JOB TYPE: Full time
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: 07/03/19
As an Early Years Modern Apprentice within Stirling Council's Early Years team. You will work as a member of a team, supporting the delivery of a broad and balanced early year's curriculum within a caring, safe, and welcoming environment, to enable each child to achieve their potential. You will contribute to the creation of a positive ethos to support the development of children's self-esteem and personal identity in a climate of trust and praise. You will learn about the importance of working with parents and carers, and with other agencies, to promote the welfare and development of every child. You will have 3 National 5'S (or equivalent) including English, be aged 20 years or over and be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm this role and a commitment to learn. The posts we have available include a number of urban Stirling nurseries and 3 rural (Callander, Aberfoyle and Killin). Interviews will be held on the 15th & 16th April 2019. If you have an HNC in Early Years Education and Childcare (or equivalent) you need not apply. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.
What will I learn?
• Learn how to enable all children within the nursery to develop to their full potential by engaging them in, and supporting them with, their involvement in appropriate experiences and learning opportunities within the context of local and national curriculum guidance and care standards.
• To support the creation of a warm, caring environment in which each child feels secure, respected and valued in her/his own right and which promotes equality of opportunity for all.
• To learn how to prepare and maintain materials and equipment which are appropriate to the developmental needs of the children.
• To support in the work with dedicated groups of children within the nursery
• To learn to recognise and be sensitive to children who are potentially at risk and take appropriate action
• To support in the liaison and work with other professionals e.g. social workers, health visitors etc., in accordance with the promotion of the best interests of the child.
• To establish and maintain positive relationships with parents and families to support their child's early learning.
• Learn how to observe and monitor the learning needs of each child and provide her/him with opportunities to develop skills and access experiences appropriate to her/his developmental needs.
• To work with colleagues, children and parents in the planning, recording and reporting of each child's progress according to the system identified by Early Childhood Services within Stirling Council.
• To complete a Modern Apprenticeship in Social Services (Children and Young People) SCQF 7 and other training relevant to the apprenticeship.
• To participate in staff development opportunities and training supporting continued professional development, personal reflection and review.
• To engage in the process of professional review and development established within Education Services, Stirling Council.
• To participate in staff meetings and parents evenings in accordance with the exigencies of the service. Where this happens out with usual hours this will be agreed after negotiation and with due notice to all staff.
• To comply with holiday closure arrangements in accordance with the exigencies of the service after negotiation and with due notice to all staff.
• To ensure health and safety, security standards and procedures are maintained in accordance with Council procedures e.g. fire drill and evacuation security systems etc.
• Any other duties as may be considered appropriate for this post