Early Years Practitioner, Raised in Easton

 

Reports to:                                   Nicola Brimble, Head of Nursery

Working hours:                          20 hours per week (over 2 days: Monday and Friday)

Salary:                                            £8,800 (£17,600 pa pro rata)

Probationary Period:               6 months

Work Location:                           Raised in Easton (at Easton Community Centre)

 ORGANISATIONAL SUMMARY

Raised in Bristol provides children’s nurseries in community owned spaces. We want to help local communities prosper and by working in partnership with community organisations, we can achieve local impact and be accountable to the local community.

Our business model is also designed to support the sustainability of our host community organisations by paying a rent (as a long-term anchor tenant) and by donating a large proportion of our profits. This will mean that social and economic wealth is recycled in each community in which we operate.

It is Raised in Bristol’s intention to open several nurseries across Bristol and Raised in Easton, at Easton Community Centre, is our first. We want the children of different communities across Bristol to grow up feeling a stronger connection to their own neighbourhood as well as to the wider city.

We will be opening Raised in Easton on 2 January 2018.

Purpose of role:

Working as part of the Raised in Easton nursery team to plan, deliver and evaluate activities and learning experiences for a group of children aged 1 – 5 years. To observe and support the development of the children and ensure their safety and welfare.

How to apply: Download the Application form  & email to nicola@raisedinbristol.org.uk
Closing date:  5pm Friday 29 December 2017
Interview date: afternoon of Friday 5 January 2018

Person Specification-

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Education & Training:

Essential

Minimum NNEB, NVQ Level II (Childcare & Education), BTEC (Childcare) or equivalent, or higher qualification

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) – essential evidence

Desirable

Up to date first aid and child protection qualifications

Maths / English GCSE grade C and above

Skills & Experience

Essential

Experience in a group setting working with 1-2 year olds and / or 3-5 year olds

Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of: child protection procedures; health and safety procedures, nursery records, child development, play and learning

Good standard of English – spoken and written

Desirable

Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of early years curriculum; anti-discriminatory practices ICT

Knowledge

        Essential

Knowledge of statutory requirements and legislation

Knowledge and understanding of child development

Ability to relate to the EYFS Framework

        Desirable

A level of commercial knowledge and understanding

Personal Attributes

Honest and reliable

Energetic, enthusiastic, nurturing

Accountable and able to use initiative and take responsibility

Flexible and ready to embrace change and development

Able to build and maintain relationships with parents and other professionals

A passion for creating the best start in life for children

 

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Operations:

  1. Implement Raised in Bristol’s policies and procedures.
  2. Be a key person, keeping up to date with children’s learning records ensuring they have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
  3. Be a positive role model for colleagues and children.
  4. Undertake domestic duties within the nursery, including tasks related to the safety and hygiene of children and the cleanliness of the nursery.

 Curriculum & Quality:

  1. Ensure a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care and development for children in the nursery.
  2. As part of the team and as a key worker, carry out a range of activities suitable for the individual abilities and development of the children.
  3. Provide fun, challenging and creative play experiences for all children.
  4. Undertake, record and make assessments of the children in your key group.
  5. Liaise with parents / carers to share information relating to individual children’s progress and development.
  6. Set up the nursery environment daily ensuring it reflects Raised in Bristol’s values.
  7. Work with all children and their families ensuring they are supported by the setting.

 Community Engagement and Customer Service:

  1. Work in partnership with parents, formally and informally.
  2. Support the management team’s programme of community engagement and positively represent the nursery.
  3. Behave in a friendly, courteous and professional manner in all contact with colleagues and members of the public.

Child Protection, integrated working and promoting the welfare of the child:

  1. Ensure Raised in Bristol’s child protection procedures are consistently implemented.
  2. Advise the management team of any matters requiring attention, i.e. concerns about a child.
  3. Ensure the nursery consistently promotes positive behaviour, self-control and independence in the children through effective behaviour management strategies and developing children’s social, emotional and behavioural skills.
  4. Be aware of risks within the environment to ensure that the nursery is safe at all times.

Resource Management 

  1. Advise the management team of any matters requiring attention, i.e. concerns about health and safety issues, equipment in need of repair / replacement.
  2. Support administrative, IT and publicity activities of the nursery.
  3. Support the management team in show-rounds and other activities that help to maximise occupancy.
  4. Proactively manage own continuing professional development and regularly attend supervision.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Maintain confidentiality as appropriate.
  2. Some evenings and occasional weekend work may be required.
  3. Carry out any other activity that may be reasonably requested by the Head of Nursery. 

N.B. This job description is not exhaustive and will be periodically reviewed, in consultation with the post holder, and amended in the light of the changing needs of the organisation.

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