Early Years Practitioner job in Chelmsford at Elm Barns

Early years Practitioner

Company: Elm barns

Location: Clacton UK

Date Posted:Sep 19, 2017

Duties and Responsibilities:Knowledge and understanding of the EYFS1.      Ensure you understand the principles and content of the Early Years Foundation Stage and know how to put them in to practice.2.      Acknowledge the various influences and transitions experienced by a child from both inside and outside the setting.3.      Understand, practice and promote current company policies and procedures.4.      Promote good practice regarding general health and safety issues.5.      Safeguard and promote the well-being of the children within your care. Effective Practice 1.      Assist in the delivery of high quality provision within your team.2.      To have high expectations of all children and to demonstrate commitment to ensuring that they can achieve their full potential.3.      Assist in sustaining a safe, welcoming, purposeful, stimulating and encouraging environment where children feel confident and secure and are able to develop and learn.4.      Use informed observation and other strategies to monitor children’s activity, development and progress systematically and carefully, and to use this information to inform parents, plan and improve practice and provision.5.      Under the guidance of your team leader, plan and provide safe, appropriate, child-led and adult initiated experiences, activities and play opportunities in indoor, outdoor and in out-of-setting contexts, which enable children to develop and learn.6.      Select, prepare and use a range of resources suitable for children’s ages, interests and abilities, taking account of diversity and promoting equality and inclusion.7.      Actively support the development of children’s language and communication skills8.      Promote positive behaviour, self-control and independence through using effective behaviour management strategies and developing children’s social, emotional and behavioural skills9.      Promote children’s rights, equality, inclusion and anti-discriminatory practice in all aspects of the setting. 10. Assist in maintaining a safe environment that promotes children’s health, physical, mental and emotional well-being, ensuring children are encouraged to take reasonable risks during their play.11.Recognise when a child is in danger or at risk of harm and know how to act to protect them. 12.Effectively assess, record and document the progress of your key children’s development and learning and use this as a basis for differentiating, extending or adapting activities and experiences to support each child as an individual.13.Consult with children regarding their progress, giving constructive and sensitive feedback to help children understand what they have achieved and think about what they need to do next.14.Maintain a positive and proactive approach to identifying and supporting children whose progress, development or well-being is affected by changes or difficulties in their personal circumstances, consult with senior practitioners regards any referral for specialist support. Relationships with children 1.      Establish fair, respectful, trusting, supportive and constructive relationships with children, communicating sensitively and effectively.2.      Ensure you listen to children, paying attention to what they say and valuing and respecting their views. 3.      Ensure you are modelling and promoting the positive values, attitudes and behaviours which the setting expects from the children. Communicating and working in partnership with families 1.      Establish fair, professional, respectful, trusting and constructive relationships with families and carers, and communicate sensitively and effectively with them.2.      To work in partnership with families and carers, providing formal and informal opportunities through which information about children’s well-being, development and learning can be shared to improve outcomes. Teamwork and collaboration 1.      Establish and sustain a culture of collaborative and cooperative working between colleagues throughout the setting.2.      Assist in the reviewing of the policies and practices of the setting and share in the collective responsibility for their implementation.3.      Contribute to the work of a multi-professional team and, where appropriate, coordinate and implement agreed programmes and interventions on a day-to-day basis. Professional development  1.      Keep yourself up to date with current legislation, qualifications and current thinking with in the Early Years sector.2.      Develop and use skills in literacy, numeracy, and information and communication technology as well as creative and expressive art forms to support your work with the children and any wider professionals.3.      Adopt a creative and innovative approach towards practice, by being open to opportunities for improvements, and embracing any suggestions for improvement or change.                   Nursery Practitioner EssentialDesirable Skills, aptitude, knowledge and   experienceRelevant experience of the age range with in you are working with.Be a reflective practitioner.Possess enthusiasm and a strong belief in the importance of early years as a graduate – led profession.Use your skills and knowledge to improve children’s experiences and their life-chances by maximising their opportunities.Strong knowledge of the EYFS. Ability to work in partnership with professionals, outside agencies and families.Ability to work collaboratively within a team.Contribute to equal opportunities at all times.Strong understanding of Safeguarding and Child Protection Procedures.   Have a creative approach to innovation and developments.The ability to participate and support effective changes to improve outcomes for children.Knowledge of relevant theories and research.The ability to review, analyse and            evaluate your own and others’              practice.   Personal qualitiesHave excellent communication skills with both adults and children.Engage in continuous updating of own skills and knowledge.Model good practice and engage in self-reflection.Be organised, self-disciplined, reliable, conscientious and honest. The ability to work skilfully and effectively with others. Ability to demonstrate ‘emotional intelligence’.Be able to be sensitive to colleagues’ readiness for change.The ability to negotiate with others to influence change.Be inspiring and influential.  Qualifications·         Minimum level 3 qualification relevant to early years.     ·         Safeguarding children training. ·         Paediatric First Aid certificate.. ·         Completion of relevant cpd courses. ·         A wiliness to seriously consider higher levels of qualification. ·         EYFS Observation, Assessment and Planning training.       View full job description
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