Early Years Practitioner

Tomberries Nursery
London (Greater)
10 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Nursery Early Years Practitioner

Nursery Early Years Practitioner Role Duties:

- Raise the quality of early yeas provision, including physical, emotional, social and intellectual education and care for children in the setting
- To promote excellent practice at all times
- To support other practitioners in the skills and behaviours that safeguard and promote good outcomes for children.
- Understand the principles and content of the Early years Foundation Stage - Statutory framework and Outcomes (September 2014) and know how to put them in to practice - national policies and guidance on health and safety, safeguarding and promoting the well-being of children.
- To have high expectations of all children and to demonstrate commitment to ensuring that they can achieve their full potential.
- Establish and sustain a safe, welcoming, purposeful, stimulating and encouraging environment where children feel confident and secure and are able to develop and learn.
- Plan and provide safe, appropriate, child-led and adult initiated experiences, activities and play opportunities indoor, outdoor and in out of setting contexts, which enable children to develop and learn.
- Actively support the development of children’s language and communication skills.
- Promote positive behaviour, self-control and independence through using effective behaviour management strategies and developing children’ social, emotional and behavioural skills.
- Safety and physical, mental and emotional well-being.
- To talk to children, giving constructive and sensitive feedback to help children understand what they have achieved and think about what they need to do next.

- Establish fair, respectful, trusting, supportive and constructive relationships with children, communicating sensitively and effectively with children to the end of the foundation stage.
- Maintain a culture of listening to children, paying attention to what they say and valuing and respecting their views.

- Maintain fair, respectful and constructive relationships with families and parents/carers, and communicate sensitively and effectively with them.
- To work in partnership with parents/cares and other family members, providing formal and informal opportunities through which information about children’s well-being, development and learning can be shared to improve outcomes.

- Sustain a cultures of collaborative and cooperative working between colleagues.
- Contribute to the work of a multi-professional team.
- To encourage, motivate and mentor student and trainees in the company policies, procedures and standards.
- Develop and use skills in literacy, numeracy and information and communication technology to support their work with children and wider professional activities
- Play an active role in identifying and finding ways of meeting own needs for professional development and the development and the development needs of the setting.

Nursery Early Years Practitioner Person Specification:
- Good communication skills both written and verbal
- A warm, caring and patient nature
- Team player
- Ability to accurately assess and record child development
- Creative ideas for activities
- A sense of responsibility
- An awareness of child safety issues and safeguarding
- Understanding of customer care
- Understanding of the EYFS
- Ability to self-reflect to raise quality standards
- NVQ 3 minimum
- Experience working with children aged 0-5 years
- Have experience in a ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ setting

Nursery Early Years Practitioner Hours:
Full-time: 40 hrs per week between 7.30am and 6.30 pm in shifts
Part time: 20 hrs per week, hours to be mutually agreed.

Tomberries is a brand new nursery set in the heart of Southfields in Wimbledon.

We are passionate about good quality childcare and provide a rich stimulating learning environment for 18 mths -5 years.

We are open 51 weeks and our operating hours are from 7.30am - 6.30 pm. This is an exciting new opportunity for those looking for professional development working as part of a small and friendly team in an exciting brand new setting

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