Histon Early Years

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New School Road, Histon, Cambridge CB24 9LL

Call us on 01223 712075  •  office@histon.cambs.sch.uk

Ofsted Registration Number 110595 / Little Owls Ofsted Number 2530904

 


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About Us

The following vacancies exist at our Centre:

 

Level 3 Early Years Practitioner

We have an opportunity available for a Level 3 Early Years Practitioner to join our team at Histon Early Years Centre. 

The position is full-time with variable shifts between 7.45am and 6pm, at a salary of £18,065; in addition 3 hours contracted overtime is available.

We offer excellent opportunities for career progression and for furthering your own professional development though our whole Centre training days and sector partnerships.

Please contact us on 01223712075 or admin@histon.cambs.sch.uk with any questions or to arrange a visit.

Histon Early Years Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment clearances including the right to work in the UK, an enhanced DBS, medical checks and two satisfactory references.

Job Description

 

Duties and Responsibilities
All duties are in accordance with Histon Early Years Centre policies and procedures, the children act and other relevant legislation and all local authority and OFSTED requirements, having the responsibility:

  • To work as a member of the Centre team, under the leadership of senior staff and the senior management team, ensuring the development of an environment which provides high standards of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children.
  • To use initiative and contribute creativity to the effective daily running of the Centre.
  •  To assist others in maintaining the expected hygiene and cleanliness standards of the Centre.
  •  To project the positive and professional attributes of the Centre.
  •  To undertake any special projects as requested by the room leader or member of the senior team.
  •  To fulfil your responsibility to Safeguard children and young people as stated in the Centre policy.
  •  To follow all Centre policies and be vigilant, reporting any issue which may cause concern either via the logging of concerns or the whistleblowing procedures and respect the confidentiality of the stakeholders of the Centre

 

You will:

  • Be prepared to undertake training that will support and develop your role within the Centre, developing an understanding of childcare and child development
  • Be a reliable member of the team, working co-operatively, with consideration for your colleagues
  • Have flexibility towards your role and the duties you are required to fulfil
  • ensure the cleanliness of the children and the setting at all times
  • Ensure that the setting is kept to a high hygienic standard and maintain the established high professional standards
  • Ensure that the highest standards of safety and security are operated at all times within the setting and in particular within the room and related areas you have responsibility for
  • Aspire to the good practice, modelled by the team, with regard to individual and group care with the children and understand that all team members must lead by example
  • Develop effective communication skills with parents/carers and colleagues, encouraging them to participate in the children’s progress and development
  • Observe each child’s progress and use the information gained to inform next steps, create learning journeys and inform achievement, noting progression and continuity
  • Follow the guidelines for the implementation of the revised Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Assist in creating a stimulating and attractive environment
  • Contribute to and work as part of a highly motivated and professional team, taking on keyworker reponsibilities
  • Ensure that the equal opportunities policy is adhered to at all times
  • Ensure correct procedures are followed in relation to security, incident or accident and inform a member of the senior team of issues at the earliest opportunity
  • To be aware and comply with all Health and Safety standards and follow the procedures and policies of the setting in relation to regulatory requirements.
  • Attend events and celebrations as necessary for the well being of the children and their families
  • Follow all safeguarding procedures and undertake safeguarding (child protection) training every 3 years and annually via provision from your line manager

 

Skills/Abilities

  • Desire to work supportively within a childcare and education environment, understanding that each child is an individual
  • Good understanding of childcare and child development
  • High standard of literacy and numeracy appropriate to the duties required
  • Be flexible and creative, having the commitment to contribute to the provision of an outstanding Centre
  • Ability to promote good practice in a professional manner and understand and adhere to the commitment for confidentiality
  • Good organisational and time keeping skills
  • Ability to take instruction from senior members of the team and give instruction and support junior members of the team

 

Commitment

  • Have an understanding of, and personal commitment to, the continual development of Histon Early Years Centre
  • Have a commitment to equal opportunities and the promotion of non-discriminatory practices in all aspects of work undertaken

Person Specification

Qualifications, Training and Experience

  •  NVQ/Level 3 in Early Years and Child Development/Care
  •  Experience of working in a childcare/education setting
  •  To have successfully undertaken Safeguarding training within the past 2 years, or be prepared to undertake training upon appointment
  •  To hold or undertake a 12 hour paediatric first aid qualification


