01 Oct, 2017
Main purpose of the position To offer children a safe, secure, caring and supportive environment, providing opportunities to foster their growth and development within the nursery. Supervisory responsibility This role does not directly supervise other employees; however, supervisory responsibility may be given for mentoring new staff or supporting students. Main responsibilities and tasks To support the nursery’s commitment to safeguarding children in all aspects of the nursery service. To ensure the inclusion of all children, parents, staff and other nursery users. To demonstrate high levels of communication in all aspects of their role ensuring relevant information is disseminated appropriately and in a timely manner. To actively participate within and fully contribute to the Early Years Team that provides a well-resourced, purposeful and stimulating environment rich in learning opportunities, both indoors and outdoors. All such opportunities will take into account children’s individual needs, abilities, interests, language and cultural background. To be an effective key person gaining a secure knowledge of the children’s needs as individuals. To be actively responsive to meet these needs with care and compassion embedding a feeling of confidence and security in every child. To use professional knowledge of the individual and diverse ways that children learn and develop meeting their differing needs and setting achievable expectations. To meet the physical needs of children, encouraging good standards of personal hygiene, whilst promoting independence. To provide support for the children’s emotional and social needs by implementing the principles of the nursery Promoting Positive Behaviour Policy and role modelling high standards in all aspects of their role and personal conduct. To encourage children to interact and work co-operatively with others. To be responsible for the delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage Learning and Development Requirements. Devise planning which meets children’s interests and needs, extending them with ease and clarity, placing emphasis on Prime Areas in order to underpin achievements in Specific Areas of learning. To work within our Early Years Team, supporting the planning and implementation of activities with individual or groups of children; promoting effective teaching and learning. To support the team to monitor and evaluate children's learning through a range of assessment and monitoring strategies. To contribute to the setting and review of Learning and Development Plan (LDP) targets in addition to developmental action plans. To routinely reflect on practice and provision in order to support the continued development of the nursery, building on individual practice and that of your team. To provide objective and accurate feedback which will be reflected in reports for parents and other professionals on children’s achievements, progress and related matters. To develop positive and sensitive relationships with parents and carers to support their role in children's learning. To provide constructive feedback on children’s progress/achievement, on a day-to-day basis or through parent meetings. To be proactive in the continuation of your own learning to improve the outcomes for children and their families. To have a clear knowledge of and comply with Health and Safety legislation, fire regulations and all policies and procedures. To be aware of and fully promote all aspects of the Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements. To actively participate in the review of policies, procedures and practices in line with legislation and other relevant guidance. To attend and actively participate in performance reviews, supervision, induction and training opportunities. To be accountable for the delivery of the above responsibilities and tasks. To undertake any duties set to you by the Management Team that will assist in the day- to-day running of the nursery.
4 Street & Northwood Nurseries Pinner, United Kingdom Full or Part Time