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Job Ref No. ECC439295-1S Position Type: Early Years Pay Range: £11.44
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 31/05/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: June 2024  

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Child Care Assistant

Kidorable Pre School and Child Care Services
Courtauld Road, Braintree,
Essex. CM7 9BG

Job Title: Early Years Educator


Purpose of the job: To work as a key person and as part of the Kidorable team under the direction of the Manager and Deputy Manager. To provide safe, high quality education and care for young children which meets the individual needs of children attending the setting.

Main Duties

1. To assist with the planning of the curriculum using the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum for guidance.

2. To help to set up the playrooms for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of each session.

3. To act as a key person to a small group of children, liaising closely and building an effective relationship with parents/carers and ensuring each child's needs are recognised and met.

4. Work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members.

5. To advise the nursery manager or deputy manager of any concerns e.g. over children, parents or the safety of equipment, observing confidentiality as necessary.

6. To teach children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulating play experiences.

7. To ensure that children are kept safe and that you understand when to follow child protection procedures.

8. To support meal times within the setting.

9. To actively participate at team meetings, supervisor meetings and appraisal meetings.

10. To attend training courses as required and to take responsibility for your development.

11. To keep completely confidential any information regarding he children, their families or other staff, which is acquired as part of the job.

12. To be aware of and adhere to all the settings operational policies and procedures, e.g. health and safety, fire precautions, dropping off and collection of children, food safety, cleanliness of setting etc.

13. To ensure that adequate records are kept and updated regularly.

14. To promote the nursery to current and potential customers.

15. To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by thee manager or deputy manager, in accordance with the settings business plan/objectives.

NB: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

1. Willingness to learn

2. Level 3 early years education and childcare qualification or level 2 and a commitment to obtain a level 3 qualification.

3. Previous experience of working with young children.

4. Sound knowledge of child development for children from birth to five years.

5. Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

6. Knowledge of child protection procedures.

7. Good Communication skills.

8. An understanding of play based approaches to children's learning and development.

9. Commitment to working effectively with young children and families.

10. Commitment to equal opportunities

11. Friendly and flexible approach at work which facilitates the development of effective relationships.

Desirable Criteria

1. Current First Aid level 3 qualification

An enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check is required for this role. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Chris or Kelly Rogers
Courtauld Road, Braintree
Essex, CM7 9BG
Telephone: 01376 553077
Email: Kidorable2006@hotmail.com

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