Duties and Responsibilities
- Attend College, if applicable and completing assignments on time
- To attend team meetings and imputing ideas
- Under supervision, provide all aspects of care for children including washing, changing and feeding
- To assist with meeting the personal and emotional needs of individual children.
- To provide adult interaction with children in the nursery
- To be aware of the nurseries confidentiality policy
- Support all staff and engage in a good staff team
- To attend ALL out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, parents evenings summer fair, Christmas party, etc.
- To input and contribute to ideas regarding implementation of policies and procedures such as Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum
- The trainee's duties must at all times be carried out in compliance with the nursery's Equal Opportunities policy
- Look upon the nursery as a "whole" where can your help be most utilised, be constantly aware of the needs of children
- To respect the confidentiality of information received
- To ensure the provision of a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds, and stages of development
- To be aware of the high profile of the nursery and to uphold its standards at all times
- To be aware of all emergency and fire evacuation procedures
- To be aware of sections 7 & 8 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
- To understand that as part of training you will be required to move to other parts of the nursery
- To be flexible in hours and duties in order to meet the needs and requirements of the nursery
Personal Conduct: You will be expected:
- To present a clean and smart appearance at all times
- Smart appearance is vital to maintain the professional image of the nursery
An Early Years Educator, through further training could lead to teaching or working with young children in hospitals, social care and management in time.
Lots of outdoor learning takes place. Supporting children to learn through play. Being able to write up short reports on a child's development. You will need two satisfactory relevant references and a satisfactory DBS disclosure check.
- To undertake relevant training towards Ofsted approved childcare qualification
- To demonstrate that you can read effectively and are able to communicate clearly and accurately in spoken and written standard English.
- Relevant skills for working with groups of children aged 0-5 years
- Reliable, enthusiastic, and flexible
- A commitment to quality in all areas, with a high level of motivation and enthusiasm
- Able to perform under stress
- A creative thinker
- A good sense of humour
- GCSE Grade 4 or above in English and maths
- Level 2 qualification in Childcare is essential to complete this apprenticeship
- Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard
- Functional Skills in maths and English if required