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2 March 2023

Hickory Dickory House

Hickory Dickory House

Nursery Practitioner

Glasgow City

Hickory Dickory House are looking for caring, enthusiastic and confident Practitioners to join our fantastic staff team. 

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work in a fun fast paced environment which caters to children's individual needs and interests as staff provide high quality experiences in a natural, safe and nurturing environment. 

Successful candidates should have a sound knowledge and understanding of relevant documents such as Realising the Ambition, GIRFEC and Curriculum for Excellence and be confident when using these to support their practice. Applicants must hold an HNC or SVQ3 relevant childcare qualification. 

Key Tasks and Responsibilities: 

Inspire a team to deliver the highest care and educations standards and support and carryout 1-1 meetings and supervisions to support checking staff knowledge and understanding of Policies and Procedures and child development Ensuring internal policies and procedures and legislation from governing bodies are adhered to and team members can demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Policies and Procedures through their individual impact statements 1-1 meetings and their practice. In line with our standards for pedagogy, lead and support the team to ensure a child-centred approach to operating all aspects of the nursery, and ensure the observation and planning process meets the needs of all children in line with the Quality Assurance Framework. Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication with all stakeholders of the nursery and wider including parent’s professionals and colleagues. Support and manage Keeping Everyone Safe policies and procedures and continuously demonstrate, monitor and improve the practices and behaviours that underpin a high performing safety culture When required, be the Designated Safeguarding Lead at the nursery and hold overall responsibility for the management of safeguarding and child protection policies in the nursery To help drive the culture of Safeguarding Children and promoting professional staff behaviour. identification and delivery of relevant training, and additional requirements for personal development plans including coaching and mentoring for all staff you are leading. Working as part of a larger team to ensure all essential day to day tasks are completed in line with the nursery demands ie. Hygiene standards and room preparation, floorbooks, fun and meaningful activities been carried through the day. Continuation of personal professional development to ensure your knowledge and skills are up to date, full, and relevant to the role of leading teams as a room leader. 

Responsible for: 

Ensure strong and effective performance management and monitoring processes within the room, with the ability to demonstrate impact and show improvements in performance, leading to the highest quality provision as set out in the Quality Assurance Framework, improved inspection ratings, full regulatory compliance, high levels of customer and employee satisfaction and growth. Health and Safety Culture where you ensure all team members recognise the part they each play in ensuring robust procedures are followed for Policies and Procedures and the regulatory standards set by our regulator. Ensuring you provide an environment with a strong focus on our customer and practitioner engagement and provide guidance to practitioners. Undertake regular supervision meetings with staff to plan and provide suitable professional development activities and opportunities for personal growth within a culture of self-driven development, to promote individual and team expertise in all aspects of nursery development and learning, to secure a highly effective, motivated and innovative team. Take responsibility for own personal and professional development, accessing high level improvement activities that inform general and nursery based on national and international perspectives of ‘best practice’. Delivery of highest quality Early Childhood practice and experiences for all children in the setting, including those with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability, promoting emotional wellbeing by embedding the Scottish framework. Attendance at staff meetings and training sessions to ensure continuous professional development. Completing accurate and effective assessments, which reflect the needs, interests and stages of development of the child by effective delivery of the key person approach. Undertake regular 1 to 1 meetings with families’ colleagues and professionals to ensure children within your key person group are meeting their milestones for personal development. Supervise and support in the preparation of meals and mealtimes in line with policies and procedures and ensure high supervision of children is maintained at all times. Fulfil their roles, responsibilities and legislation duty in relation to safeguarding children by ensure that they have read understood and implement the Safeguarding Policies and Procedures. Ensure that they have completed Child Protection training every two years as set out in the Child Protection Policy and that this training impacts on their ability to safeguard the children in their care 

Essential Experience: 

Working in collaboration with colleagues in achieving positive working relationships through effective communication leadership and guidance and the support of all members of the nursery team. A strong record of on-going training and/or professional qualifications since qualifying Strong decision-maker, with the proven ability to work as part of a larger team to ensure essential day to day tasks are completed in line with nursery demands ie. Hygiene standards and room preparation. Experience of food preparation and the completion of relevant training linked to food management/choking hazards awareness Experience of proving support and leadership to a staff team to enable staff in fulfil their roles, responsibilities and legislation duty in relation to safeguarding children. 

If you are passionate about childcare and would like opportunities to further develop your knowledge whilst supporting and nurturing children, we would love to hear from you. 

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent 

Possibility of this job becoming a Team leader job, if you have the relevant experience of a Team leader. 

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent 

Salary: £9.50-£10.50 per hour 

Benefits: Childcare, On-site parking. 

Schedule: 8 hour shift 

Experience: Nursery: 1 year (required) 

Shift availability: Day shift (preferred) 

Work Location: One location

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