Reference Number: VAC001360641
Grade of Post: Advanced Level Apprenticeship
Hours: 30
Closing Date: 23/02/2018

This early year’s assistant role will give you a comprehensive experience in a supportive environment.

Your duties will include:

Your duties will be:

  • To create a welcoming environment for children and their parents/carers.
  • To ensure the setting maintains a high standard of safety procedures in line with the Health & Safety at Work Act (HASAW)

To support the delivery of  appropriate activities for the children in the setting

To be involved with:

  • The preparation and completion of activities suitable to the child’s stage of development
  • To ensure that mealtimes are a time of pleasant social sharing
  • Washing and changing children as required (under supervision)
  • Providing comfort and warmth to an ill child
  • To ensure that the children are provided with challenging and enjoyable experiences to meet their individual needs
  • To take part in special events and outings
  • To support systems of observation and record-keeping that children’s attainment and progress are effectively and regularly assessed; to monitor the effectiveness of assessment procedures
  • To act as a Key Person to a small group of children, liaise closely with parents/carers ensuring each child’s individual needs are recognised and met.
  • To ensure records are properly maintained, e.g. daily attendance register, accident and incident book.
  • To assist with the preparation and maintenance of materials and equipment.
  • To ensure high standards of hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times.
  • To promote equality of opportunity for children in the setting including support for children with special needs and/or disabilities
  • To ensure that individuality and diversity are valued and celebrated within the setting including encouraging children to value and respect others.
  • To ensure Information sharing and data protection policies are followed.
  • To comply with confidentiality and consent policies in the setting’s practice, including e-safety.
  • Working with parents/carers and staff to help ensure that the needs of all children are met, and all parties are informed of the children’s progress.
  • Ensure a regular two-way flow of information between parents / carers and providers if a child is attending more than one setting.
  • To support the managers with the efficient upkeep of the building and maintenance/stock of equipment, furnishings and fittings.
  • To attend all staff / planning team meetings and contribute relevant ideas
  • To attend Continuous Professional Development training, to include out of hours training.
  • To exchange information about children’s progress and to encourage parental involvement within the setting.
  • To undertake such other duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature as may be determined from time to time by the setting.

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