Level 3 Early Years Educator – Berkhamstead

Full time
Hertfordshire
Posted 7 days ago


Department: Early Years

  • Pay: £23,578.80 – £27,820.80, dependant on qualifications and experience
  • Area: Berkhamsted – East London
    Hours: Full time (Monday – Friday)

    Holidays – 23 days, excluding bank holidays



Overview

  • To contribute excellence in childcare and education for the children of the Nursery Setting.
  • To give support to other personnel within the setting.
  • To implement the daily routine in each room.

Responsible to

  • Head of Nursery, Deputy Head of Nursery and Room Leaders

As a Nursery Educator, you have a significant role in ensuring the best possible Education and Childcare.

Your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Contributing to a planned programme of activities/lessons that are suitable for the age range of children, in collaboration with other staff.
  • Keeping a proper record of achievement file on key children, for parents/carrer.
  • Working alongside parents/carers of special needs children to provide full integration in the Nursery setting.
  • Supporting all staff and working collaboratively.
  • Adhering to all policies and procedures to uphold standards within the Nursery Setting.

    Safeguarding children by working to safeguarding policies.

  • Liaising with and supporting parents/carers and other family members.
  • Attending out-of-working-hours activities such as training, monthly staff meetings, parents/carers evenings, etc.
  • Being flexible within the working practices of the setting and helping where needed, including undertaking certain domestic jobs within the setting, such as preparing snack meals and cleaning equipment.
  • Recording accidents in the accident book and ensuring that the manager is informed of the report before the parent receives it.
  • Looking upon the setting as a “whole” to determine where help can be most utilised.
  • Being constantly aware of the needs of children.
  • Ensuring that each child is collected by someone known to the setting.
  • Respecting the confidentiality of information received.
  • Preparing and completing activities to suit the child’s stage of development.
  • Ensuring that mealtimes are a time of pleasant social sharing.
  • Toileting, washing, and changing children as required.
  • Ensuring that the setting is of high quality to meet the needs of individual children from different
    cultures and religious backgrounds and stages of development.
  • Upholding the high profile of the setting and its standards at all times.
  • Actively promoting and supporting the safeguarding of children and young people in the workplace and observing Setting policies and procedures.


Person Specification Essential
Skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Enthusiasm for working with young children
  • An interest in the care, learning and development of young children
  • A commitment to the provision of high-quality childcare
  • A positive approach to learning and gaining new skills through teamwork and training opportunities


Desirable:

  • Previous experience of caring for, or working with children in a voluntary or paid capacity
  • An understanding of the Early Learning Goals
  • Knowledge of the National Standards for the regulation of Childcare provision.



Personal qualities:

Good organisational, record keeping and planning skills

Punctuality

Excellent communication skills, with children, colleagues, advisors and parents/carers.

Patience

Reliability and trustworthiness

A positive approach to inclusive practice, with children and colleagues

Flexibility:

Flexibility – occasionally working hours might be changed, e.g. if the setting hosts a Parent’s Evening

  • Able to work in small teams

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