06 Feb, 2019
Job Description Position:   Day Care Practitioner Hours of work:   Shifts on a rota basis between 7.30am – 6 pm. Contract:   35 hours per week Responsible to:   Nursery Manager Job Purpose: To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children in the nursery. To ensure all individual needs of children are identified and met. To understand the characteristics of effective teaching and learning and implement these with all children. To ensure all Company policies, procedures and operational practices are adhered to at all times. To be a key person to a group of children, planning and implement a programme of activities suitable to their development using the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS). Main duties and responsibilities: To be a positive role model and maintain a positive attitude at all times with children, parents visitors and work colleagues to ensure that the Company values are maintained. Supervise and support children at all times. Recognizee all children as individuals, ensuring their needs are recognised and met. Ensure that practice and provision in the nursery meets the requirements of the EYFS. Read, understand and implement all Company policies, procedures and operational practices. Ensure that any changes to policies, procedures and operational practices are adhered to within the required timescale. Contribute to maintaining a clean, safe, attractive and welcoming environment. Prepare and supervise activities. Observe, evaluate and record children’s developmental progress and plan the next steps for their learning, and keep a record on your key children’s development for parents. Work in partnership with parents and other family members and encourage their involvement. Ensure that the nursery offers an inclusion environment to all staff, parents and children. Ensure confidentiality, where appropriate, is maintained. Attend team meetings and any identified training. Ensure the environment and equipment are safe and standards of hygiene are high, reporting any issues to the Manager immediately. Provide support and direction to pool staff, apprentices and students. Liaise with the SENCO to ensure children with additional needs are supported effectively and IEP’s are met. Act immediately and appropriately to any Child Protection concerns, following the procedure in the Safeguarding Children Policy. Take an active role in nursery projects, special events and information sharing meetings with parents/carers. Be flexible and prepared to help in other areas of the nursery, with domestic duties, or duties which may be reasonably required of you, as identified by the Nursery Manager. Promoting the Company All Employees within Alpha Nurseries Group are expected to promote the company and its ethos whenever possible, the company will attend a number of events throughout the year and as part of your role you are expected to help out at these events, we would expect 12 hours per year minimum on a voluntary basis to support the promotion of the company. This could be in the evenings and at weekends. These hours are in addition to any you may do during normal office hours. The Company is committed to making any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job role and the working environment that would enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition. You are entrusted with confidential and sometimes sensitive information about Alpha Nurseries Group, and the people who work there; we hope that you will always remember this and respect the trust we place in you. This job description represents the broad framework of responsibilities and duties of the post, which may change as the services develops. Following discussion and agreement with the post holder it may therefore be amended as necessary. Person specification Knowledge A full and relevant level three qualification. Level 3 Safeguarding along with SEND status would be preferable Knowledge and understanding of planning and providing high quality childcare and education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Knowledge and understanding of supporting children’s behaviour Awareness and understanding and commitment to diversity and equality. Skills An enthusiastic approach to working with early years children Demonstrate good practice in early years care and education Flexibility Committed to working as part of a team Good interaction with children Ability to work closely and constructively with children Recognise that parents/carers are the main educators Ability to model good practice to staff Ability to work in partnership with parents and carers Effective time management and organisational skills Ability to use judgement and common sense, and be able to work on own initiative. Experience Experience of working in childcare setting Have experience of working and caring with babies Experience of observation, planning and assessment and completing learning journeys Alpha Nurseries Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and students to share this commitment and this post will be offered subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS and children's barred list check.
Alpha Nurseries Ltd Dunstable Drive, Braintree, Essex CM7 3LT, UK Full time
05 Feb, 2019
Job Title:  Nursery Manager Hours of work:  40 hours a week minimum between Responsible to:  Senior Support Team and Operations Manager Salary: Starting at £21,000 Contracted Hours: 40  J ob Purpose and Main Responsibilities: Promote high standards of quality within the nursery in respect of the environment, resources and experiences offered to children, to ensure all children attending nursery receive rich and stimulating experiences appropriate to their age, stage of development, and individual needs. Responsibility to ensure that the nursery complies with all company policies and procedures, relevant legislation, local authority, and OFSTED requirements. Ensure that practice and provision in the nursery meets the requirements of the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. Responsible for the effective daily management of the nursery. Ensure that children are kept safe and that staff understands and, when necessary, follow Safeguarding Procedures. Promote and facilitate partnerships with parents/carers and other family members to ensure high levels of involvement and customer satisfaction. Have a full understanding of the Ofsted inspection process and the standards required to ensure the nursery receives a good or outstanding Ofsted judgment. Support the development of good practice with regards to special needs and inclusion. Create and maintain a culture of self-evaluation and reflective practice throughout the nursery. Responsibility for running the setting as a viable business with expected levels of income, occupancy, budgetary control and that bad debt is minimal and managed correctly. Ensure that all agreed quality and safety standards are maintained in the nursery at all times. Ensure that all paperwork is completed on time, accurately, and kept up to date to ensure the smooth running of the setting. Responsible for keeping own knowledge and skills up to date, including Company policies and procedures, Ofsted requirements and all relevant legislation. To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons they are responsible for or come into contact with. Alpha Nurseries are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and the company expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post will be offered subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS and children's barred list check
Alpha Nurseries Ltd 22 Willington Road, Kirton, Boston PE20 1EJ, UK Full time
04 Feb, 2019
