30 Dec, 2018
EARLY YEARS PROFESSIONAL / NURSERY PRACTITIONER
Nutfield Day Nursery, Church Hill, Nutfield, Surrey RH1 4JA
Purpose of Post:
. To assume overall responsibility for raising the quality of early years provision, including physical, emotional, social and intellectual education and care for children in the setting.
. To promote excellent practice at all times
. To lead practice across the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
. To support and mentor other practitioners in the skills and behaviours that safeguard and promote good outcomes for children.
. Staff management will be included here where you are working out of ratio as Manager or in the absence of the proprietor.
. Knowledge and understanding of EYFS
. Effective practice
. Relationships with children
. Communicating and working in partnership with families and carers
. Teamwork and collaboration
. Professional development of other practitioners
. When working as manager or in the absence of the Proprietor duties will include marketing, management or business development/planning.
The proprietors Mr and Mrs L Bertin and to a certain degree parents and children
Hours of Work
41 hours per week between 7 am and 7 pm Monday to Friday. Hours determined on the last working day of the previous month.
£19507.80 Gross per annum
Knowledge and understanding of the EYFS
. Ensure that all practitioners understand the principles and content of the Early Years Foundation Stage and know how to put them in to practice.
. Support other practitioners in acknowledging the various influences and transitions experienced by a child from both inside and outside the setting.
. Practice and promote current legal requirements, national policies and guidance on health and safety, safeguarding and promoting the well-being of children.
. To be accountable for the delivery of high quality provision within the setting.
. Encourage other practitioners to have high expectations of all children and to demonstrate commitment to ensuring that they can achieve their full potential.
. Establish and sustain a safe, welcoming, purposeful, stimulating and encouraging environment where children feel confident and secure and are able to develop and learn.
. Promote the use of informed observation and other strategies to monitor children’s activity, development and progress systematically and carefully, and to use this information to inform, plan and improve practice and provision.
. Plan and provide safe, appropriate, child-led and adult initiated experiences, activities and play opportunities in indoor, outdoor and in out-of-setting contexts, which enable children to develop and learn.
. Select, prepare and use a range of resources suitable for children’s ages, interests and abilities taking account of diversity and promoting equality and inclusion.
. Actively support the development of children’s language and communication skills.
. Promote children’s rights, equality, inclusion and anti-discriminatroy practice in all aspects of the setting.
. Establish and maintain a safe environment and employ practices that promote children’s health, safety and physical, mental and emotional well-being.
. Encourage all practitioners to recognise when a child is in danger or at risk of harm and know how to act to protect them.
. Support the process of effective assessment, recording and reporting on progress in children’s development and learning and use this as a basis for differentiating provision.
. Encourage all practitioners to talk to children, giving constructive and sensitive feedback to help children understand what they have achieved and think about what they need to do next.,
. Introduce/ maintain a positive and proactive culture amongst practitioners in being able to identify and support children whose progress, development or well-being is affected by changes or difficulties in their personal circumstances, ensuring staff know when to refer then to colleagues for specialist support.
Relationships with children
. To ensure that all practitioners establish fair, respectful, trusting, supportive and constructive relationships with children, communicating sensitively and effectively with children from birth to the end of the foundation stage.
. Encourage a culture of listening to children, paying attention to what they say and valuing and respecting their view.
. Ensure all staff demonstrate the positive values, attitudes and behaviour, which the setting expects from the children.
Communication and working in partnership with families and carers
. Establish fair, respectful, trusting and constructive relationships with families and parens’carers, and communicate sensitively and effectively with them.
. To work in partnership with parents / carers and other family members, providing formal and informal opportunities through which information about children’s well-being, development and learning can be shared to improve outcomes.
Teamwork and collaboration
. Establish and sustain a culture of collaborative and cooperative working between colleagues.
. Influence and shape the policies and practices of the setting and share in collective responsibility for their implementation.
. Contribute to the work of a multiprofessional team and, where appropriate, coordinate and implement agreed programmes and interventions on a day-to-day basis.
. Encourage all practitioners in the setting to develop and use skills in literacy, numeracy and information and communication technology to support their work with children and wider professional activities.
. Plan an active role in identifying and finding ways of meeting the professional development needs of practitioners in the setting.
Nutfield Day Nursery.
Redhill RH1, UK