We are looking for a bank staff member in Downham Market.
The successful applicant will need to have an excellent understanding of the EYFS and have a strong passion for a child centred approach to play and learning. As an bank staff member you are a key member of the nursery team responsible for delivering high quality care and learning opportunities for children, based on the needs and interests of those children.
Position: Day Care Practitioner
Hours of work: Shifts on a rota basis between 7am – 6pm, all year round.
Responsible to: Nursery Manager
To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children in the nursery.
To ensure all individual needs of children are identified and met.
To understand the characteristics of effective teaching and learning and implement these with all children.
To ensure all Company policies, procedures and operational practices are adhered to at all times.
To be a key person to a group of children, planning and implement a programme of activities suitable to their development using the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS).
A full and relevant level 3 qualification.
Knowledge and understanding of planning and providing high quality childcare and education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework.
Knowledge and understanding of supporting children’s behaviour
Awareness and understanding and commitment to diversity and equality.
An enthusiastic approach to working with early years children
Demonstrate good practice in early years care and education
Committed to working as part of a team.
Good interaction with children.
Ability to work closely and constructively with children.
Recognise that parents/carers are the main educators
Ability to model good practice to staff.
Ability to work in partnership with parents and carers.
Effective time management and organisational skills.
Ability to use judgement and common sense, and be able to work on own initiative.
Experience of working in childcare setting
Have experience of working and caring with babies.
Experience of observation, planning and assessment and completing learning journeys.
The position is working between Monday and Friday 7am-18.00pm. You would need to hold a relevant childcare qualification; ideally to level 3 and have experience working in a nursery and working with children aged 3months -11years. Positions are to start ASAP.
Alpha Nurseries are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and the company expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post will be offered subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS and children's barred list check.