Early Years Practitioner

national minimum wage Part time All Year 08.10.2019 Level 3 childcare qualification
Job Title: Early Years Practitioner (part-time)
Responsible to: Nursery manager, Managing Director, Room Leader
Responsible for: Working with children, working with staff, liaising with parents, carers and families
Qualification: To hold at least recognised level 3 qualification in childcare.

• You must ensure the nursery runs smoothly and be able to work with all staff, students and volunteers to ensure all the children in our care receive the highest quality care and education under Nursery and Ofsted guidelines.
• Manage and maintain high standards of care for all the children placed at the Nursery.
• Support the care and routines of the children each day.
• You are responsible for the safeguarding and wellbeing of the children, entrusted to the care of Pebbles Day Nursery.
• This role does not directly need you to supervise other employees; however, supervisory responsibility may be given for temporarily assigned students or work placements.

Pebbles Day Nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people in our setting and we expect all staff, students and volunteers to share this commitment.

Main duties and responsibilities:
Safeguarding/ Health and safety
• To have good knowledge and understanding of the nursery’s safeguarding policies and adhere to all procedures keeping our children safe and secure and ensure others follow this practice at the nursery.
• Be fully aware of and adhere to the all the nursery’s policies and procedures, especially health and safety legislation and requirements.
• Work as a team ensuring the health, safety and cleanliness of the children and their environment at all times. Be fully aware of the nurseries emergency, security and fire procedures.
• Maintain the highest levels of hygiene and cleanliness with our children’s routines ( nappy changing, meal time etc)

• Adhere to the Nursery’s code of practice.

• Be fully aware of the importance of reporting safeguarding concerns about an adult working in the setting by following our whistle blowing policy.


Childcare and Education

• To demonstrate good people skills, supporting children, staff and parents within the setting, liaising with children, staff and parents, passing on relevant information about a child’s well being.
• If required, to be responsible for the induction of new children and their families and settling in their child.
• To have good knowledge and understanding of the EYFS statutory framework.
• Ensure the emotional, physical, social, spiritual and intellectual needs of all the children who attend our setting are met.
• Undertake observations and support the children’s learning.
• Keep an up to date record of your key children’s progress, through on- line learning stories, trackers, ECAT and learning and development forms.
• Plan and deliver activities and learning experiences which promote and support the learning and development of the children using the ‘EYFS Development Matters.
• To support the SENCO and other external agencies such as speech and language, as needed.
• Demonstrate good practice supporting the children and parents of children with special needs to allow full inclusion within the nursery.
• Demonstrate the ability to carry out and meet the requirements of a key person to a high standard, and within that role develop positive and sensitive relationships with parents and carers to support their role in children's learning.
• To provide constructive feedback to parents on children’s progress and achievements, on a day-to-day basis or through parent meetings.
• Keep up to date with changes and developments in early years.
• To respect confidentiality within the nursery at all times

Operational

• Ensure all policies, procedures for the day to day running are adhered to, this will include record keeping for example: registers, accident and incident forms, pre-existing injury forms and medical forms.
• Work as a team with your colleagues making sure we provide a high standard of care learning and development for the children at the nursery.
• To undertake any duties set to you by the management team that will assist in the day to day running of the nursery


Learning and Development

• To work as a team, supporting all staff and to be a mentor to students and volunteers.
• To attend monthly staff meetings and engage in appraisals and supervisions.
• Be prepared to attend regular training to support your own professional development keeping up to date with early year’s legislation.


The setting is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and the receipt of suitable references.
Pebbles Nursery is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
National Minimum Wage applies but is negotiable depending on age and experience.