Blacktiles Lane, Martlesham, Woodbridge IP12 4SS, UK
Position: Breakfast and Afterschool Club Assistant in Woodbridge, IP12 4SS.
Hours of work: am and pm sessions and full days across the holidays
Responsible to: Out of school manager
Salary / rate of pay: depends on experience
A Breakfast and Afterschool Club Assistant is a capable individual with responsibility for caring for children and maintaining a high-quality, stimulating learning environment.
They are warm and responsive, working flexibly and effectively as part of a team to ensure the smooth running of the club.
Main duties and responsibilities:
To create a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for all children
To be aware of policies and procedures and ensure these are adhered to
To share responsibility for the welfare of all children at the club, following systems to ensure consistent, high-quality care
To be vigilant and protect children from harm or abuse, reporting any concerns immediately – in accordance with child protection and whistleblowing policies
To be reliable and punctual, maintaining staffing ratios at all times
To develop genuine bonds with the children and support colleagues to sensitively fulfil their responsibilities
To reflect on practice and daily routines, tailoring them to meet the individual needs of each child
To contribute to planning and the provision of a stimulating range of age appropriate activities and ensuring the club is well-resourced and creatively setup
To contribute to observations and the assessment of children’s learning and development ensuring records are kept up-to-date, are of a high standard and are shared effectively
To provide feedback and work in partnership with key parents, carers and schools, building and maintaining relationships that encourage trust, open communication and involvement in nursery life
To contribute to the effective recording and resolution of any complaints or investigations, ensuring confidentiality at all times
To be professional and a good role model to the children and other staff members, at all times
To work flexibly as part of the larger team, assisting and supporting colleagues wherever required, in order to ensure the smooth running of the company
To attend reasonable out-of-working-hours activities, including training, staff meetings, parent’s evenings and special events
To communicate effectively, sharing information, participating in meetings, inductions and 1-2-1s
To respect and value all colleagues, children and parents, encouraging a positive and diverse working environment
To cooperate and work effectively with the Manager, taking on additional responsibilities/duties
To undertake any other aspects of Club work according to need
This job description is intended to give you an indication of the main duties, but is not meant to be an exhaustive list
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.
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.
An enthusiastic approach to working with early years children
Demonstrate good practice in early years care and education
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 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.
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
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
An enhanced DBS check is required before any appointment can be confirmed.
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.