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Early Years Educator (Babies). Job in Lewisham E-Nursery Jobs

Lewisham, London
£20,000 to £25,000
Job Type
26 Apr 2022
Who we are
Hatching Dragons is one of the UK's leading bilingual early years educational brands, having built its reputation around Chinese and English immersion for which we have received 99% positive reviews from our community. Our aim is to become the defacto bilingual early years immersion provider across the UK and so have Russian, French, Arabic and more languages in our pipeline for future schools developments. We're also launching new childcare services in language enriched weekend schools, holiday camps and after school clubs in the communities we serve, along with home based educators and tutors to service childcare needs in the home environment, which we really do think we're an exciting place to work for those who want to continue to improve, do something new and different in the space
Why now?
Our Canada Water School is rapidly growing and we're in need of strong, dependable and super inspiring early years educators to join the team and help us continue to deliver something different in nursery education. And we have an opening for a qualified, level 2, early years educator to join as a floating member of staff to work between the rooms, covering sickness and absences, until a full time role becomes available. We always want to have an additional member of staff to assist with fast growth - and our nursery has increased 25% and 30% in revenue terms in the last 2 months alone, so we're in need of strong pipeline candidates to assume senior leadership roles within the room teams in due course.
What's the Early Years Educator (Babies) role?
You will be a qualified teacher in early years education, specialising in baby room practice (children under the age of 2) initially reporting to the Room Leaders and senior teaching staff in the school. You will be responsible therefore for:
* Supporting room based teams in educational delivery and welfare management in line with the EYFS and our policies and procedures
* All aspects of educational delivery in your room, in line with our bilingual immersion model and teaching and learning practice procedures
* Ensuring that all safeguarding and welfare is met under the EYFS and Safeguarding Children in Education / Working together to Safeguard Children
* All operational policies and procedures / routines are delivered in line with guidance
* Delivering on our environmental and sustainability policy at all times
What we can do for you:
* Untapped level 2 training programmes in everything from First Aid through to Food Hygiene, practice led modules on baby care through to understanding autism - all paid for by us.
* Placements and rotations around the business for you to get a full, rounded experience of what we do and how we do it around town to embed you with our family
* Training Days each term to get together, relax, talk and understand how to do what we do better
* Recruitment bonuses - recommend a staffer to us and we'll give you £100 for anyone who signs up
* Post probation cash bonus of £250
* Welcome gifts and birthdays sent to your home
* Career progression - promotional opportunities across the group at our other sites as we grow
* Sales & HR Training - leveraging the best in tech platforms to see you become an accomplished CRM expert to broaden your skills sets beyond the classroom
* Profit related pay bonus schemes - when the schools hit target, so will you
* Day off for your birthday
Who we're looking for...
We're looking for an all round early years educational expert with at least two years experience in both babies, toddlers and preschool working as a key person and / or float teaching support. We want someone who is proactive, positive, purpose-driven and most importantly energetic and interactive with our children, team and parent community to best deliver for our children and brand. Remember, you'll be stepping up to the next full time Key person position that comes available.
Required Qualifications& Certificates:
Relevant childcare qualification to level 2 or above; Up to date DBS; Paediatric first aid;Safeguarding training; Food Hygiene; SEND; Fire Safety; A positive approach to gaining further qualifications and training and at least 2 years working in senior capacities in baby rooms.
* Good organisational, record keeping and planning skills
* Excellent communication skills, with children, colleagues, advisors and parents/carers
* A good understanding of the EYFS
* Good written and verbal skills for report writing, maintaining child records and providing feedback to parents/carers and colleagues
* A positive approach to learning and gaining new skills through teamwork and training opportunities
* The ability to model, motivate and support staff
* Problem-solving skills
* Basic IT skills
* Able to plan and manage own and others workload
* Desired - Mandarin
2 years experience in baby room
Good knowledge of Ofsted requirements for the provision of safe care to children aged 6 months to 5 years.
Knowledge of health & safety requirements for the environment in which children aged 6 months to 5 years are cared for
Experience of working in small team, supporting colleagues with peer on peer observations.
A commitment to the provision of high-quality childcare.
Being able to deliver a tough message in a fair way
Supporting nursery marketing events experience
Person Specification
Reliability and trustworthiness
A positive approach to inclusive practice with children, parents and colleagues
Enthusiasm for working with young children
Flexibility - occasionally working hours might be changed, e.g. if the the setting host marketing events
Hatching Dragons is committed to employing the most rigorous vetting procedures to ensure that its staff are the most qualified to care for its children. For full guidance, see our application form online. To Apply for this role, please submit your CV and one our recruitment team will be in touch for a telephone screening.
We are Covid secure on site - all staff are requested to take lateral flow tests to prove compliance prior to their shift and all visitors are requested to wear masks and sanitise when in the setting. We follow strict adherence to the government's advice
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  • Job Reference: 574804578-2
  • Date Posted: 26 April 2022
  • Recruiter: Hatching Dragons
    Hatching Dragons
  • Location: Lewisham, London
  • Salary: £20,000 to £25,000
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Permanent