Job Purpose: To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children in the nursery. To ensure all individual needs of children are identified and met. To understand the characteristics of effective teaching and learning and implement these with all children. To ensure all Company policies, procedures and operational practices are adhered to at all times. To be a key person to a group of children, planning and implement a programme of activities suitable to their development using the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS). Main duties and responsibilities: To be a positive role model and maintain a positive attitude at all times with children, parents visitors and work colleagues to ensure that the Company values are maintained. Supervise and support children at all times. Recognise all children as individuals, ensuring their needs are recognised and met. Ensure that practice and provision in the nursery meets the requirements of the EYFS. Read, understand and implement all Company policies, procedures and operational practices. Ensure that any changes to policies, procedures and operational practices are adhered to within the required timescale. Contribute to maintaining a clean, safe, attractive and welcoming environment. Prepare and supervise activities. Observe, evaluate and record children’s developmental progress and plan the next steps for their learning, and keep a record on your key children’s development for parents. Work in partnership with parents and other family members and encourage their involvement. Ensure that the nursery offers an inclusion environment to all staff, parents and children. Ensure confidentiality, where appropriate, is maintained. Attend team meetings and any identified training. Ensure the environment and equipment are safe and standards of hygiene are high, reporting any issues to the Manager immediately. Provide support and direction to pool staff, apprentices and students. Liaise with the SENCO to ensure children with additional needs are supported effectively and IEP’s are met. Act immediately and appropriately to any Child Protection concerns, following the procedure in the Safeguarding Children Policy. Take an active role in nursery projects, special events and information sharing meetings with parents/carers. Be flexible and prepared to help in other areas of the nursery, with domestic duties, or duties which may be reasonably required of you, as identified by the Nursery Manager. Promoting the Company All Employees within Alpha Nurseries Group are expected to promote the company and its ethos whenever possible, the company will attend a number of events throughout the year and as part of your role you are expected to help out at these events, we would expect 12 hours per year minimum on a voluntary basis to support the promotion of the company. This could be in the evenings and at weekends. These hours are in addition to any you may do during normal office hours. The Company is committed to making any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job role and the working environment that would enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition. You are entrusted with confidential and sometimes sensitive information about Alpha Nurseries Group, and the people who work there; we hope that you will always remember this and respect the trust we place in you. This job description represents the broad framework of responsibilities and duties of the post, which may change as the services develops. Following discussion and agreement with the post holder it may therefore be amended as necessary. Person specification Knowledge A full and relevant level three qualification. Knowledge and understanding of planning and providing high quality childcare and education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Knowledge and understanding of supporting children’s behaviour Awareness and understanding and commitment to diversity and equality. Skills An enthusiastic approach to working with early years children Demonstrate good practice in early years care and education Flexibility Committed to working as part of a team Good interaction with children Ability to work closely and constructively with children Recognise that parents/carers are the main educators Ability to model good practice to staff Ability to work in partnership with parents and carers Effective time management and organisational skills Ability to use judgement and common sense, and be able to work on own initiative. Experience Experience of working in childcare setting Have experience of working and caring with babies Experience of observation, planning and assessment and completing learning journeys Hours of work:   Shifts on a rota basis between 7.30am – 6pm. Alpha Nurseries Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and students to share this commitment and this post will be offered subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS and children's barred list check.
Alpha Nurseries Ltd Diss IP22 4GT, UK Bank Staff
04 Feb, 2019
Job Description Position:   Day Care Practitioner Hours of work:   Shifts on a rota basis between 7.30am – 6pm. Contract:   30 hours per week Responsible to:   Nursery Manager Job Purpose: To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children in the nursery. To ensure all individual needs of children are identified and met. To understand the characteristics of effective teaching and learning and implement these with all children. To ensure all Company policies, procedures and operational practices are adhered to at all times. To be a key person to a group of children, planning and implement a programme of activities suitable to their development using the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS). Main duties and responsibilities: To be a positive role model and maintain a positive attitude at all times with children, parents visitors and work colleagues to ensure that the Company values are maintained. Supervise and support children at all times. Recognise all children as individuals, ensuring their needs are recognised and met. Ensure that practice and provision in the nursery meets the requirements of the EYFS. Read, understand and implement all Company policies, procedures and operational practices. Ensure that any changes to policies, procedures and operational practices are adhered to within the required timescale. Contribute to maintaining a clean, safe, attractive and welcoming environment. Prepare and supervise activities. Observe, evaluate and record children’s developmental progress and plan the next steps for their learning, and keep a record on your key children’s development for parents. Work in partnership with parents and other family members and encourage their involvement. Ensure that the nursery offers an inclusion environment to all staff, parents and children. Ensure confidentiality, where appropriate, is maintained. Attend team meetings and any identified training. Ensure the environment and equipment are safe and standards of hygiene are high, reporting any issues to the Manager immediately. Provide support and direction to pool staff, apprentices and students. Liaise with the SENCO to ensure children with additional needs are supported effectively and IEP’s are met. Act immediately and appropriately to any Child Protection concerns, following the procedure in the Safeguarding Children Policy. Take an active role in nursery projects, special events and information sharing meetings with parents/carers. Be flexible and prepared to help in other areas of the nursery, with domestic duties, or duties which may be reasonably required of you, as identified by the Nursery Manager. Promoting the Company All Employees within Alpha Nurseries Group are expected to promote the company and its ethos whenever possible, the company will attend a number of events throughout the year and as part of your role you are expected to help out at these events, we would expect 12 hours per year minimum on a voluntary basis to support the promotion of the company. This could be in the evenings and at weekends. These hours are in addition to any you may do during normal office hours. The Company is committed to making any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job role and the working environment that would enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition. You are entrusted with confidential and sometimes sensitive information about Alpha Nurseries Group, and the people who work there; we hope that you will always remember this and respect the trust we place in you. This job description represents the broad framework of responsibilities and duties of the post, which may change as the services develops. Following discussion and agreement with the post holder it may therefore be amended as necessary. Person specification Knowledge A full and relevant level three qualification. Knowledge and understanding of planning and providing high quality childcare and education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Knowledge and understanding of supporting children’s behaviour Awareness and understanding and commitment to diversity and equality. Skills An enthusiastic approach to working with early years children Demonstrate good practice in early years care and education Flexibility Committed to working as part of a team Good interaction with children Ability to work closely and constructively with children Recognise that parents/carers are the main educators Ability to model good practice to staff Ability to work in partnership with parents and carers Effective time management and organisational skills Ability to use judgement and common sense, and be able to work on own initiative. Experience Experience of working in childcare setting Have experience of working and caring with babies Experience of observation, planning and assessment and completing learning journeys Alpha Nurseries Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and students to share this commitment and this post will be offered subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS and children's barred list check.
