Definition of the Role:
To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social, and intellectual care for the children in our Beacon Nursery facility.
Purpose of the Role:
To assist the Nursery Manager to provide professional childcare. To support other nursery staff, as part of a professional team, in working with children on their education and social development and provide a high quality of care. Ensure compliance with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety, security, and confidentiality.
- To be aware of and demonstrate understanding; how to safeguard children under local safeguarding procedures in accordance with legislative documentation.
- Operate a programme of activities suitable to the age range of children in your area in conjunction with other staff.
- Ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children attending nursery.
- Play with, communicate, and care for all children regardless of each child’s individual needs.
- Keep an accurate record of achievement for your key children, for parents.
- Complete assessments at the periodic points in your key children’s development.
- Work with parents of special needs children to give full integration in the nursery.
- To be flexible within the working practices of the nursery, being prepared to help where needed, including undertaking any domestic tasks e.g. meal preparation etc
- Check, assemble and maintain equipment and ensure it is safe for use.
- Recording accidents according to Beacon Nursery Policy and Procedures.
- Utilise all practical skills and knowledge to ensure that the service provided is of the highest standard. St Helens YMCA is an Investor In People.
- Specific childcare tasks – ensure mealtimes are a time of pleasant social sharing, washing, and changing children as required, providing comfort and warmth to a poorly child.
- To carry out all other reasonable tasks and instructions as may be specified by your supervisor or line manager or another senior member of staff.
- To ensure the nursery consistently meets the EYFS and Ofsted requirements.
- Evidenced experience of working with young children aged 6wks – 5yrs
- Knowledge of child development and safeguarding
- Ability to communicate well with adults and children
- Recognised accredited childcare qualification
- Knowledge of key worker systems and record keeping
- Knowledge of the Children’s Act
- Knowledge of the desirable outcomes
- To be able to demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team
- Ability to write legibly and good presentation skills
- Demonstrate creative ability
- Understanding of Equal opportunities
- Awareness of health & Safety and Practical hygiene issues.
- Experience in a day-care setting
- Computer literate
- Good organisational skills
- Able to demonstrate the ability to take on a responsibility role
Skills and Attributes:
- Good communication and organisational skills.
- Experience of working with young children.
- Highly responsible, trustworthy, and reliable.
- A good understanding of childcare practices.
- Ability to work cohesively as part of a team.
- High level of attention-to-detail.
- Enthusiasm to develop your skills and knowledge.
- Approachable, compassionate, and patient manner.
- Adaptable to change and willingness to embrace new ideas and processes.
- Ability to work unsupervised and deliver quality work.
- Conflict resolution, be able to support children to work through arguments and difficult situations.
Closing Date: 20 October 2023