Saturday, 26 November 2011

Deputy Manager

We require an early years practitioner with experience to support the manager and monitor high quality care at our wonderful Nursery. Enthusiasm, flexibility and an immense desire to promote excellent care and education for children (0-8) are a must, along with the ability to communicate clearly and sensitively with parents and guardians.
You will have the ability to plan, guide, support and help motivate the team of hard working and dedicated staff who have a fantastic team spirit.Previous experience in a similar post/managing staff/supervising is essential.You will need to hold a minimum NVQ Level 3 in a childcare related qualification (such as CCLD, or equivalent) with a sound knowledge of EYFS.
Hours per week: 40Salary:16,889
Please fill out an application form (downloadable from the links on the right of this page), and return it to us.
Please see the job description on the right of this page, and if you require more details then please give us a call.
Closing date: 16th December 2011

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Meal-Time Assistant

We require a Meal Time Assistant to support children aged 3-5 at lunchtime. Your hours will be 11am to 12.30 from Monday to Friday during term time only. This post is temporary and will run from January 2012 until the end of the summer term in July 2012. You will be working as part of a small team helping the children with their meal and then supervising their play until the beginning of their afternoon session in the pre-school. You will need to work well as part of a team, be adaptable and enjoy playing and the company of children.
Please contact Mary Gay at Watcombe Children’s Centre Nursery for an application form. Applications close on 16th December and interviews will take place on Tuesday 20th December.
Please ring for more information.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Deputy Manager JD and Person Spec

Please click on the link below for the Job Description and person Spec for the Deputy managers job.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1T4N7CbwY9cIye92_0cBU5kgxUID7iXcLI9Wyo4sLDDU/edit

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Nursery Assistant / Nursery Nurse

A Nursery Nurse position has become available; it is for 30 hours per week (initially). The candidate will need to be well motivated, enthusiastic and preferably have some experience of working with children from 0 through to 5 years old.

You will need to hold a minimum NVQ Level 2 / NVQ Level 3 in a childcare related qualification (such as CCLD, or equivalent) with a sound knowledge of EYFS.Application form can be found on this blog on the right hand side. The Job Spec and Description can be found on the right of this page.

If you have any other questions then please contact Mary Gay at Watcombe Children’s Centre Nursery- 01803 316959

Closing date – 11th November 2011

Deputy Manager

We require an early years practitioner with experience to support the manager and monitor high quality care at our wonderful Nursery. Enthusiasm, flexibility and an immense desire to promote excellent care and education for children (0-8) are a must, along with the ability to communicate clearly and sensitively with parents and guardians.
You will have the ability to plan, guide, support and help motivate the team of hard working and dedicated staff who have a fantastic team spirit.
Previous experience in a similar post/managing staff/supervising is essential.

You will need to hold a minimum NVQ Level 3 in a childcare related qualification (such as CCLD, or equivalent) with a sound knowledge of EYFS.

Hours per week: 40
Salary:16,889

Please fill out an application form (downloadable from the links on the right of this page), and return it to us.

If you require more details then please give us a call.

Closing date: 11th November 2011

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Applications Closed

The applications have now closed, many thanks to all those who have applied.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Nursery Nurse wanted

A Nursery Nurse position has become available; it is for 30 hours per week (initially). The candidate will need to be well motivated, enthusiastic and preferably have some experience of working with children from 0 through to 5 years old.


You will need to hold a minimum NVQ Level 2 / NVQ Level 3 in a childcare related qualification (such as CCLD, or equivalent) with a sound knowledge of EYFS.

Application form can be found on this blog on the right hand side. The Job Spec and Description can be found below.

If you have any other questions then please contact Mary Gay at Watcombe Children’s Centre Nursery- 01803 316959