Alpha Nurseries Ltd Barholm Road, Tallington, Stamford PE9 4RJ, UK Full time
04 Feb, 2019
Position:   Out of School Practitioner Responsible to:   Nursery Manager Job Purpose: To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children in the nursery. To ensure all individual needs of children are identified and met. To understand the characteristics of effective teaching and learning and implement these with all children. To ensure all Company policies, procedures and operational practices are adhered to at all times. To be a key person to a group of children, planning and implement a programme of activities suitable to their development using the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS). Main duties and responsibilities: To be a positive role model and maintain a positive attitude at all times with children, parents visitors and work colleagues to ensure that the Company values are maintained. Supervise and support children at all times. Recognise all children as individuals, ensuring their needs are recognised and met. Ensure that practice and provision in the nursery meets the requirements of the EYFS. Read, understand and implement all Company policies, procedures and operational practices. Ensure that any changes to policies, procedures and operational practices are adhered to within the required timescale. Contribute to maintaining a clean, safe, attractive and welcoming environment. Prepare and supervise activities. Observe, evaluate and record children’s developmental progress and plan the next steps for their learning, and keep a record on your key children’s development for parents. Work in partnership with parents and other family members and encourage their involvement. Ensure that the nursery offers an inclusion environment to all staff, parents and children. Ensure confidentiality, where appropriate, is maintained. Attend team meetings and any identified training. Ensure the environment and equipment are safe and standards of hygiene are high, reporting any issues to the Manager immediately. Provide support and direction to pool staff, apprentices and students. Liaise with the SENCO to ensure children with additional needs are supported effectively and IEP’s are met. Act immediately and appropriately to any Child Protection concerns, following the procedure in the Safeguarding Children Policy. Take an active role in nursery projects, special events and information sharing meetings with parents/carers. Be flexible and prepared to help in other areas of the nursery, with domestic duties, or duties which may be reasonably required of you, as identified by the Nursery Manager. Promoting the Company All Employees within Alpha Nurseries Group are expected to promote the company and its ethos whenever possible, the company will attend a number of events throughout the year and as part of your role you are expected to help out at these events, we would expect 12 hours per year minimum on a voluntary basis to support the promotion of the company. This could be in the evenings and at weekends. These hours are in addition to any you may do during normal office hours. The Company is committed to making any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job role and the working environment that would enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition. You are entrusted with confidential and sometimes sensitive information about Alpha Nurseries Group, and the people who work there; we hope that you will always remember this and respect the trust we place in you. This job description represents the broad framework of responsibilities and duties of the post, which may change as the services develops. Following discussion and agreement with the post holder it may therefore be amended as necessary. Person specification Knowledge A full and relevant level three qualification. Knowledge and understanding of planning and providing high quality childcare and education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Knowledge and understanding of supporting children’s behaviour Awareness and understanding and commitment to diversity and equality. Skills An enthusiastic approach to working with early years children Demonstrate good practice in early years care and education Flexibility Committed to working as part of a team Good interaction with children Ability to work closely and constructively with children Recognise that parents/carers are the main educators Ability to model good practice to staff Ability to work in partnership with parents and carers Effective time management and organisational skills Ability to use judgement and common sense, and be able to work on own initiative. Experience Experience of working in childcare setting Have experience of working and caring with babies Experience of observation, planning and assessment and completing learning journeys Alpha Nurseries are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and the company expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment . This post will be offered subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS and children's barred list check.
Alpha Nurseries Ltd Grantham NG31 7DG, UK Part time
04 Feb, 2019
We are looking for an experienced early year’s practitioner who is dedicated to providing all our children with the best possible opportunities and outcomes. We are looking for someone who is passionate and enthusiastic to join our management team and help to continue to drive and improve practise across the nursery. It is an exciting time to join the nursery with lots of changes and new initiatives being introduced. We are looking for someone who is going to support the management team in the drive forward to develop our practise. We welcome applications from candidates who are both experienced deputy managers and those who are looking to take the next step forward in their professional development. In return we can offer fantastic opportunities for continuous professional development, in house and through Suffolk County Council. Job Description Job Title:   Deputy Nursery Manager Hours of work:   On a rota basis between 7.30 am – 6pm across both nurseries Responsible to:   Nursery Manger Job Purpose: To assist the Manager in the management of the nursery. To ensure a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care is provided for children placed in the nursery To lead and support staff in the nursery. To implement the daily routine within the nursery. Main duties: To deputise, taking responsibility for children, staff and the setting in the absence of the Manager. To assist the Manager in providing effective day to day management of the Nursery. To assist in ensuring that all policies and procedures are implemented and that the nursery adheres To apprehend the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework. To oversee and take an active role in drawing up long term, medium term and short term plans for children, using the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Organise and monitor the key person system, ensuring observations and records kept on the children are informative, accurate and up-to-date. To be a key person to a group of children, planning and implement a programme of activities suitable to their development using the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Observe, evaluate and record children’s developmental progress and plan the next steps for their learning, and keep a record on your key children’s development for parents. Work with other relevant professionals including the Local Authority Early Years support teams. Liaise with and support parents and other family members encouraging their involvement. Offering support and advice, signposting where necessary Recognise all children as individuals, ensuring their needs are recognised and met. Liaise with the nursery SENCO and ensure children with additional needs are supported effectively and their IEP’s are met. To have an awareness, understanding and commitment to diversity and equality issues Act immediately and appropriately to any Child Protection concerns, following the procedure in the Safeguarding Children Policy. Lead and support staff, developing and maintaining a good team moral. To be flexible, responsible and caring at all times, providing a positive role model for other staff members. To assist in ensuring that staff are deployed effectively within the premises ensuring that adequate qualified staff are in place at all times to meet registration requirements. To ensure that the environment and equipment is safe, standards of hygiene are high, and daily checks