Early Years Apprentice – Kidzone

Type: Apprentice
Region: South West

Westbank are looking to employ an Early Years Educator within their childcare provision, KidZone.

The role of an Early Years Educator will involve supporting room leaders in delivering the Early Years curriculum and working with individuals and small groups within the classroom.

The role will require you to:

  • provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children in the setting.
  • work as part of a team, with the nursery practitioner and EYFS teacher, in order to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, develop and learn.
  • build and maintain strong partnership working with parents to enable childrens needs to be met.

Main duties/responsibilities

General duties:

  • Contribute towards providing a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children at the nursery.
  • Assist with the supervision of activities, such as arts and crafts, music, cooking and outings.
  • Understand and adhere to school policies and procedures, particularly in relation to safeguarding, behaviour, health and safety and emergencies.
  • Liaise with parents to share information about their childs progress.
  • Nursery support for children:
  • Alongside the EYFS teacher and nursery practitioner, deliver a play programme suitable for the age ranges and developmental needs of children at the nursery.
  • Assist with planning and delivering activities which help children work towards achieving the early learning goals (ELGs).
  • Assist with providing a caring and stimulating environment for children which considers their developmental needs and allows them to reach their full potential.
  • Play an active role in observing children in their play to identify their individual needs and make recommendations to the EYFS teacher/ Nursery practitioner for requirements where necessary.
  • Demonstrate a genuine care for the children at the nursery, effectively supervising groups of children in your responsibility, and ensuring their safety at all times.
  • Take an active interest in children and their families, treating them with respect at all times and maintaining high levels of communication with parents in particular, welcoming their concerns and questions.
  • Provide intimate care for children where required, ensuring this is done in line with the schools Intimate Care Policy.
  • Respond appropriately and act quickly in emergency situations and notify relevant individuals where assistance is required.
  • Understand individual responsibilities in terms of child protection and safeguarding and monitor any issues in line with the schools policy and local procedures.
  • Working with nursery staff:
  • Act flexibly within the working practices of the nursery and be prepared to help staff where needed, including to undertake domestic tasks, e.g. cleaning and snack preparation.
  • Provide daily feedback to the nursery practitioner regarding any important information, including complaints, incidents or concerns.
  • Assist with ensuring the nursery is kept clean and hygienic at all times and carry out cleaning duties throughout the day.
  • Individual accountability:
  • Participate in all training offered in order to achieve the qualifications necessary to progress within the nursery.
  • Maintain a learning journey for specific children, as directed by the nursery practitioner, and communicate the development of these children to their parents and other nursery workers on a regular basis
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