Job Title   Level 3 Early Years Practitioner.

Responsible to   Room Leader/ Management

Purpose of the job  Work in partnership with Parents, and as part of the Nursery team, to create a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment for the children, which provides them with a variety of opportunities to learn through both directed and self led activities.

Salary: – Starting wage of £8.05 per hour

Benefits: – Subsidised gym membership, company pension and all training paid for.

Hours: – 40 hour week, this consists of shift patterns and a potential half day off each week. 28 days annual leave.

Main duties

  • Adhering to the Policies & Procedures of the nursery and compliance with the Children’s Act, Health & Safety Legislation and work within the standards of Ofsted / Hampshire County Council.
  • Ensuring any information regarding the children, their families, or other staff which is learned as part of the job is kept completely confidential.
  • Working as part of a team, collaborating and sharing responsibility for high standards and performance.
  • To advise the Room Leader of any concerns over children, parents or the safety of equipment; preserving confidentiality as necessary.
  • To act as a key person for a group of children, and having exceptional knowledge of your key children’s learning and development and the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.
  • Plan and resource a stimulating environment which is age appropriate , meets the children’s individual needs and facilitates autonomous learning enabling all children to maximize their full potential (independently or with assistance).
  • Offer an appropriate level of support to each child through continuous interaction and communication with children throughout the day through free play and planned activities.
  • Monitor children’s progress; keep meaningful records on key worker children and liaise with children’s parents and other team members to aid in planning to meet children’s needs.
  • Ongoing active supervision to promote a safe, healthy and secure environment for children.
  • Provide extended periods of purposeful outdoor play.
  • Offering all children equal opportunities with regard to their religious persuasion, racial origins, gender, disabilities, cultural or linguistic background; in particular, challenging situations where racism or discrimination is displayed.
  • Sharing information with Parents at the end of each session, giving comprehensive feedback on their child’s day  and  participating in regular parent’s evenings
  • Supervision of mealtimes and, where appropriate, preparation of baby’s bottles.
  • Positive management of children’s behaviour.
  • Preparation, care, cleanliness and maintenance of the playrooms and equipment.
  • Supervision and effective mentoring of Nursery Assistants and Students.
  • Helping new staff to fit into the Nursery.
  • Keeping and monitoring accident and incident records.
  • Be committed to continuous professional development by attending in-service training and external courses as required.
  • Any other duties appropriate to the post as directed by the Nursery Manager or Seniors.

Person Specification

  • Minimum NVQ level 3 or equivalent.
  • Previous experience of working with young children and families.
  • To be able to work as part of a team.
  • Good mental and physical health.
  • Friendly, flexible approach.
  • Willingness to learn and develop within the team.
  • Commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Commitment to safeguarding the children in your care.
  • Commitment to young children and families.
  • Commitment to continuous professional development, and higher education.
  • Candidate will be subject to DBS check.

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Keywords: Nursery Practitioner, Key Person, Team Leader, Room Leader, Education, Education and Teaching, Childcare, Nursery Teacher, Teacher.

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