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Early Years Educator

£19709 - £19710 per annum
City of London

Job description

Morgan Hunt have an exciting opportunity for an Early Years Educator to join New City College in Hackney.


  • The role of the Early Years Educator is to ensure all children attending receive high quality care, are kept safe and are provided with planned and stimulating play experiences which meet their individual needs and support all aspects of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum.


  1. 1. In common with all other staff:

1.1 To support the College's mission, vision, values and strategic objectives.

1.2 To implement the College's Equality and Diversity policies and to work actively to overcome discrimination on grounds of all protected characteristics; sex, race, religion/belief, disability, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy/maternity, gender reassignment status, marriage/civil partnership status.

1.3 To take responsibility for one's own professional development and participate in relevant internal and external activities.

  1. 2. In common with all other staff:

2.1 To participate in College-wide projects and tasks.

2.2 To work in other support services areas to meet the specific needs of workload peaks.

2.3 Such other duties of a similar nature commensurate with the grade as may be required from time to time. This may/will require working in other campuses of the College.

  1. 3. Particular to the Post:

3.1 Provide high quality care and activities for the children and to recognise both individual and group requirements in a secure, safe and stimulating environment.

3.2 Ensure you are familiar with the key policies and procedures, especially safeguarding children, equal opportunities, behaviour management and health and safety.

3.3 Work in partnership with Early Years professionals, for example Health

Visitors and SEN services.

3.4 Within reason to comply with requests to work outside normal hours, for example to cover if staff unexpectedly have to leave the room or are called away. This includes requests from the nursery to work longer days from time to time.

3.5 To assist in support for parents and families. Working in partnership with parents/carers, recognising that parents are their children's first educators, and encourage parental involvement in the nursery.

3.6 Ensure parent issues and concerns are dealt with promptly and accurately.

Ensure management are informed and consulted where relevant.

3.7 Participate in room and staff meetings.

3.8 Undertake other duties appropriate to the grade and character of the work as may reasonably be required by the Nursery

3.9 Never leave the room / nursery / childcare location and put your colleagues at risk of being out of ratio - unless in case of emergency.

3.10 To provide experiences that are play based and child centred without over focus on an end product.

3.11 To identify developmental concerns, Support and monitor targets for children with additional needs. Carry out IEPs in conjunction with the Nursery SENCO and contribute to SENCO review meetings.

3.12 To liaise effectively with outside professionals, such as health visitors, psychologists, and social workers, under the direction of the Senior SENCO

3.13 To participate in staff meetings and training relating to management, administration, professional practice and personal development in relation to the Early Years and in line with College requirements

3.14 To support and assist Nursery Apprentices/ Students

3.15 To participate in a programme of supervision /appraisal with the Manager and Deputy Manager

  1. 4. Person Specification:

4.1 Experience of working with children and families from inner cities in a group/individual situation

4.2 Experience of working with children and families from BAME communities

4.3 Experience of observation and planning high quality experiences for children to meet their all-round development needs

4.4 At least two years post qualification experience

4.5 Experience of working with children from 6 months to 5 years

4.6 Experience working with students and apprentices

Additional Information:

Hours of work: 35 hours per week - term time only. Routine fixed daily start and finish times between 08:00 and 21:00 by agreement.

Under exceptional circumstances, e.g. alterations in the College's pattern of working or changes in pattern of demand, the hours of attendance may be varied after consultation with the member of staff concerned.

This job description will be regularly reviewed to ensure that it is an active description of the responsibilities and duties of the individual post holder and that these responsibilities and duties consistently match the needs of the College.

If you would like a new challenge, please apply today and we will be in touch!

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.


Dana North
Fulfilment Consultant
Education Recruitment Team
Milton Keynes
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