Early Year Practitioner with 1:1 LSA experience
The Study Preparatory School and Nursery
Position: Early Year Practitioner with 1:1 LSA experience
Contract type: 52 Weeks a year
Hours of Work: Part time / 30 hour Per Week
Contract term: Temporary Fixed Term
Date Posted: 23 Feb 2021
Closing date: 28 Feb 2021
Start date: Immediate Start
Place of Work: 57 Thetford Road, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 5DP
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The Study Preparatory School and Nursery based in New Malden, Surrey, South West London is a co-educational independent school for children aged 2 years -11 years, which provides a broad and balanced education within a unique setting. It offers an individually focused education in a friendly environment, promoting excellence in learning and encouraging exceptional behaviour. It is a truly inclusive school with a unique family feel and offers small classes, dedicated and enthusiastic teachers and experiences catered to the needs and interests of every child. The school has a strong family atmosphere and prepare pupils exceptionally well for schools of their choice at age 11+. We offer shift work between the hours of 8am-6pm for all our nursery staff.
The successful candidate should be passionate about children’s learning.
What the role involves:
- Creating a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment for all children.
- Supervising and supporting a child with additional and different needs giving 1:1 support throughout the day
- Remaining vigilant and protect the child from harm or abuse, reporting any concerns immediately in accordance with child protection and whistleblowing policies
- Being fully aware of all emergency and security procedures
- Interacting warmly with children and parents, supporting colleagues to fulfil their key person responsibilities
- Reflecting on your practice and daily routines and share ideas for improvement with your group members.
- Contributing to planning and the provision of a stimulating range of age-appropriate activities, helping to ensure rooms are well-resourced and creatively set-up
- Contributing to observations and the assessment of children’s learning and development, helping to ensure records are kept up-to-date, are of a high standard and are shared effectively
- Providing feedback and work in partnership with key parents/carers, building and maintaining relationships that encourage trust, open communication, and involvement in nursery life
- Liaise with the SENDCO and Head of Early years on a termly basis regarding the child’s Individual support plan and update as required
- Meet with parents alongside the Head of Early years termly to evaluate the support plan.
- Meet with any external agencies involved with the child’s development and implement any programmes suggested
- Set weekly targets for the child from their support plan and update as and when targets are achieved
- Any other duties as directed by the Head of Early years
We’re looking for:
- An experienced practitioner with a Level 3 early years qualification.
- 1:1 SEN experience is required
- Good GCSE results (A-C in English and Maths preferred)
- Great passion for child development and a good working knowledge of the EYFS 0-5 years
- An organised, supportive personality.
- A fantastic understanding for how a Nursery works.
- Excellent communication skills and able to work effectively in a team
- A sense of humour, common sense and a "can do" attitude
- Strong attention to detail.
What we offer:
- Competitive Salary
- Annual salary review
- A fun, supportive and creative team to work with.
- On the job training and qualification
- Day to day support from a strong management team
- Career progression for those who show the right potential as our business grows.
- Childcare fee discount
- Annual Christmas Event
- 28 days annual leave inclusive of Bank Holidays with annual leave increasing with service
Interested candidates should send an application at the earliest possible time.
The Study Preparatory School and Nursery is totally committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children & young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, as all new staff will be subject to enhanced DBS clearance, identity checks, qualification checks and employment checks to include an exploration of any gaps within employment, two satisfactory references and registration with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).