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Early Years Practitioner - Eastwood Community School

Job Description:

  • Support children learning numeracy and language skills through play and interactive games.
  • Assist with the supervision of activities, such as arts and crafts, music, cooking, outdoor provision and trips/visits.
  • Understand and adhere to school/EYFS policies and procedures, particularly in relation to safeguarding, behaviour, health and safety and emergencies.
  • Liaise with parents/carers to share information about their child’s progress and developmental needs of children in the setting
  • Assist with planning and delivering activities which help children work towards achieving the Early Learning Goals (ELGs).
  • Assist with providing a caring and stimulating environment for all children, including those with additional needs, which takes into account their developmental needs and allows them to reach their full potential.
  • Play an active role in observing children in the setting to identify their individual needs and make recommendations to the setting leader for requirements where necessary.
  • Assist in setting up areas of provision in order to progress and develop learning.
  • Take an active interest in children and their families, treating them with respect at all times and maintaining high levels of communication with parents/carers in particular, welcoming their concerns and questions.
  • Provide intimate care for children where required, ensuring this is done in line with the School’s Intimate Care Policy.
  • Understand individual responsibilities in terms of child protection and safeguarding and monitor any issues in line with the school’s policy and local procedures.
  • Assist in ensuring children arrive and leave safely from the setting and follow collection procedures, e. children are collected by authorised persons known to school staff.

Weekly Wage:
£8,904.00 Annual Salary
Employer Name and Location
Eastwood Community School, Victoria Avenue, Keighley, BD21 3JL
Working week - contracted hours / full time / part time:
Monday- Friday, 8.00am to 3.30pm, 35 hours per week
Number of vacancies & closing date for applications:
1 Vacancy, closing date is 12th July 2022
Duration – Perm / temp:
18 Months
Qualification and educational requirements:
English Grade C/5, Maths Grade C/5, Childcare Grade, C/4
Essential and desirable skills:

  • Communication skills
  • Ability to work with children
  • Show creativity
  • Calm and caring nature
  • Flexible towards working
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Strong sense of initiative

Training provided:
Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship, Level 3 standard
Additional benefits:
Potential full-time job upon completion of the apprenticeship, hourly wage starting at £5.30 age dependent, rising to £9.50 per hour

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