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Safeguarding – Children and Vulnerable Adults

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to share this commitment. Background checks and an enhanced DBS will be required.

Staff must work in accordance with the Working together to Safeguard Children and understand their role within the policies of child protection and safeguarding.

NB This post is exempt from the Rehabilitations of Offenders Act 1974. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them.

Lunch cover Role 

Closing date 14th August 2020

Lunch Time cover Monday to Friday Working between 9.30- 2.30 term time

The Lunchtime cover staff member should support the Manager in providing a stimulating and varied programme of play and ensuring the safety and well-being of the children. To work as part of the preschool team to provide safe, high quality education and care for preschool children. To cover staff when they are off on lunch breaks, and supporting the children whilst they eat their lunch. To work under the direction of the preschool manager, and to give support to other personnel within the setting.

In house benefits of Pension scheme in place.

Criteria

• To have CACHE Level 2/3 Certificate in Preschool Practice, NVQ Level 2/3 or equivalent. • Previous experience of working with young children.

• Identify the support and development, which you require during Annual Appraisal

• Commitment to equal opportunities and understanding of religious and cultural diversity

• Friendly and flexible approach at work- Flexible with cover and working hours, which facilitates the development of effective relationships•

• An understanding of play based approach to children’s learning and development.

• A commitment to working effectively with young children and their families

• Sound knowledge of EYFS, Child Protection and child development for children (from birth to 5 years)

• Good communications skills/ Ability to communicate at all levels in a respectful manner.

• Willingness to learn and undertake further training.

• Demonstrate Little Pippins values and help to operate maintain ‘0’ politics within the setting with an open door approach to work. Treat all staff fairly and with respect creating a sound working environment.

• First aid at work

• Ability to work independently using own initiative

• Ability to manage your workload and complete tasks and work set on time.

• To be reliable and trustworthy at all times.

• To have good timekeeping, flexible and attendance.

• Good appearances and show passion and competency in the role.

• Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities

• Ability to relate well to children and adults including other professionals/carers/parents- remaining non-judgemental.

• Ability to demonstrate and promote good practice in line with the ethos of the preschool both indoors and outdoors

• Ability to manage multiple tasks, whilst ensuring children, colleagues, parents and carers are respected and listened to.

• Ability to work as part of a team.

• Ability to uses judgement and common sense.

• Ability to communicate effectively with adults and children

• Good written, verbal and nonverbal communication skills.

Desirable Criteria Training in health and safety, safeguarding training and Food Hygiene

ALL NEW STARTERS – must conform to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and undertake all DBS Checks.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks and an enhanced DBS will be required.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

 

Preschool Assistant 

closing date 28th August 2020

Job Description

Must hold an early years qualification.

Staff can be required to work between the hours 7.45am-6,15pm Monday to Friday on average around 30 hrs .Working in our Apple room 2-4 year olds Term time , and additional hours can be worked in our holiday club to have extra pay or term time holidays

The Practitioner should support the Manager in providing a stimulating play opportunities and ensuring the safety and well-being of the children. To work as part of the preschool team to provide safe, high quality education and care for preschool children. To work under the direction of the preschool manager, and to give support to other personnel within the setting; to act as a keyperson to a group of children.

In order to achieve this, and Preschool Assistant will:

  • Ensure that children are kept safe and that you follow child protection procedures at all times.

  • To gather an understanding of in the moment planning and how to support the children through their learning.

  • To act as a keyperson to a small group of children, liaising closely with parents/carers to ensure individual needs are met, and to be responsible for record keeping relating to the progress and development of key children including any additional support needed eg, IPP’s.

  • To encourage parental involvement and support through the development of effective working relationships, encourage home learning by sharing ideas with them to support their child at home.

  • To ensure that activities are carried out in a safe and responsible manner in accordance with statutory responsibilities, and to advise the preschool manager of any concerns over children, equipment etc.

  • Be aware and adhere/follow to all the setting’s operational policies and procedures e.g. Health and Safety, Fire precautions, dropping off of children, Safeguarding, food safety and confidentiality, code of conduct to name a few.

  • To ensure that the preschool offers the highest standards of physical and emotional care, health and safety, and personal and food hygiene at all times.

  • The work requires bending, kneeling and crouching for periods of time and may also involve lifting or holding children during planned activities, preparing food, cleaning and changing nappies/toileting duties.

Duties

  • Help stock up the playroom for the daily programme before children arrive and tidy it up after the children leave.

  • Be committed to Equal Opportunities.

  • Respect the building, all the resources and make sure everything is tidy and out away in the place it was taken for, to avoid constant tidying up, keep staff room tidy and make sure bags are locked away.

  • Respect each other when working in the room, do not talk when others are talking, role model good manner to the children at all times.

  • Demonstrate good food hygiene, wear gloves when handling children lunch boxes and on outing, clean tables and sweep floors, wear hair up.

  • Take responsibility over your learning book tablet making sure it is charged up fully, it’s put away in a safe dedicated space at all times.

  • To interact daily with all children to follow their led and extend their learning and knowledge as the day goes through play, ensuring all children have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop, no personal conversations should be happening whilst working in the room.

  • Work together as a team, supporting each other, respecting each other, and reflect on your practice at all times – improving yourself every day.

  • Attend staff meetings fortnightly and monthly and actively participate at team meetings, supervision and appraisal meetings – making sure your forms are complete and honest to support and reflect on you and what you can do next to improve.

  • Take part in special events, outings and visits, including fundraising events- attending at least 3 a year.

