(member of Chatsworth Schools Group) Job Description: Full Time L2 or L3 Early Years Practitioner with responsibility for delivering the EYFS alongside caring for the daily needs of children between the ages of 6 months & 5 years old.
To understand what constitutes quality care and education
To have a good knowledge of child development and the areas and age ranges of the EYFS
To be prepared to implement the Early Years Foundation Stage; planning, delivering, observing, recording and assessing
To ensure that best practice is employed within teaching
To work as part of a team in all aspects
To show personal and professional integrity and confidentiality at all times
To provide a warm, caring and stimulating environment for the children
To organise and maintain the classroom environment and resources effectively
To maintain appropriate presentation of all school areas alongside your team
To provide an environment free from gender, sexual and racial stereotyping
To build and maintain strong links with parents
To keep written records/ online records on children and liaise with parents as required
To work effectively within the whole school team giving support to colleagues
To attend and contribute to Staff Meetings, training sessions, Inset days and any specific events as requested by the manager.
To maintain regulatory certification and keep abreast of legislation in the Early years
To have a high regard for the culture of the nursery school and Chatsworth Schools
To carry out any other duties as required by the manager or Director of Early years for the benefit of the school community and reputation
You will require excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal, and the ability to develop effective relationships with parents, colleagues and outside agencies. IT capability is essential as is the ability to prioritise, plan and time manage effectively.
You have a responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people for whom you are responsible, or with whom you come into contact in the school. It is your responsibility to adhere to and ensure compliance with the nursery school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy at all times. If at any time you identify and instance that a child or young person is at risk you must report your concerns immediately to the Designated Safeguarding Lead or the Deputy DSL.
A genuine enjoyment of working with young children and a sense of humour are important as well as a high regard for always striving for the best you can be in all aspects of your role.
Heavily discounted childcare
Birthday paid off
Bonus for joining £250
Bonus for passing probation £250
Bonus for completing 6mths £250
For each year completed up to 5 yrs one day additional holiday
Access to counselling for you and your immediate family
As a business we are committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults and we expect you to share this commitment. The right candidate will be required to undertake a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, and to be able to provide 2 references.
At Duchess Nursery, we embed Fundamental British Values into our daily nursery life. Within our nursery settings, this translates as caring for our friends and those around us as well as our environment. One way we do this is through our nursery ‘promises’ – the children can relate to a promise and understand that we really try to live by these guidelines.
We promise we will try to remember to…
Be kind to others
Share and take turns
Use listening ears
Use an inside voice
Help tidy up
Use walking feet in the nursery.
These promises are strengthened through positive praise, group reward charts and stickers. The promises are encouraged from the youngest to the oldest children. Once it is possible, the younger children are encouraged to pick up their toys at tidy up time. Our oldest children are encouraged to follow all the promises and encourage others to do so as well. We believe this will help them grow into considerate children with respect for others.