Early Years Assistant

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Coventry, West Midlands
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26 Mar 2021
23 Apr 2021
Job Ref
Richard Lee Primary School
Emma Over
Contract Type
Working Pattern
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Job Purpose:

  • To work as part of a team under the instruction / guidance of a designated supervisor to plan, prepare and to participate in a range of activities that support the development of each child’s physical, intellectual and emotional needs in line with the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS.)
  • To ensure a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children attending Early Years.
  • To provide the children with a safe, positive and respectful environment.


Support for Children’s learning

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. To support the classroom leader, at an appropriate level, in the delivery of the curriculum and the preparation of materials and equipment for classroom activities.
  2. To set out, prepare and develop the learning environment, both indoors and outdoors to engage and support learning. To ensure the learning environment and resources are well organised, clean, safe and accessible to all children.
  1. To work with individual children or small groups of children as directed by the designated supervisor.
  1. To provide personal care to a child, whilst at the same time encouraging their independence, this may include:
  • Physical care and attention for personal needs.
  • Acting as carer for sick children until appropriate qualified medical assistance is available and/or until a parent/guardian collects the sick child.
  • Providing comfort and support to children in distress.
  1. To have regard for the safety and wellbeing of the children at all times.
  1. To be aware of their duties in fulfilling the policies and procedures of the setting in relation to the safety of the child e.g. Health & Safety, Safeguarding Children etc.
  1. To participate in children’s play and extend and stimulate language through conversation.
  1. To work with senior staff to ensure that all children are fully engaged in play experiences so that the highest level of progress takes place.
  1. To contribute, implement and evaluate the planning of the early year's curriculum under supervision and provide a whole range of open ended resources
  1. To prepare and undertake specific activities and support children to understand instructions and to develop children’s competence and independence.
  1. To prepare and undertake specific activities and support children with SEN and EAL needs.
  1. To contribute to the observation, assessment monitoring and recording of the children’s learning and achievements, supporting children as a key worker where appropriate
  1. To work with staff from other agencies in meeting the child’s learning needs.
  1. To promote children’s development in a safe, secure, challenging environment.
  1. To support inclusion by working with and contributing to ECHP’s, looked after children plans and EAL programmes within the centre.
  1. To celebrate learning within the setting and with parents.

Supporting the Family:

  1. To value parents by making them feel welcome and to encourage them to be positively involved in their child’s learning through high quality documentation To communicate with parents and carers about the day to day needs of the children by fostering parental involvement and encouraging positive parenting skills. Foster links between home and school, and maintain good communication with parents.  Maintain a partnership with parents for the management of behavioural and emotional difficulties.
  1. To gather information from parents / carers as requested To assist in the supervision of children alongside parents and carers during activities and contact within the centre.

Professional Development:

  1. To continually develop knowledge, skills and attitudes in relation to special educational needs and early education. Be aware of, and comply with, policies and procedures relating to child protection, health and safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person. Support and contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school. Supervise and support children to safeguard their health and safety and access to learning. Participate in personal and professional development activities to meet the changing demands of the job, and encourage and support other staff in their development and training. Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required. Any other duties and responsibilities within the range of the salary grade.

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