Early Years Practitioner

Closing date: 20240515
Reference number: SW-016783
  • Salary: from £27,210 Annually (Actual)
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Employer: Dulwich College
  • Location: London
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Job Description:

Job title
Early Years Practitioner

Hours of work
Working hours are 8am – 5pm Monday – Friday with a 30 minute paid lunch break and a 30 minute unpaid tea break

Tasks and duties
Teaching and Learning
• To assist in the educational and social development of pupils under the direction of Head of DUCKS, Kindergarten Manager, or Room Leader
• To have a sound knowledge of the EYFS or KS1 curriculum and learning outcomes
• To plan and prepare activities, manage resources, make observations and compile or contribute to records and reports
• To share the responsibility for pastoral care of the children and be aware of the Achieving Positive Behaviour Policy
• To co-operate with other members of staff throughout DUCKS, share information, ideas and expertise
• To attend relevant staff meetings and participate in Professional Learning and Development (PLD) as identified in appraisal and supervision
• To assist with cover for absent colleagues as directed by the Head of DUCKS or Kindergarten Manager
• To promote good relationships between staff and parents
• To establish and maintain a positive regard towards pupils
• To fulfill the role of Key Person where appropriate and be responsible for the assessment, recording and monitoring of the needs of your key children including keeping children’s learning journeys up to date and completing observations
• Ensure your working practices are appropriate to meet Ofsted and ISI standards and requirements
• To keep abreast of current issues and attend training as necessary
• To respect confidentiality within DUCKS and the wider Dulwich College community
• Communicate with parents and other visitors in a calm, friendly and efficient manner. Standards and quality assurance
• To support the aims and ethos of DUCKS
• To set a good example in terms of dress, punctuality and attendance
• To keep up to date with First Aid training and other health and safety related training e.g. manual handling
• To follow the Health and Safety policy and all other school policies – as they are on the DUCKS web site and DUCKS SharePoint
• To be aware of and able to follow the procedures in the Whole School Safeguarding Policy
• To attend ALL out of working hours activities e.g. training, staff meetings, parent evenings, fair and Founder’s Day All staff have a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work with the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All staff must take care of their own health and safety and that of others, observe applicable safety rules, follow instructions for the safe use of
equipment and co-operate with managers on health and safety matters (including the investigation of any incident).

Essential Knowledge, Experience and Qualifications
• Ability to work on your own and as part of a team
• Experience of providing high quality care and contributing to high quality learning of the children
• To hold a recognised Level 3 Child Care qualification

To apply for this role, please visit: Early Years Practitioner at Dulwich College | MyNewTerm

Closing date: 15/05/2024

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