Skills/Abilities

  • A respectful and nurturing approach to all
  • The ability to take on a keyworker role
  • The ability to support the development of children with a range of skills and needs
  • The ability to observe, assess and plan for children’s development/interests
  • Good knowledge of the revised Early Years Foundation Stage
  • A positive and proactive creative approach to implementing exciting and stimulating learning opportunities
  • The ability to respond to children’s interests, and to support children in developing their own ideas
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to take direction from Senior members and undertake directed duties with enthusiasm and professionalism
  • Ability to plan, mentor and share ideas with colleagues
  • To deliver and undertake relevant training as required – CPD opportunities
  • Flexibility
  • Good skills in communicating with families and the wider community
  • The ability to demonstrate knowledge of health and safety requirements for childcare for 1-4 year olds and put them into practice
  • To have an awareness of safeguarding child protection, health and safety and equal
  • opportunity responsibilities
  • Good organisational and time keeping skills
  • A good understanding of child well being and of the factors affecting development

Commitment

  • An understanding and personal commitment to the continual development of Histon Early Years Centre
  • An enhanced DBS check or agreement to complete a check prior to employment
  • A commitment to equal opportunities and the promotion of non-discriminatory practice in all aspects
  • To promote the welfare of children and young people and have particular regard for safeguarding issues

Application Form 

Learning Support Assistant

To offer 1-1 care to a named child, to start as soon as possible.

Positions available: To cover 8am - 6pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, year-round. Job share is encouraged.

Salary: £17,711 - £18,065 FTE (dependent on experience)

Histon Early Years Centre has an exciting vacancy for a Learning Support Assistant to support a child with additional needs.

Applicants will need to have a genuine interest in challenging young children in a supportive environment to achieve their full potential. Experience of working with children is desirable.

We offer excellent training and development opportunities.

Please contact us if you would like to arrange a visit.

Histon Early Years Centre is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS will be required.

Job Description

PURPOSE OF THE POST:

To provide assistance to child(ren) with special needs within your care to enable them to:-

Gain maximum benefit from their education

Integrate with other children

Adjust and cope with normal life in the future

 

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.    General Educational Duties

Work with child(ren) to assist with the development of communication, social and emotional skills, fine and gross motor skills, basic educational skills and general curriculum activities (both indoors and outdoors), as agreed with senior staff.

Help child(ren) to communicate with adults and children across the centre.

Accompany child(ren) transferring to primary schools on visits to the school to assist them to integrate/adjust to the new environment.

Assist with programmes of physiotherapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and other remedial work as agreed with the appropriate specialist.

Liaise with other professionals working with child(ren) e.g. specialist support teacher, speech therapist etc.

Keep a record of child(ren)’s progress to inform future planning review meetings.

Be responsible for named child(ren) on Centre trips.

 

2.    Welfare Duties

Assist child(ren) with feeding, toileting, changing clothes and cleaning up as necessary.

Receive child(ren) from and deliver them to transport if required.

Accompany child(ren) when moving within the school, when necessary.

Undertake basic first aid for children.

Assist children with specific aids.

 

3.    Work with Families

Ensure good level of communication between Centre and family following a senior’s guidance e.g. home/school diary.

Be supportive and welcoming so that the families feel part of the Centre

 

4.    Involvement in meetings

Attend staff meetings to discuss and provide information on child(ren)’s progress as required.

Attend meetings with the SENCO for the purpose of planning, evaluating and record keeping.

 

5.    Support duties

Prepare teaching resources and materials for individuals and groups of children.

Assist staff who are devising individual teaching programmes.

Assist with clearing and tidying up rooms.

 

6.    Professional development

Undertake any courses which will promote own professional development and for the development of the Centre.

 

7.    Such other duties consistent with the overall level, nature and grading of the post.

Person Specification

The following criterion is appropriate for this post. You must meet the criteria in order to be shortlisted for the post and it would be advantageous if you could meet the desirable criteria.

QUALIFICATIONS, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Experience of working with, or a desire to work in an environment related to childcare/education

 

SKILLS/ABILITIES

Essential:

Good communication skills with colleagues

A respectful and nurturing approach to all children

Ability to review and share ideas with colleagues

Flexibility and commitment to the job role

A creative approach to implementing exciting and stimulating play and learning opportunities with direction from the senior staff

The ability to support the development needs of children with a range of skills and developmental needs

The ability to work with child(ren) to assist with the development of communication, social and emotional skills, fine and gross motor skills, basic educational skills and general curriculum activities (both indoors and outdoors), as agreed with the teacher.

The ability to Assist with programmes of physiotherapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and other remedial work as agreed with the appropriate specialist.

The ability to liaise with other professionals working with child(ren) e.g. specialist support teacher, speech therapist etc.

The ability to keep a record of child(ren)’s progress to inform future planning review meetings.

 

Desirable:

Good organisational skills

An ability to understand and develop knowledge of Early Years Practice

A good understanding of child well being and of the factors affecting development

 

COMMITMENT

Essential:

An understanding of, and personal commitment to, the continual development of Histon Early Years Centre

An Enhanced Disclosure and Baring check

A commitment to the equal opportunities and the promotion of non-discriminatory practice in all aspects of work undertaken

 

Histon Early Years Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

 

Application Form

 

 

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