Role: Early Years Practitioner (Level 3) Hours: Hours worked 28 hours a week Days and hours: Monday 8.00 - 12.00, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8.30 - 3.10 Friday 8.30 - 12.10 Salary: £8.00 an hour NVQ level 3 qualified or equivalent CLOSING DATE: 17th November 2017 An exciting, varied and fulfilling role within a small charity run Pre-School recently rated a GOOD Ofsted. To make a real difference to the lives of the attending children and their families and as part of a team, you will deliver high-quality play and learning opportunities through a wide range of activities. You will communicate well with young children, parents and carers and have working knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage. General duties and responsibilities: Work as part of a team supporting other Pre-School staff and volunteers. Ensuring the smooth running of the Pre-School by adhering to relevant policies and procedures. Attend management, administration or organisation meetings including open days, events or evenings as required. Use your knowledge, experience and imagination to come up with new ideas and activities. Serving of refreshments to children and overseeing lunchtimes. Setting up and packing away resources. Attend training and keep up-to-date with changes to welfare requirements, planning for children’s learning and safeguarding procedures. Show a strong commitment to training and on-going professional development. Any other duties reasonably required by the Pre-school Manager. Child led duties and responsibilities: Provide high quality care for children aged 2 to 5 years old. Liaise where necessary with the Designated Safeguarding Lead to ensure children are fully safeguarded. Support children as they develop independence and self-help skills. Being Key worker to a group of children, which includes planning, regular observations on Tapestry, end-of-term reports and parent meetings. Building relationships with children and communicating well with their parents, carers and relevant professionals involved with the child, to ensure children’s individual needs are met Be able to set clear targets for children’s learning. Keep appropriate, accurate and efficient records to support the child’s learning, play and well-being. Ensure you are fully are aware of all welfare requirements, and that all procedures for child protection and safeguarding are understood and effectively implemented. Liaise with the Special Educational Needs Coordinator regarding application of Pre-School policy to support children. ABOUT YOU: You’re passionate about providing high quality childcare and have an NVQ Level 3 childcare qualification or equivalent. A team player with good communication skills, able to relate to small children and adults alike. You will need: NVQ level 3 qualification or equivalent. Knowledge and understanding of the EYFS, and the ability to refer to the EYFS Framework when planning activities. To be aware of the role of planning, observation and keeping records when caring for nursery aged children. Genuine enthusiasm for working with children and meeting their needs. Satisfactory DBS check and a minimum of two references. HOW TO APPLY: Please email email@example.com entitled ‘Practitioner Vacancy’ to register your interest and request an application form.