Early Years Practitioner – NE28 – 3 Openings

7 June 2023

AK Teaching are currently recruiting 3 Nursery Practitioners to hit the ground running in two of our partnership schools across Walker & Wallsend. The purpose of these roles is to create a fun and inclusive environment which will allow young children to thrive, giving them the best platform to begin their journey through education. The ideal candidates will have a relevant level 3 qualification or above and will be able to demonstrate their ability to run a Nursery class with confidence.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • To effectively deliver the Early Years Framework and ensure that each child’s potential is fully developed in a social, physical, psychological and cultural sense and their development both as an individual and as a member of a group, is paramount at all times.
  • To share responsibility for the preparation of a stimulating and caring environment, with due regard to all aspects of Health and Safety and takes into account the interests of the children.
  • To participate in planning and organising appropriate play and educational activities.
  • To observe, assess and contribute to any written records of each child’s progress.
  • To foster each child’s development and growth of independence and self-reliance.
  • As part of the team, to contribute and participate in: – Planning and preparation of the class, group work and individual work to suit the needs and age of the pupils – Whole school record keeping Participating in meetings relating to curriculum development, general administration, school organisation and pastoral arrangements.
  • Maintaining good order and discipline among pupils, safeguarding their health and safety, both on school premises and when engaged in authorised school activities elsewhere.
  • To provide personal care to a child, whilst at the same time encouraging their independence.
  • To encourage and value the involvement of parents/carers in the life of the school and to appreciate and recognise the expert knowledge they have of their child.
  • To implement the school’s policies fully.
  • To work actively to overcome and prevent discrimination on the grounds of race, religion, gender, disability, sexuality and status.
  • To be aware of own practice and keeping up with current trends in education.
  • Attending relevant courses when possible, in accordance with priorities in the School Development Plan.
  • In carrying out the tasks in this job description you have a duty (under Health & Safety legislation) to take reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and that of others. This implies taking positive steps to monitor and maintain a safe and secure working environment.
  • To continuously develop your own role, taking responsibility for identifying and addressing training and development needs.
  • Where appropriate to foster links between home and school.
  • To liaise, consult and advise with other members of the team and outside agencies, regarding the child’s progress.
  • To contribute to review meetings, where appropriate.
  • To participate in relevant professional development.
  • To be aware of and follow the school’s policies and procedures.
  • To maintain confidentiality about home – school / pupil- teacher/ school – work matters.
  • To complete any other relevant tasks as directed by the supervisor.
  • To help and support the SENco in delivering a suitable programme of activities for a child’s individual development, both indoors and out.
  • To assist in making resources to support activities that have been advised by the SENco/outside agencies.
  • To provide feedback about the child’s progress to the SENco, parents and outside agencies.
  • To report any problems about arrangements or incidents to the SENco or Supervisor.

Candidate Requirements

  • Experience of working within SEN, EYFS or KS1 is essential.
  • Have a Level 3 Qualification in supporting teaching and learning. (TA3) or Childcare.
  • An Enhanced DBS on the update service.
Chris Lockhart
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