Early Years Educator Level 3 (KCOS)

Posted 1 month ago

Vacancy description

Family orientated nursery set in a beautifully refurbished property. Operating for nearly 20 years in the heart of Darlington we place a very high emphasis on providing a happy, relaxed and safe environment where play, fun and enjoyment go hand-in-hand with learning and discovery for the children in our care.

Main Responsibilities

  • To deliver a high standard of learning, development and care for children aged 0-5 years.
  • To ensure that the preschool nursery is a safe environment for children, staff and others.
  • To develop partnerships with parents/carers to increase involvement in their child’s development.
  • To be responsible for any tasks delegated by the Nursery Manager
  • To complete all academic aspects of the apprenticeship

Main Activities

  • To provide a safe, caring, stimulating educational environment, both indoors and outdoors, at all times. ·
  • To help ensure the preschool nursery meets Ofsted requirements at all times.
  • To understand and work to preschool nursery policies and procedures, including how to deal with child protection issues appropriately and how to respond to incidents, accidents, complaints and emergencies.
  • To plan activities which ensure each child is working towards the early learning outcomes.
  • To ensure records are properly maintained, e.g. daily attendance register, accident and incident book, risk assessments.
  • To liaise closely with parents/carers, informing them about the nursery and its curriculum, exchanging information about children’s progress and encouraging parents’ involvement.
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed, in accordance with the preschool aims and objectives

Salary: £3.90 /hour

Training Support

  • Support to complete the Early Years Apprenticeship
  • Functional skills training support (if required)
  • Mandatory safeguarding training
  • First Aid
  • Other workplace training support

Personal Qualities and Skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Organisational skills
  • Ability to work with children and their families
  • Patience

Future employment is likely once apprenticeship has been fully completed.

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