We are currently recruiting for a passionate Bank Staff Member to join our wonderful Bright Horizons Wilmington Day Nursery and Preschool.
Our nursery is situated in Dartford, Kent
As a Bank Staff Member working with us, you can expect a competitive salary, excellent training and development as well as a caring and passionate place to work.
Purpose of Role :
This role will be key in delivering high quality engagement with children supporting there developmental needs, whilst ensuring the highest levels of supervision is maintained.
You must support and maintain our Keeping Everyone Safe policies and procedures and continuously demonstrate and adhere to safe working practices.
Support the observation and assessment standards in line with the regulatory requirements and Bright Beginnings, Bright Horizons curriculum to ensure a child-centred approach.
Working in partnership with parents to support the observation and planning process to ensure this meets the needs of all children in line with the Quality Assurance Framework.
Working to ensure service excellence for our current and prospective customers. This includes role modelling behaviour in line our HEART principles and Bright Promise to deliver exceptional care and education.
In addition, this role will work with the room leader together with Early Childhood Specialists to drive continuous improvement and embed inspirational early years pedagogy of the highest standard and secure regulatory compliance with better than National Average inspection outcomes in the UK.
You will support in sharing and articulating the attributes of the Bright Horizons brand, securing Bright Horizons as the provider of choice for families, corporate clients, and employees.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities :
Deliver the highest care and educations standards and ensure secure knowledge and understanding of Policies and Procedures and child development and knowledge of EYFS and Bright Beginning curriculum and regulatory standards.
Ensuring internal policies and procedures and legislation from governing bodies are adhered to and demonstrate your knowledge through high standards of practice.
In line with Bright Horizons UK standards for pedagogy, deliver and support the Bright Beginnings, Bright Horizons curriculum to ensure a child-centred approach to operating all aspects of the nursery, and support the observation and planning process meets the needs of all children in line with the Quality Assurance Framework.
Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication with all stakeholders of the nursery and wider Bright Horizons community including parent’s professionals and colleagues.
Ensure Keeping Everyone Safe policies and procedures and continuously and demonstrate behaviours that underpin a high performing safety culture.
Working as part of the team to ensure all essential day to day tasks are completed in line with the demands of the area you are working within ie.
Hygiene standards and room preparation.
Understand the referral processes when necessary to engage with professionals to support a child referral.
Actively promote and support charities including the Bright Horizons Foundation for children
Attend staff meetings and training to ensure a continuation of personal professional development to ensure your knowledge and skills are up to date, full, and relevant to the role of Bank team member.
Responsible for :
Promote and follow guidelines implemented for managing behaviour including and supporting children to manage their own feelings.
You have the responsibility to ensure the children you care for are fully supervised and remain safe and well and you lead by example and drive the culture of Safeguarding Children.
Providing strong clear communication and partnership with your team members to ensure you are meeting the needs of all of the children within your care.
Demonstrate a clear understanding of efficient staff deployment and child supervision in line policies and procedures and with regulatory standards.
Supervise and support in the preparation of meal times in line with policies and procedures to ensure high supervision of children is maintained at all times.
Risk assessing all areas a child can access to ensure all areas of the nursery are safe for children and remove any risks identified.
Lead by example in daily tasks of keeping children safe ie. picking up coats, sweeping sand from the floor.
Fulfil their roles, responsibilities and legislation duty in relation to safeguarding children by ensuring that you have read understood and implement the Safeguarding Policies and Procedures.
Ensure that you have completed Child Protection training every two years as set out in the Child Protection Policy and that this training impacts on your ability to safeguard the children in your care
Undertake suitable professional development activities and opportunities for personal growth within a culture of self-driven development and expertise in all aspects of nursery development and learning, to maintain a highly effective, motivation and an innovative team member with perspectives of best practice’.
Delivery of the highest quality Early Childhood practice and experiences for all children in the setting, including those with Special Educational Needs and / or Disability, promoting emotional wellbeing by embedding the Bright Horizons early years curriculum.
Highly motivated and driven, supporting with information for children’s record keeping and assessments
Supporting with the completion accurate and effective assessments, which reflect the needs, interests and stages of development of the child by effective delivery of the key person approach.
Support to ensure children within your key person group are meeting their milestones for personal development.
To provide support for your colleagues within the nursery and across the broader business when required.
Attendance at staff meetings and training sessions to ensure continuous professional development.
Essential Experience :
Proven ability to work as part of team to ensure essential day to day tasks are completed in line with nursery demands ie.
Hygiene standards and room preparation.
Sound understanding of child protection and safeguarding children.
Passion for ongoing learning and personal development
Experience Desirable :
Experience as a key person
Current 12hrs paediatric First Aid Certificate
Knowledge of the early year’s curriculum and regulatory requirement.
Experience of food preparation and the completion of relevant training linked to food management
Work experience within the Early Years Sector
Knowledge of Local Authority and Regulatory requirements and inspection processes across the UK
Working within policies, procedures, and regulatory requirement.
Specific Experience of working within the 0-2years age group in accordance with the regulatory requirements if required
Full and relevant Level 1 or equivalent in childcare
12 hours paediatric first aid (Can be completed as part of induction)
Food Hygiene or equivalent training and compliance in food management (Can be completed as part of induction)
Relevant safeguarding / child protection training undertaken and a willingness to update training regularly (Can be completed as part of inductins)
Personal Attributes :
Able to communicate clearly with adults and children using a variety of techniques (oral and in writing)
Ability to support and inspire children in achieving the highest standards of care and education.
Able to manage workload and manage time effectively
Able and competent user of company ICT systems and have the willingness to learn and develop ICT skills
Enjoyment of working with a wide group of colleagues and professionals
We look forward to receiving your application!
If you experience any problems, please email europe.recruitment brighthorizons.com and we will be happy to help.
Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken.
Therefore, it is essential in making your application that you disclose any information requested in respect of applicable convictions and cautions (including, as applicable any reprimands or final warnings).
This post may be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, in which case applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are spent’ under the provision of the Act unless the conviction or caution is protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013).
Any such protected’ conviction or caution is not subject to disclosure to employers, and cannot be taken into account. All guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found in the DBS filtering collection, available here : https : / / www.
gov.uk / government / collections / dbs-filtering-guidance. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, caution, reprimand or final warning has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this role but any failure to disclose any such information will result in dismissal or disciplinary action.