Early Years Practitioner

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1st October 2021

Early Years Practitioner

We are seeking a Level 3 and Level 2 Nursery Practitioner to join our team.

As a Qualified Nursery Practitioner, you will be responsible for providing high-quality care and education to children aged 0-5 years old.

We are a small home-feel setting, with up to 36 nursery places. We are situated on the Wallingford School grounds. We have three rooms, all individually catered to the children’s interest and needs.

See job description below.

For more information, please contact – manager@duchessnurserywallingford.co.uk or 01491 829729

(Level 2 and upwards)

Job Description

The Early Years Practitioner has responsibility of delivering the EYFS alongside caring for the daily needs of children between the ages of 3 months and 5 years old.

Main Responsibilities

  • To understand what constitutes quality care and education and 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 and to ensure that best practice is employed within teaching
  • To work as part of a team in all aspects, working effectively within the whole nursery school team giving support to colleagues and the manager
  • 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 and 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 on children and liaise with parents as required
  • 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 and Chatsworth Schools
  • To carry out any other duties as required by the manager or Director of Early years for the benefit of the nursery community and reputation

Personal Specification

You will require excellent communication skills, 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 that a child or young person is at risk you must report 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.

For more information, please contact – manager@duchessnurserywallingford.co.uk or 01491 829729


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