Early Years Practitioner
The ‘Little Engineer Nursery’ is located within the Tottenham Hale Village. The Hale Village is a purpose built development with a diverse community and local amenities close to the excellent transport links. This satellite nursery is part of our Tri-School Early Years team and the professional network. Our Nursery is in a purpose built and carefully designed the new building, equipped with the best resources.
Little Engineers are looking for an experienced Early Years Practitioner, all year round or term-time with a relevant level 3 qualification. We require a minimum of 1-year continuous experience working in a Nursery setting with ages 1-3.
The role includes Key Worker responsibilities. All children are to be supported by their individual development so that they have the best possible outcomes. The successful candidate will provide a safe and stimulating environment for all children. You will be required to work to high Safeguarding standards adhering to all Nursery Policies and Procedures.
You will have:
- Relevant experience within an Early Years setting with children aged 1-3 years old
- Excellent knowledge and understanding of the EYFS and Safeguarding requirements
- Great written and verbal communication skills
- An excellent understanding of what an outstanding nursery provision looks like
- A strong communicator with children, parents and staff
- A positive, clear role model and a willing team player
- An NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and Education or equivalent or above
- The chance to work alongside three excellent schools in our Academy Trust
- 30 days Holiday or Term Time Only
- Continued Professional Development
- Excellent Transport links
- Dedicated support from the experienced management team
- Room for progression either in the nursery or into a school environment
Employer: LDBS Academies Trust
Contract type: Full Time or Term Time Only
Contact hours: 36 Hours a week
Holiday Entitlement: 30 days or Term Time Only
- To develop a knowledge of a range of learning support needs and to develop an understanding of the specific needs of the pupils to be supported
- To supervise and provide particular support for pupils, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities
- Taking into account the learning support involved, to aid the pupils to learn as effectively as possible both in group situations and on his/her own by, for example:
- clarifying and explaining instructions;
- ensuring the child is able to use equipment and materials provided; assisting in weaker areas, e.g. language, behaviour, social skills, reading, spelling, handwriting/presentation;
- meeting physical needs as required whilst encouraging independence; assisting with the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans and Personal Care programmes;
- developing appropriate resources to support the children;
- providing support for individual children inside and outside the classroom to enable them to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.
- To establish a constructive relationship with the pupils and interact with them according to individual needs
- To promote the inclusion and acceptance of all children
- To set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence
- To provide the necessary pastoral care to enable children to feel secure and happy
- To provide feedback to parents in relation to progress and achievement under the guidance of the Nursery Manager
- Assist with the Nursery Manager (and other professionals as appropriate), in the development and planning of a suitable programme of support for pupils
- Monitor pupil’s responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement as directed
- Provide detailed and regular feedback about the children to the teacher Contribute to the maintenance of children’s progress records
- Participate in the evaluation of the support programme
- Promote good behaviour, dealing promptly with conflicts and incidents in line with established policy, and encourage children to take responsibility for their own behaviour
- Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers
- Administer routine tests and undertake routine marking of children’s work
- Undertake structured and agreed to learn activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses
- Undertake intervention programmes linked to local and national learning strategies, recording achievement and progress, and feeding back to the teacher
- Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use
- Assist with the preparation and maintenance of equipment/resources required to meet lesson plans/relevant learning activities to support the delivery of an enriched curriculum
- Be aware of and comply with the procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
- Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
- Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the Nursery Appreciate and support the roles of other professionals
- Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required
- Where appropriate develop a relationship to foster links between home and Nursery Liaise, advise and consult with other members of the team supporting the children as appropriate
- Contribute to reviews of children’s progress as appropriate
- Set a good example in terms of dress, punctuality and attendance
- Prepare and present displays of children’s work as required
- Be aware of key Nursery plans, policies and procedures, especially the Health and Safety Procedures and Child Protection Procedures.
- Take part in Performance Management in order to identify and agree on development and training needs.
- Within your contracted hours, undertake Induction Training and other training as identified in Performance Management Processes, as may be required to enable you to provide the Nursery with effective support.
- Attend and participate in meetings as required.
- Be aware of the learning and physical needs of the pupils you support.
- Respect the confidentiality of pupil information and respond sensitively to pupils’ needs.
- To be aware of and to actively implement Haringey’s Equal Opportunities Policy and the Nursery’s Race Equality Policy.
- To carry out any other reasonable tasks in keeping with the post as specified by the Nursery Manager.
Arrangements for appraisal of performance:
There is an annual appraisal cycle carried out by line managers which seek to acknowledge success, resolve problems and identify training/development needs.