Senior Early Years Practitioner

£7.75 Part time All Year 21/07/2017 Level 3 childcare qualification
We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our small but ambitious growing nursery.

Interviews will be held during the week commencing 24th July.

Immediate start once checks are cleared.

Rate of Pay will be reflective according to the age and qualifications of the successful applicant

JOB DESCRIPTION


JOB TITLE: SENIOR EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONER
LOCATION: KINGFISHER KIDS CLUB NORTH WALSHAM
RESPONSIBLE FOR: THE MANAGER/OWNER


JOB PURPOSE: TO DELIVER QUALITY PLAY PROVISION FOR CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES IN A SAFE, STIMULATING AND HAPPY ENVIRONMENT. ________________________________________________________

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
MAIN DUTIES:
To work within the aims and objectives of Kingfisher Kids Club
• To meet the needs of all children attending the setting and to assume overall responsibility for raising the quality of early years provision, including physical, emotional, social and intellectual education and care for children in the setting
• To ensure that all Ofsted welfare requirements are met.
• To work as part of a collaborative team, supporting staff, volunteers and students
• To communicate sensitively with parents/ carers and children at all times.
• To ensure that families especially children from all social and cultural groups will feel valued and secure.
• In consultation with the manager be responsible for the day to day running of the setting.
• In the absence of the manager take responsibility for managing the setting including delegating duties to cover staff.
• To ensure that the equipment is set up before the children arrive and tidied away after the session.
To ensure that the room and the outdoor area is safe at all times and the Health and Safety Policy is implemented.
• To ensure equipment, resources and the setting is cleaned and maintained to a high standard
• To provide high quality play experiences which fully implement the Early Years Foundation Stage ensuring children are motivated and engaged at all times
• As a Key person, participate in and keep all evidence of planning, tracking and learning outcomes for children. i.e. .Baby’s Days
• Work as a part of a team which besides staff members may include parents, students and volunteers.
• To keep a daily register and other relevant records.
• To ensure that all accidents and incidents are recorded and be aware of the First Aid procedure used in centre.
• To make the rooms and the setting welcoming and where possible accessible to all children and parents / carers with special needs
• To challenge discriminatory attitudes and all stereotypes.
• To implement Equality and Diversity policies in the provision of play materials and play situations available to the children.
• To follow policy on discipline which enables staff to be consistent in their handling of children, promoting ‘good’ behaviour rather than punishing ‘bad’. To be aware there is a named person who has the responsibility for issues concerning behaviour.
• To attend regular meetings to plan the curriculum and individual learning plans for children.
• To attend monthly staff meetings
• To work in partnership with parents/carers, prepare for and attend review meetings.
• To participate in and encourage child centred activities allowing for children’s choice and development.
• To be aware of the role and responsibilities of the named SENCO
• To be aware of fire procedures and fire extinguishers
• To be aware of, attend training on and implement Norfolk Safeguarding Board procedures .
• To keep such records confidential and separate. To be aware of named person who has responsibility for issues concerning Safeguarding Children.
• To ensure that children are supervised at all times indoors and outdoors, in line with Ofsted requirements.
• To work in partnership with attending agencies, for example; Speech therapists, Inclusion team.
• To keep up to date with current issues and developments concerning the Early Years and to undertake further training as required

Person Specification for Senior Early Years Practitioner
ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:
• Experience of working in a nursery or a pre-school setting.
• Diploma in Pre-School Practice, NVQ level 3 in Early Years or equivalent.
• Sound understanding of child development and of children’s needs.
• Ability to plan and implement the Early Years Foundation Stage.
• Ability to work with parents and to encourage their involvement.
• Ability to work as a team.
• Commitment to personal development through training and appraisal.
• Commitment to equal opportunities and understanding of religious and cultural diversity.
• Clear communication skills including written and spoken English.
• Ability to write clear reports.
• Willingness to work in partnership with other agencies.
• Good physical and mental health.
• Ability to implement policies.
DESIRABLE CRITERIA:

• Experience of working with parents/carers
• Computer literate
• Valid First Aid certificate
• Valid Basic Food Hygiene certificate
This post is not exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and requires a criminal records check. The level of check required is enhanced.

Please send your application forms back via [email protected]