are completed reporting any issues to the Manager, and taking any necessary action required. Ensuring confidentiality is maintained by all members of the team. To assist with the induction of new staff, volunteers and students. To supervise and support the training of apprentices and students on ensuring they are supervised at all times. To carry out staff supervisions and appraisals under the guidance of the manager. Assist with working towards achieving approved Quality Assurance Awards. Assist in the review of policies and procedures on a regular basis Complete regular stock checks, informing Nursery Manager of low stock levels To assist the Manager in managing a budget, invoicing and collecting payments. Attend identified training Attend and contribute to team meetings Take an active role in nursery projects, special events and information sharing meetings with parents/carers. Be flexible with the working practices of the nursery and be prepared to help when other areas of the nursery may be short staffed or with domestic duties. Any other duties, which may be reasonably required of you, as identified by the Nursery Manager. Support the manager with Parenta ensuring it is up to date and accurate at all times. To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons they are responsible for or come into contact with. Promoting the Company All Employees within Alpha Nurseries are expected to promote the company and its ethos whenever possible, the company will attend a number of events throughout the year and as part of your role you are expected to help out at these events, we would expect 12 hrs. per year minimum on a voluntary basis to support the promotion of the company. This could be in the evenings and at weekends. These hours are in addition to any you may do during normal office hours. The Company is committed to making any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job role and the working environment that would enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition. You are entrusted with confidential and sometimes sensitive information about Cephas Care Ltd, and the people who live and work there; we hope that you will always remember this and respect the trust we place in you. This job description represents the broad framework of responsibilities and duties of the post, which may change as the services develops. Following discussion and agreement with the post holder it may therefore be amended as necessary. Person specification Knowledge A level 3 qualification and a willingness to achieve EYPS. Knowledge and understanding of planning and providing high quality childcare and education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety management. Knowledge and understanding of supporting children’s behaviour Awareness and understanding and commitment to diversity and equality. Skills An enthusiastic approach to working with early years children Demonstrate good practice in early years care and education Flexibility Committed to working as part of a team. Good interaction with children. Ability to model good practice to staff. Provide evidence of ability to manage, lead and support a team. Ability to work in partnership with parents and carers. Effective time management and organisational skills. Provide evidence of child protection, equal opportunities, first aid and food hygiene training. Demonstrate good inter-personal skills including the ability to use judgement and common sense, and be able to work on own initiative. Experience Experience of working in childcare setting and some leadership experience within a day care setting Have experience of working and caring with babies. Experience of working in consultation with staff in planning, developing, monitoring and evaluating curriculum and frameworks. * * Job Types: Full-time, 32 hours Contract, Permanent Experience: Nursery Practitioner: 2+year Alpha Nurseries are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and the company expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be offered subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS and children's barred list check.
Alpha Nurseries Ltd Hollesley, Woodbridge IP12 3RE, UK Full time
04 Feb, 2019
After School Coordinator for the Willows Day Nursery Alpha Nurseries Group encompasses Alpha Nurseries, ABC Day Nurseries and Alpha Community Nurseries with twenty-eight settings from Kent all the way up to Rotherham. Each of our settings maintains its unique individuality whilst benefiting from the support of being part of a larger group. As a group we firmly believe that children grow and flourish best in environments that offer a safe, secure and nurturing base for children to learn and develop at their own rate. We provide a range of exciting and stimulating activities based on children's needs and interests to promote their on-going development. We are looking for an Afterschool coordinator. We wish to recruit a well-presented, enthusiastic and caring individual to join our friendly and professional nursery team, who has a strong passion for developing outstanding childcare and children’s learning. The position is part time, 20 hours term time only working Mon, Tues, Wed, Friday 3-6 and Thursday 8-6 and occasional over time. The successful applicant will need to have an excellent understanding of the EYFS and have a strong passion for a child centred approach to play and learning. As an Afterschool coordinator you are a key member of the nursery team,responsible for delivering high quality care and learning opportunities for children, based on the needs and interests of those children. You will be supporting the older children with homework, arts and crafts and playing alongside them on the computer. If the above sounds like you, please get in touch. The position is working between Monday and Friday 7am-18.00pm. You would need to hold a relevant childcare qualification, ideally to level 3 and have experience working in a nursery and working with older children aged 4-11years. Position available start as soon as possible.
Alpha Nurseries Ltd Downham Market PE38 9SW, UK Part time
04 Feb, 2019
Job Title:   Mini Bus Driver in Downham Market, PE38 9SW. Responsible to:   Nursery Manager Job Purpose:   To operate the nursery mini bus Term time only Hours a week 12.5, 8-9am, 230-4pm with occasional over time supporting the after school room. Alpha Nurseries Group encompasses Alpha Nurseries, ABC Day Nurseries and Alpha Community Nurseries with thirty – one settings from Kent all the way up to Rotherham. Each of our settings maintains its unique individuality whilst benefiting from the support of being part of a larger group. As a group we firmly believe that children grow and flourish best in environments that offer a safe, secure and nurturing base for children to learn and develop at their own rate. We provide a range of exciting and stimulating activities based on children's needs and interests to promote their on-going development. We are looking for a Mini Bus Driver. We wish to recruit a well-presented, enthusiastic and caring individual to join our friendly and professional nursery team, who has a strong passion for developing outstanding childcare and children’s learning. We cater for two schools- Hillcrest Primary and Denver Primary. Main duties: Ensure prompt attendance To ensure that the minibus is kept clean and in good condition Complete a daily visual inspection/checking of the tyres, lights, oil, water, fuel, Ensure that any additional work required is communicated directly to the nursery manager/health and safety coordinator To adhere to all Alpha Nurseries Group company policies and procedures Be courteous and polite at all times Ensure safeguarding policies and procedures are adhered to at all times Drive the mini bus in compliance with all motoring laws Maintain accurate records of vehicle usage Refuel the vehicle when required Undertake all other reasonable tasks as required to fulfil the role as minibus driver To take the mini to is annual mot and service test Occasional weekends for fundraising events may be required. Skills: Hold a current, clean and valid driving licence D1 unrestricted or a PCV licence or D1 restricted (car licence obtained prior to 01/01/1997) Geographical knowledge of the local area. Competent to undertake vehicle checks and carry out basic maintenance. Alpha Nurseries are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and the company expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.   This post will be offered subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS and children's barred list check.
