Responsibilities will include:
- Supporting craft activities and ensuring self-serve play opportunities are available for all children to promote choice and inclusion
- Challenging poor behaviour in children and supporting developing the required behaviours in a calm, clear and supportive manner
- Preparing snack and occasionally helping more senior colleagues with toileting duties with the younger children
- Keeping the setting clean and tidy, washing, hoovering, and keeping the environment Covid secure
- Working as a team member being very flexible to help colleagues where needed
- Ensuring the safeguarding of the children, adhering to all club policies and sector good practice at all times
- Helping to make the club a fun place for children to be
- Helping outside as well as inside, encouraging and playing with the children in sporting activities
- Where needed completing accident reports and other written documents
- Using a tablet confidently to register and check children in and out if required. When trained delivering basic First Aid
After qualification to level 3 or above the candidate moves onto our qualified rate £10.16 per hour (pending an increase by April 2021). As well as qualified Playworker status we also have Play Supervisor and Managerial roles for experienced and qualified staff which pay between £12- £16 per hour..
Travel is expected unless the person lives locally and the person must be able to arrive for 7.30am each day reliably so within easy commuting distance or via a car is preferable. We have had issues with employees being late through not being able to get to us in time for morning shifts due to the buses. DBS will be funded by ourselves and any appointment offered will be subject to this being satisfactory.
- Good communication skills
- Willing to learn
- Mature attitude in order to gain respect from the children
- A strong team work approach to all tasks even those that are less popular e.g. cleaning, numerate and literate
- To support the completion of forms and the use of a tablet
- Artistic/creative skills or an aptitude/passion for outdoor sports/ activities, ideally both but either is acceptable
- Good observation skills and an ability to use own initiative as well as know when to seek help or advice
- Gently assertive enough to challenge poor behaviour whilst managing the situation sensitively
- Being aware and curious of the environment they are working in
- Willing to learn new skills and become a professional child carer
- A can do attitude even if the task is mundane
- Diligent enough to check things out and escalate if they have concerns, in particular if they have concerns about safety, following policies and procedures
An interest in working with children either upper nursery age or older, if any experience in childcare has been gained that would be ideal.
Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship standard, which includes:
- Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
- End-Point Assessment (EPA)
Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Ecclesall Kids Club will provide you with all of the on-the-job training you need to up-skill in your role, and your 20% off-the-job learning will be incorporated as part of your working day.
If successful, you will complete your apprenticeship programme delivered through Ecclesall Kids Club's dedicated training provider, Realise.