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Childcare Assistant

Early Days Nursery


Childcare Assistant

Early Days Nursery Apply Now
Salary £14,742 per year Location EDINBURGH Hours of work Full-time (35 Hours) Training provider Training for Care Closing date 15/06/2023 Qualification SCQF Level 7

Job overview

Early Days Nurseries are a friendly, forward-thinking, family-run group of nurseries which combines the very latest teaching techniques with traditional family values. Early Days Nurseries actively encourage children to explore, question, play and above all have fun while learning in a safe and caring environment. Children are involved in the running of the nursery and in planning their learning and learning is done through play.

The purpose of the Nursery Practitioner role is:
To provide a nurturing and loving environment.
To deliver a high standard of physical, emotional, personal, social and intellectual care for all children.
To interact professionally with and give support to other team members throughout the nursery.
To work as part of a team in order to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, learn and develop.

What might a typical day in this job look like?
Deliver a programme of learning experiences that meet the individual needs and interests of children in your care alongside other team members
Promote a positive team ethos
Work alongside the Manager and staff team to ensure that the nursery's philosophy is fulfilled
Helping to plan and facilitate daily outings
Be constantly aware of the individual needs of all children.
To be flexible and willing to work across the different settings of the Company
To ensure that meal times are a pleasant, social experience
To ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times
To develop and maintain strong partnerships and communications with parents/carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs
To ensure the provision of a high-quality environment to meet the needs of individual children regardless of any disabilities, family backgrounds or medical history.

What will I learn?

Through on-the-job learning, alongside the support of your tutors, assessors and colleagues, you will work towards the SVQ3 Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF Level 7.

You will receive both Paediatric First Aid and Child Protection training, and are required to undergo a PVG check and register with the SSSC within the first six months of your employment.

What qualification or qualities are required?

You’ll have a head start in this vacancy if you’ve completed a Foundation Apprenticeship in a related field. We’ll need you to provide evidence of your qualification and show you gained the relevant skills from your placement

Funding is available all ages, and for those under 29 who are disabled or care experienced. To be eligible you should have, or expect to achieve, a minimum of 3 National 4 or 5s.

Although previous experience is not required some, e.g. baby sitting or school work experience with children, is helpful.

The ability to demonstrate a genuine commitment and desire to work with children is most important, and reliability, ability to use initiative and good interpersonal and communication skills are all essential.

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