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Early Years Practitioner - Part-time

Sevenoaks Preparatory School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-6015-2S
  • Posted:22/07/2021
  • Pay:Competitive based on experience
  • Start Date:01/09/21
  • App Close Date:05/08/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:10/08/21

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Sevenoaks Prep School is seeking to appoint a passionate and experienced Level 3 qualified EYFS practitioner to become part of our Early Years team. The successful candidate will have a robust knowledge of the EYFS, good communication and organisation skills. The individual must be highly motivated and have a positive attitude towards working with children.

We are looking to recruit due to the growth of our flourishing Kindergarten which caters for children who are turning 4 in the academic year prior to starting in Reception class. The team member will work as part of the Kindergarten team to ensure all children receive high quality care, are kept safe and receive rich stimulating experiences which meet their individual needs. The role is two days per week, term time only, and will operate from 8am-6.00pm.

The school is committed to the safeguarding of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and DBS.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

· Have an understanding of the Statutory Guidelines within the EYFS and support the Early Years Teacher to facilitate the EYFS framework, ensuring the learning and development needs of every child are catered for.

· Support the Early Years Teacher in planning and preparing activities with clear objectives; and to help implement a programme of activities suitable for the age range of children in your care, in conjunction with other staff.

· Assist the Early Years Teacher with observations, assessments and recording of children’s progress as routine good practice, including online learning journals where required.

· Encourage and motivate children at all times, in a whole group setting, small groups or as individuals.

· Encourage children’s self-confidence and independence in a caring, secure and safe environment.

· To foster a good relationship with parents, encouraging their involvement in all aspects of the children’s care.

· Assist and contribute at parent consultation and presentation evenings, alongside the Early Years Teacher as required.

· Support the Early Years Teacher to implement school policies, including safeguarding, health and safety in both inside and outside learning environments, and personal care.

· To be flexible with the working practices within the Early Years and be prepared to participate in staff meetings, duties (as per the school rota), assist with pupils at break, lunch and after school, school outings, and provide cover for staff where necessary and appropriate.

· Support wider school events, plays, recitals, trips and fund-raising activities that benefit the wider school community.

· To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff, that is acquired as part of the job.

Person Specification:

· An enthusiastic and versatile team player.

· Have good organisational skills and be able to use ICT effectively.

· Have a confident, warm and welcoming manner.

· Be able to take an active role in the promotion of the School and its aims and ethos.

· Be able to respond sensitively to pastoral issues with confidentiality and integrity.

Information about the school

About Sevenoaks Preparatory School Sevenoaks Preparatory School is a mainstream, non-selective, independent school for pupils aged 2-13. The school’s two main sections are the pre-prep, for pupils aged two to seven, and the prep, for pupils aged 8-13. The pre-prep contains the school’s registered Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) setting for children aged two to five.

Sevenoaks Preparatory School was founded in 1919, becoming an educational charity in 2003, under a governing board who act as trustees. It is set in 20 acres of wooded countryside, which provide sports and recreational facilities. In 2013, the school embarked on a ten-year redevelopment plan, which included a new sports pavilion, increasing funding for bursaries and adding a multi-purpose Astro Turf pitch.

The academic curriculum is enhanced by additional activities, including debating and critical thinking.

Headmaster

Luke Harrison

Values and vision

Sevenoaks Preparatory School’s ethos is based on providing strong pastoral care and supporting both pupils and parents. The values of the Pre-Prep and Prep schools, known respectively as the “Golden Rules” and “The Way of Life”, have common themes based on working hard, behaving responsibly and treating other people with consideration and respect.

ISI

“The school is successful in meeting its aims and accords strongly with its ethos of care for the individual child and their family. A good quality educational experience is offered to all pupils. Throughout the school, pupils’ achievement is good; in the EYFS it is outstanding. These standards are due to the pupils’ highly positive attitudes to learning.”

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Elizabeth Walsh
  • Address:Godden Green, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0JU
  • Telephone: 01732 762274
  • Email: hr@theprep.org.uk
Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.