Scale 3 Qualified Early Years Nursery Education Worker
35 hours - Monday to Friday - All-Year-Round
Bemerton Children's Centre
Are you passionate about working with under-fives? If you are then we could have the job for you! An opportunity has arisen for a Qualified Early Years Nursery Education Worker to join our motivated and enthusiastic team across the Centre.
The Centre is open 8.00am to 6.00pm. This post is 35 hours per week and involves working shifts.
Bemerton Children’s Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment; all posts are subject to a satisfactory DBS check.
Please apply using the link below, please use person specification to explain how you meet the criteria for the post. CV's are not accepted.
Under the overall direction and management of the Executive head, Head of nursery and Early Years Teacher, implement high quality early years practice and provision to support all children to reach their full potential, particularly in the prime areas of learning and development across all centre services.
Closing date: Sunday 5th June 2022 at 23:59
Interview date: Tuesday 28th June 2022
For an informal discussion about this post or to arrange a visit please contact Kalina Taseva, Head of Nursery or Gemma White, Executive Head on 020 7527 4806; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
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Under the overall direction and management of the Executive head, Head of nursery and Early Years Teacher, implement high quality early years practice and provision to support all children to reach their full potential, particularly in the prime areas of learning and development across all centre services
- To take joint responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children in your care and those you come into contact with.
- To undertake child protection training at a level commensurate with role.
- Through hands-on practice under the direction of the lead practitioner and senior workers, contribute to the development and maintenance of developmentally appropriate, child-centred, play-based provision for young children which provides the nurturing environment needed to promote children’s emotional stability, independence, autonomy and creativity.
- Contribute and assist in fostering positive relationships and close working links with the range of professionals in the children’s centre in order to promote access to wider integrated services for all families and children and support a multi-disciplinary team around the child and family approach. This may include completing and using common assessment frameworks (CAF) and participating in Team around the Child (TAC) meetings where appropriate, with the support of senior practitioners.
- Develop and maintain a partnership with parents that values their contributions and involves them in their child’s education, including support for the home learning environment and for ensuring smooth transitions and continuity for the child and parents into, within and out of the setting.
- Act as a key person for a small group of children providing each child with continuity of care throughout the child’s time at the setting, in partnership with their parent/carers:
- Develop a loving and secure relationship with each key child.
- Help each key child to become familiar with and confident in the setting.
- Look after each key child’s care and welfare needs e.g. dressing, toilet training, eating, sleeping, being comforted.
- Build trusted relationships with each key child’s parents, ensuring there are regular opportunities to share information on the child’s development at home and in the setting.
- Support each key child’s individual learning journey through on-going observation, assessment and planning in partnership with parents/carers and other colleagues
- Complete reviews of the key child in partnership with multi-agency colleagues and parents/carers as appropriate (eg at aged two; leaver’s record).
- Develop and maintain appropriate positive behaviour strategies with children.
- Attend and participate in relevant CPD, share the knowledge and ideas gained with colleagues in the setting.
- Uphold the principles of good practice in inclusion and equal opportunities in all aspects of the role, supporting early identification and intervention strategies at all times.
- Contribute to the development of relevant policies and procedures.
- Draw on the expertise of colleagues within the setting, and outside agencies to meet the needs of individual children.
- Keep up to date with best early years practice, local and national policy.
- Undertake other minor and/or non-recurring duties appropriate to this post as directed by the Senior leadership team (SLT) including working flexibly (e.g. weekends and evenings).
- To undertake other duties commensurate to the grade of the post.
- Two weeks of the annual leave entitlement to be taken during the Centre closure period in summer (specific dates to be confirmed depending on Centre). Additional Responsibilities
- To use and assist others in the use of information technology systems to carry out duties in the most efficient and effective manner.
- To achieve agreed service outcomes and outputs, and personal appraisal targets, as agreed by the line manager.
- To undertake training and constructively take part in meetings, supervision, seminars and other events designed to improve communication and assist with the effective development of the post and post holder.
- The post holder is expected to be committed to the Council’s core values of public service, quality, equality and empowerment and to demonstrate this commitment in the way they carry out their duties.
- Ensure all the services within the area(s) of responsibility are provided in accordance with the Council's commitment to high quality service provision to users.
- Ensure that duties are undertaken with due regard and compliance with the Data Protection Act and other legislation.
- Carry out duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Council’s Health and Safety Policy and relevant Health and Safety legislation.
- At all times carrying out responsibilities/duties within the framework of the Council's Dignity for all Policy. (Equal Opportunities Policy).