Alpha Nurseries Ltd Downham Market PE38 9SW, UK Part time
04 Feb, 2019
We are looking for a bank staff member in Downham Market, PE38 9SW We wish to recruit a well-presented, enthusiastic and caring individual to join our friendly and professional nursery team, who has a strong passion for developing outstanding childcare and children’s learning. The successful applicant will need to have an excellent understanding of the EYFS and have a strong passion for a child centred approach to play and learning. As an bank staff member you are a key member of the nursery team responsible for delivering high quality care and learning opportunities for children, based on the needs and interests of those children. If you have a smiling face that makes every child feel special, are able to laugh at jokes you don't understand, or you don't find funny, have a little bit of quirkiness. Job Description Position:   Day Care Practitioner Hours of work:   Shifts on a rota basis between 7am – 6pm, all year round. Responsible to:   Nursery Manager Job Purpose: To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children in the nursery. To ensure all individual needs of children are identified and met. To understand the characteristics of effective teaching and learning and implement these with all children. To ensure all Company policies, procedures and operational practices are adhered to at all times. To be a key person to a group of children, planning and implement a programme of activities suitable to their development using the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS). Main duties: To be a positive role model and maintain a positive attitude at all times with children, parents visitors and work colleagues to ensure that the Company values are maintained. Supervise and support children at all times. Recognise all children as individuals, ensuring their needs are recognised and met. Ensure that practice and provision in the nursery meets the requirements of the EYFS. Read, understand and implement all Company policies, procedures and operational practices. Ensure that any changes to policies, procedures and operational practices are adhered to within the required timescale. Contribute to maintaining a clean, safe, attractive and welcoming environment. Prepare and supervise activities. Observe, evaluate and record children’s developmental progress and plan the next steps for their learning, and keep a record on your key children’s development for parents. Work in partnership with parents and other family members and encourage their involvement. Ensure that the nursery offers an inclusion environment to all staff, parents and children. Ensure confidentiality, where appropriate, is maintained. Attend team meetings and any identified training. Ensure the environment and equipment are safe and standards of hygiene are high, reporting any issues to the Manager immediately. Provide support and direction to pool staff, apprentices and students. Liaise with the SENCO to ensure children with additional needs are supported effectively and IEP’s are met. Act immediately and appropriately to any Child Protection concerns, following the procedure in the Safeguarding Children Policy. Take an active role in nursery projects, special events and information sharing meetings with parents/carers. Be flexible and prepared to help in other areas of the nursery, with domestic duties, or duties which may be reasonably required of you, as identified by the Nursery Manager. Promoting the Company All Employees within Alpha Community Nurseries are expected to promote the company and its ethos whenever possible, the company will attend a number of events throughout the year and as part of your role you are expected to help out at these events, we would expect 12 hours per year minimum on a voluntary basis to support the promotion of the company. This could be in the evenings and at weekends. These hours are in addition to any you may do during normal office hours. The Company is committed to making any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job role and the working environment that would enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition. You are entrusted with confidential and sometimes sensitive information about Alpha Community Nurseries, and the people who work there; we hope that you will always remember this and respect the trust we place in you. This job description represents the broad framework of responsibilities and duties of the post, which may change as the service develops. Following discussion and agreement with the post holder it may therefore be amended as necessary. Person specification Knowledge A full and relevant level 3 qualification. Knowledge and understanding of planning and providing high quality childcare and education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Knowledge and understanding of supporting children’s behaviour Awareness and understanding and commitment to diversity and equality. Skills An enthusiastic approach to working with early years children Demonstrate good practice in early years care and education Flexibility Committed to working as part of a team. Good interaction with children. Ability to work closely and constructively with children. Recognise that parents/carers are the main educators Ability to model good practice to staff. Ability to work in partnership with parents and carers. Effective time management and organisational skills. Ability to use judgement and common sense, and be able to work on own initiative. Experience Experience of working in childcare setting Have experience of working and caring with babies. Experience of observation, planning and assessment and completing learning journeys. If the above sounds like you, please get in touch! The position is working between Monday and Friday 7am-18.00pm. You would need to hold a relevant childcare qualification; ideally to level 3 and have experience working in a nursery and working with children aged 3months -11years. Positions are to start ASAP. Alpha Nurseries are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and the company expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment . This post will be offered subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS and children's barred list check.
Alpha Nurseries Ltd Downham Market PE38 9SW, UK Bank Staff
04 Feb, 2019
Job Description Position : Room Leader in Southwold, IP18 6QB. Hours of work:   On a rota basis between 7.30am – 6pm. Responsible to:   Nursery Manger Contract:   30 hours per week Job Purpose: To ensure a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care is provided for children placed in the nursery To lead and support staff in the nursery to implement the daily routine within the nursery Main duties: To deputise, taking responsibility for children, staff and the setting in the absence of the Manager. To assist in ensuring that all policies and procedures are implemented and that the nursery adheres to the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework. To take an active role in drawing up long term, medium term and short term plans for children, using the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Organise and monitor the key person system, ensuring observations and records kept on the children are informative, accurate and up-to-date. To be a key person to a group of children, planning and implement a programme of activities suitable to their development using the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Observe, evaluate and record children’s developmental progress and plan the next steps for their learning, and keep a record on your key children’s development for parents. Work with other relevant professionals including the Local Authority Early Years support teams. Liaise with and support parents and other family members encouraging their involvement. Offering support and advice, signposting where necessary Recognise all children as individuals, ensuring their needs are recognised and met. Provide support and direction to staff, developing and maintaining a good team moral. To be flexible, responsible and caring at all times, providing a positive role model for other staff members. To assist in ensuring that staff are deployed effectively within the premises ensuring that adequate qualified staff are in place at all times to meet registration requirements. To support the training of apprentices and students on placement with the nursery, ensuring they are supervised at all times. Maintain confidentiality at all times To have an awareness, understanding and commitment to diversity and equality issues Ensure the environment and equipment are safe and standards of hygiene are high. Safety procedures for children and staff are practised at all times and fire drills are regularly carried out Assist with working towards achieving approved Quality Assurance Awards. Assist in the review of policies and procedures on a regular basis Attend identified training Attend and contribute to team meetings Complete a monthly stock check, informing Nursery Manager of low stock levels Complete daily checks reporting any issues to the Manager, taking any necessary action required. Liaise with the nursery SENCO and ensure children with additional needs are supported effectively and their IEP’s are met. Act immediately and appropriately to any Child Protection concerns, following the procedure in the Safeguarding Children Policy. Take an active role in nursery projects, special events and information sharing meetings with parents/carers. Be flexible with the working practices of the nursery and be prepared to help when other areas of the nursery may be short staffed or with domestic duties. Any other duties, which may be reasonably required of you, as identified by the Nursery Manager. To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons they are responsible for or come into contact with. Promoting the Company All Employees within Alpha Nurseries are expected to promote the company and its ethos whenever possible, the company will attend a number of events throughout the year and as part of your role you are expected to help out at these events, we would expect 12 hrs per year minimum on a voluntary basis to support the promotion of the