Apprentice Nursery Assistant
To work as a member of the nursery team in an area as defined by the Manager via the daily rota in response to the needs of the nursery.
To accept instruction from supervisors regarding working practice including supervision of the children.
CHILDCARE AND EDUCATION
To interact with children in an appropriate and structured way.
To play alongside and with children to support their play.
Offer ideas and suggestions about activities and opportunities for children's play.
Learn how to set up resources and activities in a way that is stimulating and excitingly presented for children.
Share information about children's achievements and play with room staff.
To encourage where appropriate, all children to use cutlery, serve themselves, and sit at the tables during meal and snack times as an important element of planning to support learning and development.
To help children acquire self-help skills, including dressing, feeding, toilet training and an awareness of personal hygiene as an important element of planning to support learning and development.
Understand and implement the company's policies to promote children's positive behaviour.
Ensure that the room is clean and tidy at all times.
Assist the Supervisor with children at mealtimes, ensuring they are a time of pleasant social sharing.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
To adhere to Health and Safety policies, alerting staff of any concerns immediately.
To ensure compliance with Child Protection Procedures and when necessary follow these whilst keeping children safe, alerting the room supervisor of any concerns you may have.
To report all accidents and incidents to the room supervisor or nursery manager, and to be aware of all risk assessments within the nursery.
To report any signs of illness, neglect or apparently non accidental injury directly to the room supervisor or a senior member of the management team.
To assist in the daily domestic management of the nursery, including ensuring that the nursery is kept safe, secure and clean at all times. Be prepared to help where needed in preparation of snack meals, cleaning of equipment, doing laundry etc.
To work in partnership with fellow colleagues to create an effective nursery team and be fully involved in all activities associated with the nursery.
Preparation, care, cleanliness and maintenance of the playrooms and equipment. To clear up after activities ensuring equipment is stored properly.
To promote the nursery to potential customers and current parents.
To work as a team with all members of the nursery team.
To attend staff meetings deemed necessary by the manager.
Develop your knowledge:
- and understanding of child development.
- of how to carry out observations and how to make a record of these.
- of how to use information from observations to plan interesting activities that help children to develop their skills and knowledge.
To be flexible and undertake any other duties as reasonably requested by line management.
Adhere to all Company Policies and procedures.
Ensure that confidentiality is maintained at all times in relation to all information.
Ensure the companies Equal Opportunities Policy is adhered to at all times.