Early Years Practitioner

Elmscot Ltd
09 Jan 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Elmscot Group Job Description Early Years Practitioner Reporting to Nursery Manager ensuring that the highest standards of childcare and education are maintained at all times. Main Duties To ensure a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care of the children following the statutory framework at all times To implement and adhere to a consistent daily routine both indoors and outdoors ensuring high quality teaching and learning experiences are offered to children at all times To plan and implement developmentally appropriate activities and evaluation as required To demonstrate current knowledge and understanding of the EYFS and that you comply with all areas of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage To understand fully, and adhere to the company’s policies and procedures at all times General responsibilities Promote a warm and understanding relationship between staff, children and parents in a stable, relaxed and secure atmosphere. Encourage children in self-help, personal hygiene and acceptable social behaviour in a positive way. Involve parents in the induction, care and progress of their children at nursery, including participation in regular parents’ evenings/events. Complete Medicine, Accident and Injury on Arrival forms as required by the 1989 Children’s Act. Abide by the Trafford Guidelines & the Statutory Framework for the Early Years on Safeguarding Childrentogether with Elmscot’s Safeguarding Policy; ensuring you have an understanding that safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility and that you have a duty to act accordingly & report any concerns. Maintain children’s records including observation, assessment and tracking, sharing all information with the child’s parents / carer keeping learning journeys up to date Report any matters of concern regarding children, staff or parents to the Nursery Manager/ Deputy or the Nursery Owners in her absence. Support and guide trainees in developing Good Practice acting as a mentor where required Maintain the children’s equipment and playrooms, ensuringthat the rooms are safe and clean to meet the needs of each individual child.The environment must also promote equality and diversity of the society in which we live Work as an effective team member being flexible with working practices including being prepared to help throughout the nursery where necessary. Participate in ongoing training for personal and professional development. Help with the preparation and serving of children’s meals ensuring mealtimes are pleasurable, social events that provide opportunities for children to gain independence and learn new skills Participate in staff meetings, in-service training and the development of Nursery policies and procedures. Provide an anti-oppressive and non-discriminatory environment, which combats race, differently able and gender stereotypes, and promote equal opportunities. Liaise with other childcare professionals sharing information and therefore promoting a multi-agency working environment Be of smart appearance and be a good role model for the children and students / trainees including adopting good personal hygiene routines On completion of the health and safety induction, ensure that you adhere to all health and safety regulations at all times including the identification of risks and reporting any concerns to the Health & Safety co-ordinator Undertake any other duties required by the manager/owners. To respect confidentiality of information about individual children and their families Job Description: EYP 1