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£25,359 – £25,776 a year

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Are you passionate about working with under-fives?

If you are then we could have the job for you!

Willow is an Islington Children’s Centre offering combined care and education places from babies to 5-year-olds.

We require an enthusiastic Early Years Nursery Education Support Worker who is dynamic with exceptional commitment, drive, vision and passion and to work in our Children’s Centre.

To assist in the provision of high quality, fully integrated care and education for children throughout the nursery/centre in partnership with their parents and to assist teachers and nursery education workers to maintain a safe and secure environment for the children.

You will be joining friendly, creative and highly motivated teams.

Willow Children’s Centre achieved ‘Outstanding’ in the Ofsted inspection. The effectiveness of leadership and management, quality of teaching, learning, assessment, personal development, behaviour, welfare and outcomes for children is all outstanding.

Willow Children’s Centre is situated in the Bright Start North area in a light and spacious purpose-built space. We have a spacious garden with mud kitchens and a calm spaces to explore natural materials.

Willow Children’s Centre has been awarded the Silver award for Healthy Early Years London and is in the register of good practice for ‘Providing Adventurous Learning Through Forest School Experiences’.

Willow Children’s Centres is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment; all posts are subject to a satisfactory DBS checks.

Closing date: Sunday 4th December 2022 at 23:59

Proposed Interview Date: week commencing Monday 12th December 2022

If you would like an informal discussion about the role at Willow Children’s Centre, please contact Lutfa Choudhury Head of Nursery on 020 7527 1990.
1. To take joint responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children in your care and those you come into contact with and undertake child protection training at a level commensurate with role.
2. Through hands-on practice to assist in the fostering of the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of all children attending the nursery/centre, including those with special educational needs.
3. Through hands-on practice to assist in the provision of a comfortable, safe, stimulating and aesthetically pleasing environment which provides consideration of families’ ethnic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds and consideration of children’s gender.
4. To support the key worker systems in the centre and act as a co-key person for a small group of children to provide continuity of care in the absence of the key worker, as required: • Develop a loving and secure relationship with each key child.

  • Help each key child to become familiar with and confident in the setting.
  • Look after each key child’s care and welfare needs e.g. dressing, toilet training, eating, sleeping, being comforted.

5. To assist in observation, assessment and recording of each child’s progress with reference to the nursery/centre’s policies.
6. To assist in daily, weekly and termly planning and evaluation to meet the children’s needs and interests.
7. To assist the Nursery teacher/Nursery Education Worker working with individual and groups of children as appropriate to their development.
8. To work in partnership with parents.
9. To maintain appropriate positive behaviour strategies with children.
10. To assist in the smooth transition from home to nursery/centre, and between nursery/centre and primary school for the child and family.
11. To display the children’s work to draw attention to their achievements.
12. To keep up to date with current thinking by attending courses, reading documents, articles etc. as required in fulfilling this role.
13. To work within and promote the nursery/centre’s Equal Opportunities Policies.
14. To undertake such other duties as may be required by the Headteacher/Head of Centre, which are commensurate with the job and grade.
15. To ensure equality of opportunity for all people in service provision and in employment, and to oppose strongly any form of discrimination.

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