03/12/2018 ymca 2019-02-24T00:00:00+00:00 Essex CO6 4AT
GBP 5,772-8,840

Apprentice Nursery Assistant

  • Sector: health social care
  • Location: Essex
  • Salary: 5,772-8,840
  • Level: Childcare Apprenticeship Level 2
Apprentice Nursery Assistant

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Opportunity description

Key duties:

  • To assist with the planning of the curriculum by providing safe, creative and appropriate educational opportunities for all children within an inclusive environment, preparing activities, organising programmes and arranging equipment
  • Keyperson to a group of children, liaising closely with parents/carers to ensure individual needs are met, and to be responsible for observations and record keeping relating to the progress and development of key children
  • To ensure that activities are carried out in a safe and responsible manner in accordance with statutory responsibilities, and to advise the pre-school manager of any concerns over children, equipment etc.
  • To follow all pre-school policies, including those regarding safeguarding, inclusion and confidentiality
  • Pre-school offers the highest standards of physical and emotional care, health and safety, and personal and food hygiene at all times
  • Working creatively with children within the EY framework, as instructed by pre-school Manager.
  • Daily interaction with children to provide range of stimulating activities to promote all areas of learning
  • Ensuring all children have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Working with range of people including preschool staff, visiting professionals and agencies, parents, children and families, and visitors and student placements
  • Significant elements of inside and outside work, including leading outdoor learning.
  • Understanding and being able to implement inclusive practices into the setting, to ensure all children have the opportunity to learn, interact and fulfil their potential
  • Working with the pre-school manager to establish an appropriate safe and secure learning environment.
  • Promoting positive values, attitudes and good child behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encouraging children to take responsibility for their own behaviour
  • Having a positive approach to continuous professional development

The successful applicant will have:

  • Must have a level 2 in childcare
  • Excellent organisation skills and time-management
  • Enthusiastic and Hardworking
  • DBS required
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Experience of childcare and a real want to progress in this career
  • Their GCSE Maths and English grades 4 /C or equivalent

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