level 3 childcare practitioners

20 Jun 2018
31 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Level 3 childcare practitioners

To work as an effective member of the nursery team delivering flexible, high quality, education and care that meets the needs of the young children and their families. With guidance, ensure compliance with all company policies, Health and Safety legislation, Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework, and requirements as laid down by the Government - DCSF and regulated by OFSTED.

* Develop high quality interactions, which extend children’s learning and thinking.
* To plan, prepare and participate in a range of activities that promotes each child’s physical, intellectual and emotional needs to enable each child to reach their full potential.
* To ensure that the planned activities come from the children’s next steps, observations and interests, as the EYFS framework requires.
* Ensure that the environment is well set out and that resources are excitingly presented and accessible.
* Supervise meals and mealtimes ensuring they are a time of pleasant social sharing. To ensure all staff sit and interact with their key children where possible and to make this a sociable time.
* To encourage all children to use cutleryand sit at the tables during meal and snack times
* To help children acquire self-help skills, including dressing, feeding, toilet training and an awareness of personal hygiene as an important element of planning to support learning and development.
* To act as key person for a group of children, by observing, monitoring and accurately recording each child’s individual development.
* Ensure that all your key children have an accurate, up to date record of their learning and achievements.
* Implement positive management of children’s behaviour.
* Be proactive in the use of reflective practice to help develop and improve own practice and working environment.
* Supervise, effectively mentor and provide a good role model for all Nursery Assistants and students and help new staff fit in with the team.
* To support the transition throughout the nursery and to mainstream school.
* Contribute to the development and maintenance of effective relationships with parents and other agencies.
* To assist in the daily domestic management of the nursery, iensuring that the nursery is kept safe, secure and clean at all times. Be prepared to help in preparation of snack meals, cleaning of equipment, doing laundry etc.
* Work iwith fellow colleagues to create an effective nursery team and be fully involved in all activities associated with the nursery.
* Preparation, care, cleanliness and maintenance of the playrooms and equipment, clear up after activities ensuring equipment is stored properly.
* Liaise with colleagues when finishing a shift, advising them of any infor which to be relayed to the parents when the child is collected from the nursery. Ensuring a quality hand over is given to the parents.
* To work under supervision to maintain records and documentation that complies with statutory requirements.
* To be aware of and comply with the Nursery’s Safeguarding Policy, Confidentiality Procedures and other Nursery policies and procedures.
* In consultation with the Deputy Manager/Nursery Manager and parents, assist in accommodating children with special educational needs.
* To ensure that colleagues liaise with parents when the child is collected from Nursery. Ensuring a quality hand over is given to the parents in accordance with the collection procedure.
* To share in the responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children in the nursery.
* Ensure that each child is collected in accordance with the collection procedure.
* To prepare, care, clean and maintain the playrooms and equipment. To ensure that all cleaning records are written and filed for evidence.
* To report and record all accidents, incidents and to be aware of all risk assessments within the nursery.
* To implement the necessary Health and Safety, fire, accident and emergency procedures in accordance with LCL policies.
* To report any signs of illness, neglect or apparently non accidental injury directly to the Room Leader or a member of nursery management.
* Provide comfort and warmth to a poorly child, ensuring that the supervisor is aware of the child’s progress.
* To assist in the organisation of registers and staffing, ensuring that the staff/child ratios are maintained at all times.
* To be a role model and provide support and guidance to unqualified staff, apprentices and students.
* To liaise with colleagues any information that is to be relayed to parents
* To liaise with parents and encourage their involvement in all aspects of the children’s care and to recognize the role that parents have played in the Early Years Education of their child
* To attend staff meetings as arranged senior nursery management.
* Participate in regular parent’s evenings, publicity functions, open weekends and children’s outings.
* Maintain regular and effective communication with colleagues, functional colleagues and other key people in LCL.
* To keep up to date with developments in childcare through regular training and reading as appropriate.
* Further develop your knowledge and understanding of child development.
* Ensure that practice fully embraces the company’s equality of opportunity policy at all times. To ensure that everyone is treated as individuals with respect and full consideration, in line with the Company’s Equal Opportunities Policy.

NVQ level 3 in Childcare and Education or relevant equivalent
To apply please email cv or call (Apply online only)

Commercial Services Kent/Trading Ltd is an equal opportunities Employment Agency & Business and positively encourages applications from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates

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