Have up to date knowledge of safeguarding issues and be able to identify signs of possible abuse or neglect and respond in a timely and appropriate way
Plan and operate a programme of learning experiences that meet the individual needs and interests of children in your area in conjunction with other team members
The preparation and completion of activities to suit each individual child's stage of development and interests
To keep records of your key children’s development and learning journeys and share this with parents, carers and other key adults in the child’s life
Engage in good team working, supporting Early Years Assistants within the team and develop your role within the team especially with regard to the key person approach
Be a positive role model for parents, children and colleagues in all aspects of personal attitude, presentation and behaviour
Work as part of a team to ensure effective staff deployment and ratios are met, being flexible on shift patterns to ensure children’s safety at all times.
Take personal responsibility to inform senior members of the team if staff deployment falls below required levels
Help the child become familiar with the setting offering a settled relationship for the child and build a positive relationship with their parents and any other family members
To develop and maintain strong partnerships and communications with parents / carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs
Seek to engage and support parents and / or carers in guiding their child’s development at home
To be involved in any overall nursery activities (including out of working hours activities) e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, parent evenings, fundraising events, volunteering etc.
To be flexible within working practices of the nursery. Be prepared to help where needed, including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the nursery, e.
g. preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment etc.
Work alongside the Manager and staff team to ensure that the Childcare Groups values (DOES) are fulfilled
To support the delivery of the Nursery Steering Wheel measures and work with the Manager and team to ensure targets are met
Read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role
Ensure the well being of children in your care
Ensure Management and respective parents are notified of a poorly child immediately
Record accidents and ensure the Duty Nursery Manager has initialled the report before the parent receives it
Look upon the nursery, as a whole where can your help be most utilised, be constantly aware of the individual needs of all children
Ensure someone known and agreed by the nursery and parent collects the child
To respect the confidentiality of all information received
Supervision of meals and mealtimes, and where appropriate, preparation of babies’ bottles, ensuring individual meal / milk requirements are met
Ensure meal times are a time of pleasant social sharing
As a key person sitting with your key children and supporting the development of children’s independence and table manners
To wash and change key children as required
To ensure good standards of safety, security, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times
To manage children’s behaviour positively, communicate with parents to support the children’s developmental needs
Take part in periodic one to one supervisions which are a two way communication process to monitor performance and development (minimum of one every 12 weeks)
To attend training identified in your performance reviews or one to ones and any other training courses that are necessary for you to fulfil your role (training may involve travelling to other locations)
Adhere to the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice to support identified children’s needs and ensure the provision of a high-
quality environment to meet the needs of individual children regardless of any disabilities, family backgrounds or medical history
Take reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and others who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work.
Ensure accident, incident and risk assessment records are maintained to an acceptable level and monitor the information therein
To be aware of the high profile of the nursery and to uphold its standards at all times, both within work hours and outside
Remain professional at all times with direct and indirect communication
However, occasionally situations may arise that require the post holder to perform other duties or tasks as may be reasonably requested by the Society