Under Fives Roundabout Pre-school and Toddler Group is a successful, oversubscribed pre-school for children aged 2 years 9 months to 4 years old in the city of Cambridge. We have a beautiful purpose built unit, with excellent facilities and outside space. Our children are inquisitive, engaged and lots of fun to work with.
We are looking to recruit a practitioner to provide one to one support for a child who needs speech and language support. It is for 16 hours a week, with the possibility of more hours.
To find out more, or to request an application pack, please e-mail Sam Capes at firstname.lastname@example.org
The successful candidate would be available to start in September 2018.
Purpose of job:
To provide the appropriate care, support and guidance to an individual child with additional needs, within an early years setting.
Session Times: 840-310, term time only
Actual hours agreed on an annual basis or as required
To work as key worker to one child, offering appropriate stimulation, guidance and opportunities, enabling the child to access the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) curriculum in accordance with the children’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs.
To work as part of the preschool team in ensuring the setting remains a safe and stimulating environment.
To implement the agreed systems of observation and record keeping so that child's attainment and progress are effectively and regularly assessed. To up-date files and write reports as required.
As part of the team to be aware of staffing deployment over the setting as a whole ensuring ensure balance and quality
To support the manager, deputy manager and senior staff in their management of the setting
To liaise closely with other staff, parents/carers and ensuring child's needs are recognised and reflected in the planning of routines and activities.
To carry out personal care for the child/children as required.
To maintain proper records, e.g. daily attendance register, accident and incident book, visitors’ book.
To liaise closely with parents/carers, informing them about the pre-school and its activities, exchanging information about the child's progress and encouraging an inclusive working partnership which supports the development of their child.
To undertake any reasonable duties required to maintain the cleanliness and hygiene of the preschool facilities. This may include helping as a team to clean in the absence of a cleaner in the short-term.
To share any child protection concerns with the child protection designated officer and to complete logging concern forms as appropriate
To liaise with the management committee and other professionals as necessary and ensure that all legal and statutory requirements are implemented
To understand, promote and contribute to the ongoing development of the setting’s policies and procedures and to help with the review of policies on an annual rota basis
To attend in-service training, regular staff meetings and committee meetings as required. To attend any conferences, training events or meetings as identified by the Manager/ Committee and to keep up to date with current good practice, and support the manager in introducing good practice initiatives.
To attend and contribute to personal appraisal and review meetings.
To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the Manager, Deputy or management committee which may include working in the toddler group.
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.
- Willingness to gain a sound understanding of the EYFS, of child development and of children's needs.
- Ability to work with parents/carers and to encourage their involvement
- Ability to write clear and effective reports
- Willingness to continue to learn and to undertake training and reading; commitment to on going professional development.
- Commitment to equal opportunities and inclusion
- Commitment to young children and families and to safeguarding children
- Commitment to best practice in Early Years
- Friendly, flexible, enthusiastic approach including commitment to work as part of a team
- Suitable both mentally and physically to care for children.
- Early Years qualification or working towards
- Experience of working in an early years setting
- Experience of a parent-managed pre-school.
- Recent and satisfactory DBS check
- Flexibility regarding time and responsibilities