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2018-01-07 Nurseries Job Title: Nursery Assistants
Job Role: Nursery Assistant / Early Years Assistant
Date Posted: 08 Dec 2017
Job Location: Belfast , County Antrim
Company: Puddleducks Day Nursery Belfast
Salary: £7.09 to £7.50 per hour
Hours: Full Time or Part Time
Contact Name: Jenny McCalmont
Main Purpose of Job:
You will be responsible for implementing a stimulating and varied program of age appropriate activities for the children in your room in line with the Puddleducks approach.
Promote inclusion and facilitate partnership and feedback with parents, carers and other family members.
Work as part of a team and contribute to its overall effectiveness.
Ensure a strong teamwork ethos by maintaining effective communication among your room team and throughout the nursery.
Ensure the maintenance of accurate and high quality records/reports, to assist with ensuring quality care, sharing of information with parents, and regulatory bodies as required and for Quality Assurance purposes.
Attend all relevant meetings, internally and externally.
Promote, develop and maintain good public relations.
Report all accidents/incidents to your Room Supervisor, Deputy Manager or Manager.
Health & Safety
Development of Self and/or Others
Responsible for implementing a stimulating and varied program of age appropriate activities which ensure the needs of each individual child are met and are in line with the Puddleducks approach.
Undertake training and development relevant to the post and actively participate in supervision/feedback sessions and annual appraisals with your Line Manager.
Take responsibility for own learning and actively participate in available learning opportunities.
Complete relevant NVQ/QCF CCLD award.
Promote and support the development of good practice regarding inclusion.
Contribute to the learning of others by assisting with staff induction, taking an active role in team meetings and sharing ideas and knowledge.
Develop a working knowledge of current and relevant legislation (e.g. Childcare, Health and Safety) and BCM’s policies and procedures.
Facilitate the placement, development, support and supervision of students and volunteers when appropriate.
Ensure the safety and supervision of the children in your care at all times.
Maintain all standards and procedures which the manager has established.
Ensure high standards of quality regarding a positive environment, resources for children, experiences and care offered to the children, which promotes their well-being, self-esteem and development including planning.
Carry out regular observations and assessment of all areas of children’s development and keep up-to-date records which will be monitored to ensure feedback to parents regarding their child’s progress.
Perform in line with your roles and responsibilities and display professional conduct.
Ensure the Nursery consistently meets and exceeds the standards of the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust Registration and Inspection standards and other relevant standards.
Set a visible professional example to staff, children, their families, the wider BCM and community.
Maintain accurate records.
Adhere to BCM’s policies and procedures e.g. Confidentiality, Data Protection, protection of Children and Vulnerable adults, Equal Opportunities, Harassment etc.
Develop a sound knowledge base of all areas of responsibility.
Prioritize workload and manage time to ensure tasks are completed in a timely manner and quality is not compromised.
Ensure the economic and safe use of resources and equipment.
Maintain registration with professional bodies where relevant, e.g. NISCC
Equality & Diversity
Recognise the importance of children’s and adults rights and act in accordance with legislation, policies and procedures.
Ensuring the nursery reflects values and respects the differing cultures and ethnic backgrounds of families and children using the nursery.
Promotion of BCM
Work alongside and support where relevant and appropriate the work and role of volunteers in BCM.
Promote a positive and professional image of BCM at all times.
Participate fully in the work of BCM’s fundraising events, eg attendance at BCM’s Annual Street Collection on Christmas Eve.
To work flexibly and be available to work at times appropriate to the needs of children and families and for the efficient use of staff resources.
To carry out any other duties as specified by your Room Supervisor, Nursery Manager and/or Deputy Manager.
Puddleducks will provide you with 1 polo shirt, 1 hoodie and 1 pair of trousers. It is your responsibility to maintain your uniform to a high standard and purchase replacements or extra uniform when necessary.
The above list is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the organisation and the overall business objectives of the organisation.