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Purpose of the job
As the Early Years Teacher, you’ll be the specialist in early childhood development, trained to deliver the EYFS for children from three to the age of five. You will be responsible for teaching and overseeing the progress of all the children in the caterpillar and butterfly section, supporting the children to become independent and creative critical thinkers.
You will be responsible for organising and leading high-quality teaching practice in our early years setting, to make a lasting, positive difference to children's wellbeing, learning and development. Your role is to enable young children to make good progress in their learning by building upon the skills they have when they join the caterpillar and butterfly section, through verbal, written and numeric activities. This will be introduced through fun experiences and interesting activities, which you will develop and oversee encouraging creativity and independent thought and expression.You will assist all children to develop emotional security, self-belief and mature social skills. Most importantly assist all children to develop a love of learning and an excitement about coming to kindergarten each dayYou will be required to plan for children’s individual needs and interests to ensure they have opportunity to meet expected outcomes. You will monitor children’s achievements and liaise with parents or guardians to optimise their children’s kindergarten learning experiences. You will identify exceptionally-gifted students, as well as those who may have learning disabilitiesMain duties of the role: Your main aim is to focus on optimum child development and preparation for a successful transition to primary school.Work towards attaining an Ofsted outstanding and put necessary plans in place to achieve this.To work within the caterpillar and butterfly section to plan and carry out activities in line with the requirements of the early years foundation stage (EYFS).This involves developing yearly plans, termly plans, weekly plans including tracking individual target plans and tracking the progress of all children and specific core groups such as EAL and children on pupil premium etc,Your role requires you to build and maintain relationships with parents and guardians to further support children and advise management whom deal with multi agency industry.You will be responsible for mentor and training existing practitioners in outstanding practice.
The Kindergarten opened in January 1998 and has been in its current location since 2000. The kindergarten is based in a large Victorian building in the West end of Folkestone.
It is set over three floors of large spacious rooms that children are free to explore and a large garden which gives the children the benefit of a familiar, fun and relaxing environment.
The kindergarten is open 8am -6pm Monday to Friday 51 weeks of the year, we have an exceptional reputation for providing high quality care and education to children aged between 3 months and 8 years old. All our team are highly trained early years practitioners with qualifications ranging form BA Early Years Degrees to our level 2 apprentice.
Our aim is to holistically educate and care for children, valuing all children and their parents, regardless of race, religion, culture, gender, age and disability. Children's needs are at the forefront in all that we do at the kindergarten and we celebrate the uniqueness of every child.
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