Post Title: Nursery Teacher Department: Canterbury Children’s Centre & Nursery School Post Reference:
Bradford is an Equal Opportunities Employer and requires its employees to carry out its policies concerning racial and sex equality and the rights of people with
disabilities both in terms of equal opportunity for employment and access to the Council Services. Job Share applicants welcome for all full-time posts unless otherwise
stated in the advertisement
We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to the job role and working environment so that disabled people have access to job opportunities or current
employees can continue at work should they develop a disabling condition.
SUMMARY OF JOB
To take a lead in the organisation and management of the nursery class as part of a team in order to provide and maintain an appropriate Early years curriculum for
children under 5. To be co-ordinator of records and information for a group of children.
EXPERIENCE Recent/relevant experience of working with Children aged To have worked closely with parents. To have had contact with
3-5. other agencies and other pre-school settings. To have worked
with ethnic minority groups. To have worked with children who
have English as an additional language.
Experience of working with children Birth to Three
QUALIFICATIONS Certificate in Education, B. Ed or PGCE Post qualifications eg. Early Childhood Education, Dip. Ed. OU Application
degree etc. form &
Special Educational Needs, Language Development, Certificates.
TRAINING Evidence of further Early Years Professional Inservice. Willingness to undergo training in leadership/management Application
Paediatric First Aid
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE An understanding of all aspects of child development, Knowledge of practice with children 0-3 Application
including how children learn. form &
Knowledge of the developing role of integrated care and Interview
Knowledge and understanding of inclusive practice. education.
Knowledge and understanding of current initiatives
relating to under fives and their families.
Knowledge of implementing the guidelines for the Early
Years Foundation Stage.
EQUALITY Candidates should indicate an acceptance of and Interview
commitment to the principles underlying the Council’s
Equal Rights policies and practices.
DISPOSITION Willingness to share knowledge and skills, to support and Commitment to lifelong education. Interview
- ADJUSTMENT/ encourage other staff. Commitment to a holistic approach.
Committed to building positive relationships with children,
parents and colleagues.
A positive attitude to change.
Conscientious, punctual, flexible, enthusiastic, prepared to
innovate and evaluate.
PRACTICAL & Knowledge of materials and resources to extend and Experience of working with parents. Supervision of students Application
INTELLECTUAL SKILLS foster Early Years Development and Evaluation of and trainees. Demonstrate and set high educational standards. form, Interview
Practice. Monitoring, recording and assessing children’s and References
development. The ability to take a leading role in leading curriculum
development and training.
The ability to demonstrate confidentiality and discretion
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Implementation of recording, assessment and evaluation
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Effective use of ICT in the teaching of under 5’s, and
application in management tasks.
Plan to meet the needs of the children and co-ordinate
and/or supervise the work of other adults.
CIRCUMSTANCES Must be legally entitled to work in the UK. Interview
No contra-indications in personal background or criminal Sight of
record indicating unsuitability to work with children/young appropriate
people/vulnerable clients/finance (CRB check required as documentation
appropriate.) as specified in
Willing to undertake training for personal development.
Willing and able to work flexible extended year and
flexible day, some evenings, weekends and school
PHYSICAL/SENSORY Must be able to perform all duties and tasks with
reasonable adjustment, where appropriate, in accordance
with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
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Use of References
References will only be read by the recruitment panel following interviews, after the preliminary selection decision has been made.
Management requires that the following checks be carried out as Level of Disclosure:
part of the recruitment process e.g. CRB, Warner Process.
If applicable - GOQ & Section of the Act that applies.
(Wording for advertisement)
Exempt from job share. Exemption registration number:
Occupational Health check required.
Any other special conditions.
Compiled by: Grade Assessment Date: Post Grade:
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