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Level 3 Nursery Practitioner

  • Location: South Quay
  • Start date: 21 Nov 2018
  • Category: Early Years
  • Job reference: PE11060922
  • Branch: London Nursery Central
  • Consultant: Rupsana Yasmin-Ali
  • Call: 020 3219 7720
Job description
My client is looking for an experienced Qualified Nursery Practitioner to fit into their caring and rapidly growing nursery.

About the company:
This nursery provides a nurturing environment that supports the development of strong foundations during the vital years of the child's early education. Providing the highest quality of learning and care, modelling the home environment, so our children feel relaxed, secure and able to express themselves.

They celebrate and respect the uniqueness, individual needs, dignity and independence of each one of our children. Personal responsibility and co-operation are encouraged, and children are guided to demonstrate a caring attitude to both their peers and staff members. Children are provided with access to the full EYFS curriculum, ready for a smooth transition into state or independent primary schools.

About the Role:
• To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for the children placed in the setting
• To give support to the team within the setting
• Assist with the effective daily supervision of the setting in accordance with the requirements of the company, Ofsted, local education authority and other relevant legislation
• Ensure all agreed company policies and procedures are adhered to within the setting
• Take responsibility for the safeguarding and wellbeing of all children within the setting
• To work as part of a team to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, develop and learn.
• To build and maintain strong partnerships with parents to enable children's needs to be met
• To deliver the vision and goals of the setting

Duties:
• To effectively deliver the EYFS ensuring that the individual needs and interest of children in the setting are met (in conjunction with other team members)
• To keep records of your key children's development and learning journeys and share with parents, carers and other key adults in the child's life
• Support all staff and engage in a good staff team
• To develop and maintain strong partnerships and communication with parents/carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs
• To ensure the provision of a high-quality environment to meet the needs of individual children having an awareness of any disabilities, family cultures and medical histories
• To advise manager/deputy of any concerns, e.g. over children, parents, the safety of the environment, preserving confidentiality as necessary
• To be involved in out of working hour activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, summer fayre, etc
• To be flexible within working practices of the setting, undertaking other responsible duties where needed, such as domestic tasks, preparation of snack meals, cleaning of equipment, etc
• To work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the setting's philosophy is fulfilled
• To read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role and the safe running of the setting
• To develop your role within the team, especially regarding being a key person
• To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff that is acquired as part of the job
• To be aware of the high profile of the setting and to uphold its standards always, both in work hours and outside
• To support nursery assistants, students and volunteers
• To ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained always
• To undertake and lead on additional responsibilities such as SENCO, training co-ordinator, safeguarding Officer, etc

Skills and Experience:
• NVQ Level 3 or equivalent
• A warm, caring, and patience nature
• Excellent communication, organisation, and interpersonal skills
• The ability to work with young children and their families in a sensitive and positive way
• A sense of responsibility
• Creative ideas for activities
• An interest in child development
• An awareness of child safety issues
• The ability to work in a team
• A willingness to develop your skills

Not Mandatory but desirable:
• Food & Hygiene Certification
• Paediatric First Aid Certification
• Safeguarding Level 1 and above
• SEN experience
• Makaton/ PEC's

Please note: We undertake safeguarding checks on all our workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance 'Keeping Children Safe in Education'. As part of these checks, we require a current Enhanced DBS Disclosure for everyone working in schools. If you do not have a valid subscription to the DBS Update Service, we will require you to complete a new DBS application as part of the registration process, at a cost of £44.00.
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