May 04, 2017

Childcare Practitioners

  • A&C Recruitment
  • Hungerford, United Kingdom
Full time Play Work Qualified Practitioner

Job Details

Childcare Practitioners (Level 3) / Assistant Practitioners and Bank Staff (RG17) 

Our client's business is based across two sites in Hungerford, both registered with Ofsted.

One site, opened in 2004 provides nursery care for children from three months to three years old. It is rated by Ofsted as 'outstanding', and provides an exceptional quality of childcare, learning and interaction in a modern, purpose built, facility.

The second site is a newly refurbished, modern, purpose built facility opened in 2016 providing pre-school, afterschool and holiday club childcare for children from three years to eight years old with the aim to replicate and extend exceptional quality of childcare, learning and interaction provided by the original site.

The business also provides a range of creche services to the local council across the area.

Our clients are looking to appoint Childcare Practitioners / Assistant Childcare Practitioners on a full, part time or job share basis. The salary will be from £7.70 per hour (Practitioner) and £7.50 per hour (Assistant) but will be negotiable, depending on qualifications and experience. 

They are also looking to recruit a number of Bank Staff at the same level. 

Bank staff will cover sickness, holidays and breaks on an agreed ad-hoc basis. They could be covering rotas all-year round or just school term-time.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Care and supervision of children within the childcare environment during normal operating hours
  • Recording and monitoring of accident, incident and risk assessment records
  • Care and supervision of children on outing during normal operating hours
  • Liaison with parents
  • Planning and preparation of activities
  • Supervision of Childcare Assistants (Practitioner) & Students
  • Completing children's development records
  • Mentoring of Childcare Assistants (Practitioner) & Students
  • Recording observations of children
  • Attendance at pre-arranged regular staff meetings
  • Positive management of children's behaviour
  • Attendance at pre-arranged parents' evenings, and other out-of-hours events (by agreement)

Essential Requirements

  • NVQ Level 3 or equivalent qualification (for the Practitioner role).
  • To display a positive, enthusiastic and patient manner when working with children of all ages.
  • To identify the physical, emotional and intellectual needs of the children in the childcare facility.
  • To have good communication skills (visual, oral and written) - particularly in relation to communication with children.
  • To keep childcare and child-related data and information strictly confidential (guidance can be obtained from the Senior Practitioner or Childcare Manager).

Desirable Requirements

  • Paediatric first aid qualification or working towards obtaining a qualification.
  • Basic food hygiene qualification or working towards obtaining a qualification.
  • Basic computer skills
  • Working knowledge of Early Years Foundation Standards (Practitioner role).
  • Basic knowledge of Early Years Foundation Standards (Assistant role).
  • To provide a 'role model' for Childcare Assistants (Practitioner role) and Students (both roles).

Direct Report to a Senior Childcare Practitioner, who has responsibility for a childcare room.

A&C Recruitment Ltd currently specialise in searching and resourcing within the Child care sector. The business was set up to help our clients avoid high recruitment fees and instead charge affordable one off payments to undertake the necessary advertising and candidate searches.

We have a team of experienced account managers, who oversee the day to day running of a client's account, by sending them updates on potential candidates that have been sourced through our recruitment team's searches, or applications to adverts we post online.

If you would like to know more, or are applying for a job through us. Please do not hesitate to contact A&C Recruitment on 01775 722631 or quote ref AC1371

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