Early Years Educator

Little Hands Day Care


Date Posted: Jan 31, 2018 Closing Date: Mar 9, 2018
Job Status: Live Last Updated: Feb 7, 2018
Location: West Midlands Salary/Rate: Not Specified

Job description

Job Summary

Job title: Early Years Educator

Reports to: Room Leader, Deputy Manager, Manager and Line Manager

Purpose of the Post:

  • To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children place in the setting
  • To give support to their staff within the setting
  • To work as part of a team in order to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, develop and learn
  • To build and maintain strong partnership working with parents to enable children’s needs to be met

Main Duties:

  • To effectively deliver the EYFS ensuring that the individual needs and interest of children in the setting are met (in conjunction with other team members)
  • To keep records of your key children’s development and learning journeys and share with parents, carers and other key adults in the child’s life
  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team
  • To develop and maintain strong partnerships and communication with parents/carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs
  • To ensure the provision of a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children having an awareness of any disabilities, family cultures and medical histories
  • To advise manager/deputy of any concerns, e.g. over children, parents, the safety of the environment, preserving confidentiality as necessary
  • To be involved in out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, summer fayre,etc.
  • To be flexible within working practices of the setting, undertaking other responsible duties where needed, such as domestic tasks, preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment, etc.
  • To work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the setting’s philosophy is fulfilled
  • To read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role and the safe running of the setting
  • To develop your role within the team, especially with regard to being a key person
  • To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff that is acquired as part of the job
  • To be aware of the high profile of the setting and to uphold its standards at all times, both in work hours and outside
  • To support nursery assistants, students and volunteers
  • To ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times
  • To undertake and lead on additional responsibilities such as SENCO, training co-ordinator, safeguarding Officer etc.
  • Undertake any other duties as reasonably requested by line management

Job Type: Full-time