New Directions Education

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Job Description

New Directions Education are working exclusively with St Michaels Pre School in Chester to help recruit for a number of pre school assistants to work within their Pre-School on a term time contract. The Preschool is open for four mornings and one afternoon per week, we are looking for employees who will be availability to work across all sessions lasing with the manager on a weekly basis to work out specific rota’s.

The successful candidates should have a minimum Childcare Level 2 qualification and a good understanding and knowledge of children’s development and the EYFS framework.

Main duties include;

  • To engage and interact with all children in the pre-school; to listen to, encourage, enable, stimulate and ensure the safe keeping of the children.
  • To make written observations of the children appropriate to their progress and development. To assist in the day-to-day running of the pre-school as requested by the manager.
  • To help set up the play areas for the daily programme before the children arrive and to help tidy away at the end of the session.
  • To assist with craft and other activity preparation from time to time as required, sometimes out of specified work hours.
  • To act as ‘key worker’ for a set of children, building and maintaining a specific relationship with your ‘key children’, and contribute to developing a healthy working relationship with their parents and carers. To regularly liaise with the parents and carers, formally and informally as appropriate, regarding the children’s progress and needs, and to use this information to track the children’s progress and assist with the planning and delivery of the curriculum. To plan frequent activities for your key children to develop their full potential, and to maintain their records and assist with activity evaluations as appropriate. To converse with other care settings if appropriate.
  • To attend staff meetings & training courses as required, & take part in special events, outings and visits as required.
  • To follow first aid and safeguarding procedures at an appropriate level. To advise the pre-school supervisor or safeguarding officer as appropriate of any concerns e.g. over children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary
  • To contribute to developing a healthy working partnership amongst the staff team.
  • To abide by the decisions of the Pre-school committee in keeping with current pre-school policies. To adhere to the policies of the pre-school as detailed in the policy file and staff handbook
  • To follow the pre-school’s policy regarding confidential information.

Additional Information

Are you qualified to work as a nursery nurse or teacher?

If you have previously worked within a nursery and have suitable qualifications, New Directions recruits for jobs in schools, nurseries and children centres across all areas of the UK that you may be interested in. We recruit for jobs in nurseries such as managers, teachers and assistants for permanent and long-term vacancies as well as day-to-day supply work.

What is a job in a nursery like?

Your aim as a teacher or assistant in a nursery should be centred around giving the young children the best possible start to their life in education.

Every day you will be assisting in teaching language, literacy and numeracy helping the class reach the early learning goals of the national curriculum, along with encouraging good behaviour.

Aside from working with the children, your job also involves setting up and tidying away all activities, analysing and recording each child's progress and talking about it with their parents /carers.

Skills and interests for a nursery job. To be a good nursery/pre-school teacher, you must have:

  • The ability to build good relationships with children, parents/carers and colleagues;
  • Commitment to equal opportunities;
  • The ability to work in a team but also to use your own initiative;
  • Organisational and time management skills;
  • The ability to manage classes well and deal with challenging behaviour;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Patience and a good sense of humour.

What can you expect from New Directions Education?

  • A dedicated account manager;
  • Regular and varied teaching supply work;
  • Competitive pay rates;
  • Potential long-term teaching roles;
  • Fully compliant with the Agency Workers Regulation (AWR);
  • Network of branches across the UK;
  • Preferred supplier to 19 boroughs across the UK;
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme;
  • Respected reputation throughout the education and recruitment industry.

Please contact New Directions Education for more information on this job vacancy,on 0151 515 0822, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.

Last modified: 21st June 2017

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