Senior room lead practitioner

8.60 Full time All Year 16-02-2018 Level 3 childcare qualification
JOB TITLE
EYFS Lead Practitioner

RESPONSIBLE TO
Deputy Manager and Manager
JOB PURPOSE • To provide a high standard of care and education for all children

• To lead and work as an active member of the staff team

• To ensure children are safeguarded from harm

• To provide service delivery within the requirements of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, Development Matters and Every Child Matters
EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY We are committed to and champion equality and diversity in all aspects of employment with Chestnut Nursery School Limited. All employees are expected to understand and promote our Equal Opportunities and Inclusion Policy in the course of their work.
Main Duties and Responsibilities

CHILDREN’S CARE AND LEARNING
1. To support room leader to manage the day to day running of the room and ensure staff are deployed appropriately
2. To make sure all children have full access to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, making sure all planning is completed and implemented
3. To help create and foster development, safety and welfare of the children including the positive management of children’s behaviour
4. To employ techniques to help staff work as a team and support them in their roles
5. To lead the team and offer support when planning, preparing and delivering activities to meet the individual needs of all children under Chestnut Nursery School care including those with Special Educational Needs.
6. To work as part of a team to provide activities and resources within the nursery which reflects the multi cultural nature of the local community
7. To provide a welcoming, happy, safe and friendly environment for all.
8. To understand the religious, ethnic and cultural differences and to incorporate these into activities and the daily routine of the Nursery
9. To promote British values in the nursery
10. To promote best practice at meal times for children in the nursery, knowing individual dietary requirements and following the nurseries food policy
11. To lead in providing a safe and secure environment for the children in the Nursery.
12. To attend and contribute to Nursery staff meetings as required.
13. To be a good role model for childcare practitioners and students
14. To help new staff fit into the nursery environment
15. To encourage parents and carers to be involved in the setting and their children’s learning
16. To attend at least 3 parents/carers meetings a year (these may occur outside standard working hours)
17. To attend at least one Saturday open day per year.
18. To take responsibility for the care and use of resources
19. To be a key person for a group of children ensuring their time at nursery is fun, educational and they are well cared for



SAFEGUARDING
1. To ensure all necessary steps are taken to keep children safe and well
2. To report any concerns to the nominated safeguarding officer
3. To ensure the observe, record, report procedure is followed
4. To understand Chestnut Nursery Schools safeguarding policy and procedures
5. To keep abreast of any changes to the safeguarding policy and procedures
6. To ensure that your team are updated on any changes to the safeguarding policy and procedures.

CONFIDENTIALITY
1. To relay all information regarding parents, carers and children which is made available to you as a result of your work to the appropriate person. To know and treat some information as confidential to yourself and your line manager

ASSESSMENT AND RECORD KEEPING
1. To complete and maintain accurate records of children as required by the nursery including regular observations and keeping each child’s profile up to date
2. To monitor planning and activities in your base room and ensure appropriate activities are carried out
3. To ensure your team are keeping up to date with their workload by monitoring their profiles on a weekly basis
4. To keep parents fully informed of their child’s health, welfare and educational progress within the nursery on a daily basis
5. To be responsible for and lead in planning, assessments and recording and to attend regular room meetings to ensure that quality childcare is provided

HYGIENE
1. To maintain high standards of hygiene and cleanliness at all times in relation to yourself, children, equipment and the environment, undertaking cleaning duties as necessary
2. To monitor and ensure your team maintain high standards of hygiene and cleanliness


HEALTH AND SAFETY
1. To implement and ensure your team adhere to the health and safety procedures in regard to the nursery premises, equipment, children, other staff, visitors and parents


POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
1. To make yourself and others aware of the policies and procedures in place at the nursery and put them into practice.

TRAINING
1. To undertake training as required.
2. To contribute alongside senior members of staff in identifying the training needs of your team.



EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
1. To comply with the nursery’s equal opportunities policy and its implementation and to apply it to all aspects of work at the nursery

OTHER DUTIES
1. To open and close the nursery when required
2. To carry out any other duties which from time to time may be considered relevant to the post and within the scope of the post holder