Salary: £9,00 per hour

Hours: 42.5 per week

07:00-18:00 Monday to Friday (with 30-minute unpaid lunch break)
plus preparation meetings, meetings and school events outside these hours, as required

Contract type: Fixed Term, All Year Round

Reporting to: Nursey Manager and Room Supervisor

Tower Tots are looking for an enthusiastic practitioner of level 2 or above childcare qualification or equivalent to join our friendly, hardworking and professional team.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Excellent communication skills with children, parents and staff.
  • The ability to use initiative, be proactive and forward thinking.
  • Be committed to working with children and raising the already excellent standards of learning for children in their care at Tower Tots.
  • A strong understanding of the EYFS framework is essential and a minimum of 2 years relevant experience.
  • In return for your hard work, enthusiasm and skills we will provide you with a friendly working environment with lots of training opportunities alongside a competitive salary and holiday allowance.
  • We are looking for confident, happy and nurturing additions to our team.

 Responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:

  • To deliver an appropriate play based Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum that enable children to make individual progress;
  • To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children placed in Tower Tots
  • To give support to other staff within the setting
  • To implement the daily routine for the children
  • To build and maintain strong partnership working with parents to enable children’s needs to be met
  • To work as part of a team in order to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, develop and learn.

The ideal applicant:

  • Must be at least Level 2 qualified
  • An excellent knowledge of the EYFS and experience of working with children and families
  • Extensive knowledge of Safeguarding
  • Experience of working in partnership with parents and outside agencies.

This recruitment opportunity offers the successful candidate a competitive hourly rate, whilst working within a highly successful and professional team.

Contract: 6-12 months Fixed Term
Hours: Monday to Friday 42.5 hours per week
Experience: 1 year childcare experience required
COVID-19 considerations: We have implemented strict COVID-19 procedures.

Please complete the online application form using the link below by 15th February 2021

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to references and an Enhanced DBS check before confirmation.

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM – Early Years Practitioner

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job title: Early Years Practitioner (Tower Tots Nursery)

Salary: £9.00 per hour

Hours: 42.5 Hours per week

07:00-18:00 Monday to Friday (with 30-minute unpaid lunch break) plus preparation meetings, meetings and school events outside these hours, as required

Contract type: Fixed Term, All Year Round

Reporting to: Nursery Manager and Room Supervisor

Main purpose

  • To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children placed in Tower Tots
  • To give support to other staff within the setting
  • To implement the daily routine for the children
  • To build and maintain strong partnership working with parents to enable children’s needs to be met
  • To work as part of a team in order to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, develop and learn.

Duties and responsibilities

  • To provide a safe, caring, stimulating educational environment, both indoors and outdoors, at all times;
  • To deliver an appropriate play based Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum that enable children to make individual progress;
  • To plan activities which ensure each child is working towards the early learning outcomes;
  • To assist in the preparation of the room before the children arrive, and with room management during the day, preparing resources, play equipment and materials, setting up learning areas and large equipment both inside and out;
  • To ensure records are properly maintained e.g. record of achievements, accident and incident book, risk assessments;
  • To liaise closely with parents/carers informing them about the nursery and its curriculum, exchanging information about children’s progress and encouraging parents’ involvement;
  • To provide objective and accurate feedback and reports for parents and other professionals on children’s achievements, progress and related matters;
  • To work with individual children who have additional needs on set targets and interventions;
  • To make observations and records of children play, progress and behaviour, discussing any significant matters with the nursery manager;
  • To promote the inclusion of all children;
  • To encourage children to interact and work co-operatively with others;
  • To meet the physical needs of children, encouraging good standards of personal hygiene, whilst promoting independence;
  • To help ensure the preschool nursery meets all ISI/ISA/Ofsted and Local Authority requirements at all times;
  • To understand and work to the nursery policies and procedures, including how to deal with child protection issues appropriately and how to respond to incidents, accidents, complaints and emergencies;
  • To share in making decisions and recommendations about practice, routines and use of space to maximise the potential of the nursery experience for every child;
  • Have a clear understanding of the needs of all pupils; including those with special educational needs; those of high ability; those with English as an additional language; those with disabilities; and be able to use and evaluate distinctive teaching approaches to engage and support them;
  • To ensure the setting of a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds, and stages of development;
  • Understand and adhere to the settings safeguarding policies and procedures to keep children safe and secure and ensure others at the setting are adhering to the policy, ensuring the children are collecting by someone known to the setting;
  • Specific Child Care Tasks
    • The preparation and completion of activities to suit the child’s stage of development;
    • To ensure that meal times are a time of pleasant social sharing;
    • Washing and changing children as required;
    • To help each child achieve their best;
    • To give every child a sense of belonging;
    • To be compassionate and caring towards the children;
  • To maintain high standards of confidentiality with regard to the staff, parents and children

 Organisation, strategy and development

  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the school’s policies, practices and procedures, so as to support the nursery values and vision;
  • Attend departmental meetings, parents’ consultations and Whole school events;
  • Make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the nursery and school;
  • Work with others on curriculum and pupil development to secure co-ordinated outcomes;
  • Provide cover, in the unforeseen circumstances;
  • Be proactive in supporting the Christian ethos of the nursery and school;
  • Be positive and encouraging during times of change

Health, safety and discipline

  • To work with regard to Health and Safety at all times wearing correct PPE when appropriate.
  • To take on the role of fire warden.
  • To use power tools and garden machinery safely.
  • To report any damaged equipment or any potential hazard immediately.
  • To comply with the requirements of Health & Safety and all relevant school policies Be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the nursery and school, raising any concerns following school protocol/procedures; 

Professional development

  • Take part in the school’s appraisal procedures;
  • Be responsible for improving yourself through participating fully in training and development opportunities identified by the nursery or as an outcome of your appraisal;
  • Where appropriate, take part in the appraisal and professional development of others 

Working with colleagues and other relevant professionals

  • Collaborate and work with colleagues and other relevant professionals within and beyond the school;
  • Develop effective professional relationships with colleagues 

Personal and professional conduct

  • Uphold public trust in the profession and maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside nursery;
  • Have proper and professional regard for the ethos, policies and practices of the nursery, and maintain high standards of attendance and punctuality;
  • Understand and act within the statutory frameworks setting out their professional duties and responsibilities 

Confidentiality

During the course of employment, you will have access to information of a confidential nature. Under no circumstances may this information be divulged or passed on to any unauthorised person or organisation. In addition, he/she must process the data and personal information in accordance with the terms and conditions of the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 and properly applied to pupil, staff and school business/information.

The post holder will be required to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people, and follow school policies and the staff code of conduct.

Please note that this is illustrative of the general nature and level of responsibility of the role. It is not a comprehensive list of all tasks that the teacher will carry out. The post holder may be required to do other duties appropriate to the level of the role, as directed by the principal or line manager. 

The practitioner will be required to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people, and follow nursery policies and the staff code of conduct.

Please note that this is illustrative of the general nature and level of responsibility of the role. It is not a comprehensive list of all tasks that the practitioner will carry out. The postholder may be required to do other duties appropriate to the level of the role, as directed by the principal or line manager.

Notes:

This job description may be amended at any time in consultation with the postholder.

Last review date: August 2019

Principal’s signature:                          _______________________________________

Date:                                                      20/11/202

Post holder’s signature:                     _______________________________________

Date:                                                      _______________________________________

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM – Early Years Practitioner