Closing date – 23rd September 2011


Job Title: Nursery Nurse
1. Key Purpose of Job
To provide a high standard and quality of care for children in Watcombe Children’s Centre Nursery. The post holder will be an essential part of the Children’s Centre Nursery team and will be integral to the planning and practice of the nursery. The post holder will be creative, enthusiastic, flexible and be able to work on own initiative to stimulate children’s social, emotional and physical development.
2. Key Duties
• To work in partnership with the Nursery Manager and other Nursery colleagues to plan high quality learning opportunities/activities, appropriate for the age range of children attending the nursery.
• To support the delivery of an Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.
• Assist in the preparation, clearing and cleaning up of activities.
• To take an active role in sharing all activities with children and their parents, monitoring and observing their development and contributing to the planning of the programme which caters for their needs.
• To promote children’s confidence, self-esteem and independence and help children develop positive relationships with others.
• Ensure that all children are treated with equal respect and that each child’s racial origin, cultural, religious and linguistic background is promoted and given full consideration.
• To have keyworker responsibility for particular children within the nursery.
• To work closely with parents and other local staff and organisations to ensure the development of safe and appropriate play opportunities.
• To work in partnership with parents, including attending parents’ meetings, encouraging them to participate in all aspects of their children’s progress and development.
• To develop a strategy for play that involves children with SEN and minority groups.
• To foresee the needs of special needs children and give physical, emotional, intellectual support and guidance as appropriate.
• To attend staff meetings, training sessions and participate in self-development activities, including supervision, appraisal, weekly planning meetings etc.
• Develop positive relationships with other staff working in the nursery/Centre.
• To help and support parents with their children’s needs and knowing when and how to call upon support from other agencies, for example sure start referrals.
• Keep accurate records and reports in accordance with the Nursery policies/procedures and all other codes of practice.
• Be familiar with and put into practice the Centre’s Child Protection Procedure, Special Needs/Educational Needs Policies and all other codes of practice.
• To be aware at all times of the community aspect of the Nursery and encourage community and parental involvement at all levels.
• Effectively communicate and engage with young children and their families
• To help the nursery work towards the Bristol standards
• To contribute to the Self Evaluation form
• Have an awareness of the OFSTED inspection process
• Be aware of child development ( Early Years Foundation Stage)
• Safe guard and promote the welfare of the children
• Support a child’s transition
• Work with multi- agencies and integrate work with others
3. Health and Safety Responsibilities
• To be aware of all health, safety and hygiene policies and procedures. Ensure practice of policies and procedures is paramount within the setting.
• Report and remove any broken or damaged, toys, equipment ect…
• Risk asses any new activities, experiences
4. Key Working Relationships
• External – other relevant colleagues within Health, Social Services and the Local Authority.
• Internal – other Watcombe Children’s Centre staff.
5. Other Duties
To undertake additional duties as required, commensurate with the level of the job.

Other Information
a) All staff must commit to Equal Opportunities and Anti-Discriminatory Practice.
b) The Nursery operates a Smoke-Free Policy and the post-holder is prohibited from smoking in the nursery building, Staff will not be released for a break that is specifically for smoking.
c) The post-holder is expected to familiarise themselves with and adhere to all relevant Watcombe Children’s Centre Nurseries Policies and Procedures.
d) The post-holder must comply with the Health and Safety requirements.
e) As this post meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, all applicants who are offered employment will be subject to a criminal record check (Disclosure) from the Criminal Records Bureau before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details of ALL cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions, whether “spent” or “unspent”. Criminal convictions will only be taken into account when they are relevant to the post.


Thursday, 7 July 2011

Meal-Time Assistant

We are looking for a Meal Time Assistant to join our team from Monday to Friday, 9.30 to 2.30 to cover maternity leave.


You will need to be able to prepare snacks, serve lunch and maintain kitchen records. It would be an advantage to hold a Food Hygiene Certificate or to be willing to attend training.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


A CRB disclosure is required for this post.


For further information and application forms please contact:

Mary Gay at Watcombe Children’s Centre Nursery- 01803 316959

Closing date for applications– 29th July 2011

Meal Time Assistant Job Description

1. Key purpose of the job

Is to help organise and prepare a healthy balanced diet for the children based within Watcombe Childrens Centre Nursery. To ensure the provision of healthy food is met whilst also adhering to children’s individual dietary needs. Working within appropriate food hygiene and health and safety legislation and guidance.

2 key duties

• To prepare the food area in the nursery and foundation unit i.e. ensuring tables are cleaned thoroughly, using appropriate table cloths, and laying the table with some of the older children, placing items of interest on the tables

• To ensure the food is divided into bowls for nursery children to serve themselves, under two’s to be served on plates.

• Keep a log of food temperatures in and when going out to the children

• Co-ordinate the serving of the food with other nursery staff whilst being aware of Childrens allergies.

• Follow daily cleaning duties and sign off. Clean up food area, kitchen and wash-up crockery, cutlery and utensils.

• To report any problems or concerns regarding children, staff or job role to the Nursery manager and adhere to confidentiality policy.

• Prepare tea

• Clear away morning snack.

• Prepare lunch trolley, with flannels, bowls, cups , plates, cutlery, jugs

• Liaise with the nursery manager to prepare balanced and healthy menus and display for the parents.

• Ensure all appropriate utensils are in place before cooking i.e. coloured chopping boards, food probe, plates, bowls, cutlery etc.

• Wear appropriate clothing provided by the company.

• Fill in daily records in Better Food, Safer Business folder. (Such as food temperatures, fridge temps and cleaning routine, diary etc).

• Ensure any foods used are sealed and dated with use by date

• Liaise with the food supplier with regards to children’s dietary needs, quality of food, quantities and review of the menu.

• Use appropriate cloths and mops (colour co-ordinated)

3 health and safety

• To implement all relevant health and safety policies at all times so that the highest standards of safety, security, hygiene and cleanliness are operated at all times within the nursery.

• Ensure that any faulty or potentially dangerous equipment is immediately removed or reported to the appropriate person including nursery manager.

• Risk asses any new tools, or situations as they arise and inform all staff

• Display wet sign boards

• Use stool to reach items on high shelves

4 key working relationships

External-relevant staff within health, and environmental health and local authority

Internal-Watcombe primary school and children centre staff.

Other information

A, all staff must commit to equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice.

B, we operate a smoke-free policy and the post holder is prohibited from smoking within the buildings or grounds on the Nursery site. Staff will not be released for a break that is specifically for smoking.

