Early Years Assistant
Bright Horizons Family Solutions
Edinburgh Midlothian EH4 6PH
21h ago

We are currently recruiting for a

passionate Early Years Assistants to join our wonderful nurseries in the Edinburgh area, including Annandale, Bruntsfield, Cramond, Elsie Inglis, Livingston, Morton Mains and RBS Gogaburn.

As an Early Years Assistant working with us, you can expect a competitive salary of £19, - £20, dependent on qualifications and experience.

You can also expect excellent training and development as well as a caring and passionate place to work.PURPOSE OF ROLE : To contribute high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children placed in our nursery alongside keeping everyone safe.

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES : Consistently deliver and plan rich learning opportunities and exceptional care that helps all children to develop and meets their individual needsMake accurate and effective assessments which reflect the needs, interests and stages of development of the child by supporting the delivery of the key person approachEnsuring an enabling environment is providing consistent stimulating and inspiring activities for the children in both the indoor and outdoor area as a continuous provision Ensure Values are incorporated and demonstrated through Curriculum of Excellence / Pre Birth to Three.

Safeguard and promote the health, safety and welfare of children in line with our child protection and keeping everyone safe policies and procedures Ensure internal policies and procedures are adhered whilst also meeting the external legislation and guidelines from our governing bodiesPromote and follow guidelines implemented for managing behaviour including supporting children to manage their own feelings and behavioursContinually work in partnership with colleagues, parents and / or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of the children ensuring a diverse and inclusive approach is maintained at all timesDemonstrate effective written and verbal communication at all levelsAttend staff meetings and training sessions for continuous professional developmentDemonstrate the HEART principles in everyday working lifeWorking as part of a larger team to ensure all essential day to day tasks are completed in line with the nursery demands ie.

Hygiene standards and room preparationTo provide support for your colleagues within the nursery and the broader businessEXPERIENCE (DESIRABLE) : Experience of working within an Early years setting Experience of working with children 0-5’s years KNOWLEDGE (ESSENTIAL) : Work experience within the Early Years sector KNOWLEDGE (DESIRABLE) : Curriculum of Excellence / Pre Birth to Three.

Building the ambition ’and GIRFEC. Basic understanding of Safeguarding and Child ProtectionBasic understanding of wider legislative requirements for working with childrenSKILLS AND COMPETENCIES (ESSENTIAL) : Strong communication skills both written and verbalAbility to be flexible, adaptable and embrace new ways of doing thingsSKILLS AND COMPETENCIES (DESIRABLE) : Child ProtectionGenuine desire and passion for ongoing learning and developmentWith over nurseries across the UK, we are continuously looking for talented childcare practitioners.

When you join our teams, you will become part of our family and receive an excellent welcome. We truly believe that our colleagues are the lifeblood of our business.

We offer flexibility as well as great benefits, ongoing training / professional development and a competitive salary package.

When you join us, you will receive excellent benefits such as...Competitive pay ratesFlexible working (We embrace flexibility, as we understand how important this is to help support your lifestyle!)Generous Benefits SchemeProfessional development & training (We are committed to supporting you with your career at Bright Horizons)Real opportunities for career progression, many of our senior posts are occupied by colleagues who have been promoted whilst working at our nurseries.

Many of our Operational Directors started as a Childcare Practitioner with us.Recognition (Celebrations are held across the organisation from a simple thank you for a job well done to our annual Employee Appreciation Month)

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