Nursey Practitioner – Level 3

Website The Earlyrise Centre

Purpose of Post:

1. To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children place in the setting.
2. To give support to their staff within the setting.
3. To work as part of a team in order to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, develop and learn.
4. To build and maintain strong partnership working with parents to enable children’s needs to be met.

Responsible to:  Nursery Manager/Deputy

Main Duties:

• To effectively deliver the EYFS ensuring that the individual needs and interest of children in the setting are met (in conjunction with other team members)
• To keep records of your key children’s development and learning journeys and share with parents, carers and other key adults in the child’s life.
• Support all staff and engage in a good staff team.
• To develop and maintain strong partnerships and communication with parents/carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs.
• To ensure the provision of a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children having an awareness of any disabilities, family cultures and medical histories.
• To inform manager/deputy of any concerns, e.g. over children, parents, the safety of the environment, preserving confidentiality as necessary.
• To be involved in out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings etc
• To be flexible within working practices of the setting, undertaking other responsible duties where needed, such as domestic tasks, preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment, etc.
• To work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the setting’s philosophy is fulfilled.
• To read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role and the safe running of the setting.
• To develop your role within the team, especially with regard to being a key person
• To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff that is acquired as part of the job.
• To be aware of the high profile of the setting and to uphold its standards at all times, both in work hours and outside.
• To support nursery assistants, students and volunteers.
• To ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times.
• To undertake and lead on additional responsibilities such as SENCO Co-ordinator, safeguarding Officer etc

Main responsibilities and tasks Support for pupils

1. To support working relationship with the pupils, acting as role model and setting high expectations.

2. To support pupils learning in the most effective way.

3. To meet the personal care needs of children whilst encouraging their independence (including toileting and feeding).

4. To support pupils with special educational needs through the delivery of specific learning programmes and to contribute to setting individual education plan (IEP) targets and to IEP reviews.

5. To encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively, ensuring all pupils are engaged in activities.

6. To provide support in the delivery of the EYFS curriculum.

Support for the Practitioners

7. To work closely with the practitioners to assist in the planning, development and delivery of all areas of the curriculum.

8. As required, to prepare the classroom/outside areas for lessons, ensuring that resources and equipment are available and cleared away at the end of the day as appropriate. To work on classroom displays following consultation with other member of staff.

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