Early Years Education Worker
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PRIMARY JOB FUNCTION
- To work as a member of a team to provide high quality, fully integrated care and education in Prior Weston School’s Children’s Centre.
- To work under the direction of the Day care Manager and Room Lead to plan activities based on observations and children’s interests, which encourage play and sensory stimulation.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- To be a member of a team working together to create learning opportunities within an environment in which the child’s all round development is fostered.
- As part of that team to share responsibility for the planning and preparation of activities and to carry out the necessary maintenance of a healthy, safe and stimulating environment3To foster the children’s growth and develop independence and self-reliance, working alongside the room lead on the planning of provision and implementation of toileting, dressing and feeding programmes where applicable.
- To observe children and to contribute towards their written records and their learning journeys of their progress.
- At all times to carry out responsibilities/duties with due regard to the Council’s/Schools equal opportunities employment policy5To promote the safeguarding of Children.
- To provide a planned and stimulating environment which ensures educational and, social, emotional and physical developmental opportunities for children in groups.
- To provide support to a defined group of individual children providing each child with continuity of care throughout the child’s time at the centre/school, in partnership with their parent/carers7To maintain high professional standards and levels of care and hygiene, for both children and resources.
- Observing and being involved with the children in their activities, stimulating, encouraging and extending these activities.
- Contribution to written observations and records9Being aware of issues relating to children with special educational needs including physical disability, behavioural and learning difficulties.
- Helping to ensure an atmosphere in which children with special educational needs are valued and respected and working positively with those who display discriminatory attitudes and behaviour.
10 Sharing with other members of the team responsibility for the preparation of the rooms and the outside area, checking equipment and ensuring maintenance of safe, creative and stimulating classroom
11 Promoting the children’s growth in independence and self-reliance.
12 To take on the role of a key person to the children in your care; to help them become more familiar with the setting; offer a settled relationship for the child and build relationships with parents.
13 Valuing each child’s mother tongue and supporting and encouraging the learning of English as a second language
14 Understanding the importance of books and their suitability.
15 Maintaining on-going observation of the children in the centre/school paying particular attention to children subject to Child Protection Procedures, implementing the Council’s Child Protection Procedures and preparing the Centre’s/School’s observational reports for case conferences.
16 Ensuring that information about children’s progress and welfare is recorded and communicated to senior staff on duty and to parents as required.
17 Participate in a programme of management supervision and in planning meetings with the team.
18 Attend and participate in relevant training, during contracted hours, and share the knowledge and
ideas gained with colleagues in the nursery/class/care group room.
19 To work with students on placement at the Centre/School, and where appropriate to encourage their participation in planning and developing activities with the children.
20 To help support the school programme for parental and community involvement including undertaking home visits (accompanied by another member of staff).
21 Such other minor and/or non-recurring duties, appropriate to the post, as may be directed.
- To use and assist others in the use of information technology systems to carry out duties in the most efficient and effective manner.
- To achieve agreed service outcomes and outputs, and personal appraisal targets, as outlined by the Head Teacher.
- To undertake training and constructively take part in meetings, supervision, seminars and other events designed to improve communication and assist with the effective development of the post and post holder.
- The post holder is expected to be committed to the Council’s core values of public service, quality, equality and empowerment and to demonstrate this commitment in the way they carry out their duties.
- Ensure that duties are undertaken with due regard and compliance with the Data Protection Act and other legislation.
- Carry out duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Council’s Health and Safety Policy and relevant Health and Safety legislation.
- At all times carrying out responsibilities/duties within the framework of the Council's Dignity for all Policy. (Equal Opportunities Policy).
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