Apprentice Early Years Practitioner Oakfield Nursery School
To care for children in the Nursery in a kind and consistent way, to provide a happy, safe, secure and stimulating environment which engages children in play and learning to reflect their individual needs and stages of development in all areas (as documented in the EYFS).
Closing date: 31 Aug 2017
Total hours per week: 40.00
Possible start date
04 Aug 2017
23 Sep 2016
Advanced Level Apprenticeship
This vacancy is paid at the National Minimum Wage rate. Main Purpose of the Job: To care for children in the Nursery in a kind and consistent way, to provide a happy, safe, secure and stimulating environment which engages children in play and learning to reflect their individual needs and stages of development in all areas (as documented in the EYFS).
- To ensure safety and supervision for the children at all times. (Staff must provide constant supervision of all children allocated to them, that is, a child is never left alone or left to be supervised by another child or parent at any time).
- To identify and meet the physical, intellectual, emotional and social needs of children.
- To provide a secure, loving, caring and stimulating environment for each individual child.
- To take care of the children physically and encourage awareness of personal hygiene through washing, feeding, toileting, etc., as required and according to their age and ability.
- To plan, implement, assess and evaluate activities and experiences in accordance with the learning and development requirements and the welfare requirements in the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage document.
- To develop a co-operative relationship and effective communication with other members of staff in order to create a positive atmosphere and ensure the smooth running of the nursery, as a ‘whole’.
- To work in a positive manner with colleagues, sharing best practice to ensure better outcomes for children.
- To demonstrate (through role modelling) good manners and respect for others, both children and adults.
- To share positive information about the children with their parents, in a professional, friendly manner.
- To maintain upkeep of individual Developmental Profiles of children you are key carer to.
- To attend and be involved in any out of work-time activities such as staff meetings, Parents’ Evenings, training sessions (as required), and if possible attend social staff events.
- To be aware of and implement all our Policies and Procedures.
- To take part in mealtimes (serving, feeding etc) and ensure that mealtimes are positive times of pleasant social sharing.
- To share cleaning responsibilities (in accordance with the Cleaning Specification Manual) safety and hygiene of the environment and toys / resources / equipment.
- To ensure that children who are unwell are kept close, warm (cooled if they have a high temperature), calm and content.
- To record accidents and incidents as per policies and procedures.
- To display children’s work in accordance with Oakfield display policy.
- To be flexible to the daily business demands of the nursery, including working hours and room / kitchen / dining room assignments.
- To always ensure that children are only collected by someone known and agreed by the nursery.
- To be aware of and provide, equal opportunities throughout the nursery.
- To treat any information of matters relating to the work within the nursery as confidential.
- To be available for meetings and appraisals with the Director/Managers etc to participate in training activities for personal and professional development.
- To provide professional support (and supervision) to trainees and any students on placement.
- To liaise and work with other professionals as and when necessary, eg. speech therapists, physiotherapists.
- To maintain an active interest in new developments in child development and care.
Requirements and prospects
Knowledge of EYFS Ability to supervise children and conduct risk assessments Ability to work as part of a team and use own initiative when required
Caring Desire to work with children Patient
Level 2 Childcare Qualification e.g. Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce. GCSE Grades A-C in Maths and English
Things to consider
About the employer
Training will be provided in order to achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator). GCSE Grades A-C in Maths and English are required to complete the Apprenticeship framework.
Children and Young People's Workforce
SALFORD CITY COLLEGE
Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Salford City College
Jon Hobson 0161 631 5555 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Closing date: 31 Aug 2017