Early Years Practitioner

Employer
highbury community nursery
Location
Highbury, London
Salary
From £22,500.00 per year
Closing date
15 Jul 2022

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Early Years Practitioner

Location: Highbury, London

Hours: Full Time or Part Time

Salary: From £22,500.00 per year

Highbury Nursery is looking for a fun and dynamic practitioner with a minimum of Level 3 qualification, with an understanding of Planning in the moment and the EYFS. Previous experience is desirable.

The successful applicant will provide an emotional secure, warm, stimulating and safe environment appropriate to the needs of individual children, they will have the ability to educate and provide an enabling environment promoting excellent learning opportunities for all the children. They will understand the value of outdoors and working in an all weather nursery.

If you feel you can meet the requirements above, we would love to hear from you.

Context and Purpose of Job:

To be a member of a team, providing an emotional secure, warm, stimulating and safe environment appropriate to the needs of individual children. There must be excellent knowledge of the Early Years Foundation stage and implement these in your daily work. This is a basic job description that must be implemented at all times, extension of this job description is essential to promotion and enhancement within the setting.

Main Duties and responsibilities:

  • Welcoming all children and parents to the nursery and helping them settle. (irrespective of their rooms)
  • To provide a wide and varied range of activities for the children individually and as a group appropriate to their needs and developmental stage.
  • Laying out and setting up the nursery and sorting away equipment appropriately.
  • Explaining activities to children and providing help if necessary.
  • To encourage the children with their language development and positive verbal response.
  • To organise creative activities and displays for the walls and help display the children’s work.
  • Implement and understand ‘Planning in the moment’
  • Maintain a clean and tidy nursery and garden area and ensure books, toys and equipment are clean and in good order.
  • Encourage and supervise clearing and tidy up time.
  • Provide a high standard of health and hygiene
  • Change nappies and encourage children with toilet training and personal hygiene
  • Help children at meal times and then tidy and clear away afterwards
  • Act as a key person for a group of children as allocated by the management team, ensuring attachment theories are respected
  • Have a sound knowledge of all the children in the setting and an excellent knowledge of your key children.
  • Work in partnership with parents, consulting and sharing information with them about the needs and progress of their children.
  • Filling in all the appropriate record keeping for your key child to the expected standard and ensure they are continually up to date and all deadlines for children’s journals are met
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings.
  • To undertake training and give appropriate feedback to the staff team and implement this in your work
  • Contribute to an effective team, working in harmony with the room and be proactive in problem solving
  • Work effectively with students, passing on your knowledge and ensuring professionalism
  • To ensure adherence to the nursery’s child care procedures and policies within all aspects of the work in the nursery
  • Understand all the policies and procedures of the setting and be able to answer queries appropriately from parents/carers and outside agencies (i.e OFSTED)
  • To exercise a general duty of care for work colleagues and to be responsible for ensuring a safe working environment for all employees/students under your supervision
  • Such other minor and/or non-recurring duties, appropriate to the post, as may be directed by the management team
  • It is every member of staff’s responsibility to ensure professionalism and confidentiality are adhered to at all times
  • Report any safeguarding concerns to the DSLs re: children and staff and to be fully up to date with safeguarding policies/posts
  • We are an equal opportunities employer
  • Failure to comply with any or all of the above will result in disciplinary measures being taken at the earliest opportunity and ultimately the termination of your contract with the above nursery

To apply for this position, please send your CV to enquiries@highburynursery.org

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