C the relevant post holder is expected to familiarise themselves with and adhere to all relevant polices and procedures.

D as this post meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the rehabilitation of offences act 1974, all applicants who are offered employment will be subject to a criminal record check (disclosure) from the criminal records bureau before appointment is confirmed. This will include details of ALL cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions whether spent or unspent. Criminal convictions will only be taken into account when they are relevant to the post.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Nursery Assisitant / Nurse Job Spec

Job Title: Nursery Nurse / Assistant

1. Key Purpose of Job

To provide a high standard and quality of care for children in Watcombe Children’s Centre Nursery. The post holder will be an essential part of the Children’s Centre Nursery team and will be integral to the planning and practice of the nursery. The post holder will be creative, enthusiastic, flexible and be able to work on own initiative to stimulate children’s social, emotional and physical development.

2. Key Duties

• To work in partnership with the Nursery Manager and other Nursery colleagues to plan high quality learning opportunities/activities, appropriate for the age range of children attending the nursery.

• To support the delivery of an Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

• Assist in the preparation, clearing and cleaning up of activities.

• To take an active role in sharing all activities with children and their parents, monitoring and observing their development and contributing to the planning of the programme which caters for their needs.

• To promote children’s confidence, self-esteem and independence and help children develop positive relationships with others.

• Ensure that all children are treated with equal respect and that each child’s racial origin, cultural, religious and linguistic background is promoted and given full consideration.

• To have keyworker responsibility for particular children within the nursery.

• To work closely with parents and other local staff and organisations to ensure the development of safe and appropriate play opportunities.

• To work in partnership with parents, including attending parents’ meetings, encouraging them to participate in all aspects of their children’s progress and development.

• To develop a strategy for play that involves children with SEN and minority groups.

• To foresee the needs of special needs children and give physical, emotional, intellectual support and guidance as appropriate.

• To attend staff meetings, training sessions and participate in self-development activities, including supervision, appraisal, weekly planning meetings etc.

• Develop positive relationships with other staff working in the nursery/Centre.

• To help and support parents with their children’s needs and knowing when and how to call upon support from other agencies, for example sure start referrals.

• Keep accurate records and reports in accordance with the Nursery policies/procedures and all other codes of practice.

• Be familiar with and put into practice the Centre’s Child Protection Procedure, Special Needs/Educational Needs Policies and all other codes of practice.

• To be aware at all times of the community aspect of the Nursery and encourage community and parental involvement at all levels.

• Effectively communicate and engage with young children and their families

• To help the nursery work towards the Bristol standards

• To contribute to the Self Evaluation form

• Have an awareness of the OFSTED inspection process

• Be aware of child development ( Early Years Foundation Stage)

• Safe guard and promote the welfare of the children

• Support a child’s transition

• Work with multi- agencies and integrate work with others



3. Health and Safety Responsibilities

• To be aware of all health, safety and hygiene policies and procedures. Ensure practice of policies and procedures is paramount within the setting.

• Report and remove any broken or damaged, toys, equipment ect…

• Risk asses any new activities, experiences

4. Key Working Relationships

• External – other relevant colleagues within Health, Social Services and the Local Authority.

• Internal – other Watcombe Children’s Centre staff.

5. Other Duties

To undertake additional duties as required, commensurate with the level of the job.



Other Information

a) All staff must commit to Equal Opportunities and Anti-Discriminatory Practice.

b) The Nursery operates a Smoke-Free Policy and the post-holder is prohibited from smoking in the nursery building, Staff will not be released for a break that is specifically for smoking.

c) The post-holder is expected to familiarise themselves with and adhere to all relevant Watcombe Children’s Centre Nurseries Policies and Procedures.

d) The post-holder must comply with the Health and Safety requirements.

e) As this post meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, all applicants who are offered employment will be subject to a criminal record check (Disclosure) from the Criminal Records Bureau before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details of ALL cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions, whether “spent” or “unspent”. Criminal convictions will only be taken into account when they are relevant to the post.

22/02/2011

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Application Form

You can get an application form from the link below

Http://www.wpscc.co.uk/job-application.doc




-
Nik Salter

Saturday, 19 February 2011

We are looking for two people to join our team.

We are looking for two people to join our highly motivated team.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

A CRB disclosure is required for these posts.

Post 1 - 11am to 12.30 week days


Mealtime Assistant

We are looking for an enthusiastic, well motivated and caring person to support children of 3 and 4 years old during lunchtimes throughout the year.

Post 2 - 30 hrs per week – initially for a period of 1 year.

Nursery Assistant / Nurse

This post is to cover staff holidays and training and so you will need to be flexible, well motivated enthusiastic and preferably have some experience of working with children from 0 through to 5 years old.

You will need to hold a minimum NVQ Level 2 / NVQ Level 3 in a childcare related qualification (such as CCLD, or equivalent) with a sound knowledge of EYFS.

For further information and application forms please contact:

Mary Gay at Watcombe Children’s Centre Nursery- 01803 316959

Closing date – 11th March 2011