Organisation Name: Barnes Primary School Phone No: 020 8876 7358
Apprenticeship Pathway: Early Years Practitioner Level 2
Address: Cross Street, Barnes, London, SW13 0QQ
Employer Description: Primary school with attached nursery
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday, 08.30am – 16.00pm with half an hour for lunch
Annual Holiday Entitlement: All school holidays
Pay: £230 pw
Position Title: Nursery Teaching Assistant Apprentice
Closing date: 17/07/2022
Start date: September 2022
Working directly for the Nursery Manager
- Jointly with the nursery teachers and/or other early years practitioners, work with the class, a group or individual children in learning activities across all areas of the EYFS curriculum.
- Assist groups and individual children, including those with special educational needs, in learning activities.
- Support the development of children’s language skills, encouraging children to express themselves clearly; and help to continually extend children’s vocabulary.
- Support children in their play.
- Encourage children to join in with learning activities that promote their development and enjoyment of learning.
- Establish constructive working relationships with children, ensuring they are safe and secure, included and valued.
- Act as a role model, setting high expectations and providing oral feedback on progress and achievement.
- Take a part in observing and recording children’s learning and use online pupil assessment systems (following training).
- Work within the established behaviour policy to anticipate and constructively manage behaviour promoting self-control and responsibility.
- Use IT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence in its use.
- Actively support the school’s equal opportunity policy, ensuring that all pupils have an equal access to learning opportunities.
- Under the direction of the nursery teachers, support the development and welfare of all the children in your care.
- Supervise children at all times and ensure their health and safety.
- Help to dress and undress children, changing those who have wet or soiled themselves (if required).
- Accompany children on educational visits.
- Encourage children to become more independent.
- Help children to use language to express their needs, develop an awareness of the needs of others, learn self-control in their relationships with others and become self-confident.
- Care for children who become unwell.
- Preparation of the learning environment
- Organise and maintain an inspiring learning environment.
- Take responsibility for aspects of the internal and external learning environment, classroom organisation and display.
- Prepare and maintain a range of resources and specialist equipment. This will involve preparing: practical group and individual activities; equipment, materials and resources; craft activities and cleaning equipment, such as paints, water trays and brushes and setting up the outdoor area.
- Be aware of Health and Safety matters and refer to the school Health and Safety policy.
- Maintain confidentiality at all times.
- Make contributions to any record keeping in connection with welfare concerns and SEN.
- Attend professional development meetings and apprenticeship training and meetings.
- Undertake any other duties in line with the purpose of the role, which may reasonably be required.
Skills & Abilities required
- Excellent communication skills with clear spoken English
- Knowledge of customer care, able to deal professionally with personal and telephone callers
- Accurate I.T. skills and knowledge of MS Word and Excel, and the Internet
- Able to work flexibly and independently within a team; asking for and giving support as needed
- Able to understand and respect the importance of confidentiality, both within and outside the
- Aware of Health and Safety and Equality and Diversity
- Able to understand the importance of being punctual and the impact absence has on the effectiveness