  • Encourage parental involvement in committee and home learning.

  • Promote the Pre-school to current parents and potential members.

  • Attend relevant meetings and courses outside of normal working hours as directed by the Manager or Committee.

  • Advise the Manager of any matter requiring attention such as concerns about a child, parent (preserving confidentiality when necessary) or concerns about equipment needing repair or replacement. Work with the manager to establish an appropriate safe and secure learning environment. - These can be written in the communication book or phoned through avoiding leaving your team out of ratios.

  • Keep any information regarding the children, their families or other staff learnt as part of the job, completely confidential- do not speak to parents about matters at the door.

  • To understand and being able to implement inclusive practices into the setting, to ensure all children have the opportunity to learn, interact and fulfil their potential.

  • To promote positive values, attitudes and good child behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encouraging children to take responsibility for their own behaviour.

  • To have a positive approach to continuous professional development, attending all mandatory training and other professional training and development as required this includes cascading training to the team. You must also fill in a courses information sheet after all courses.

  • To work with a range of people including primary school staff, visiting professionals and agencies, parents, children and families, and visitors and student and volunteer placements, making them all feel welcome.

Key area: Curriculum

  • Listen to, encourage, enable, stimulate and ensure the safe keeping of the children by:

  • Having detailed knowledge of EYFS Characteristic of effective learning

  • Having full working knowledge of child development.

  • Have knowledge of in the moment planning.

  • To act as the Key person for a small number of children maximum of 10 children, liaising closely with parents/ carers and ensuring each child's' needs are recognised and met and build effective relationships.

  • To adhere to the pre-school's confidentiality and equal opportunities policies, keeping all information regarding the children, families and other staff members acquired as part of the role confidential.

  • To liaise with parents/carers, informing them of the preschool's policies and curriculum. Exchanging information about children's progress and encouraging parent's involvement.

  • To run Parent Clinics for your allocated Key children.

To complete and keep up to date all paperwork as directed by the Pre-School manager such as:

  • Transition documents

  • Teachable moments and Wow moment observations

  • Progress summary reports

  • Keeping the key worker records up to date with all work in date order and next steps recorded.

  • Progress checks for 2 year olds review with parents over three prime areas.

  • IPP’S, Brisc forms and continuous monitoring of your key children.

  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the Pre-school manager/ Deputy manager or your Room Leads in accordance with the Pre-schools objectives (part of our Action plan)

  • Until DBS Checks are cleared to refrain from taking the children to the toilet on their own or be left alone to change a child.

Orchard Holiday Club

To assist with our Holiday club care provision for children between the ages of 3 ¾ and 11. To assist in providing quality and creative play care activities within a safe and stimulating environment, in accordance with the club’s policies and procedures and Ofsted regulations.

Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Setting up equipment and activity rooms and garden before commencement and arrival of children under the

Guidance of the Manager.

  • To deliver quality/ creative play opportunities within a healthy, safe and caring environment.

  • To follow the planning of wide range structured adult initiated- child lead activities

  • Providing light afternoon snack- cooking activity and ensuring that hygiene, health and safety standards are met. Hold a Food Hygiene Certificate.

  • Administering first aid when necessary. A first aid qualification preferable.

  • Consulting with children and involving the older ones in planning activities if appropriate.

  • Helping with club administration, where necessary, handing out letters and collecting fee’s

  • Give parents/carers a daily aural feedback of the activities the children were involved in during club session.

  • Working within the framework of the school’s policies and procedures in particular the safeguarding policy.

  • To provide positive and firm control by implementing the school discipline/behaviour policy. To encourage play activities.

  • To deal with cases of unruly or unsocial behaviour by pupils where appropriate, or report the incident immediately to the Manager.

  • Report any safeguarding concerns to manager straight away, by calling her is she isn’t in the building.

  • To mop up and wipe spillage from the floor surfaces or meal tables, and ensure that the eating area is left in a tidy condition.

  • To work as a member of the staff team.

  • Help with Trips out, supervising the children

  • Make sure all resources are ready for the following day, toys are put away and the rooms are cleaned at the end of each day.

Person specification

Professional Development

  • Identify the support and development, which you require during Annual Appraisal.

Essential Criteria

  • To have CACHE Level 2/3 Certificate in Preschool Practice, NVQ Level 2/3 or equivalent.

  • Previous experience of working with young children.

  • Commitment to equal opportunities and understanding of religious and cultural diversity.

  • Friendly and flexible approach at work, which facilitates the development of effective relationships.

  • An understanding of play based approach to children’s learning and development.

  • A commitment to working effectively with young children and their families.

  • Sound knowledge of EYFS Characteristics of effective learning, Child Protection and child development for children (from birth to 5 years).

  • Good communications skills.

  • Willingness to learn and undertake further training.

  • Demonstrate Little Pippins values and help to operate maintain ‘0’ politics within the setting with an open door approach to work. Treat all staff fairly and with respect creating a sound working environment.

  • First aid at work

  • Ability to work independently using own initiative;

  • Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities

  • Ability to relate well to children and adults including other professionals/carers/parents

  • Ability to demonstrate and promote good practice in line with the ethos of the preschool both indoors and outdoors.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, whilst ensuring children, colleagues, parents and carers are respected and listened to;

  • Ability to communicate effectively with adults and children

  • Good written, verbal and nonverbal communication skills.

Desirable Criteria

Training in health and safety, safeguarding training and Food Hygiene have an understanding of in the moment planning.

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