Special Educational Needs
We are an inclusive early years setting, working closely with a range of children and their families. The nursery has been running for 10 years and are fortunate to have a hard working, respectful, passionate and friendly staff team.
With the development of our new nursery building we are looking to recruit a senior practitioner to support in our strive to providing outstanding care to children and their families. The post is for 36 hours a week/full time, for 52 weeks of the year. However, we are closed between Christmas and the New Year. We are open Monday to Friday, 7.30am-6pm
The senior job role is a mix of working on the floor with the children as well as supporting the management with the day to day running, having individual responsibilities and working independently or part of a team to complete tasks. Each staff member has an induction, including virtual college/e-learning and has opportunities throughout the year for training and development.
To plan, organise and facilitate the running a nursery room working in partnership with the Nursery senior management team to ensure Ofsted requirements and the ECM outcomes are met.
To ensure the physical environment promotes active learning and reflects the key areas of learning in the EYFS
To work in partnership with parents actively engaging them in their child’s learning
To represent KIDS professionally in all contacts with external agencies preparing reports as and when required.
To comply with all KIDS policies and procedures particularly around equal opportunities, safeguarding and health and safety.
To work closely with professionals to improve communication between agencies.
To line manage staff effectively supporting them to meet targets and encourage good practice.
To enable staff to actively engage in the planning and assessment process to enhance children’s learning in a safe and stimulating environment.
To ensure the key person system is properly implemented encouraging professional relationships that are warm and caring.
To lead team meetings, participate in staff meetings and engage in the Nursery senior management team meetings.
To implement baseline assessments and Individual Education Plans specific to individual needs with the support of the QTS and Inclusion co-ordinators
To ensure the physical environment is child focused and welcomes all children, families and professionals celebrating diversity and the children’s work.
To attend training and supervision sessions to enhance ongoing professional development
KIDS is an inclusive nursery working with children from 3 months to 5 years. We work with children of many different abilities and backgrounds and support them with their learning and development through play. The setting is open 8am-6pm, Monday to Friday for 51 weeks of the year. We are very fortunate to have a new nursery building that will provide opportunities for children, their families, visiting professionals and the staff team. With this expansion we are looking for positive, engaging, passionate and friendly individuals to join our welcoming staff team.