Nursery Assistant

Essex County Council
Colchester, UK
18 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Please note that this is a 12-month fixed term contract. The role will require you to work 12 hours per week and be available to work extra hours when needed. Working pattern will be confirmed at the interview stage.

The pro rata salary will be up to £5,159.35 per annum

Key responsibilities

* Provide high standards of quality within the nursery including the environment, resources and experiences offered to children.
* Observe, support and extend children's learning.
* Plan appropriately for the EYFS and ensure rich and diverse outdoor play experiences are offered
* Maintain accurate and effective children's records.
* Work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members.
* Demonstrate good practice with regard to special needs and inclusion.
* Ensure that children are kept safe and understand safeguarding, and when necessary follow Child Protection Procedures.
* Be a key person carrying out all related responsibilities in building relationships with a small group of children and their families.
* Undertake a shared responsibility for health, safety and cleanliness throughout the nursery.
* Be responsible for participating in all self-development activities including appraisals and supervision meetings etc.
* Ensure responsibility of identifying and actioning areas of risk including Health and Safety.

Knowledge, skills and experience

* Level 2 qualification in childcare
* English and Maths Skills at level 2
* First Aid Certificate - Babies and Children
* At least two years experience working within a childcare environment
* Excellent interpersonal skills with children and adults
* The ability to work effectively under a variety of circumstances
* The ability to plan and provide activities and play opportunities to develop
* children's emotional, physical, social and intellectual capabilities

Qualification certificates should be brought to interview.

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to https://dbs-update-service.

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found on https://benefits

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

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