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Early Years Practitioner

Posted 19 February by Bridge Recruitment Easy Apply Ended

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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