To be actively involved in the discussion and development of preschool’s policies and practice
To assist in the planning and preparation of learning activities to assess learning to inform planning
To help to set clear targets for children progress
To assess, record and report on children’s developments, identifying strengths and needs
To help to maintain an attractive and well-organised environment
To work with outside agencies in supporting children
To attend staff meetings and forums when appropriate
Care and Welfare of Children
To attend to the health, safety and welfare of children at all times, including playground supervision, care and cleaning of toys; and the cleaning of incontinent children when necessary
To deliver programmes designed by other services such as Speech & Language programmes
To foster close relationships with children and their parents, offering help and guidance where appropriate
To administer medicines in accordance with preschool policy
Other Key Areas
To help to maintain good order among children, providing clear, consistent, firm and caring guidelines for children’s behaviour, in line with the preschool policy and ethos
To work as a team member with all colleagues
To participate in training and development activities, ensuring continuous professional development
To be familiar with the preschool’s Health and Safety and safeguarding Policies and to be vigilant for risk at all times and take appropriate action to minimise risk and safeguard the children and adults alike.
To seek help or advice wherever necessary
To maintain confidentiality
Entitlement to Professional Development
Participation in Continuing Professional Development
Professional opportunities to extend areas of skill and experience
Annual performance review and professional development interview with Foundation Stage Leader
Essential Personal Qualities
· Well-organised, professional, innovative and tactful
· A reflective practitioner
· Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
· Have a sense of humour
· Able to manage an appropriate work-life balance
· Passionate about wanting to make a difference to our children
· Has a desire to further their own learning and is ambitious for their career
· Have an approachable and friendly manner
· To have varied interests outside preschool and education
· Have an awareness of the needs of others
This job description is intended to give you an indication of the main duties, but is not meant to be an exhaustive list.
A great range of nursery jobs Bretsa works with private day nurseries, children's centres, montessori schools, after school clubs, play schemes, nursery schools and primary schools right across London and Kent. From large groups to independent venues, we can find you great options.
Applying for temporary work - what to expect Are you looking for the odd day now and then to fit in with other commitments? Or an ongoing placement somewhere?
When you come to register with our friendly consultants you'll have an interview about working in nurseries, get to discuss your requirements, and show us all your documents. The consultant will help you through the referencing and DBS process and our system will send you an email each week so you know how your application is progressing.
Once you've cleared our safeguarding checks you'll be live on our system and your consultant will contact you to welcome you onboard. Then you just login to our website from your phone and update when you want to work each week and our consultant matches you to the available shifts.
Remember to get your timesheet signed at the end of each placement, get it in to us and you're paid the following Friday. You even get pay holiday pay and a pension.
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Permanent work At any one time we have LOTS of permanent roles available.
From Nursery Managers, Deputy Nursery Managers, Room Leaders, Nursery Nurses, Nursery Cooks, Nursery Assistants and everything in between we either already have something that is local to you, or we can find it.
Choosing your next permanent role can feel like a daunting step and we understand that. Our consultants in the office will explain the process, go through your CV to make sure it's ready to show to clients and discuss options.
Even if you're not looking to apply for a new position today we're always happy to discuss option - why not give us a call for a chat?