We have an exciting opportunity for a Level 3 qualified Early Years Practitioner to join our wonderful nursery team at our Over 2 unit based in South West London. You will be joining an Ofsted rated GOOD nursery with helpful and supportive staff with opportunities to progress your career and attend leadership and management courses.
MAIN DUTIES &RESPONSIBILITIES
• To take responsibility for observing, planning, tracking and evaluating the learning and development of key children and setting individual targets.
• To support the Senior Management Team and staff in providing a high quality childcare provision and to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team within the nursery.
• To supervise and manage specific areas of activity and follow planning as required.
• To initiate, implement, set targets and review Individual Education and Learning Plans through regular liaison with the Management and other practitioners
• To comply with the Settings Policies and Procedures at all times, especially Equal Opportunities, Health & Safety, Safeguarding and Behaviour Management policy.
• All staff are expected to take part in the planning and management of nursery initiatives and promote the nursery at all times and attend Open Days and staff meetings.
Practitioner’s Essential qualifications
• A recognised qualification in CHILDCARE (equivalent to level 3 or above).
• Satisfactory Enhanced DBS disclosure
Knowledge, skills and experience
• At least one year’s experience (post training) of working with children under 2 years and delivering high quality childcare including a range of activities both in an individual and group setting.
• Knowledge and experience of implementing the EYFS for children under five years and an understanding of how it relates to the learning and development of young children.
• Knowledge and understanding of the learning and developmental needs of children and the ability to plan and deliver services appropriate to their needs and interests.
• Ability to demonstrate sensitivity, respect and kindness towards children ensuring all their needs are met.
• Ability to relate to and work with children and others as individuals and in groups.
• Ability to set clear goals and targets, to prioritise effectively, and to complete tasks on time.
• Excellent written, oral and communication skills.
• Knowledge and ability to plan and deliver services taking into consideration special needs, gender, and families’ ethnic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
• Ability to adhere to relevant policies and procedures.
• An understanding of everyday childhood illnesses.
• Ability to work as part of a team in a positive and co-operative way, to learn from others and contribute to the development of the team.
• A level of physical and mental health adequate for the demands of the job.
• Personal and professional integrity and flexibility.
• Commitment to develop professionally through attending relevant training courses, reading material etc
Salary dependent upon knowledge, skills and experience.
Job Type: Full-time
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