Costessey Preschool - Early Years Educator

£8.82 – £9.02 ph Full time Term Time Only 26-02-2021 Level 3 childcare qualification
We always look to recruit enthusiastic and motivated individuals who, as well as bringing their own experiences to the Pre-School, are eager to develop their knowledge base with continued learning. We continuously invest in our staff to ensure they receive ongoing training, quarterly supervisions, annual appraisals and offer a career path with long term stability.

The Early Years Educator personal specification role is;

• To have a sound knowledge of all Company policies, procedures, statutory welfare requirements and Ofsted expectations and requirements, and to ensure that these are maintained at all times.
• To be a role model within the staff team. Be able to showcase high quality practice with regards
to individual and group work with children, dealing with staff and parent issues as they arise.
• To take responsibility, under the manager’s supervision, for the safety, security and
well-being of all children, staff and visitors at all times.
• To ensure that safeguarding procedures are followed in line with Costessey Pre-School procedures.
• To support the Manager of Costessey Pre-School to reach an Outstanding grading with Ofsted.
• To be involved in the team planning and children’s developmental records and ensure that they reflect their individual progress and are up to date.
• To ensure effective communication with staff and families through participation in staff
meetings, parents evenings and any further events held by the setting.
• Deal with any parent/carer issues or concerns in a timely manner, escalating any issues to
your Line Manager as necessary.
• Implement and establish an effective Key Person approach within the setting.
• To ensure the health & safety of all staff, children and visitors by ensuring policies on
security and safety are adhered to at all times e.g. ensuring visitors have signed in and ID
checks have been carried out.
• Act as a representative of the Pre-School, promoting a professional image at all times.
• To have an awareness of any legislation relating to your role.
• Show a willingness to undertake additional roles to meet the needs of the setting, children
and colleagues.
• Any other duties as required by the Manager.

Candidates need to;
• Be passionate about childcare and helping children to achieve, play and be safe.
• Have previous experience of working with children under the age of five.
• Hold at least a NNEB/NVQ level 3 or equivalent; higher qualifications are desirable.
• Be able to work well in a team

The hours will be 40 hours a week:
Varied shifts between the hours of 7.30am and 6.15pm

Closing Date: Friday 26th February 2021
Interviews: TBC

Please complete the attached application form and send to [email protected]

Costessey Pre-School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. To this end, you may be required to undergo pre-employment checks such as references and DBS Barring checks.

This post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.