Early Years Practitioner
· To provide opportunities for children to learn through play,
utilising the outdoors as much as possible. We provide a secure and
stimulating environment where children can develop emotionally and
intellectually as well as morally, physically, spiritually and
socially, at their own pace.
· The post holder is responsible for delivering an effective quality
service to clients and to promote a tolerant and caring environment
consistent with the values of YMCA Somerset Coast.
Duties and Responsibilities
1.1 To provide indoor and outdoor play experiences for the children
in line with the policy of the Nursery and the guidelines of the Early
Years Foundation Stage.
1.2 To participate in activity planning and implementation under the
supervision and direction of the Room Leader.
1.3 To help monitor the all-round development of the children through
the key person system, regular observations and record keeping.
1.4 To help maintain the safety, security, physical and emotional
welfare of the children in the Nursery and garden environments.
1.5 To bring to the immediate attention of the Room Leader and/or
Manager, any incidents or accidents, any child’s failure to thrive and
any equipment that may be of danger.
1.6 To arrange for any individual to receive immediate first-aid and
informing the Manager as appropriate.
1.7 To work positively with team members.
1.8 To follow YMCA Somerset Coast’s Safe Guarding, Child Protection
and Safer Working practice policies at all times. Taking any concerns
regarding a health or/and wellbeing to your line manager or senior management.
1.9 To act in the interests of your own safety & the safety of
others at all times
1.10 To attend training sessions as necessary.
1.11 To support, supervise and assist all students in the Nursery,
giving practical help and advice with assessments.
1.12 To inform the Manager if staffing levels are not met because of
1.13 To maintain an up to date knowledge of current childcare issues,
legislation and practices.