Job title: 2 x Room Coordinator vacancies. (One is fixed term to cover a period of maternity leave). Both positions average 36 hours a week, term time.
Responsible to: Manager
Purpose of the job: To ensure the efficient and effective running of the room, implementing the EYFS framework through planning, preparation and organisation. To create a stimulating and enjoyable environment, maintaining a positive, encouraging atmosphere.To work as a key person and as part of the team under the direction of the Manager & Deputy practitioner. To provide safe, high quality, education and care for young children.
Room coordinator duties
To be responsible for the room at the beginning and end of each session including: setting up activities, maintaining registers, settling children, circle time and planning for focused group activities.
To coordinate the setup of the room for the daily programme.
Complete a daily risk assessment to ensure the environment is maintained, including toys, equipment and layout.
To maintain the displays.
Follow Little Cherries procedures to ensure the safe drop off and collection of children from/to parents/carers.
To work with the team in order to plan a curriculum, for focused group activities, to prepare resources and to co-ordinate the implementation of these plans.
General Practitioner Duties
To assist with the planning of continuous provision, and the curriculum of the group as required.
To help set up the playroom/s for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of the session, ensuring that all toys and equipment are safe at all times.
To act as a key person to a group of 10-12 children, liaising closely with parents/carers and ensuring each child's needs are recognised and met.
To observe and record children’s learning and development.
To maintain records of development for key children.
To ensure that any child protection concerns are acted upon immediately and appropriately.
To advise the manager/deputy practitioner of any concerns e.g. over children, parents/carers or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary.
To be aware of any special needs a child may have and to familiarise oneself with relevant play and learning plans.
To teach children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulation.
To contribute to and to implement all Little Cherries policies and procedures.
To attend staff meetings contributing as necessary to all relevant areas.
To attend in-service training courses and meetings as required outside core hours.
To continue personal and professional development.
To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff which is acquired as part of the job.
To keep up-to-date with current good practice.
This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties discussed and directed by the line manager.
CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Pre-school Practice, NVQ Level 3 or equivalent.
GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above.
Ability to work as the leader of a team and on own initiative
A satisfactory enhanced DBS check which confirms suitability to work with children.
Sound understanding of the EYFS and ability to fully implement all of its requirements.
Sound understanding of child development and of children's needs.
Ability to plan and implement the early years curriculum, taking into account the SEN Code of Practice, child protection procedures and equal opportunity considerations.
Commitment to and understanding of diversity and equality.
Friendly, flexible approach
Ability to actively observe and maintain records of development.
Ability to manage self and work calmly under pressure.
Ability to communicate effectively with a range of people.
Willingness to learn.
Ability to write clear reports.
Good computer skills.
NB: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them.