Early Years Practitioner

Overview

Looking to kick start your career within an Early Years Setting, working with children aged 18 months –under 5 year olds, then this is the perfect way to gain valuable experience & a qualification. This organisation has good OFSTED ratings and a fantastic reputation… so what better way to kick start your early year’s career?

Lyndhurst Early Years

Gateshead, NE96TA

£144.30

Per Week

30.00 Hours

Per Week

Role and Responsibilities

1. To contribute to activities suitable to the age range of children in your care in conjunction with other staff.

2. To keep an electronic record of achievement file on your key children in partnership with parents.

3. Work alongside parents of special needs children to give full integration in the nursery.

4. Support all staff and engage in a good staff team.

5. Liaise with and support parents and other family members and outside professionals.

6. To attend ALL out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, parents’ evenings, Christmas and end of term party, etc.

7. To be flexible within the working practices of the nursery. Be prepared to help where needed, including undertaking certain domestic jobs within the nursery, e.g. preparation of snack meals, cleaning of equipment, etc.

8. Work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the philosophy behind the project is fulfilled.

9. Recording accidents in the accident book. Ensuring the Manager has been informed before the parent receives it.

10. Look upon the nursery as a ‘whole’, be constantly aware of the individual needs of all the children.

11. Ensure each child is collected by someone known to the nursery. 12. To respect the confidentiality of information received at all times. 13. To develop your role within the team, especially with regard to your position as a keyworker.

14. To ensure the provision is of a high-quality environment to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds and stages of development.

15. To be aware of the high profile of the nursery and to uphold its standards at all times.

Specific child care tasks:

1. To ensure the safety and well-being of the children at all times.

2. To plan, prepare and carry out adult led activities to suit the child’s age and stage of development both indoors and outdoors.

3. Join in with children’s free play both indoors and outdoors.

4. To ensure that mealtimes / snack times are a time of pleasant social sharing.

5. Carry out children’s personal care as required.

6. Provide comfort and warmth to a poorly child.

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Required Skills

• Good IT skills – knowledge of different computer packages

• Good keyboard skills

• Numerate and Literate

• Good communication skills

• Ability to work to tight timescales

• Able to work as part of a team, as well as individually

• Able to deal with children/parents sensitively and keep information confidential

(Full training will be provided for the right candidate)


Required Qualifications

Maths, English and ICT, GCSE Grade A-C or equivalent.

Training

· Pre-employment preparation – Employment Rights and Responsibilities and customer service skills.

level 2 early years apprenticeship

· Full induction and training from the employer

· Agreed off the job training to support you and your employer with work related training and also to prepare you for Technical Certificate and Functional Skills (if required)

· Study and complete NVQ Level 2 in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

· Fortnightly visits to the workplace to assess performance



Prospects

Very good opportunity to develop onto a Level 3 Early Years.