Trainee Early Years Practitioner

Springboard Pre-School,
Holmesdale Cricket Club,
Worships Hill,
Riverhead,
Sevenoaks
TN13 2AS

We are a well established and popular sessional pre-school (rated Outstanding by Ofsted, September 2016) and are looking for an unqualified trainee practitioner to work as part of a small and dedicated team from September 2019.

This will include the following duties:
o To prepare for each pre-school session;
o To attend any relevant statutory training courses;
o To take responsibility, under training, as a key person for a number of individual children, developing them according to their needs, and reporting on and assessing them in confidence to the setting management and their parents/guardians through completion of Learning Journeys and All About Me documents;
o To develop a sound practical knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage so that the incumbent can perform this role effectively, through on the job and in-house training plus any relevant external courses;
o To attend half-termly staff meetings;
o To assist in clearing, tidying and packing away as necessary.

The successful applicant must display the following attributes:
o A genuine empathy towards and understanding of children;
o The ability to work as a member of a small team and have the ability to use their own initiative where appropriate;
o Good communication skills;
o Flexibility and adaptability in performance of the role, including the availability to cover for staff training or absences.

The role will be dependent on a satisfactory Enhanced DBS and full references, including last employer. A full Job Description will be available in the Job Information Pack.

Hours: Part Time

Hours Details: Sessions to be discussed.

Desired Qualifications: Following successful completion of probation the jobholder will be expected to train to a minimum of Level 2.

Salary: Hourly

Amount £: Dependent on experience

Contact Details: Shelley Firth / Emma Clark
springboardpreschool@hotmail.co.uk

Closing Date: 29/03/2019