Early Years Practitioner

Posted 19 February by Bridge Recruitment

We are currently looking for an Inspirational, enthusiastic Early Years Practitioner to join one of our Award winning settings.

* York Press Employer of the Year 2016

* NDNA 2016 Best Nursery in the North

* NMT 2016 Green Nursery of the Year

* Little Vikings 2016 Best Nursery in York

Job Purpose

  • Under the direction of senior room staff, safeguard children, ensuring excellent education and childcare.
  • Under the direction of senior room staff, maintain a safe, secure and caring environment.
  • Under the direction of senior room staff, deliver high quality learning and teaching.
  • Take an active role within the room staff team, acting as a positive role model for less qualified staff, students, agency staff and volunteers.
  • Although not directly responsible for other employees, supervisory responsibility may be given for assigned students.
  • Go the extra mile in delivering the Nursery's vision


  • To provide a friendly, caring and stimulating environment in order to encourage and develop children in our care.
  • To work within and support the Room Staff Team, acting in a pro-active and professional manner.
  • To meet the physical needs of all children, encouraging good standards of personal hygiene, whilst promoting independence.
  • To organise the environment inside and outside to ensure that resources and equipment meet the needs of the individual children in the group, encouraging effective learning and independence.
  • To encourage children to interact and work co-operatively with each other.
  • To adhere to all daily routines and keep records up-to-date as directed by senior room staff.
  • To plan and implement activities in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework.
  • To act as a key-person, establishing a positive and sensitive relationship with assigned key children, taking a pro-active stance in ensuring that their needs are met at all times.
  • To work in close partnership with parents/carers to develop independence, confidence and self-esteem, building the children’s resilience and well-being.
  • To support the senior room staff in working closely with multi-agency professionals as needed to support individual children.
  • To communicate with parents and external contacts in a professional, concise and polite manner.
  • To support the senior room staff as needed to provide a smooth transition for children when moving rooms, onto school or another setting.
  • To ensure you understand and action your specific duties regarding Health & Safety and Fire Procedures.
  • To attend Room Planning meetings as required and take active part.
  • To prepare for Parents Evening as required to be able to discuss key children’s achievements with their parents/carers in a professional capacity.
  • To attend and take an active part in Whole Nursery Staff Meetings & Nursery Events.
  • To keep informed of current Early Years Issues.
  • To be proactive in the continuation of your own learning to improve the outcomes for children and their families.
  • To carry out any adhoc projects or duties as requested by the Management Team.
  • To take reasonable care of yourself and others ensuring compliance with our Health & Safety Policy.
  • To comply with the Nursery Policies and Procedures.
  • To adhere to the Nursery Staff Uniform Dress Code.

Reference: 34179324

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