- A university education graduate preferably a female teacher in EYFS that can inspire, excite and nurture children through a crucial stage of their development.
Be concerned with helping children to achieve the seven EYFS Learning Goals:
- Motivate and stimulate a child's learning abilities, often encouraging learning through experience.
- Provide pastoral care and support to children and give them a secure learning environment.
- Assist with the development of the child's personal, social, language, and physical coordination abilities.
- Develop and produce visual aids and teaching resources.
- Encourage mathematical and creative development through stories, songs, games, drawing, and imaginative play.
- Help children develop curiosity and knowledge.
- Work with others, including teaching assistants and nursery as well as, to plan and coordinate work both indoors and outdoors.
- Share knowledge gained with other staff and maintain relationships with parents.
- Observe, assess, and record each child's progress.
- Ensure the health and safety of children and staff are maintained during all activities, both inside and outside the nursery or school
- Keep up to date with changes in the curriculum and developments in best practice.
- Hours vary depending on your setting. Nurseries can be open from 7.30 am until 4.30 pm.
- Extra hours may be required for staff meetings, inspections, and parent consultations.
What to expect:
- You will work as part of a team with other childcare professionals, particularly the nursery. The paperwork involved in the job can often mean some evening and weekend work at home.
- The constant need for energy, ideas, and creativity, as well as the necessary paperwork.
- Respect and fondness for children
- Excellent communication and listening skills
- Good organisational skills to plan the children's day and respond to children's different needs
- The ability to inspire and enthuse young children
- energy, resourcefulness, responsibility, patience, and a caring nature
- An understanding of the needs and feelings of children
- Ability to work independently with children, as well as being able to work in the wider nursery/school team
- A sense of humor and the ability to keep things in perspective.
You'll also need the stamina to keep up with the needs and energy of a large group of young, lively children. Creative skills such as music, dance, drama, arts, and crafts are advantageous.
Work experience: At least years’ experience in the EYFS nursery environment is preferred.
Applicants on the Island are most advised to apply because proximity to the location is very important.