Job Title: Childcare Assistant Apprentice
Contract: 12 months
Hours: 30 hrs per week Mon – Fri
Holiday: 28 days including bank holidays pro rata
Responsible to: Lead Childcare Practitioner
To contribute a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children placed in the Setting; To give support to other personnel within the Setting; To implement the daily routine in the base room.
- Work with Children;
- Team Work;
- Liaise with Parents/carers.
Duties and Responsibilities
- To contribute to a planned programme of activities suitable to the age range of children in conjunction with other staff;
- To keep a proper record of achievement file on key children, for parents/carers;
- Work alongside parents/carers of special needs children to provide full integration in the Setting;
- Support all staff and engage proactively with the childcare and wider organisational staff team;
- Uphold standards within the Setting by adhering to all policies and procedures;
- Strive to safeguard children by working to the organisation’s safeguarding policy requirements;
- Liaise with and support parents/carers and other family members;
- To attend ALL out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly all staff meetings, parents/carers evenings summer fayre, Christmas party, etc;
- To be flexible within working practices of Setting. Be prepared to help where needed, including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the Setting, e.g. preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment etc;
- Work alongside the Lead Childcare Practitioner and staff team to ensure that the values of the organisations are put into practice throughout;
- Look upon the Setting as a “whole” where can your help be most utilised, be constantly aware of the needs of children;
- To respect the confidentiality of information received adhering to the organisation’s Data Protection Policy;
- To develop your role within the team especially with regard as a key worker;
- Specific Child Care Tasks:
- The preparation and completion of activities to suit the child’s stage of development;
- To ensure that mealtimes are a time of pleasant social sharing;
- Washing and changing children as required;
- Providing comfort and warmth to an ill child;
- To ensure the Setting is of a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds, and stages of development;
- To be aware of the high profile of the Setting and to uphold its standards at all times.
- To actively promote and support the safeguarding of children and young people in the workplace, ensuring Setting policies and procedures are observed at all times.
Nursery Assistant – Person Specification:
|Age: 18- 24 yearsSkills, aptitude, knowledge and experience
This post requires a DBS check as there may be periods of unsupervised access to children. An Enhanced DBS and satisfactory references would be obtained prior to commencement of employment.
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