Early Years Practitioner/Key Worker – Nagila Pre-School

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Early Years Practitioner/Key Worker – Nagila Pre-School

Contract Type



Full time







Closing date

Applications accepted on a rolling basis

Purpose of Post:

1. To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children placed in the setting.

2. To work as part of a team in order to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, develop and learn.

3. To build and maintain strong partnership working with parents to enable children’s needs to be met.

Main Duties:

• To effectively deliver the EYFS ensuring that the individual needs and interest of children in the setting are met (in conjunction with other team members)

• To keep records of your key children’s development and learning journeys and share with parents, carers and other key adults in the child’s life.

• Support all staff and engage in a good staff team.

• To develop and maintain strong partnerships and communication with parents/carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs.

• To ensure the provision of a high-quality environment to meet the needs of individual children having an awareness of any disabilities, family cultures and medical histories.

• To advise manager/deputy of any concerns, e.g. over children, parents, the safety of the environment, preserving confidentiality as necessary.

• To be involved in out of working hours activities, e.g. training, staff meetings, fundraising activities, etc.

• To be flexible within working practices of the setting, undertaking other responsible duties where needed, such as domestic tasks, preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment, etc.

• To work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the setting’s philosophy is fulfilled. 

• To read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role and the safe running of the setting. • To develop your role within the team, especially with regard to being a key person

• To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff that is acquired as part of the job.

• To be aware of the high profile of the setting and to uphold its standards at all times, both in work hours and outside. • To support nursery assistants, students and volunteers.

• To ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times.

This job description sets out the duties of the post at the time it is drawn up. The post holder may be required from time to time to undertake other duties within the nursery as may be reasonable, without changing the general character of the duties of the level of responsibility entailed. This is a common occurrence and would not justify a reconsideration of the grading of the post. 

Person Specification (Essential):

  • Full and relevant Level 3 or equivalent childcare qualification
  • Current Paediatric First Aid certificate
  • Excellent understanding of the EYFS curriculum and requirements
  • Experience within the Early Years Foundation Stage 
  • A thorough and robust understanding of Child Development.
  • A knowledge and understanding of room organisation, learning strategies and working with a free flow environment
  • Planning for learning in the EYFS
  • The statutory requirements of legislation concerning SEN and Child Protection
  • Up-to-date safeguarding knowledge
  • The use of ICT to monitor children’s progress.

For more information and to be personally recommended for the role, please contact melissa@theworkavenue.org.uk

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