Early Years Practitioner

2 days left

Location
Ashford, Kent
Salary
To Be Discussed
Posted
22 Sep 2020
Closes
27 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Early Years Practitioner

Report to: Room Leader

Location: Kiddie Kapers

Completed application forms Need to be sent to:maisie.collado@kent.gov.uk

Main Purpose of the job:

-To ensure the safeguarding and wellbeing of all children at all times

-To be active in providing stimulating and well-planned experiences within the Early Years Foundation Stage framework

-Be active and committed in ensuring that all children attending the setting, receive high quality care, are kept safe and receive stimulating play experiences which meet their individual needs and interests

-To act as a key person for an allocated group of children - ensuring care and planning of experiences meet their individual needs, interests and next steps of development

-Build strong relationships with parents ensuring they feel valued and are supported in developing learning at home

-To keep abreast of all local and national changes that affect early years.

Key Responsibilities

-To be alert to issues of safeguarding and child protection, ensuring that the welfare and safety of children attending the setting is promoted and to follow safeguarding procedures as detailed in the settings policy and as directed by the local safeguarding team

-To receive regular supervision meetings and annual appraisals with the Room Leader. Be active and committed in agreeing setting and personal targets and aspirations

-To be active in identifying your own CPD needs and be committed to attending both in house, external training and cascading information to the wider team

-To work within the company’s policies and procedures

-To follow the principles of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) working towards and promoting a setting that is socially inclusive, environmentally responsible and economically conscientious regarding consumption of energy and resources

-To work in accordance with the company’s Equality and Diversity policy

Key Responsibilities

-To attend all setting meetings, including regular supervision meetings and appraisals with the room leader. Be active and committed in meeting the setting and personal targets and aspirations

-Provide guidance in planning nursery activities coherent with the Early years Foundation Stage and Ofsted guidance

-Monitor the curriculum planning of nursery staff

-Promote good practice amongst the nursery team

-To maintain all information about children, families and the setting in a confidential manner

-To work within the company’s policies and procedures at all times

-To be alert to issued of safeguarding and child protection, ensuring that the welfare and safety of children attending the setting is promoted and to follow safeguarding procedures as detailed in the settings policy and as directed by the local safeguarding team

-To role model and provide effective play and learning opportunities for children in your care, including setting up and maintaining challenging learning environments across the setting

-Use setting observation and information from parents to plan across all areas of learning for the different needs of children in your room and key group to enable their individual potential to be realised

-To keep and monitor accurate assessment and records of your key children your staff’s children’s, levels of development in line with the setting procedures

-Be vigilant in maintaining children’s wellbeing, health and safety promoting good practice within the setting and report any concerns to the setting manager

-To build and maintain effective communication and positive relationships with other staff, parents, carers, families and relevant professionals, whilst respecting appropriate confidentiality

-To be professional and ensure the setting’s reputation is maintained and promoted

-To follow the principles of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) working towards and promoting a setting that is socially inclusive, environmentally responsible and economically conscientious regarding consumption of energy and resources

Additional Information:

-It is in the nature of the work that tasks and responsibilities are in many circumstances unpredictable and varied. All staff are therefore expected to work in a flexible way when the occasion arises that tasks which are not specifically covered in their job description need to be undertaken

-DBS: This post is subject to a criminal record check by the Disclosure and Barring Service. The level required is enhanced

-Probationary period: All post within The Beaver Community Trust Ltd are subject to a 3-month probationary period

-This post is exempt for the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). Staff must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders, which have been made against them. Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to chare this commitment

 

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