company. This could be in the evenings and at weekends. These hours are in addition to any you may do during normal office hours. The Company is committed to making any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job role and the working environment that would enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition. You are entrusted with confidential and sometimes sensitive information about Cephas Care Ltd, and the people who live and work there; we hope that you will always remember this and respect the trust we place in you. This job description represents the broad framework of responsibilities and duties of the post, which may change as the services develops. Following discussion and agreement with the post holder it may therefore be amended as necessary. Person specification Knowledge A level 3 qualification and a willingness to achieve EYPS. Knowledge and understanding of planning and providing high quality childcare and education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Knowledge and understanding of supporting children’s behaviour Awareness and understanding and commitment to diversity and equality. Knowledge of SEN code of practice Skills Ability to use IT systems An enthusiastic approach to working with early years children Demonstrate good practice in early years care and education Flexibility Committed to working as part of a team. Good interaction with children. Recognise that parents/carers are the main educators Ability to model good practice to staff. Ability to lead and support staff. Ability to work in partnership with parents and carers. Ability to work in partnership with outside agencies Effective time management and organisational skills. Provide evidence of child protection, equal opportunities, first aid and food hygiene training. Ability to use judgement and common sense, and be able to work on own initiative. Experience Experience of working in childcare setting Some experience of leading staff and developing good practice Have experience of working and caring with babies. Experience of planning, developing, monitoring and evaluating curriculum and frameworks. Experience of observation, planning and assessment and completing learning journeys. Person specification Knowledge A level 3 qualification and a willingness to achieve EYPS. Knowledge and understanding of planning and providing high quality childcare and education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety management. Knowledge and understanding of supporting children’s behaviour Awareness and understanding and commitment to diversity and equality. Skills An enthusiastic approach to working with early years children Demonstrate good practice in early years care and education Flexibility Committed to working as part of a team. Good interaction with children. Ability to model good practice to staff. Provide evidence of ability to manage, lead and support a team. Ability to work in partnership with parents and carers. Effective time management and organisational skills. Provide evidence of child protection, equal opportunities, first aid and food hygiene training. Demonstrate good inter-personal skills including the ability to use judgement and common sense, and be able to work on own initiative. Experience Experience of working in childcare setting and some leadership experience within a day care setting Have experience of working and caring with babies. Experience of working in consultation with staff in planning, developing, monitoring and evaluating curriculum and frameworks. Emotional awareness Aware of the range of emotions in self and others Shows concern for others Listens to and understands other people’s feelings Encourages others to express themselves openly Is sensitive and tries to tackle the cause of a problem Listens to personal comments without becoming defensive In highly stressful situation, can keep own feelings in check, take constructive action and calm others down Has a range of mechanisms for dealing with stress, can recognise when to use them and does so Shows respect for others feelings, views and circumstances Working within professional boundaries Accepts responsibility and accountability for own work and can define the responsibilities of others Recognises the limits of own authority within the role Seeks and uses professional support appropriately Understands the principle of confidentiality Shows professional curiosity Self-awareness Has a balanced understanding of self and others Has a realistic knowledge of personal strengths and weaknesses Can work flexibly Shows a realistic appreciation of the challenges of working with children Ability to safeguard and promote the welfare of children Understands the importance of safeguarding and protects all children whatever their personal circumstances Can show an ability to contribute towards a safe environment Is up to date with eh law and current events Can show they have followed ‘best practice;’ guidelines’ Shows a personal commitment to safeguarding children *Alpha Nurseries Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and students to share this commitment.*
Alpha Nurseries Ltd Jermyns Road, Reydon, Southwold IP18 6QB, UK Part time
04 Feb, 2019
Job Description:   Day Care Practitioner 32 hours per week in Woodbridge, IP12 3RE. Responsible to:   Nursery Manager Job Purpose: To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children in the nursery. To ensure all individual needs of children are identified and met. To understand the characteristics of effective teaching and learning and implement these with all children. To ensure all Company policies, procedures and operational practices are adhered to at all times. To be a key person to a group of children, planning and implement a programme of activities suitable to their development using the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS). Main duties: To be a positive role model and maintain a positive attitude at all times with children, parents visitors and work colleagues to ensure that the Company values are maintained. Supervise and support children at all times. Recognise all children as individuals, ensuring their needs are recognised and met. Ensure that practice and provision in the nursery meets the requirements of the EYFS. Read, understand and implement all Company policies, procedures and operational practices. Ensure that any changes to policies, procedures and operational practices are adhered to within the required timescale. Contribute to maintaining a clean, safe, attractive and welcoming environment. Prepare and supervise activities. Observe, evaluate and record children’s developmental progress and plan the next steps for their learning, and keep a record on your key children’s development for parents. Work in partnership with parents and other family members and encourage their involvement. Ensure that the nursery offers an inclusion environment to all staff, parents and children. Ensure confidentiality, where appropriate, is maintained. Attend team meetings and any identified training. Ensure the environment and equipment are safe and standards of hygiene are high, reporting any issues to the Manager immediately. Provide support and direction to pool staff, apprentices and students. Liaise with the SENCO to ensure children with additional needs are supported effectively and IEP’s are met. Act immediately and appropriately to any Child Protection concerns, following the procedure in the Safeguarding Children Policy. Take an active role in nursery projects, special events and information sharing meetings with parents/carers. Be flexible and prepared to help in other areas of the nursery, with domestic duties, or duties which may be reasonably required of you, as identified by the Nursery Manager. Promoting the Company All Employees within Alpha Community Nurseries are expected to promote the company and its ethos whenever possible, the company will attend a number of events throughout the year and as part of your role you are expected to help out at these events, we would expect 12 hours per year minimum on a voluntary basis to support the promotion of the company. This could be in the evenings and at weekends. These hours are in addition to any you may do during normal office hours. The Company is committed to making any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job role and the working environment that would enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition. You are entrusted with confidential and sometimes sensitive information about Alpha Community Nurseries, and the people who work there; we hope that you will always remember this and respect the trust we place in you. This job description represents the broad framework of responsibilities and duties of the post, which may change as the service develops. Following discussion and agreement with the post holder it may therefore be amended as necessary. Person specification   Knowledge A full and relevant level 3 qualification. Knowledge and understanding of planning and providing high quality childcare and education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Knowledge and understanding of supporting children’s behaviour Awareness and understanding and commitment to diversity and equality. Skills An enthusiastic approach to working with early years children Demonstrate good practice in early years care and education Flexibility Committed to working as part of a team. Good interaction with children. Ability to work closely and constructively with children. Recognise that parents/carers are the main educators Ability to model good practice to staff. Ability to work in partnership with parents and carers. Effective time management and organisational skills. Ability to use judgement and common sense, and be able to work on own initiative. Experience Experience of working in childcare setting Have experience of working and caring with babies. Experience of observation, planning and assessment and completing learning journeys. Alpha Nurseries are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and the company expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment . This post will be offered subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS and children's barred list check.
