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2018-01-26 Nurseries Job Title: Level 3 Practitioner
Job Role: Nursery Assistant / Early Years Assistant
Date Posted: 27 Dec 2017
Job Location: Bournemouth , Dorset
Company: Tops Day Nursery - Boscombe
Hours: Full Time
Contact Name: Laura Venables
We are currently recruiting for an experienced Level 3 Childcare practitioner to join us at Tops Day Nurseries; this is an exciting opportunity to continue your career with a leading successful nursery chain across the South-West! We pride ourselves on employee care and career development; as such we offer in house training, flexible working hours, a family friendly policy, Pension & Staff welfare scheme!
About the Role
Here at Tops Day Nurseries we have an outstanding reputation in delivering the best quality childcare across the South-West, operating 19 nurseries and 9 play club across Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset and Wiltshire.
Your key responsibility will be to work successfully as part of a team with other practitioners and management to provide a high standard of emotional, social and intellectual care for all children at the nursery, whilst ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the children at all times.
If you want the opportunity to progress throughout the business, then Tops is the place for you, as we pride ourselves on progressing our staff through our settings; most of our Nursery Managers and Area Managers started as practitioners at our nurseries and worked their way up!
This role is working 35 hours per week over 5 days, however we can offer the option of 35 hours per week over 4 days with a day off in the week, and this will be discussed during interview.
We look for real team-players who are enthusiastic, hardworking and committed to a career within childcare and enjoy creating a positive and nurturing environment for children.
For this role it is imperative you have a Level 3 Childcare qualification or above, and have post-qualifying experience with children ages 0 to 5 years old.
You will also be able to engage well with other team members and senior management, ensuring you provide support when needed.
A clear and valid DBS is paramount and overseas applicants will need a clear and valid certificate of good conduct. Please note we will conduct a suitability check prior to interview.
Your Responsibilities and Duties will involve:
Contribute to a programme of activities that meet the individual needs and interests of children and the Early Years Framework.
Understand key children’s culture, first language, and current development plans to identify areas for improvement, working with colleagues to provide a stimulating environment for children to meet emotional, intellectual and social goals.
Maintaining accurate records of children’s development and use information learnt to support future planning, development and learning.
Work in partnership with parents and other colleagues to ensure that the needs of the child are always met and parents have an involvement in the child’s learning journey.
Identify gaps in the child’s learning and development and liaise with the nursery SENCO to ensure the children with any additional needs are supported and are able to reach their goal.
Ensure the environment is stimulating and appropriate including layout, display of resources, displays and equal opportunities
Develop and maintain good relationships with local schools, charities and involvement with the community (e.g. parades, visiting old people)
To be committed to the safe guarding of all children in the nursery and your direct care
The Benefits of working at Tops Day Nurseries
Here at Tops, employee care is very close to our heart and we treat our staff as though they are family….because they are! We have many benefits we offer our employees because we want them to feel appreciated and be looked after, these include:
28 days annual holiday entitlement (pro rata)
Annual pay review
Staff Welfare scheme
Up to 40% discount for Childcare within Tops Day Nurseries
Great career progression
Continuous in-house and external training opportunities