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Lead Teacher, Nanny's

Covenant Health

Covenant Health

Knoxville, TN, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024
Job Title
Fortress Corporation-Fort Sanders West
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Lead Teacher, Nanny's

Full-Time, 80 hours a pay period, Day Shift

Full-time employees at Nanny's receive a 40% tuition discount for a child enrolled here, if we have the space available for your child.

Nanny’s is a state-of-the-art childcare facility for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old with up-to-date-immunizations. We have been serving the community since 1987 and have received three stars in The Star-Quality Child Care Program from the State of Tennessee Department of Human Services.

As a Star-Quality Child Care program, we ensure:

  • quality learning
  • well-designed play areas
  • low teacher/child ratios
  • highly trained staff

We always want to help build your child’s future with:

  • love and acceptance
  • challenge and excitement
  • learning and exploration
  • interaction and quiet wonder

Our staff is committed to understanding each child’s individual needs and nurturing children to become the best they can be. We promote the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of our children while responding to the needs of families.

Position Summary:

Provides developmentally appropriate educational opportunities for the children in the classroom. Education activities should be developed to prepare children for next classroom.

Recruiter: Kathleen Rice || kkarnes@covhlth.com || 865-374-5386


  • Plans, implements, and evaluates the curriculum of Nanny’s Edu-Care Center for the age group assigned.
  • Implements the personal safety program required by the state of Tennessee for the children that are three years old and older.
  • Works as a team player with specialist, teachers and other suite members.
  • Exhibits professional behavior; i.e., communication supportive of Nanny’s programming, staff, and administration; coaching staff toward achieving performance expectations; following established conflict resolution process; and pursuit of professional development.
  • Responsible for health, safety, and operation of the classroom.
  • Maintains adherence to Knox County Health and Fire Department regulations, DHS licensing standards, and Covenant Health criteria.
  • Assists administration by using available staff to maintain appropriate ratio.
  • Meets children’s physical needs consistently through established routines.
  • Responsible for smooth coordination of daily routines and activities.
  • Maintains necessary records (Individual Child Information Charts, Daily Developmental Notes, Allergy List, Roll Sheet, Infection and Illness Notification, Bumps and Bruises Report, Task List, Medication Chart, and Notes From Home).
  • Completes developmental assessments and new parent orientations and assures smooth transition of children as they promote in and out of room.
  • Establishes daily communication with parents-verbal and written.
  • Maintains Parent Daily Board, Nanny’s Notes Board, and Daily Activity/Communication Tables.
  • Posts monthly calendar with themes, special days, assessment schedule, make-up days, etc.
  • Primary responsibility for conducting parent conferences.
  • Oversees planning and implementation of activities for children based on developmental assessment and developmentally appropriate practice.
  • Monitors children’s developmental progress and discusses concerns with Administration.
  • Assures completion of Developmental Assessments/Quarterly Updates in a timely manner. Portfolios pages as necessary.
  • Monitors and requests needed supplies.
  • Works with Administration to equip and arrange classroom.
  • Assures regular disinfecting and rotation of classroom toys and materials.
  • Oversees maintenance of the room and notifies front desk to complete work orders.
  • Completes required referral forms.
  • Works with Administration to integrate children with special needs.
  • Attends mandatory staff meetings and trainings when scheduled.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education:

High school diploma or equivalent required.

Minimum Experience:

Proven experience in development of specific area. One to three (1-3) years’ child care experience. Maintain 18 hours of training annually. Twenty-four (24) hours needed for new employees in their first year.

Licensure Requirement:

Infant-child CPR and First Aid certification renewed annually.


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