Alpha Nurseries Ltd Hollesley, Woodbridge IP12 3RE, UK Full time
04 Feb, 2019
Position:   Day Care Practitioner Hours of work:   Shifts on a rota basis between 7.30am – 6pm. Responsible to:   Nursery Manager Job Purpose: To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children in the nursery. To ensure all individual needs of children are identified and met. To understand the characteristics of effective teaching and learning and implement these with all children. To ensure all Company policies, procedures and operational practices are adhered to at all times. To be a key person to a group of children, planning and implement a programme of activities suitable to their development using the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS). Main duties: To be a positive role model and maintain a positive attitude at all times with children, parents visitors and work colleagues to ensure that the Company values are maintained. Supervise and support children at all times. Recognise all children as individuals, ensuring their needs are recognised and met. Ensure that practice and provision in the nursery meets the requirements of the EYFS. Read, understand and implement all Company policies, procedures and operational practices. Ensure that any changes to policies, procedures and operational practices are adhered to within the required timescale. Contribute to maintaining a clean, safe, attractive and welcoming environment. Prepare and supervise activities. Observe, evaluate and record children’s developmental progress and plan the next steps for their learning, and keep a record on your key children’s development for parents. Work in partnership with parents and other family members and encourage their Ensure that the nursery offers an inclusion environment to all staff, parents and children. Ensure confidentiality, where appropriate, is maintained. Attend team meetings and any identified training. Ensure the environment and equipment are safe and standards of hygiene are high, reporting any issues to the Manager immediately. Provide support and direction to pool staff, apprentices and students. Liaise with the SENCO to ensure children with additional needs are supported effectively and IEP’s are met. Act immediately and appropriately to any Child Protection concerns, following the procedure in the Safeguarding Children Policy. Take an active role in nursery projects, special events and information sharing meetings with parents/carers. Be flexible and prepared to help in other areas of the nursery, with domestic duties, or duties which may be reasonably required of you, as identified by the Nursery Manager. Promoting the Company All Employees within Alpha Community Nurseries are expected to promote the company and its ethos whenever possible, the company will attend a number of events throughout the year and as part of your role you are expected to help out at these events, we would expect 12 hours per year minimum on a voluntary basis to support the promotion of the company. This could be in the evenings and at weekends. These hours are in addition to any you may do during normal office hours. The Company is committed to making any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job role and the working environment that would enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition. You are entrusted with confidential and sometimes sensitive information about Alpha Community Nurseries, and the people who work there; we hope that you will always remember this and respect the trust we place in you. This job description represents the broad framework of responsibilities and duties of the post, which may change as the service develops. Following discussion and agreement with the post holder it may therefore be amended as necessary. Person specification Knowledge A full and relevant level 3 qualification. Knowledge and understanding of planning and providing high quality childcare and education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Knowledge and understanding of supporting children’s behaviour Awareness and understanding and commitment to diversity and equality. Skills An enthusiastic approach to working with early years children Demonstrate good practice in early years care and education Flexibility Committed to working as part of a team. Good interaction with children. Ability to work closely and constructively with children. Recognise that parents/carers are the main educators Ability to model good practice to staff. Ability to work in partnership with parents and carers. Effective time management and organisational skills. Ability to use judgement and common sense, and be able to work on own initiative. Experience Experience of working in childcare setting Have experience of working and caring with babies. Experience of observation, planning and assessment and completing learning journeys. Alpha Nurseries are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and the company expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be offered subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS and children's barred list check.
Alpha Nurseries Ltd Kirton, Boston PE20 1EJ, UK Bank Staff
04 Feb, 2019
Job Description Position:   Day Care Practitioner in Lincolnshire, PE20 1EJ. Hours of work:   Shifts on a rota basis between 7.30am – 6pm. Responsible to:   Nursery Manager Contracted Hours:   30 hours per week Job Purpose: To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children in the nursery. To ensure all individual needs of children are identified and met. To understand the characteristics of effective teaching and learning and implement these with all children. To ensure all Company policies, procedures and operational practices are adhered to at all times. To be a key person to a group of children, planning and implement a programme of activities suitable to their development using the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS). Main duties: To be a positive role model and maintain a positive attitude at all times with children, parents visitors and work colleagues to ensure that the Company values are maintained. Supervise and support children at all times. Recognise all children as individuals, ensuring their needs are recognised and met. Ensure that practice and provision in the nursery meets the requirements of the EYFS. Read, understand and implement all Company policies, procedures and operational practices. Ensure that any changes to policies, procedures and operational practices are adhered to within the required timescale. Contribute to maintaining a clean, safe, attractive and welcoming environment. Prepare and supervise activities. Observe, evaluate and record children’s developmental progress and plan the next steps for their learning, and keep a record on your key children’s development for parents. Work in partnership with parents and other family members and encourage their Ensure that the nursery offers an inclusion environment to all staff, parents and children. Ensure confidentiality, where appropriate, is maintained. Attend team meetings and any identified training. Ensure the environment and equipment are safe and standards of hygiene are high, reporting any issues to the Manager immediately. Provide support and direction to pool staff, apprentices and students. Liaise with the SENCO to ensure children with additional needs are supported effectively and IEP’s are met. Act immediately and appropriately to any Child Protection concerns, following the procedure in the Safeguarding Children Policy. Take an active role in nursery projects, special events and information sharing meetings with parents/carers. Be flexible and prepared to help in other areas of the nursery, with domestic duties, or duties which may be reasonably required of you, as identified by the Nursery Manager. Promoting the Company All Employees within Alpha Community Nurseries are expected to promote the company and its ethos whenever possible, the company will attend a number of events throughout the year and as part of your role you are expected to help out at these events, we would expect 12 hours per year minimum on a voluntary basis to support the promotion of the company. This could be in the evenings and at weekends. These hours are in addition to any you may do during normal office hours. The Company is committed to making any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job role and the working environment that would enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition. You are entrusted with confidential and sometimes sensitive information about Alpha Community Nurseries, and the people who work there; we hope that you will always remember this and respect the trust we place in you. This job description represents the broad framework of responsibilities and duties of the post, which may change as the service develops. Following discussion and agreement with the post holder it may therefore be amended as necessary. Person specification Knowledge A full and relevant level 3 qualification. Knowledge and understanding of planning and providing high quality childcare and education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Knowledge and understanding of supporting children’s behaviour Awareness and understanding and commitment to diversity and equality. Skills An enthusiastic approach to working with early years children Demonstrate good practice in early years care and education Flexibility Committed to working as part of a team. Good interaction with children. Ability to work closely and constructively with children. Recognise that parents/carers are the main educators Ability to model good practice to staff. Ability to work in partnership with parents and carers. Effective time management and organisational skills. Ability to use judgement and common sense, and be able to work on own initiative. Experience Experience of working in childcare setting Have experience of working and caring with babies. Experience of observation, planning and assessment and completing learning journeys. Alpha Nurseries are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and the company expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be offered subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS and children's barred list check.
