31 Jan, 2019
Position: Day Care Practitioner
Hours of work: Shifts on a rota basis between 7.30am – 6 pm.
Responsible to: Nursery Manager
Contract: 30 hours
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).
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 the 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.
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 behavior
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 work closely and constructively with children.
Recognize 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 organizational skills.
Ability to use judgment and common sense, and be able to work on own initiative.
Experience of working in a childcare setting
Have experience of working and caring for 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