Qualified Nursery Practitioner

22 April 2022
£9.70 - £9.90 / hour

Job Description

About the role:

• To work within our Early Years Team, supporting the planning and implementation of activities with individual or groups of children, promoting effective teaching and learning.
• To be part of our Early Years Team that provides a purposeful, stimulating environment rich in learning opportunities, both indoors and outdoors.
• To promote the inclusion of all children.
• To use professional knowledge of the individual and diverse ways that children learn and develop, to meet their differing needs.
• To establish positive and sensitive relationships with children.
• To act as a role model and set achievable expectations.
• To be responsible for organising the environment inside and outside to ensure that resources and equipment are available and appropriate to meet the needs of the individual children in the group. These activities will consider children’s abilities interests, language and cultural backgrounds.
• Make regular observations of children to ascertain which activities are best suited to needs of individual children in the group.
• Plan and participate in activities which develop each child in the group to her/his fullest potential.
• Record as required details of children’s developmental progress and attendance (i.e. children’s records, learning journal and register)
• To liaise closely with parents /carers, informing them about the nursery and its delivery of the EYFS, exchanging information about the children’s progress and encouraging parental involvement.
• Always provide a safe and healthy environment for all children in the group, reporting any concerns with regards to the premises, outdoor area or equipment to the Nursery Leader, Manager or Directors.
• To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff members, which is obtained as part of the job.
• To provide comfort and care at all times and ensure that children feel welcome and safe.
• Be involved in supervision of children in free play and outside play.
• To assist with domestic duties as required.
• Be familiar with safeguarding including own responsibilities together with care and risk assessment.
• To communicate with our Early Years Team, supporting the planning and implementation of activities with individuals or groups of children, promoting effective teaching and learning.
• To meet the physical needs of children, encouraging good standards of personal hygiene, whilst promoting independence.
• To provide support for the children’s emotional and social needs by implementing the principles of our Promoting Positive Behaviour Policy and role modelling high standards in all aspects of their role and personal conduct.
• To encourage children to interact and work co-operatively with others.
• To support the Company’s commitment on safeguarding children in all aspects of the service.
• To have a knowledge of and adhere to all Health and Safety Regulations.
• To attend meetings as required and participate in training opportunities and performance development.
• To be accountable for the delivery of the above responsibilities and tasks.
• To undertake any duties set to you by the Management Team that will assist in the day-to-day running of the Nursery and out of school club.

Hours of work:

16-40 hours per week

Employee benefits:

40% discount on childcare

How to apply:

Please send your CV to: jellybeanschildcare@yahoo.co.uk

Additional information:

This role does not directly supervise other employees, however, supervisory responsibility maybe given for temporarily assigned students or work placements. In addition, peer moderation and support through professional discussions will be expected to form the basis of developing good practice on a day-to-day basis.

This post is exempt from The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 as the position involves working within the close proximity of young children.

The post holder will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure and to be a member of the DBS Update Service. It may be requested that a new DBS is applied for if you are not on the update service, this will be at your own cost.

All staff will be subject to regular supervision sessions and will be required to sign a suitability declaration on a quarterly basis to ensure that ongoing suitability is monitored.

All staff must hold an in date paediatric first aid certificate.

All employees are made aware of their responsibility to notify the manager immediately of any changes to their circumstances that may affect their suitability to work with children – this is also the case in terms of any changes to the circumstances of those who live with the member of staff.