Early Years Educator

Job title: Early Years Educator

Purpose of the job: To provide safe, high quality education and care for early years children. To fulfil legal and statutory requirements. To contribute to and to implement early years policies. To ensure that all statutory, legal and setting obligations are followed and met.

The full job description and person specification can be found below and in the related documents section.

Hours: Term time 35 hours per week – Permanent
Monday 8.30am – 3.30pm
Tuesday 8.30am – 3.30pm
Wednesday 8.30am – 3.30pm
Thursday 8.30am – 3.30pm
Friday 8.30am – 3.30pm

Rate of pay: £9 per hour (annual salary includes 4 weeks pro rata Annual Holiday entitlement).

Application process: Please submit all applications to Naomi Perfitt via email naomi@adventureplayschool.co.uk.

Safeguarding requirement:

Adventure Playschool is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It is a requirement of all staff that they share this commitment and follow the prescribed policy and procedures to continuously promote a culture of safeguarding across the whole organisation.

Main duties:

  1. To ensure that the welfare and safety of children is promoted within the setting and that any child protection concerns are always acted upon appropriately and immediately.
  2. To ensure records are properly maintained and updated, e.g. the daily attendance register, accident and incident records.
  3. To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff, which is acquired as part of the job.
  4. To liaise closely with parents/carers, informing them about the setting and its curriculum, exchanging information about children’s progress and encouraging parents’ involvement.
  5. To contribute to and implement all the setting’s policies and procedures.
  6. To act as a key person to a group of children and ensure their needs are reflected in the routines and curriculum of the setting.
  7. To draw up and to supervise the daily programme of activities and events for the toddler group.
  8. To teach children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulating play and outdoor experiences in line with the setting’s ethos.
  9. To ensure that children attending the setting receive a balanced and healthy diet.
  10. To attend any conferences, training events or meetings, as identified by the manager and to keep up-to-date with current good practice.
  11. To arrange and attend parent/carer meetings to allow two-way discussion of their children’s progress.
  12. To contribute to and attend his/her supervisions and staff appraisal.
  13. To contribute to and attend regular team meetings.
  14. To support and offer guidance to volunteers, students on placements, work experience, apprentices and agency practitioners in the room.
  15. In the event of the absence of the deputy manager or manager, have the ability to assist the person leading the setting to ensure that Adventure Playschool is a safe environment for children, staff and others, that equipment is safe, standard of hygiene are high, safety procedure are implemented at all times. 
  16. To contribute to drawing up long-term, medium-term and sessional curriculum plans which take into account the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), and to assist the manager in monitoring the effectiveness of the setting’s curriculum; this may include working with external professionals.
  17. To provide 1:1 support to a child with additional needs both personal care and learning requirements, two afternoons a week until July. Detailed information, training and support given.

This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties discussed and directed by the manager. The post holder is also expected to be flexible and adaptable in their approach to fulfilling their duties.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.