Duties and Responsibilities
- To attend college where necessary, complete all assignments on time and attend associated training
- To help to set up the setting for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of the session
- To work closely with the teacher and other staff members, building an effective relationship with parents/carers and ensuring each child's needs are recognised and met
- Under supervision, provide all aspects of care for children
- Work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members
- To advise teacher and Safeguarding co-ordinator of any concerns e.g. over children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary
- To engage with children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulating play experiences
- To ensure that children are kept safe and that you understand when to follow child protection procedures
- To support mealtimes within the setting
- To actively participate at team meetings, supervisor meetings and appraisal meetings.
- To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff
- To be aware of and adhere to all the setting’s operational policies and procedures, e.g. health and safety, fire precautions, dropping off and collection of children, food safety, cleanliness of the setting etc.
- To ensure that adequate records are kept and updated regularly
- To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the teacher, in accordance with the setting’s objectives
- To look upon the Nursery as a ‘whole’. Be constantly aware of the changing needs of the children and nursery
- It is the nature of working in a nursery that tasks and responsibilities are on occasion unpredictable and varied, so to retain flexibility this job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties discussed and directed by the teacher
Discussed at Interview
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
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- Experience of working with young children
- Effective team worker
- Ability to use initiative in all areas of work
- Good communication skills
- Able to interact with a wider team
- Willingness to learn and gain a qualification.
- Commitment to working effectively with young children and families.
- Friendly and flexible approach at work which facilitates the development of effective relationships.
- Clean tidy and presentable appearance; appropriately dressed for the setting
- Must be enthusiastic, energetic
- Punctual and reliable
- Well-presented and professional appearance
GCSE English and maths 3-9/A-D or equivalent
- Early Years Practitioner Qualification Level 2
- For level 2 apprenticeships, apprentices without English and mathematics at level 2 must achieve level 1 English and mathematics
- Readiness for End Point Assessment