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Part Time Pre-School / Nursery Assistant (term time only)

Employer
Essex County Council
Location
England, Essex, Chelmsford
Salary
Up to £23344 per annum + pro rata - equal to £12.10 per hour
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

Part Time Pre-School / Nursery Assistant (term time only)

Permanent, Part Time

£23,344 per annum, pro rata - equal to £12.10 per hour

Location: Chelmsford

Please note this role is being offer as a Part Time opportunity, working 13 hours per week, term time only (38 weeks per year), covering the following shifts:

Monday: 9am to 3.30pm

Wednesday: 9am to 3.30pm

To apply you must hold a level 2 or above accredited qualification in Early years childcare and education and have experience of working in an early years setting.

Adult Community Learning (ACL) is ECC's provider of lifelong learning experiences for Essex residents.

ACL offers childcare facilities for parents to help them move nearer to, enter or progress within the workplace or gain skills to enhance life chances. The Nursery/Pre-school is registered with Ofsted and is also open to community children whose parents/carers are not attending ACL.

Responsibilities

The Nursery/Pre-school Assistant will be part of a team and will be expected to provide high standards of quality care within the nursery/pre-school with responsibilities encompassing the environment, resources and experiences offered to children and their families.

They must:

Ensure rich and diverse indoor and outdoor play experiences are offered taking regard of the EYFS and the individual needs of children.

  • Be a key person carrying out all related responsibilities.
  • Observe, support and extend children's learning.
  • Maintain accurate and effective children's records.
  • Work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members.
  • Ensure that children are kept safe and understand safeguarding, and when necessary follow Child Protection Procedures.
  • Demonstrate good practice with regard to special needs and inclusion.
  • Promote positive attitudes to race, culture, gender, religion and abilities.
  • Undertake a shared responsibility for health, safety and cleanliness throughout the nursery/pre-school.
  • Be responsible for participating in all self-development activities including appraisals and supervision meetings, team meetings etc.

The Experience You Will Bring

Essential:

  • Level 2 qualification or equivalent by experience in childcare.
  • English and Maths Skills at level 2.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport with both children and adults.
  • The ability to plan and provide activities and play opportunities to develop children's emotional, physical, social and intellectual capabilities.

Desirable:

  • The ability to work effectively under a variety of circumstances and develop skill within the role.
  • The ability to plan and provide activities and play opportunities to develop children's emotional, physical, social and intellectual capabilities.
  • First Aid training
  • Level 3 qualification or equivalent by experience in childcare.

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