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Early Years Nursery Education Support Worker

  • Employer: Islington Council
  • Reference: EY/0187/SB
  • Published: Mon 20/06/2022, 1:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 04/07/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time, Evenings, Nights
  • Hours: Shift work 8-2 or 12-6
  • Salary: £23,004 - £23,421 per annum (pro rata)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: London

We have 66 full time places for children aged 6 months to 4 years and are open 49 weeks per year. We aim to provide a warm, family feel and give our families a sense of belonging. Developing positive relationships with our families and children is key. 

We are looking for an experienced early years support practitioner to support our children during the midday meal times and learning activities. 

 The post holder will work for 27.5 hours a week on an alternate shift pattern - 8-2 or 12-6

The post holder will support in the provision of high quality, fully integrated care and education for children throughout the centre in partnership with their and to maintain a safe and secure environment for the children.

Goodinge Early Years Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment; all posts are subject to a satisfactory DBS checks.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact Emma Wright, Head of Nursery, 0207 527 6981

Closing date: Sunday 3rd July 2022 at 23:59

Interview date: TBC

 

 

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 To take joint responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children in your care and those you come into contact with and undertake child protection training at a level commensurate with role.   

  1. Through hands-on practice to assist in the fostering of the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of all children attending the nursery/centre, including those with special educational needs. 
  2. Through hands-on practice to assist in the provision of a comfortable, safe, stimulating and aesthetically pleasing environment which provides consideration of families’ ethnic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds and consideration of children’s gender.  

To support the key worker systems in the centre and act as a co-key person for a small group of children to provide continuity of care in the absence of the key worker, as required: 

  • Develop a loving and secure relationship with each key child.  
  • Help each key child to become familiar with and confident in the setting.  
  • Look after each key child’s care and welfare needs e.g. dressing, toilet training, eating, sleeping, being comforted.  

To assist in observation, assessment and recording of each child’s progress with reference to the nursery/centre’s policies.  

To assist in daily, weekly and termly planning and evaluation to meet the children’s needs and interests.  

To assist the Nursery teacher/Nursery Education Worker working with individual and groups of children as appropriate to their development.  

 To work in partnership with parents.  

 To maintain appropriate positive behaviour strategies with children. 

 To assist in the smooth transition from home to nursery/centre, and between nursery/centre and primary school for the child and family.  

To display the children’s work to draw attention to their achievements.  

To keep up to date with current thinking by attending courses, reading documents, articles etc. as required in fulfilling this role.  

To work within and promote the nursery/centre’s Equal Opportunities Policies.  

To undertake such other duties as may be required by the Headteacher/Head of Centre, which are commensurate with the job and grade.  

To ensure equality of opportunity for all people in service provision and in employment, and to oppose strongly any form of discrimination.  

ADDITIONAL:    

To use and assist others in the use of information technology systems to carry out duties in the most efficient and effective manner.  

To achieve agreed service outcomes and outputs, and personal appraisal targets, as achieved by the line manager.  

To undertake training and constructively take part in meetings, supervision, seminars and other events designed to improve communication and assist with the effective development of the post and post holder.  

The post holder is expected to be committed to the Council’s core values of public service, quality, equality and empowerment and to demonstrate this commitment in the way they carry out their duties.  

 Ensure that duties are undertaken with due regard and compliance with the Data Protection Act and other legislation.  Carry out duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Council’s Health and Safety Policy and relevant Health and Safety legislation.  

At all times carrying out responsibilities/duties within the framework of the Council's Dignity for all Policy. (Equal Opportunities Policy). 

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  • Employer: Islington Council
  • Reference: EY/0187/SB
  • Published: Mon 20/06/2022, 1:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 04/07/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time, Evenings, Nights
  • Hours: Shift work 8-2 or 12-6
  • Salary: £23,004 - £23,421 per annum (pro rata)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: London

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