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Beech Avenue, Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, SO20 8QQ, Hampshire     Start Date: 01 Aug 2022 - Full Time     From £9.50 per hour

Job Description


To work as a key person and as part of the team under the direction of the room leader. To provide safe, high quality education and care for young children which meets the individual needs of children attending the setting.
Main duties

1. To assist with the planning of the curriculum using the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) for guidance.

2. To help to set up for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of the session.

3. To act as a key person to a small group of children, liaising closely and building an effective relationship with parents/carers and ensuring each child’s needs are recognised and met.

4. To work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members.

5. To advise the Manager of any concerns, e.g. health and well-being of children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary.

6. To take action to support the setting to achieve and maintain a minimum good Ofsted rating at the next inspection.

7. To teach children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulating play experiences.

8. To ensure that children are kept safe and that you understand when to follow child protection procedures.

9. To support meal times within the setting.

10. To actively participate at team meetings, supervision meetings and appraisal meetings.

11. To attend training courses as required and to take responsibility for personal development.

12. To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff, which is acquired as part of the job.

13. To be aware of and adhere to all the setting’s policies and procedures including those relating to confidentiality, equality and diversity, health and safety, fire precautions, dropping off and collection of children, food safety, cleanliness of the setting, safeguarding, setting hygiene and whistleblowing. This is not an exhaustive list of the setting’s procedures.

14. To ensure that adequate records are kept and updated regularly.

15. To promote the setting to current parents and potential customers.

16. To comply with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation.

Essential criteria

1. Willingness to learn and undertake further training.

2. Level 2 early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent, and a commitment to obtaining a level 3 qualification.

3. Previous experience of working with young children.

4. Sound knowledge of child development from birth to five years.

5. Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

6. Knowledge of safeguarding and child protection procedures.

7. Good communication skills.

8. An understanding of play-based approaches to children’s learning and development.

9. A commitment to continuously promote a culture of safeguarding.

10. A commitment to equal opportunities.

11. A commitment to working effectively with young children and families.

12. A friendly and flexible approach at work which facilitates the development of effective relationships.

Desirable criteria

1. Level 3 early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent, and a commitment to obtaining a level 4 qualification.

2. Current First Aid at Work qualification.

Safeguarding requirement: Feathered Skies Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It is a requirement of all staff that they share this commitment and follow the prescribed policy and procedures to continuously promote a culture of safeguarding across the whole organisation.

How to Apply


Please contact
Joanne Littlejohn
Beech Avenue, Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, SO20 8QQ
01264 781269

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