation, asking for a small contribution of £3 per person to help cover costs of the activities.

 

The event

room pass the parcel singing
This Festive event was advertised widely across our networks, Facebook and websites, so successfully, that all tickets were sold out within a few weeks.

The menu included: homemade winter soup with bread, sweet mince pies, chocolate mints, short bread biscuits and festive fruit loaf.

Traditional games such as ‘pass the parcel’ and carol singing added a fun element to the proceedings.

The activity was well attended by 89 people (77 female / 12 male) with the average age of 50 years+ . Attendees were:

• Lemington residents
• Search walking group
• Staying Steady Benwell and Lemington participants
• Pendower Good Neighbour project
• Service users from both centres

The event was supported by HealthWORKS staff including:
o 3 staff volunteers from Lemington Asda store
o 2 Liz Café volunteers
o 1 Lemington Centre volunteer
o 1 volunteer Santa Clause (guess who)
santa john

Listening to Lemington Riverside Primary School carol singing
Some comments from the day:
“Thoroughly enjoyed it. Kids choir fantastic.”
“Emotional when the kids sang”
“A wonderful afternoon really good company.”
“Fantastic well organized, thanks to all staff”
“Food was lush”
“ Brilliant didn’t want it to end”

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank all partners involved in making this event so successful.
Asda store Lemington for their £300 cash donation and staff support on the day.
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Warburtons for donating delicious fresh baked products
Mark Todd Allotment Officer Newcastle City Council.
Matty from West Denton Allotments for donating fresh produce over the growing season
Lemington Riverside Primary School children for singing carols.
All staff and volunteers, for their hard work leading up to and on the day.

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