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Early Years Nursery Education Worker. Job in London E-Nursery Jobs

£23,838 to £24,705
Job Type
2 May 2022

Scale 3 Qualified Early Years Nursery Education Worker

35 hours - Monday to Friday - All-Year-Round

Westbourne Early Years Centre

Are you passionate about working with under-fives? If you are then our client could have the job for you! An opportunity has arisen for a Qualified Early Years Nursery Education Worker to join their motivated and enthusiastic team across the Centre. The post is currently in their Nursery class (3-4 year olds).

The Centre is open 8.00am to 6.00pm. This post is 35 hours per week and involves working shifts.

Westbourne Early Years Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment; all posts are subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

Please apply using the link below, please use person specification to explain how you meet the criteria for the post. CV's are not accepted.

Main duties of the job

Under the overall direction and management of the Executive Head, Head of Nursery and Early Years Teacher, implement high quality early years practice and provision to support all children to reach their full potential, particularly in the prime areas of learning and development across all centre services.

For an informal discussion about this post or to arrange a visit please contact Melanie Skipp, Head of Nursery or Wendy Dormer, Executive Head.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Under the overall direction and management of the Executive head, Head of nursery and Early Years Teacher, implement high quality early years practice and provision to support all children to reach their full potential, particularly in the prime areas of learning and development across all centre services

  1. To take joint responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children in your care and those you come into contact with.
  2. To undertake child protection training at a level commensurate with role.
  3. Through hands-on practice under the direction of the lead practitioner and senior workers, contribute to the development and maintenance of developmentally appropriate, child-centred, play-based provision for young children which provides the nurturing environment needed to promote children's emotional stability, independence, autonomy and creativity.
  4. Contribute and assist in fostering positive relationships and close working links with the range of professionals in the children's centre in order to promote access to wider integrated services for all families and children and support a multi-disciplinary team around the child and family approach. This may include completing and using common assessment frameworks (CAF) and participating in Team around the Child (TAC) meetings where appropriate, with the support of senior practitioners.
  5. Develop and maintain a partnership with parents that values their contributions and involves them in their child's education, including support for the home learning environment and for ensuring smooth transitions and continuity for the child and parents into, within and out of the setting.
  6. Act as a key person for a small group of children providing each child with continuity of care throughout the child's time at the setting, in partnership with their parent/carers:
  • Develop a loving and secure relationship with each key child.
  • Help each key child to become familiar with and confident in the setting.
  • Look after each key child's care and welfare needs e.g. dressing, toilet training, eating, sleeping, being comforted.
  • Build trusted relationships with each key child's parents, ensuring there are regular opportunities to share information on the child's development at home and in the setting.
Person specification

Education and Experience

Essential criteria

  • Minimum Level 3 qualification in childcare/early years practice with suitable practice placements (e.g. NNEB Certificate, NVQ Level 3 - Childcare/Early Years Care, BTEC Nationals in Childhood Studies or equivalent).
  • For Scale 4 - Level 3 qualification with substantial experience in an early years setting, including experience as a key person.
  • Educated to English (GCSE A-C) or equivalent or able to pass the Council's literacy tests.

Knowledge, Skills and Ability

Essential criteria

  • Demonstrate the ability to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, and provide a safe learning environment and recognise when a child is in danger or at risk of abuse.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the early years framework and the importance of play in young children's development and learning.
  • Demonstrate the ability to create a stimulating learning environment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to promote all aspects of children's learning and development, prime and specific areas of learning, through a range of effective strategies.
  • Knowledge and an understanding of the importance of the child's well-being and ability to meet the physical and emotional needs of young children, including those with additional social, emotional or special education needs.
  • Knowledge of how to share information appropriately.
  • Knowledge of how a range of factors can inhibit children's learning and development and how these can be overcome.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively contribute to and work with the observation, assessment, tracking and planning systems in place.
  • Knowledge of how to keep children safe and the requirements of safety in the workplace.
  • Demonstrate the ability to relate easily and communicate effectively with children aged birth to 5, listening and responding sensitively.
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  • Job Reference: 580574449-2
  • Date Posted: 2 May 2022
  • Recruiter: Fill Your Specialist Role
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  • Location: London
  • Salary: £23,838 to £24,705
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Permanent