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Early Years Educator Apprentice

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23rd May 2018

To work as an effective member of the team in the daycare provision, providing high quality inclusive play and learning opportunities for all children attending the setting. To work with colleagues to provide a safe, welcoming, purposeful, stimulating and encouraging environment both indoors and outdoors.

MAIN DUTIES:

Planning and organisation – be responsible for the planning and delivery of the EYFS curriculum, indoors and outdoors, in accordance with the 7 areas of learning, characteristics of effective learning

  • To help set up the learning environment for the day and to help to tidy away at the end of the session, ensuring that all toys and equipment are clean and safe at all times
  • Implement risk assessments, as delegated, to ensure the well-being of children and adults in the setting
  • To assist with the planning of activities and the continual enhancement of the learning environment (quality improvement)

High quality practice

  • To interact and play with children and keep up-to-date with current good practice
  • To be flexible, responsible and caring at all times
  • To recognise individual needs - SEN, EAL and cultural diversity
  • To act as a key person for a group of children and their families
  • To observe and record children’s developmental progress and record in their Learning Journey –
  • Support the children to develop skills
  • To be an active member of the team
  • Ensuring confidentiality is maintained at all times
  • To liaise with staff and parents/carers, ensuring the smooth daily running of the setting is maintained. Ensure that all concerns and complaints are dealt with in a professional manner and in accordance with the policies and procedures
  • Attend regular team meetings and supervisions
  • To promote smooth transitions for children
     

Working with 2 year olds
 

  • knowledgeable about the typical development and characteristics of learning for two-year-olds, including their emotional and physical dependency on adults
  • aware of the large difference in development between children who are ‘just two’ and those approaching their third birthday
  • aware when children need comforting and respond in an appropriate way that provides that comfort
  • focused on teaching children through the three prime areas of learning
  • attentive to children’s care needs and use times caring for them as an opportunity to help children’s learning
  • giving children time to be in familiar, small groups and opportunities to be in smaller, quieter areas for play
  • patient, attentive and allow two-year-olds to express their ideas
  • listening to children and responding to children’s verbal and non-verbal communication rather than interrupting children
  • gently talkative with children and are not put off when there is no response
  • not reactive when children display a tantrum

You will be able to:

  • continue to develop the language to communicate verbally – they may often use single words; they may string single words together or use language that is hard for adults to discern
  • show interest in others but are learning to play cooperatively – children may play ‘side by side’, although they may be less willing to share resources
  • watch others and copy others as ways of learning
  • have conflict with other two-year-olds
  • ask ‘what?’ and ‘where?’
  • begin to develop their independence – children may often state ‘me do it’ and ‘no’
  • use physical means to express themselves. 

Statutory, setting and legal obligations

  • Knowledge and understanding of the EYFS, local safeguarding procedures and Health and Safety
  • To ensure an up-to-date knowledge of local safeguarding children procedures and ensure these procedures are embedded in everyday practice
  • To provide First Aid when necessary and contribute to keeping written records of incidents, accidents and concerns
     
  • To keep abreast of current developments and legislation by attending relevant training, network meetings, and reading relevant publications
     

Other

To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the class teacher/room leader in accordance with the settings’ objectives and the School Development Plan

Requirements and prospects
Desired skills

  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
  • An awareness of inclusive practice
  • Time management skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Inter-personal skills
  • Interaction with children
  • Commitment to working collaboratively within a team
  • Commitment to equal opportunities
  • ICT skills

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to learn
  • Flexible attitude
  • Caring
  • Enjoys the company of very young children
  • Positive attitude
  • Desired qualifications
  • GCSE Maths, English at Grade C or 4 or above (or equivalent).
  • Childcare qualification

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 22/06/2018

Salary

£136.90 per week

Location

This job is located in Ipswich, Suffolk

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