Responsibilities will include:
• Providing care and support to children in a safe, secure, loving and comfortable environment to learn.
• Planning learning opportunities that are structured for maximum participation (e.g. individual, partner, and small-group activities; non-elimination activities; activities that require no wait time).
• Motivating and stimulating the children's learning abilities by encouraging learning through experience.
• Researching and understanding each child’s development stage and learning ability to help you in the planning of individualized lesson plan.
• Researching and introducing new, innovative and creative teaching methods and learning activities.
• Treating children with dignity and respect and meeting the needs of the individual child with an awareness of their interests, special talents/needs, cultural background, and individual learning styles.
• Developing children's curiosity and knowledge.
• Working with others, including caregivers to plan and coordinate work both indoors and outdoors.
• Facilitate the learning of letter sounds and letter names using Jolly Phonics/ Read – Write Inc.
• Facilitate the learning of basic concepts, number awareness, reasoning and problem-solving skills.
• Observation of each child is key – record observation using post-it notes, observation boards and observation folders.
• Link each observation to a child’s developmental stage (age-based) to monitor progress.
• Submit a quarterly/end of season report for each child in your group.
• Set up learning centres within the Mind-Room and outdoor (where necessary).
• Other duties as assigned to meet the needs of the school.
Qualifications and Skills
• Ability to build good relationships with children, parents/carers and colleagues.
• Commitment to equal opportunities.
• Ability to work in a team but also to use your own initiative.
• Ability to manage classes well and deal with challenging behaviour.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Patience and a good sense of humour.
• Love being with children.
• Energetic and enthusiastic.
• Innovative and prepared to take risks.
• Friendly and approachable.
• Bachelor’s degree in Education
• Minimum 3 years’ experience working in a school setting with children within the age range 0 – 6years.
• Minimum 1 out of 3 years’ experience with the EYFS and/ Common Core Curriculum.
• Certifications in Early Years Education and related courses for example Phonics, Social-Emotional Development, Arts, Handwriting, Class Room Display etc.