Early Years Practitioner (Level 3)
- Part Time
Post Designation:Early Years Practitioner (Level 3)
Responsible to:Centre Manager
Conditions of Service:NJC for local Government Services
The Post Holder will:
*Work within the ethos of the Centre and provide a warm, welcoming and stimulating environment, where children and families feel valued.
*Ensure the well-being of all young children and support their access to learning (including those with special needs).
*Support senior staff in the general management of children and families in their use of the Centre and meet the individual children's needs, through play and learning opportunities and general care.
1. Support of Children:
*To fulfil key person responsibilities for a group of children attending the Centre's provision.
*To supervise the children in an inclusive manner, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities. In the absence of senior staff to take sole responsibility of a designated area.
*To provide a range of play and learning opportunities and general care that reflects the child's individual ability.
*To nurture positive relationships with children ensuring their emotional well-being and promoting their confidence and self-esteem.
*To share responsibility with colleagues for creating a provision in which all children can interact and develop fully, intellectually, physically, socially and creatively through play.
*To provide learning experiences that challenge and enable young children to grow in confidence and independence within a stimulating environment.
*To take responsibility for the observation, assessment, monitoring and record keeping of children's learning and development using a variety of methods, to inform planning.
2. Support for the Senior Management Team:
*To work with staff in creating and maintaining a purposeful and organised environment that supports the delivery of play and learning opportunities.
*To monitor children's achievements and identify any difficulties.
*To ensure that practice complies with the Centre's policies and procedures.
*To support the management team in the organisation of the Centre's provision on a day to day basis, including administrative tasks.
*To develop learning opportunities and implement these to meet the differentiated learning needs of individual children as outlined in The Foundation Stage Curriculum Guidance and Birth to Three Matters Framework.
*To organise and carry out home-visits to meet children and their families.
*With support and guidance from senior staff to organise, plan and deliver a particular service area of the Children's Centre provision e.g. sessional activities.
*To support with the supervision of trainee practitioners.
3. Support for Care Routines:
*To support young children in learning and developing skills in personal hygiene, e.g. washing and toileting routines.
*To maintain a clean, healthy and organised environment.
*To implement policies relating to the safety and protection of children i.e. fire procedures, child protection and risk assessments.
4. Support for Birth to Three Matters Framework and Foundation Stage Curriculum:
*With guidance from senior staff to provide learning activities within the guidelines of the Birth to Three Matters Framework.
*With guidance from the teaching staff to plan, prepare and deliver the Foundation Stage Curriculum for young children.
*To support the use of a variety of equipment for learning activities including ICT.
5. Support for the Parents / Carers:
*To ensure a warm and welcoming approach to parents / carers, which encourages their participation and involvement in the Centre's activities.
*To develop positive relationships with parents / carers and be sensitive to their needs.
*To support parents / carers to develop their understanding of how their child learns.
*To be sensitive to the individual needs of parents / carers.
6. Support for the Centre:
*To have a sound knowledge and comply with the policies and procedures relating to child protection, health and safety, security, confidentiality and data protection; reporting all concerns to the appropriate person.
*To understand and promote inclusion and equality policies and procedures.
*Where appropriate to support and work with other professionals.
*To attend relevant meetings as requested by the senior staff or Centre Manager.
*To undertake appropriate training opportunities and professional development in order to maintain a high quality provision.
7. Arrangements for the Supervision of the Post Holder:
*Through regular supervision and performance reviews, identify and undertake appropriate training and professional development opportunities that ensure the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding are kept up to date.
*To undertake such other duties, which may reasonably be regarded as within the nature of the duties / responsibilities and grade of the post.
*The post holder must undertake their duties in a way that secures positive action in respect of equal opportunities and a multi-cultural approach.
*The post holder must comply with the Council's Health and Safety Policy and Equal Opportunities Policy.
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