Alpha Nurseries Ltd Kirton, Boston PE20 1EJ, UK Full time
04 Feb, 2019
We are looking for a bank staff member in Stamford, PE9 4RJ. We wish to recruit a well-presented, enthusiastic and caring individual to join our friendly and professional nursery team, who has a strong passion for developing outstanding childcare and children’s learning. The successful applicant will need to have an excellent understanding of the EYFS and have a strong passion for a child centred approach to play and learning. As a bank staff member you are a key member of the nursery team responsible for delivering high quality care and learning opportunities for children, based on the needs and interests of those children. Job Summary Job Description Position:   Care Practitioner Hours of work:   Shifts on a rota basis between 7.30am – 6pm. Responsible to:   Nursery Manager Job Purpose: To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children in the nursery. To ensure all individual needs of children are identified and met. To understand the characteristics of effective teaching and learning and implement these with all children. To ensure all Company policies, procedures and operational practices are adhered to at all times. To be a key person to a group of children, planning and implement a programme of activities suitable to their development using the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS). To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons they are responsible for or come into contact with. Main duties and responsibilities: To be a positive role model and maintain a positive attitude at all times with children, parents visitors and work colleagues to ensure that the Company values are maintained. Supervise and support children at all times. Recognise all children as individuals, ensuring their needs are recognised and met. Ensure that practice and provision in the nursery meets the requirements of the EYFS. Read, understand and implement all Company policies, procedures and operational practices. Ensure that any changes to policies, procedures and operational practices are adhered to within the required timescale. Contribute to maintaining a clean, safe, attractive and welcoming environment. Prepare and supervise activities. Observe, evaluate and record children’s developmental progress and plan the next steps for their learning, and keep a record on your key children’s development for parents. Work in partnership with parents and other family members and encourage their Ensure that the nursery offers an inclusion environment to all staff, parents and children. Ensure confidentiality, where appropriate, is maintained. Attend team meetings and any identified training. Ensure the environment and equipment are safe and standards of hygiene are high, reporting any issues to the Manager immediately. Provide support and direction to pool staff, apprentices and students. Liaise with the SENCO to ensure children with additional needs are supported effectively and IEP’s are met. Act immediately and appropriately to any Child Protection concerns, following the procedure in the Safeguarding Children Policy. Take an active role in nursery projects, special events and information sharing meetings with parents/carers. Be flexible and prepared to help in other areas of the nursery, with domestic duties, or duties which may be reasonably required of you, as identified by the Nursery Manager. Promoting the Company All Employees within Alpha Nurseries Group are expected to promote the company and its ethos whenever possible, the company will attend a number of events throughout the year and as part of your role you are expected to help out at these events, we would expect 12 hours per year minimum on a voluntary basis to support the promotion of the company. This could be in the evenings and at weekends. These hours are in addition to any you may do during normal office hours. The Company is committed to making any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job role and the working environment that would enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition. You are entrusted with confidential and sometimes sensitive information about Alpha Nurseries Group, and the people who work there; we hope that you will always remember this and respect the trust we place in you. This job description represents the broad framework of responsibilities and duties of the post, which may change as the services develops. Following discussion and agreement with the post holder it may therefore be amended as necessary. Person specification Knowledge A level 3 qualification and a willingness to achieve EYPS. Knowledge and understanding of planning and providing high quality childcare and education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety management. Knowledge and understanding of supporting children’s behaviour Awareness and understanding and commitment to diversity and equality. Skills An enthusiastic approach to working with early years children Demonstrate good practice in early years care and education Flexibility Committed to working as part of a team Good interaction with children Ability to work closely and constructively with children Recognise that parents/carers are the main educators Ability to model good practice to staff Ability to work in partnership with parents and carers Effective time management and organisational skills Ability to use judgement and common sense, and be able to work on own initiative. Experience Experience of working in childcare setting Have experience of working and caring with babies Experience of observation, planning and assessment and completing learning journeys Self-awareness Has a balanced understanding of self and others Has a realistic knowledge of personal strengths and weaknesses Can work flexibly Shows a realistic appreciation of the challenges of working with children Ability to safeguard and promote the welfare of children Understands the importance of safeguarding and protects all children whatever their personal circumstances Can show an ability to contribute towards a safe environment Is up to date with eh law and current events Can show they have followed ‘best practice;’ guidelines’ Shows a personal commitment to safeguarding children *Alpha Nurseries Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and students to share this commitment.*
Alpha Nurseries Ltd Barholm Road, Tallington, Stamford PE9 4RJ, UK Bank Staff