Nursery Assistant Curious Kittens Nursery job in Plymouth at City College Plymouth

Nursery Assistant – Curious Kittens Nursery

Company: City College Plymouth

Location: Plymouth UK

Date Posted:May 16, 2018

Nursery Assistant – Curious Kittens Nursery Full-time | Permanent | £15,863-£17,551 P/ACurious Kittens Nursery at City College Plymouth is looking to recruit a full-time Nursery Assistant for our busy and vibrant nursery. We are looking for an exceptional practitioner and team player with a passion for providing the best outcomes for children, through a safe, inspiring and enabling environment. You will hold a relevant qualification at a minimum of Level 3.Please note that the anticipated start date for this position is September 2018.City College Plymouth is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The College is an equal opportunities employer.  City College Plymouth Department/Faculty – Area   JOB DESCRIPTION POST TITLE:Nursery Assistant GRADE:BSS 2/3 DATE:May 2018 REPORTS TO:Nursery Manager  City College PlymouthWe will position ourselves at the heart of our community and contribute to the region’s partnership strategies for growth and prosperity. We will do much more to impact upon the lives and prosperity of local people. We will raise aspirations and create an environment which has enterprise and employability at its heart. Our vision… is where our future liesWe are a College with a national reputation for promoting enterprise, employability and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Our mission… is what we focus on each and every dayto be the South West’s leading provider of innovative, technical and professional education and trainingby supporting partnerships for growth, raising aspirations and fostering wealth creation. Our mission and vision provide the focus for our College community - students, staff and partners. They are not simply gentle aspirations; they are catalysts for action and are:capable of translation into hard-edged, measurable and practical outputsthe link between the aspirations of individual staff members and our collective organisational valuesfocused on the student, the customer, the employer and the wider communitystatements which the College is committed to implementing for the benefits of all of our constituentsreflections of our core beliefs and what we value in each other and in our external relationshipsways in which we would wish to be perceived by those within and without the organisationbenchmarks for guiding behaviour and decision making. Our valuesWe put our students and our community at the heart of all that we do.We foster excellence, innovation and creativity.We celebrate diversity and inclusion and the breaking down of barriers to success.We have high expectations of ourselves, our students and our partners. Our core values underpin our strategies, policies, objectives and procedures by providing an anchor and a reference point for everything that we do. They have informed the development of this strategic plan, in particular by reinforcing the primacy of the student experience to our future direction.  Job Purpose: To contribute to the effective operation of the Nursery. Accountabilities: Developing and maintaining a safe, creative and stimulating play environment for children aged 0 to 5 years, to include both indoor and outdoor activities. Working alongside parents, children and other helpers to create a welcoming atmosphere where all feel they can contribute and develop. Working alongside parents and students in training. Contributing to a programme of activities which is appropriate to the “ages and stages” of the children attending; particularly following the Early Years Foundation Stage EYFS Curriculum. Recording and assessing each child’s progress to ensure they are making progress and that any difficulties in any area of learning are identified and addressed through next steps progression. Meeting children’s welfare as age/need appropriate – to include nappy changing, potty training, supporting children in independent eating and self-care skills.  To include communicating with children at their physical level, and lifting children and offering them physical support when learning to walk/access equipment.   Acting as keyworker to a specific group of children and undertaking their observations, assessments and reports. Assisting in the smooth day-to-day running of the Nursery. Assisting in the development and maintenance of Nursery. Encouraging equal opportunities and anti-sexist, anti-racists attitudes. Undertake such other duties commensurate with the grade of the post as may reasonably be required and including statutory and mandatory training as designated, including First Aid.  This role profile is intended to provide an overview of the role in the context of the ambition of City College Plymouth.    The overview of responsibilities is listed for convenience and is not in any order of priority or significance.  It is agreed that the significance of different aspects of the role will vary at different times and that all accountabilities are of potentially equivalent significance. Health and Safety The Health and Safety responsibilities associated with your post are as set out in the Organisational Arrangements appended to the Corporation’s Health and Safety Policy, and you are required to undertake, at the College’s expense, any training necessary or appropriate for the effective discharge of those responsibilities.   Equality and Diversity All employees are required to work in a non-discriminatory manner, and accept responsibility for the implementation of the College’s Equality and Diversity policy, throughout all personal contacts in the College and within your own area of responsibility. Sustainability As highlighted in the Sustainability Policy, the College recognises the need to act sustainably across all its operations in order to reduce our environmental impact. The College is committed to staying legally compliant, saving valuable resources and promoting Corporate Social Responsibility. All staff and volunteers are expected to support this policy and are encouraged to embed sustainability into the College through working and teaching practices.Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education including Prevent  City College Plymouth is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment which includes the Prevent Duty and the promotion of values to help prepare students for life and work in modern British society.  .  In addition to candidates’ ability to perform the duties of the post, selection events will also explore issues relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children including: motivation to work with children and young people; ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people; emotional resilience in working challenging behaviours; and attitudes to use of authority and maintaining discipline. This job description is current as at the date shown above although it is not an exhaustive list.  In consultation with you, it is liable to variation to reflect changes in the job.    Person Specification  Post:  Nursery AssistantEssentialDesirable Job requirements:  1A level 2/3 Childcare qualification or equivalent? 2GCSE level C or equivalent or above in English and maths? 3A passion for childcare and commitment to keeping children healthy and safe? 4Previous experience of working with children across a wide age range? 5Working knowledge and experience of Early Years Foundation Stage? 6The ability to work and communicate effectively within a team? 7Knowledge and experience of Ofsted requirements, particularly with regard to the EYFS curriculum, methods of recording and assessment procedures? 8Enthusiasm for creative education across all areas of the curriculum both indoors and outdoors? 9A commitment to undertake additional appropriate training as required?  Personal requirements:  1A flexible attitude and good communication skills, essential for working in a team and liaising with parents? 2Adaptability, enthusiasm and dedication are essential? 3Excellent organisational skills, including accuracy and attention to detail? 4An understanding of, and commitment to, the need for confidentially? 5A pleasant, friendly and helpful personality and manner, together with a good sense of humour? 6A flexible attitude to cope with the variable demands of the post including working at different sites, also to work any extra hours at short notice to cover sickness absence etc.?    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Hours of Work: Full-time, permanent Salary Range:£15,863-£17,551 per annum Closing Date: Wednesday 30 May 2018 Interview Date: To be confirmed  View full job description
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