Stanley Green Infant Academy, Stanley Green Road, Poole, Dorset
Early Years Practitioner - Required for immediate start
Temporary fixed term contract until 31 August 2020 with potential to become permanent
Salary details: 17,711 FTE (pro-rata)
18 hours per week (8.45am-3.15pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
Term time only - 38 weeks plus 5 training days
Stars Trust is looking for a flexible, enthusiastic and motivated Early Years Practitioner to join our growing team at Starfish Nursery, based at Stanley Green Infant Academy.
We welcome applications from experienced practitioners who:
• Hold minimum Level 2 Diploma in Early Years or equivalent
• Are friendly and approachable
• Is a team player and also able to work on your own initiative
• Genuinely love working with young children and are able to provide stimulating experiences for them
• Able to think creatively
• Have the desire to progress and learn
• Have good understanding of the requirements of the EYFS
This is a temporary fixed term position, initially until 31st August 2020, with potential to become permanent. We recognise how important our staff are to the success of our nursery and offer professional development and opportunities for career progression within Stars Trust.
If you would like to know more about this post or visit the setting, please contact the Principal, Mrs Angela Malanczuk on 01202 778181.
Closing date: Wednesday 26th February 2020
Interview date: Week commencing 2nd March 2020
ROLE TITLE: Early Years Practitioner
REPORTS TO: Room Leader
To provide a high standard of early years provision that meets the needs of both parents and children within a stimulating and friendly environment that is physically and emotionally secure, in accordance with Academy policies and practice.
Early Years Practitioner
• As a key person to a group of children or a family, to observe, monitor review and record the development of their needs
• To support parents in attending to the developmental needs of their children and to foster confidence, self-esteem and independence
• To accompany children and families out of the nursery on activity visits e.g. shopping, park, library and act in loco parentis, in the absence of parents.
• To assist with the planning and implementation of a curriculum of activities to ensure that the physical intellectual, emotional and social needs of each child and their parents are met.
• Monitor and evaluate the suitability of the curriculum to foster the child’s development.
• In a family group environment, take the lead in planning and delivery of planned activities
Liaison with Parents
• To maintain good working relationships with parents, including making home visits with other staff and /or professionals to build an understanding of individual needs.
• To work in partnership with parents to ensure the progress and well-being of their child.
• To encourage parental involvement in the child’s learning and development.
• To facilitate meetings with parents/carers and professionals.
• To prepare materials and equipment at the start of each session and clear away.
• Ensure all toys, equipment, rooms and play areas are kept safe and hygienic at all times and as clean and tidy as is practicable.
• Report any repair and maintenance work required to the fabric of the building
Staff Management and Teamwork
• To provide advice, guidance and support to new staff, including student placements.
• To work co-operatively as part of a team and where necessary to provide cover for other nursery staff.
• To attend and participate in staff meetings.
Health, Safety and Welfare
• To maintain high standards of cleanliness and hygiene for the children (including changing of clothes as required), equipment and environment
• To ensure immediate first aid and comfort to sick or injured children as a trained first aider
• To maintain and complete all necessary records on each child/family including those as key to particular children and those required by Social Care and Ofsted Teams
Corporate and statutory initiatives – equalities / health & safety/
e-government / sustainability
• To ensure the health, safety and welfare of all users of the nursery
• To act in accordance with national policy and current legislation relating to nurseries and those issued by Stars Trust.
Key Decision Making Areas in the Role
• Development of individual - assess progress and refer concerns
• pupils to a senior member of staff
• Resources - identify and withdraw potentially dangerous toys and equipment and report to a senior member of staff
• First Aid - take remedial action ensuring a trained first aider deals with accidents
Role Dimensions – financial (e.g. budgets) and non-financial units (e.g. workload, customers/staff)
• No financial responsibilities
• No. of children in nursery – ratio of children to adults is managed by nursery manager
Stars Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. Applicants to this post will be required to complete an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service Check.