CH-189 Early Years Practitioner at Westholme Infant and Nursery School based in Blackburn
- Job Description
The Apprentice is a key member of the early year’s team responsible for delivering high quality care and learning opportunities for children, based on the needs and interests of children whilst undertaking a formal qualification in childcare.
Promote positive relationships in the early years setting
Promote the health, safety and wellbeing of the children
Support the children’s development, learning and play
Contribute to the effectiveness of team work
Complete a formal qualification in childcare within an agreed set time frame.
Have a child centred approach to the running of the nursery
Encourage and model appropriate behaviour and expectations
Maintain accurate and effective children’s records
Respond appropriately to issues requiring confidentiality
Support, promote and implement policies relating to diversity and equality
Work well as part of a team
Work with the team to ensure the smooth running of the nursery day
Work in partnership with parents
Attend parent events and meetings as required
Promote the nursery to current parents and potential customers
Work with other agencies to support children
Work with a training provider to complete a childcare qualification
Implement Westholme policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and other statutory requirements
Assist with observations and planning alongside the staff team
Assist with the care and educational experiences planned by the staff team
Ensure that children are kept safe and that where necessary follow child protection procedures.
Practice positive behaviour management techniques
Support the manager and work as a team to ensure a good or better inspection outcome
Attend staff meetings and training sessions necessary for continuing Professional Development
Participate in all self-development activities including appraisal and supervisions
Maintain staffing ratios in accordance with statutory regulations
- Person Specification
Ability to understand the child’s view
Able to have empathy and understand what it is like for a child in a nursery
Ability to act assertively, and behave fairly and ethically
Show resilience and determination to succeed in the face of pressure and difficulties. Ability to identify concerns and resolve complex dilemmas in a fair, open and reasoned manner.
Able to communicate effectively with both children and adults. Ability to share information, ideas and arguments with a variety of audiences, in a variety of media. Effective ICT skills
Ability to work with others, to contribute to the development of teams
Ability to communicate clearly using a variety of techniques. Ability to encourage team effort, support cohesion and champion motivation.
Reflect and respond
Reflect on the quality of own performance. Respond positively to direction and improve own performance. Know when to seek advice and support.
Ability to focus on results and outcomes
Demonstrate a proactive approach and take responsibility for getting things done.
Ability to self-manage, be flexible, adaptable and embrace new ways of doing things.
Information search skills gather many different kinds of information by a variety of means.
Literacy and Numeracy
Demonstrate a good standard of literacy and numeracy ability.
Thinking and taking decisions
Ability and skills to think and make decisions, analyse and make deductions from information in order to form judgments and take decisions.
Reliable, enthusiastic, and flexible
A commitment to quality in all areas, with a high level of motivation and enthusiasm
Able to perform under stress
A creative thinker
A good sense of humor
Grade C/4 or above in Maths and English
(Predicted grades will be looked at for Year 11 students)
Things to consider
Please note that the closing date for this vacancy is at the employers’ discretion and is subject to change. If this vacancy has been filled we will endeavour to support you in finding alternative vacancies.
- Other Information
Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship
L2 – 15months
Training to be Provided
Level 2 Children and Young People’s Workforce
Employment Rights & Responsibilities
May lead to a permanent position
- How To Apply
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